2019 SrA Julian S. Scholten ISR Commando Award
Sergeant Allan was critical to establishing 353 Special Operations Group’s first imagery training program by designing and instructing courses addressing a critical mission planning and execution need for the unit’s combat operations. Through initiative, he equipped the special operations group with mission planning materials and designed training aids for three operations plans, eliminating a gap for the geographic combatant commander’s sole special operations forces aircraft crisis response unit. Furthermore, Sergeant Allan developed joint service imagery outreach by coordinating multiple equipment transfers between Air Force, Army, and Marine units saving the Department of Defense valuable resources. Finally, Sergeant Allan revitalized a $1 Million sensitive compartmented information facility. His innovative approach maximized workspace and integrated sensitive equipment enabling his fellow Airmen to meet the most challenging demands of expeditionary special operations. Sergeant Allan’s professionalism, innovation, and initiative distinguish him as a true Air Commando.