Frank B. Allen


Frank B. Allen

Colonel Frank Benton Allen was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class Number 1-63, 15 February 1963. His first duty assignment was as a TAC Officer in 51st Company, (Officer Candidate) The School Brigade, Fort Benning, Georgia. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Flight Instructor, U.S. Army Aviation School, Fort Rucker, Alabama; Operations Officer, 221st Reconnaissance Airplane Company, Soc Thang, Vietnam; Operations Officer, 210th Artillery Group Aviation Section, Ansbach, Germany; Aerial Delivery Platoon Commander, 1st Military Intelligence Battalion (ARS), Saigon, Vietnam;  Aviation Company Commander, 2d Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas;  Battalion S3, 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry, 2d Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Brigade S3, 4th Brigade, 2d Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Operations Office, J332, U.S. Commander in Chief Pacific, Camp Smith, Hawaii; Inspector General, Headquarters, Troop Support and Aviation Readiness Command, St. Louis, Missouri; Operations Officer, J5, Headquarters, U.S. Readiness Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida; Branch/Division Chief, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Headquarters, Department of the Army, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; Commander, Combat Support Coordination Team Number One, Camp Long, Korea; Commander, Camp Red Cloud and Area One B, Uijongbu, Korea; Secretary to the Joint Staff, Headquarters Forces Command, Fort McPherson, Georgia. | His military schools attended include: Fixed and Rotor Wing Flight School, Airborne School, the Infantry Officers Advanced Course, Command and General Staff College and the Army War College. Colonel Allen holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Troy State University and a Masters of Business Administration from Webster University. | His awards and decorations include: The Army Commendation Medal, the Air Medal w/ 13 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Meritorious Service Medal w/ 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Defense Meritorious Medal, the Bronze Star w/ 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Legion of Merit w/ 1 Oak Leaf Cluster.

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Graduated From
Fort Benning, Georgia
Key Assignment
Flight Instructor, U.S. Army Aviation School, Fort Rucker, Alabama
Highest Award
Legion of Merit
Year Inducted
Branch Of Service

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