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James R. Allen

air force officer , business executive

James R. Allen, Air force officer, business executive. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters, Distinguished Flying Cross with one oak leaf cluster, Bronze Star, Air medal with eleven oak leaf clusters, Air Force Commendation medal with one oak leaf cluster, Army Commendation medal; commander French Ordre Nationale du Mérite; Sudanese Order of the Two Niles.

Background

Allen, James R. was born on November 17, 1925 in Louisville. Son of James Smoot and Ruth (Rodgers) Allen.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Military Engineering, United States Military Academy, 1948;postgraduate, Army Command and General Staff College, 1959-1960;postgraduate, Industrial College Armed Forces, 1964-1965;Master of Science in Business Adminstrn, George Washington University, 1965.

Career

Commissioned Second lieutenant, United States Air Force, 1948;advanced through grades to general, United States Air Force, 1977;member flying training classes, Randolph Air Force Base, Texasmember flying training classes, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, 1948-1949;with, 18th Fighter Group P.I., 1949-1951;aide to commander, Fifth Air Force, Korea, 1951;member, 71st Fighter Squadron, Greater Pittsburgh Airport, 1951-1953;company tactical officer, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, 1953-1956;flight commander, squadron operations officer, 53d Fighter Day Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, 1956-1958;with, Directorate Plans Headquarters United States Air Forces in Europe, 1958-1959;with directorate, Plans Headquarters United States Air Force, Pentagon, 1960;assistant deputy director plans, Plans Headquarters United States Air Force, Pentagon, 1968-1969;deputy director plans and policy, Directorate of Plansdeputy chief staff plans and operations, Directorate of Plans, 1969-1972;commander, 4th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, 1965;deputy commander for operations, 12th Tactical Fighter Wing, Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, 1965-1967;deputy commander for operations, 3615th Pilot Training Wing, Craig Air Force Base, Alabama, 1967-1968;commander, 19th Air Division, Carswell Air Force Base, Texasassistant deputy chief staff for operations, SAC, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, 1972-1973;chief staff, SAC, Offutt Air Force Base, from 1973;superintendent, United States Air Force Academy, 1974-1977;chief staff, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers in Europe, 1977-1979;deputy commander-in-chief, United States European Command, 1979-1981;commander-in-chief, Military Airlift Command, 1981-1983;retired, Military Airlift Command, 1983;chairman, chief Executive officer, International Planning and Analysis Center, Inc., 1983-1990;vice chairman, International Planning and Analysis Center, Inc., from 1990;president, chief Executive officer, CAE-Link Corporation, 1990-1991.

Connections

Married Kathryn Lewis. Children: Jeffrey, Kathryn.

father:
James Smoot Allen

mother:
Ruth (Rodgers) Allen

spouse:
Kathryn Lewis

children:
Jeffrey Allen

Kathryn Allen