Col. Allison serves as the Deputy Commanding Officer of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command (TSC). The 21st TSC executes theater opening, distribution and sustainment operations, and enabling operations to set the European Command (EUCOM), and as directed, African Command (AFRICOM) Theater.
Col. Allison was commissioned as a Quartermaster Officer after graduating from University of Pittsburgh with a BS degree in Economics. Following the Quartermaster Officer Basic Course, he was assigned to 530th Supply and Services Battalion (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina where he served as a Platoon Leader and Company Executive Officer in various Supply and Aerial Delivery (Rigger) units including a deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan in 2001-2002.
COL Allison then attended the Combined Logistics Captain’s Career Course at Fort Lee, Virginia. Upon graduation, he was assigned to the 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado and later Fort Hood, Texas. During his almost six years assigned to the Regiment, COL Allison served as Company Command of the Supply and Transportation Troop and in numerous key staff positions as a Captain and Major between 2003 and 2009 culminating in three deployments to Iraq totaling 35 months in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. COL Allison then attended Naval Command and Staff College at Newport, Rhode Island.
In 2010, COL Allison was assigned to the US Pacific Command in Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii where he served as a logistics planner and executive officer to the Director for Logistics, Engineering and Security Cooperation. In 2014 he was assigned to the 8th Theater Sustainment Command at Fort Shafter, Hawaii where he served as the Chief of Commander’s Initiative Group for the Commanding General.
In June 2017 COL Allison assumed command of the 8th Special Troops Battalion at Fort Shafter, Hawaii. During his time in command, his Battalion supported numerous Joint and Army exercises through the Pacific to include Pacific Pathways 2015 and 2016 and Combined Joint Logistics Over the Shore (CJLOTS) Exercise 2015 and 2017 on the Korean Peninsula.
After battalion command COL Allison completed his Service Senior College as the United States Army War College Visiting Defense Fellow to Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario Canada. COL Allison went on to serve as the ACoS/G4 for the First Cavalry Division, Fort Hood Texas. His most recent assignment was as the Deputy Chief of Staff, G5 (Chief of Plans) for the Army Sustainment Command.
His civilian education includes a Master’s Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the US Naval War College and completion of Joint Professional Military Education Level II from the Joint and Combined Warfighting (JCWS) School at the Joint Forces Staff College.
His awards include Bronze Star (3OLC), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2OLC), Army Commendation Medal, Senior Parachutist Badge and Rigger Badge. He is married to Dana and they have two furry children (Cocker Spaniels), Bleier and Blitz.