John R. Allen

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Birthday
15, 1953
Birthplace
Virginia
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
15, 1953 (age 64)
Birthplace
Virginia

About

A four-star General in the United States Marine Corps, he played key roles in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom and held the offices of Deputy Commander of U.S. Central Command and Commander of the International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan.

Before Fame

He earned degrees at the United States Naval Academy, the National War College, the National Defense Intelligence College, and Georgetown University.

Trivia

His numerous military honors include three Defense Distinguished Service Medals, four Legions of Merit, and the Defense Superior Service Medal.

Family Life

He spent his youth in Fort Belvoir and Oakton, Virginia.

Associated With

In 2011, he and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey met in Afghanistan.