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Christopher M. Vichiola Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Mr. Vichiola has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the fields of politics and retail

    DANBURY, CT, June 28, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Christopher M. Vichiola with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Vichiola celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Mr. Vichiola is a longtime professional worker in the security and retail markets. Furthermore, Mr. Vichiola has been a teacher for Center for Action since 1997 and a martial arts teacher with American Bujinkan Dojo since 1993, and he recently began serving as a training captain for the Connecticut Democratic Party in 2017. He formerly worked for both Walmart, Inc., and A&P Foodmart.

Within his local community, Mr. Vichiola has been a behavior counselor for children and adults with the Ability Beyond Disability Agency, an educator and consultant with Primerica Financial Services in Danbury, CT, and an educator at the Christic Institute Law Firm in Washington, DC, for more than 20 years. He was an advisor for Barack Obama's Kitchen Cabinet during 2013. Mr. Vichiola's civic duties have been extensive as well. He has been serving as an educator for the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson's Rainbow Coalition in Washington, DC, since 1992, and since 2018, has been affiliated with a number of organizations, including as a founding sponsor of Tuskegee Red Tail Squadron, security marshal for March for Our Lives, 2018 Women's March, People's Climate March and re-election campaign member for Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Mr. Vichiola is the author of several books, including "The Real Story of Christopher Vichiola and Colonel Gritz" and "The Real Story of Christopher Vichiola's and Colonel Gritz's Training" in 1997. He was also responsible for producing "Making a Killing: Guns, Greed and the National Rifle Association." A member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the Amnesty International Organization, among others, Mr. Vichiola is a founding member of the Statue of Liberty Museum.

Earning an associate degree and bachelor's degree at Western Connecticut State University, Mr. Vichiola has since completed coursework at the Women's Leadership Training Forum, coursework at an Amnesty International training conference, and a training class under Attorney General Eric Scheinderman. He is a certified nursing assistant and is certified in horticulture, as a forklift operator and as a power equipment operator though Home Depot Product Authority, LLC. Notably, Mr. Vichiola has received dozens of commendations and recognition awards throughout his career. Most recently, he received a Stand with Honor Roll Christopher Vichiola Award from the National Law Enforcement Memorial Museum in 2018, an Award as the Founding Sponsor for the Statue of Liberty Museum in 2018, and an Award for Work with the Syrian Refugees Crisis from the Mark Heidel Hais Agency in 2018.

A full list of his civic activities includes:
Educator, Rev. Jesse L. Jackson's Rainbow Coalition, Washington, D.C. (1992-Present); Founding Sponsor, Tuskegee Red Tail Squadron (2018); Security Marshal, March for Our Lives (2018); Security Marshal, People's Climate March, Washington, D.C. (2018); Women's March Alliance Project, New York City, NY (2018); Board of Directors, Kenny Graham's West Fourth Street Professional Basketball Summer League (2018); Security Marshal, Women's March (2018); Reelection Campaign Member, Mayor Bill de Blasio (2018); Training Captain, Leadership Circle, Democratic National Committee, Washington, D.C. (2018); Po Murray Gun Reform Alliance Project (2018); Training Captain, Connecticut Democratic Party (2018); Position, Hillary Clinton's Youth Alliance Program for Voting Rights (2018); Position, NARAL Women's Protective Rights Agency with Executive Director Sarah Croucher, Connecticut (2018); Position, Hillary Clinton Onward Together to get Democratic Candidates Elected (2018); Women's Leadership Training Forum with Jessica Knight Henry and Hillary Clinton (2018); Security Marshal, March for Truth Criminal Investigation of Donald Trump and Russian President Putin, New York City, NY (2017); Training Captain, Connecticut Democratic Party (2017); Attendee, Clinton Foundation 20/30, New York City, NY (2017) Training Position, Leadership Circle of the Democratic National Committee, Washington, D. C. (2017); Anil Markose Cyber-Security Class (2017); New York City Planning Committee for the Peoples Environment Climate March (2017); Key Democratic Leader, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden (2011); Key Sponsor, National Law Enforcement Museum (2011); Educator, Mayor Eugene Eriquez Democratic Party, Danbury, CT (1987-1993); Conference Call, NSA and Cybersecurity Subcommittee of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence; United Nations Global Citizenship Program; Co-Sponsor, Water Protection Law; Reelection Campaign Member, Attorney General Eric Schienderman; Criminal Justice Reform Projects Member, DCCC (2010-Present); National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institute; Amnesty International Organization; H.A.L.T. Attorneys Organization; Drug Policy Alliance Organization; National Democratic Committee; Southern Poverty Law Center; Martin Luther King Jr. Educational Foundation; United Nations Global Citizenship Program, UNESCO; Founding Member, Statue of Liberty Museum; Sponsor, General George S. Patton Memorial Museum; Inductee, Patton's Patriots Enlistment Registry.

A full list of his achievements, awards and commendations includes:
Award from Linda Sarsour of Women's Muslim Group for Outstanding Contribution to Protect People of Muslim Religion; Award from Tish James of Rise Women's Organization for Outstanding Contribution to Protect Women's Equal Rights; Stand With Honor Roll Christopher Vichiola Award, National Law Enforcement Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C. (2018); Award, Dr. Jordan Metzel Sports Good Health and Good Wellness Training Class Summit, New York City, NY (2018); Award, Founding Sponsor for the Statue of Liberty Museum (2018); Certificate, Women's Training Forum (2018); Award for Sponsoring a Brave New Films Movie Ending Privatized Prisons (2018); Award for Sponsoring a New Films Movie on Immigration Reform (2018); Award for Work with the Syrian Refugee Crisis, Mark Heidel, Hais Agency (2018); Award for Outstanding Work Performance on Her Presidential Campaign, Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton (2017); Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Holcombe Rucker Entertainers' Basketball Professional Classic, Greg Marius (2016); Award, Elizabeth Sawyer, Brave New Films (2016); Award for Work with Climate Reality Project, Al Gore (2016); Award for Co-Sponsoring President Obama's Iran Treaty (2015); Award for Investigative Work at Abu Garihb Prison and Guantanamo bay Prison, Senator Diane Feinstein (2015); Award for Co-Sponsoring the College Campus Sexual Assault Law, Senator Blumenthal (2015); Award for Co-Sponsoring an Investigation on Criminal Government Crimes, Amnesty International Attorney Cindy Ko (2015); Award, UN Nuclear Disarmament Peace and Planet March (2015); Award, Fitness Zone Children's Worker (2015); Award for Work as a Security Marshal, Traveler's Professional Golf Tournament (2015); Award for Protecting Women's Legal Rights, Women's Leadership Forum Training (2015); All Star Basketball Alonzo Mourning and Hall of Fame Howard Garfinkel, Director Five Stars Basketball Camp, Dominque Browning and Sierra Club, United Nations Summit, Clean Air Environmental March, New York (2014); Commendation Award, General Chennault Flying Tigers Museum (2014); Commendation Award, Amnesty International (2014); Homeland Security Herb Furhman Award for Concealed Pistol Permit, Police Security Tactical Pistols Use, Police Baton, Police Mace, Police Handcuffs Permit, Police Safety Home Security (2014); Award, Climate Control Environmental Laws, President Barack Obama (2014); Award from Senator Barbara Boxer for being a Key Supporter of Iran Contra La Penca Law Suit, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Report on Drugs, Law Enforcement and Foreign Policy with Secretary of State John Kerry, Barry Seal, Felix Rodriguez, and Raphael Chi Chi Quintero (2014); Award, Alumni Association of Western Connecticut State University Graduation (2014); Award, Senator Hillary Clinton (2014); Lifetime Legacy Award, Southern Poverty Law Center (2014); Award, Pussy Riot Concert, Amnesty International (2014); Award, Gettysburg Seminary Museum (2014); Award, Astronaut Buzz Aldrin for being a Key Founding Sponsor of USS Hornet Museum (2014); Award, President Barack Obama Student Loan Law (2014); Award, Barack Obama and Joe Biden, Homeland Security to Locate and Arrest Terrorists and Criminals (2014); Award for Great Work to Help Locate and Investigate the Crimes of Criminals for Homeland Security, Congresswoman Elizabeth Etsy and the Southern Poverty Law Center (2014); Award, First Lady Michelle Obama, Women Leadership Training, Washington D.C. (2014); Security Marshal Award, Steve Sherman, World Climate Environmental Protection March, New York City, NY (2014); Award for Saving a Customer's Life, Christian Trefz McDonald's Restaurant (2013); Commendation, President Barack Obama Gun Laws Legislation (2013); Commendation, President Barack Obama Clean Air Environment Legislation (2013); Commendation, President Barack Obama (2013); Award, Senator Barbara Boxer, Women's Domestic Violence Legislation (2013); Award, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Investigation Military Rapes Women (2013); Award, US Naval Institute (2013); Award, Senator Richard Blumenthal Gunlaws (2013); Award, Senator Chris Murphy, Gunlaws (2013); Award, W.W.A. Nimitz War Museum (2013); Award, Com. AZR Museum (2013); Award, Bill Gates and Melinda Gates (2013); Award, National Law Enforcement Memorial (2013); Award, Navy Memorial (2013); Award, Marine Corps. Heritage Foundation (2013); Award, President Bill Clinton (2013); Award, U.S. Marshal's Museum (2013); Award, President Lincoln's Cabinet (2013); Award, Paul Revere's Museum (2013); Award, Senator Gillibrand's Military Rape Legislation (2013); Award, Tuskegee Airmen Project (2013); Award, Commemorative Air Force Museum (2013); Award, Access Control/Riot Control National Security, President Barack Obama's 2013 Inauguration Ceremony, Washington, D.C. (2013); Key Founding Sponsor, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial (2013); Commendation Award, Gettysburg Seminary Museum (2013); Award, Domestic Violence Legislation, Congresswoman Debbie Wassernan-Schultz (2013); Award, Bernice Falk Haydu Women's Air Force Service Pilot (2013); UDT Award, Navy Seal Museum (2012); Commendation Award, Senator Richard Blumenthal (2012); Commendation Award, Smithsonian Institute National American History Museum (2012); Commendation Award, James Brady Law Firm (2012); Commendation Award, President Barack Obama's Work Force Legislation (2012); Commendation Award, President Barack Obama's Environmental Protection Legislation (2012); Commendation Award, Congressman Chris Murphy (2012); Commendation Award, Colonel Harold Brown, USAF (2012); Commendation Award, Tibet Law Firm (2012); Commendation Award, Michelle Rhee's Teachers 1st & Students 1st (2012); Commendation Award, Government Accountability Project Law Firm (2012); Commendation Award, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institute, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas (2011); Special Commendation Award, Government Accountability Project Law Firm (2011); Commendation, Credo Law Firm (2011); Commendation, Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. (2011); Commendation, Fox News Illegal Wiretapping and Bribery (2011); Special Commendation Award, National Olympic Committee (2011); Special Commendation Award (2011); Special Commendation Award, President Barack Obama's National Democratic Committee (2010); Special Commendation Award, Human Rights Watch Law Firm (2010); Special Commendation Award, National Women's Museum (2010); Special Commendation Award, Center for Victims of Torture Law Firm (2010); Special Commendation Award, Native American Rights Law Center (2010); Special Commendation Award, Investigative Becky Bonds on Sarah Palin and Arizona Shootings Innocent Reps. Judge and Child, Corporate Accountability Law Firm (2010); Special Commendation Award, National Law Enforcement Museum (2010); Special Commendation Award, Barack Obama's Wall Street Reform Legislation of the Year (2010); Commendation Award (2010); Commendation Award, Government Accountability Project Law Firm (2010); Commendation Award, President Barack Obama's Wall Street Reform Legislation (2009); National Outstanding Safety Award, Home Depot (2006); Named One of 2000 of the Most Influential People of 21st Century (2004); Commendation Award, Central Intelligence Agency (1998); Commendation Award, Intelligence Gathering Information School (1998); Commendation, CIA Chief/Officer John Stockwell and Colonel James BO Gritz, Special Forces School (1998); C.I.A. Officer David Scott Weekly Award for Military S.P.I.K.E. Special Forces Schools (1998); Eagle Award, Colonel James "Bo" Gritz (1997); Spike Navy Seal Scuba Badge, Colonel James "Bo" Gritz (1997); Commendation, Work with Christic Institute Law Firm, Representative Jack Brooks (1991); Recipient, Commendation Award for Work with Mentally-ill and Developmentally Disabled, Governor Michael Dukakis (1989); Commendation Award, National Democratic Committee; Certificate of Appreciation, CAF Red Tail Squadron.

Christopher Vichiola served as a key supporter and educator of the Christic Institute Law Firm's Iran-Contra LA Penca Lawsuit. As a martial arts expert, Mr. Vichiola performed exceptional and successful displays of strength such as walking over burning-hot coals. During Colonel Gritz's Special Forces Training, Mr. Vichiola performed major surgery by extracting bullets from injured animals. During Navy Seal Training, he mapped out underwater locations for demolition. Mr. Vichiola received a black belt in the martial art of Ninjutsu from Masaaki Hatsumi, Japan. In his spare time, he enjoys camping, scuba diving, basketball, football and martial arts.

He has been cited in more than 35 editions of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Education, Who's Who in the East and Who's Who in the World.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Christopher M. Vichiola has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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