Daniel B. Allyn

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Daniel B. Allyn
General Daniel Allyn
General Daniel Allyn
35th VCS U.S. Army
Born (1959-09-24) September 24, 1959 (age 55)
New Hampshire, United States
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch United States Army seal United States Army
Years of service 1981 – present
Rank Army-USA-OF-09.svg General
Commands held Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army
United States Army Forces Command
XVIII Airborne Corps
1st Cavalry Division
Battles/wars Operation Urgent Fury
Operation Just Cause
Operation Desert Storm
Operation Desert Spring
Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Awards Distinguished Service Medal (Army) (2)
Silver Star
Defense Superior Service Medal (3)
Legion of Merit (3)

Daniel Bartlett Allyn (born September 24, 1959) is a United States Army General, he is the 35th Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army. He assumed his current role on August 15, 2014.[1] Allyn previously served as the Commanding General, United States Army Forces Command from May 2013 to August 2014.[2] Allyn was the commander of the XVIII Airborne Corps from 2012-2013.[3]

Career[edit]

Allyn was born in New Hampshire in 1959 and raised in Berwick, Maine.[4] He graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point, New York in 1981. He went on to serve overseas in Korea, Grenada, Egypt, Panama, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan as a combat infantryman and a master parachutist.[5]

Awards and decorations[edit]

CIB2.png Combat Infantryman Badge with Star (denoting 2nd award)
Expert Infantry Badge.svg Expert Infantryman Badge
1 star jump.svg Master Parachutist Badge with one bronze Combat Jump Device
Pathfinder.gif Pathfinder Badge
RangerTab TIoH.gif Ranger tab
Joint Chiefs of Staff seal.svg Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge
United States Army Staff Identification Badge.png Army Staff Identification Badge
Canadian jump wings.png Canadian Jump Wings
Me par mil.jpg Italian Parachutist Badge
3 Infantry Div Patch.svg 3rd Infantry Division Combat Service Identification Badge
75 Ranger Regiment Distinctive Unit Insignia.svg 75th Ranger Regiment Distinctive Unit Insignia
ArmyOSB.jpg 7 Overseas Service Bars
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Army Distinguished Service Medal with one bronze oak leaf cluster
Silver Star
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Defense Superior Service Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters
Width-44 scarlet ribbon with width-4 ultramarine blue stripe at center, surrounded by width-1 white stripes. Width-1 white stripes are at the edges. Bronze Star Medal
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Silver oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with silver oak leaf cluster
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Army Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Army Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Army Presidential Unit Citation
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Joint Meritorious Unit Award with four oak leaf clusters
Meritorious Unit Commendation
Bronze star
National Defense Service Medal with one bronze service star
Arrowhead
Bronze star
Bronze star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with Arrowhead device and two service stars
Bronze star
Southwest Asia Service Medal with one bronze campaign star
Bronze star
Bronze star
Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two campaign stars
Bronze star
Bronze star
Bronze star
Bronze star
Iraq Campaign Medal with four campaign stars
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Korea Defense Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Army Service Ribbon
Award numeral 3.png Army Overseas Service Ribbon with bronze award numeral 3
NATO Medal for Service with ISAF
Award numeral 2.png Multinational Force and Observers Medal with award numeral 2
Us sa-kwlib rib.png Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia)
Us kw-kwlib rib.png Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)

In 2013, General Allyn was the honoree of the Patriot Foundation.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hinnant, Jim (15 August 2014). "Milley takes FORSCOM colors as Army's new vice chief of staff departs Fort Bragg". The United States Army. Retrieved 17 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "FORSCOM | The United States Army". Forscom.army.mil. Retrieved 2013-07-03. 
  3. ^ "Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson nominated to command Fort Bragg, 18th Airborne Corps". Fayobserver.com. 2013-05-09. Retrieved 2013-07-03. 
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ [2], Army.mil, May 10, 2013

External links[edit]

Military offices
Preceded by
John F. Campbell
Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army
August 2014—present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
David M. Rodriguez
Commanding General, United States Army Forces Command
May 2013—August 2014
Succeeded by
Mark A. Milley
Preceded by
Frank Helmick
Commanding General, XVIII Airborne Corps
2012–2013
Succeeded by
Joseph Anderson