George R. Allen, Jr.
Colonel George R. Allen Jr. was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School, 31 July 1945. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, ARTC, Camp Gordon, Georgia. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, Headquarters Bn, European Command; Company Commander, 1931 Labor Supvn Co; Aide-de-Camp to C.G, Alq Command Evcom; Platoon Leader and Co Commander, 2d Infantry Regiment; Platoon Leader and Co Commander, 7th Infantry, 8th Cavalry; Bn S-3, Bn XO, Bn Commander, 8th Cavalry; 6-3 Training Division, Headquarters Far East Command; 6-3 Training Division, Student Armor School, Headquarters Far East Command; Instructor Tactical Department, The Infantry School; Student, Command and General Staff College; Student, Tulane University; Action Off DCSLOG, Headquarters Dept of Army; Asst Sys Off Chief of Staff, Headquarters Dept of Army; Student, Industrial College of the Armed Forces; Bn Commander, 2d Bn 7th Cavalry; Resident Faculty, Industrial College of the Armed Forces; Brigade Commander, Headquarters 2d Bde, 8th Division. | Colonel Allen's awards and decorations include: Silver Star, Bronze Star Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal, Joint Services Commendation Medal, Purple Heart.