Summit Leadership

Christopher Buckley

Christopher Buckley

Veteran, Activist

Christopher Buckley of Chickamauga, GA is an Afghanistan war veteran. When he returned from Afghanistan, he joined the Georgia White Knights as an Imperial Nighthawk, because their anti-Muslim and racist values were consistent with his worldview after returning from war. Arno Michaelis, a former white power skinhead, and Mubin Shaikh were able to teach Chris the error of his ways and helped bring him out of the movement. He also gives motivational speeches, trying to spread awareness and educate the public about the dangers of white supremacist extremism. Chris now works with Parents for Peace on a program he created called T.R.P (Trauma and Recovery Program) which is a deradicalization program designed specifically with veterans in mind, however, is geared to work with all manners of hate and extremist ideology.