Captain Tom Allan is originally from Collinsville, Illinois and was raised in Bowie, Maryland. He is reporting to Sector Jacksonville from Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C. where he served as the Special Assistant to the 24th Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard.
Throughout his career, Captain Allan was assigned to a variety of operational assignments in locations across the country. In 1990, aboard the 378’ high endurance Coast Guard Cutter HAMILTON, he completed a homeport move from Boston, Massachusetts to San Pedro, California operating throughout the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. In 1993 he was the Senior Watch Officer at the Coast Guard Intelligence Coordination Center in Suitland, Maryland. In 1996, he served as the Surface Operations Officer at Group/Marine Safety Office Portland, Oregon. In 2004, he was the Deputy Group Commander for Group Charleston, South Carolina and then the Response Department Head for Sector Charleston.
During staff tours he fills the professional role as a Coast Guard Financial Manager. His assignments included the Chief of Resources and Requirements Division for the Deployable Operations Group, Ballston, Virginia and the Chief of the Office of Financial Policy and Programs Division at Coast Guard Headquarters.
Captain Allan’s awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (two awards); the Coast Guard Commendation Medal (three awards); the Coast Guard Achievement Medal (two awards); and numerous Unit and Service awards.
A 1990 graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management and later earned his Master of Business Administration from the University of Baltimore in Baltimore, Maryland.
Captain Allan is married to the former Kim Mulford from North Stonington, Connecticut and they have four children: Tyler (Junior at Clemson University), Amanda (High School Junior), Connor (Sixth Grade), and Ryan (Fifth Grade).