Rear Admiral Allan assumed duties as Director of Operations – J3, U.S. Southern Command on 10 June 2022.
Rear Admiral Allan’s previous flag assignments included the Commander, First Coast Guard District, where he oversaw all Coast Guard missions across eight states in the Northeast, including over 2,000 miles of coastline from the U.S.-Canadian border to northern New Jersey and 1300 miles offshore. In addition, he was the Assistant Commandant for Resources and Chief Financial Officer for the U.S. Coast Guard (CG-8), responsible for all budgetary, financial and resource management activities relating to the programs and operations of the Coast Guard.
Rear Admiral Allan is a career operations ashore officer with tours across multiple units with a concentration in boat forces operations. His operational tours include Coast Guard Cutter HAMILTON, operating throughout the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans; Coast Guard Intelligence Coordination Center in Suitland, Maryland; Group/Marine Safety Office Portland, Oregon; Response Department Head and Deputy Group Commander for Sector Charleston, South Carolina; and as the Commander of Sector Jacksonville, serving as the Captain of the Port, Federal Maritime Security Coordinator, Federal On-Scene Coordinator, and Search and Rescue Mission Coordinator, responsible for a $30 billion Maritime Transportation System with 3 nationally strategic ports.
Rear Admiral Allan served in various Headquarters level offices to include the Executive Assistant to the 25th Commandant; Chief of Congressional and Governmental Affairs; Special Assistant to the 24th Commandant; Chief of Resources and Requirements for the Deployable Operations Group; and Chief of the Office of Financial Policy and Programs Division.
Rear Admiral Allan’s awards include the Coast Guard Legion of Merit, the Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medal, the Coast Guard Commendation Medal, the Coast Guard Achievement Medal, and numerous Unit and Service awards.
A native of Bowie, Maryland, Rear Admiral Allan graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management; later earned his Master of Business Administration from the University of Baltimore in Baltimore, Maryland; and completed the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Seminar XXI.
Rear Admiral Allan is married to the former Kim Mulford from North Stonington, Connecticut and they have four children: Tyler (Alexandra), Amanda, Connor and Ryan, and twin granddaughters, Harper and Millie.