Daniel B. Allyn

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Daniel B. Allyn
A man in a military uniform in front of flags
Allyn in 2014
Born (1959-09-24) September 24, 1959 (age 59)
New Hampshire, U.S.
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1981–2017
RankUS-O10 insignia.svg General
Commands heldVice Chief of Staff of the United States Army
United States Army Forces Command
XVIII Airborne Corps
1st Cavalry Division
Battles/warsOperation Urgent Fury
Operation Just Cause
Operation Desert Storm
Operation Desert Spring
Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Iraqi Freedom
AwardsDistinguished Service Medal (U.S. Army) (3)
Silver Star
Defense Superior Service Medal (3)
Legion of Merit (3)

Daniel Bartlett Allyn (born September 24, 1959) is a United States Army general who served as the 35th Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army from 2014 until 2017. Allyn previously served as the commanding general of United States Army Forces Command from May 2013 to August 2014.[1] Allyn was the commander of the XVIII Airborne Corps from 2012 to 2013.[2] He retired from the Army after almost 36 years of service.

Early life and education[edit]

Allyn was born in New Hampshire in 1959 and raised in Berwick, Maine.[3] He graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point, New York in 1981.


He went on to serve overseas in South Korea, Grenada, Egypt, Panama, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan as a combat infantryman and a master parachutist.[4]

Awards and decorations[edit]

CIB2.png Combat Infantryman Badge with Star (denoting 2nd award)
Ranger Tab.svg Ranger tab
1 star jump.svg Master Combat Parachutist Badge with one bronze Jump Device
Pathfinder.gif Pathfinder Badge
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 (non-operational)
Me par mil.jpg Italian Parachutist Badge
82nd Airborne Division CSIB.png 82nd Airborne Division Combat Service Identification Badge
75th Ranger Regiment Distinctive Unit Insignia.svg 75th Ranger Regiment Distinctive Unit Insignia
ASU overseas service bar.jpg 7 Overseas Service Bars
Bronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svg Army Distinguished Service Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters
Silver Star
Bronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svg Defense Superior Service Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters
Bronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svg 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 oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svg Army Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Bronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svg Army Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Army Presidential Unit Citation
Bronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svg Joint Meritorious Unit Award with four oak leaf clusters
Meritorious Unit Commendation
Bronze star
National Defense Service Medal with one bronze service star
Arrowhead device.svgBronze-service-star-3d-vector.svgBronze-service-star-3d-vector.svg Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with Arrowhead device and two service stars
Bronze star
Southwest Asia Service Medal with one bronze campaign star
Bronze-service-star-3d-vector.svgBronze-service-star-3d-vector.svg Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two campaign stars
Bronze-service-star-3d-vector.svgBronze-service-star-3d-vector.svgBronze-service-star-3d-vector.svgBronze-service-star-3d-vector.svg 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.svg Army Overseas Service Ribbon with bronze award numeral 3
NATO Medal for Service with ISAF
Award Numeral 2 golden.png Multinational Force and Observers Medal with silver numeral 2
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia) ribbon.svg Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia)
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait) ribbon.svg Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)


In 2013, Allyn was the honoree of the Patriot Foundation, an organization which provides scholarships and other support to the families of soldiers who have served in airborne, special operations and other army specialty units.


  1. ^ "FORSCOM | The United States Army". Forscom.army.mil. Archived from the original on 2013-07-10. Retrieved 2013-07-03.
  2. ^ "Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson nominated to command Fort Bragg, 18th Airborne Corps". Fayobserver.com. 2013-05-09. Archived from the original on 2013-06-24. Retrieved 2013-07-03.
  3. ^ West Point Alumni Foundation, inc; United States Military Academy. Association of Graduates (1991). Register of Graduates and Former Cadets of the United States Military Academy. Association of Graduates, USMA. ISSN 0090-2357. Retrieved 2014-12-13.
  4. ^ "Allyn promoted, becomes commander of FORSCOM". army.mil. May 10, 2013. Retrieved 2014-12-13.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Frank Helmick
Commanding General, XVIII Airborne Corps
Succeeded by
Joseph Anderson
Preceded by
David M. Rodriguez
Commanding General, United States Army Forces Command
May 2013 – August 2014
Succeeded by
Mark A. Milley
Preceded by
John F. Campbell
Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army
August 2014 – June 2017
Succeeded by
James C. McConville