Senior Chief Allen enlisted in the U.S. Navy on January 11, 1999 in West Covina, California and reported to Boot Camp at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, IL.  Upon completion of Boot Camp she went on to complete initial training, attending Radioman "A" School at Service School Command, Great Lakes, IL.

In October 2004, she reported to NAVAL MARITIME FORECAST CENTER JOINT TYPHOON WARNING CENTER in Honolulu, HI. Senior Chief Allen received her Associates in Applied Computer Studies from Thomas Edison State College in 2008. Senior Chief Allen then reported to TACTICAL TRAINING GROUP PACIFIC in San Diego, CA May 2008.  It was here that she joined the ranks of the Navy Chief Petty Officers in 2010. In January of 2012 she was ordered to USS WAYNE E. MEYER (DDG 108) where she served as the Communications Division Leading Chief Petty Officer (LCPO) and completed two deployments to the Western Pacific. In June 2014 she was promoted to Senior Chief Petty Officer.

Senior Chief Allen's personal awards include Navy Commendation Medal (3 awards), Navy Achievement Medal (2 awards) and various campaign awards.