Daniel B. Allyn

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Daniel B. Allyn
Gen. Allyn 2014 2.jpg
Allyn in 2014
Born (1959-09-24) September 24, 1959 (age 61)
New Hampshire, United States
AllegianceUnited States
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service1981–2017
Rank 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 United States invasion of Grenada
United States invasion of Panama
Gulf War
Operation Desert Spring
War in Afghanistan
Iraq War
Awards Army Distinguished Service Medal (3)
Silver Star
Defense Superior Service Medal (3)
Legion of Merit (3)
Bronze Star Medal

Daniel Bartlett Allyn (born September 24, 1959) is a retired 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 the XVIII Airborne Corps from 2012 to 2013 and of United States Army Forces Command from May 2013 to August 2014. [1] [2]

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Early life and education

Allyn was born in New Hampshire on September 24, 1959, and raised in Berwick, Maine. [3] He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York in 1981.

Career

Allyn 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

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
75 Ranger Regiment Distinctive Unit Insignia.svg 75th Ranger Regiment Distinctive Unit Insignia
ASU overseas service bar.jpg 7 Overseas Service Bars
Distinguished Service Medal ribbon.svg Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg Army Distinguished Service Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters
Silver Star ribbon.svg Silver Star
US Defense Superior Service Medal ribbon.svg Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg Defense Superior Service Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters
Legion of Merit ribbon.svg Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters
Bronze Star ribbon.svg Bronze Star Medal
Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg
Defense Meritorious Service Medal ribbon.svg
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Silver oakleaf-3d.svg
Meritorious Service Medal ribbon.svg
Meritorious Service Medal with silver oak leaf cluster
Joint Service Commendation ribbon.svg Joint Service Commendation Medal
Army Commendation Medal ribbon.svg Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg Army Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Army Achievement Medal ribbon.svg Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg Army Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
United States Army and U.S. Air Force Presidential Unit Citation ribbon.svg Army Presidential Unit Citation
Joint Meritorious Unit Award ribbon.svg Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg Joint Meritorious Unit Award with four oak leaf clusters
Meritorious Unit Commendation ribbon.svg Meritorious Unit Commendation
Bronze-service-star-3d-vector.svg
National Defense Service Medal ribbon.svg
National Defense Service Medal with one bronze service star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal ribbon.svg Arrowhead device.svg Bronze-service-star-3d-vector.svg Bronze-service-star-3d-vector.svg Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with Arrowhead device and two service stars
Bronze-service-star-3d-vector.svg
Southwest Asia Service Medal ribbon (1991-2016).svg
Southwest Asia Service Medal with one bronze campaign star
Afghanistan Campaign ribbon.svg Bronze-service-star-3d-vector.svg Bronze-service-star-3d-vector.svg Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two campaign stars
Iraq Campaign Medal ribbon.svg Bronze-service-star-3d-vector.svg Bronze-service-star-3d-vector.svg Bronze-service-star-3d-vector.svg Bronze-service-star-3d-vector.svg Iraq Campaign Medal with four campaign stars
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary ribbon.svg Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service ribbon.svg Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Korea Defense Service ribbon.svg Korea Defense Service Medal
Humanitarian Service ribbon.svg Humanitarian Service Medal
Army Service Ribbon.svg Army Service Ribbon
Army Overseas Service Ribbon.svg Award numeral 3.svg Army Overseas Service Ribbon with bronze award numeral 3
NATO Medal ISAF ribbon bar.svg NATO Medal for Service with ISAF
MFO Ribbon bar.svg Award numeral 2.svg 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)

Other

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

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Military offices
Preceded by
Frank Helmick
Commanding General, XVIII Airborne Corps
2012–2013
Succeeded by
Joseph Anderson
Preceded by
David M. Rodriguez
Commanding General, United States Army Forces Command
2013–2014
Succeeded by
Mark A. Milley
Preceded by
John F. Campbell
Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army
2014–2017
Succeeded by
James C. McConville