Gunnery Sergeant Michael Allen

Assistant Marine Officer Instructor

UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS

Displaying image001.jpgGunnery Sergeant Allen is from Louisville, Kentucky. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in July 2002 and attended basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina and Marine Combat Training at Camp Geiger, North Carolina. Gunnery Sergeant Allen then attended Basic Warehouse Clerk School at Camp Johnson, North Carolina. In January 2003, Gunnery Sergeant Allen was assigned to his first duty station at 2 nd FSSG, 2 nd Supply Battalion, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina for duty as a warehouse clerk. In January 2003 Gunnery Sergeant Allen received orders for the fleet assistance program and reported to Headquarters and Support Battalion, Provost Marshals Office (PMO). From January 2003 to July 2006, Gunnery Sergeant Allen fulfilled the billets of a patrol unit and patrol supervisor and in January 2006 Gunnery Sergeant Allen reenlisted in the Marine Corps as a Military Policeman where he attended Military Police school at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. In August 2006, Gunnery Sergeant Allen was received orders to Provost Marshals Office Camp S.D. Butler, Okinawa Japan, where he served as Platoon Sergeant and Watch Commander for Military Police Districts East and North. In September 2007, Gunnery Sergeant Allen was received orders back to Provost Marshals Office, Camp Lejeune North Carolina where he served as a Patrol supervisor and Training NCO. In April 2009, Gunnery Sergeant Allen received orders to Drill Instructor School MCRD Parris Island, South Carolina and was assigned to 1 st Battalion, Delta Company. From June 2009 to September 2012, Gunnery Sergeant Allen served as a Drill Instructor, Senior Drill Instructor, Logistical Chief, and Academics Instructor for 1 st Recruit Training Battalion. Upon completion of Drill Instructor Duty, Gunnery Sergeant Allen received orders in September 2012 to Provost Marshals Office, Security and Emergency services Battalion, Camp Pendleton, California for duty where he served as a Platoon Sergeant, Watch Commander, and Company Gunnery Sergeant. In August 2016 Gunnery Sergeant Allen reported to his current duty station, the University of California Los Angeles, Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps for duty as the Assistant Marine Officer Instructor. Gunnery Sergeant Allen was promoted to his current rank on November 1st, 2015. His personal decorations include the, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3rd award) and Marine Corps Drill Instructor ribbon.