His numerous sea duty assignments include: USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) from 1995-2000, USS Lake Erie (CG 70) from 2003-2007, and USS Milius (DDG 69) from 2010-2014.
His shore assignments include Military Entrance Processing Station Boston, MA from 2000-2003, Navy Education Training and Professional Development Center Pensacola, FL from 2007-2010, and Navy Personnel Command Millington, TN from 2014-2017.
He holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Computer Technology Systems from State University of New York Empire State College Saratoga Springs, NY and is a qualified Enlisted Surface Warrior.
He has completed multiple deployments in support of Operations Silver Wake, Allied Force, Noble Anvil, Southern Watch and Noble Eagle, Iraqi and Enduring Freedom, and, as well as, several Ballistic Missile Defense operations.
Master Chief Allen’s personal decorations include the Joint Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (six awards), as well as, various unit and campaign awards.