Command Sergeant Major (CSM) William E. Allen entered active duty in October 1990, completed Basic Training at Ft. Bliss, TX, and Advanced Individual Training at
Ft Sam Houston as a Combat Medic.
His duties and assignments have included Medical Specialist and Medical Supply NCOIC, 3/4 CAV, and 3rd FSB, Schweinfurt, Germany; Squad leader, 2/12 IN(M) BN, Ft Carson, CO; Practical Nurse Student, Walter Reed Army Medical Center; Practical Nurse, Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC); Patient Escort Clinic NCOIC, BAMC; Phase II Practical Nurse Instructor, Fort Sam Houston, TX; Practical Nurse, Tuzla, Bosnia; Medical Civil Affairs NCOIC, Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo; Platoon Sergeant, Schools NCO and S2 NCOIC, 86th CSH, Fort Campbell, KY; S2 NCOIC, 86th CSH, Baghdad, Iraq; Observer Controller / Trainer, 3/381 CS/CSS, Grand Prairie and Fort Hood, TX; S3 Taskings NCOIC, 120th IN BDE, Ft Hood, TX; NCOIC, Department of Nursing Science, Fort Sam Houston, TX; 1SG, G CO., 232D MED BN, Joint Base San Antonio, TX; Chief Clinical NCO, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, and Sergeant Major, Northern Region Dental Command, both at Fort Belvoir, VA.
CSM Allen has deployed in support of Operation Joint Forge, Bosnia; Operation Joint Guardian, Kosovo; and twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
CSM Allenís military training and education include many schools and courses including every level of NCOES through United States Army Sergeants Major Course, the Practical Nurse Course, and has earned his Bachelor Degree in Health Care Management (Summa Cum Laude) from Touro University International.
His awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (3 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (5 OLC), Meritorious Unit Citation, Army Superior Unit Award, National Defense Service Medal (w/1 Bronze Star device), Iraqi Campaign Medal (w/4 Bronze Star devices), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Expert Field Medical Badge, Air Assault Badge, and the Drivers Badge (W). He is also a member of the prestigious Order of Military Medical Merit and Order of Eagle Medics.