105th Airlift Wing,137th Airlift Squadron, New York Air National Guard
Allen, a C-5/C-17 loadmaster, has served since 2000, with recent deployments to Germany and Qatar. He also participated in State Partnership Program exchanges with Brazil and South Africa. "I haven't centered my career around seeking recognition, so being highlighted is a bit unfamiliar and has required encouragement from my peers and subordinates. Unapologetically proud of being Black and an Airman, my focus is not on having my career acknowledged for its longevity and accomplishments. The true highlight I seek is the recognition for the positive impact on lives and the upliftment of Airmen, irrespective of race, religion, or gender, throughout my career."