Allen joins SALC most recently from the Tucson Airport Authority where he was Director of Airside Operations. While there, he was deeply involved in the $400 million Airport Safety Enhancement project – the airport’s largest capital improvement project ever – reorganizing the airport layout and culminating in a second parallel commercial runway.
Prior to joining TAA, Allen gained valuable leadership experience during his 29-year Air Force career, including 19 years at Morris Air National Guard Base in Tucson. Allen commanded a variety of organizations at the base, culminating in the Operations Group, where he commanded 3 F-16 fighter squadrons. Allen has over 4800 flying hours, predominantly in the F-15 and F-16.
Allen is a 1991 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and earned a Master’s in US History from American Military University.