Chief Warrant Officer 5, U.S. Navy
Administrative Officer, NAS Meridian
CWO5 Allen is a native of Groveton, Texas. He enlisted in the Navy on 2 August 1995; he attended Basic Training at Recruit Training Command Great Lakes and Personnelman “A” School in Meridian, Mississippi.
In February 1996, he reported to USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70) in Alameda, California where he deployed twice to the Arabian Gulf and once to the Western Pacific Ocean, earned both his Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist and Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist, and advanced through the ranks to Personnelman Second Class.
In June 2000, he transferred to Navy Recruiting District Dallas, TX and served as Chief Administrator and Administration Department Leading Petty Officer. While serving at NRD Dallas, he was selected as Sailor of the Year twice, selected as Navy Recruiting Region WEST Sailor of the Year, and advanced to Personnelman First Class.
In June 2004, he transferred to USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) in Norfolk, Virginia where he was selected for Chief Personnelman shortly after reporting and served as the Personnel Office Leading Chief Petty Officer. He deployed to the Arabian Gulf and earned an unprecedented 97.8 percent on an unannounced Field Examination Group audit.
In September 2007, he reported to USS LEYTE GULF (CG 55) homeported in Norfolk, Virginia as the Administrative Department Leading Chief Petty Officer. He was selected for Chief Warrant Officer and detached in November 2008.
After attending Mustang Academy in Newport, Rhode Island, he reported to Strike Fighter Squadron ONE THIRTY ONE at Naval Air Station Oceana in January 2009 as the Administrative and Legal Officer. Here he deployed in 2009 and again in 2010 to the Arabian Sea as part of the EISENHOWER Carrier Strike Group. He was selected as the Strike Fighter Wing ATLANTIC Administrative Officer of the Year for 2010.
In May 2011, he reported to Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (N1)/Chief of Naval Personnel at the Navy Annex in Arlington, Virginia where he served as the Administrative Department Head (N1).
In June 2013, he reported to Commander, Navy Personnel Command in Millington, Tennessee where he served in the Officer Career Progression Division as the Branch Head for Enlisted Selection Boards and the Board Sponsor for the Limited Duty Officer/Chief Warrant Officer In-service Procurement and the Lateral Transfer/Redesignation Boards.
In June 2016, he reported to Special Boat Team TWENTY TWO in Stennis Space Center, Mississippi where he is currently serving as the Administrative Department Head (N1). Here, he deployed to Baghdad, Iraq in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE.
In July 2020, he reported to Naval Air Station Meridian, MS as the Administrative Officer and was promoted to Chief Warrant Officer 5 on 1 August 2021.
Chief Warrant Officer Allen’s awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (six awards), and various unit and campaign awards.
Chief Warrant Officer Allen is married to the former Susan Compton of Houston, Texas. They reside in Carriere, Mississippi with their children, Nicole and Hailey. They have three other children, Andrew and Victoria in Texas and Brandon in Virginia.Updated: March 9, 2022