Leadership
Executive Officer, 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company
Maj. Carlton D. Allen

MAJOR CARLTON ALLEN WAS BORN ON 16 JANUARY 1984 IN NUREMBURG, BAVARIA, GERMANY. IN 2002, HE ENROLLED IN THE NROTC PROGRAM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA. HE GRADUATED IN 2006 WITH A B.A. IN HISTORY AND WAS COMMISSIONED AS A SECOND LIEUTENANT. MAJOR ALLEN GRADUATED THE BASIC SCHOOL IN DECEMBER 2006 AND WAS ASSIGNED AS A FIELD ARTILLERY OFFICER. IN JANUARY 2007, MAJOR ALLEN REPORTED TO FIELD ARTILLERY OFFICER BASIC COURSE AT FORT SILL, OKLAHOMA.

FOLLOWING GRADUATION FROM THE FIELD ARTILLERY OFFICER BASIC COURSE IN MAY 2007, MAJOR ALLEN REPORTED TO THE 10TH MARINE REGIMENT IN CAMP LEJEUNE, NORTH CAROLINA AND WAS ASSIGNED TO 1ST BATTALION, 10TH MARINES. THERE HE SERVED AS EXECUTIVE OFFICER, HEADQUARTERS BATTERY BEFORE BEING DEPLOYED AS EXECUTIVE OFFICER FOR HEADQUARTERS COMPANY, REGIMENTAL COMBAT TEAM 6 IN SUPPORT OF OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM.

UPON RETURN FROM DEPLOYMENT IN 2008, MAJOR ALLEN WAS ASSIGNED TO BATTERY GOLF 2ND BATTALION 10TH MARINES AS THE GUNS PLATOON COMMANDER. LATER IN 2008, MAJOR ALLEN DEPLOYED AS THE FIRE DIRECTION OFFICER FOR BATTERY GOLF TO CAMP BAHARIA IN SUPPORT OF OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM. UPON RETURN, HE WAS ASSIGNED AS LIAISON OFFICER AND GUNS PLATOON COMMANDER FOR BATTERY GOLF.

IN JANUARY 2010, MAJOR ALLEN REPORTED TO NORCROSS, GEORGIA TO SERVE AS THE OPERATIONS OFFICER FOR RECRUITING STATION ATLANTA. IN 2011, MAJOR ALLEN SERVED AS THE EXECUTIVE OFFICER FOR RECRUITING STATION ATLANTA. DURING HIS TIME AS THE EXECUTIVE OFFICER, HE ENROLLED AND COMPLETED EXPEDITIONARY WARFARE SCHOOL DISTANT EDUCATION PROGRAM (EWSDEP).

IN MARCH 2013, MAJOR ALLEN REPORTED TO 5TH BATTALION, 11TH MARINES IN CAMP PENDLETON, CALIFORNIA. DURING HIS TOUR IN 5TH BATTALION 11TH MARINES, MAJOR ALLEN SERVED AS ASSISTANT OPERATIONS OFFICER, ROMEO BATTERY COMMANDER, DEPLOYED IN SUPPORT OF OPERATION ENDURING AS SIERRA BATTERY COMMANDER, SERVED AS THE HEADQUARTERS BATTERY COMMANDER, AND ENDED HIS TOUR AS THE BATTALION LOGISTICS OFFICER.

IN JULY 2016, MAJOR ALLEN REPORTED TO TASK FORCE 51/5TH MARINE EXPEDITIONARY BRIGADE IN NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITIY BAHRAIN. DURING THIS TIME HE SERVED AS A THEATER SECURITY COOPRATION AND EXERCISE PLANNER WITHNIN THE PLANS DIRECTORATE WITH SPECIFIC DUTIES AS THE LEAD PLANNER FOR EXERCISE EAGER LION 17 AND 18 AND REPRESENTING BOTH NAVCENT AND MARCENT. IT WAS WHILE IN BAHRAIN THAT HE WAS PROMOTED TO HIS CURRENT RANK.

IN JULY 2018, MAJOR ALLEN REPORTED TO 1ST ANGLICO WHERE HE SERVED AS A BRIGADE PLATOON COMMANDER AND CURRENTLY AS THE EXECUTIVE OFFICER.

MAJOR ALLEN’S PERSONAL AWARDS INCLUDES THE MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL, THE NAVY AND MARINE CORPS COMMENDATION MEDAL, AND THE NAVY AND MARINE CORPS ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL. HE IS MARRIED TO ALLISON ALLEN AND HAS TWO CHILDREN; A DAUGHTER, ISABELLE ALLEN AND A SON, XANDER ALLEN.