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Daniel B. Allyn
""A man in a military uniform in front of flags
Allyn in 2014
Born (1959-09-24) September 24, 1959 (age 58)
"New Hampshire, U.S.
Service/branch "United States Army
Years of service 1981–2017
Rank ""US-O10 insignia.svg "General
Commands held "Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army
"United States Army Forces Command
"XVIII Airborne Corps
"1st Cavalry Division
Battles/wars "Operation Urgent Fury
"Operation Just Cause
"Operation Desert Storm
"Operation Desert Spring
"Operation Enduring Freedom
"Operation Iraqi Freedom
Awards "Distinguished Service Medal (U.S. Army) (3)
"Silver Star
"Defense Superior Service Medal (3)
"Legion of Merit (3)
Website www.army.mil/leaders/vcsa/

Daniel Bartlett Allyn (born September 24, 1959) is a "United States Army "general who served as the 35th "Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army from 2014 until 2017. Allyn previously served as the commanding general of "United States Army Forces Command from May 2013 to August 2014.[1] Allyn was the commander of the "XVIII Airborne Corps from 2012 to 2013.[2] He retired from the army after almost 36 years of service.


Early life and education[edit]

Allyn was born in New Hampshire in 1959 and raised in "Berwick, Maine.[3] He graduated from the US Military Academy at "West Point, New York in 1981.


He went on to serve overseas in "South Korea, "Grenada, "Egypt, "Panama, "Saudi Arabia, "Kuwait, "Iraq and "Afghanistan as a combat infantryman and a master parachutist.[4]

Awards and decorations[edit]

""CIB2.png "Combat Infantryman Badge with Star (denoting 2nd award)
""Ranger Tab.svg "Ranger tab
""1 star jump.svg "Master Parachutist Badge with one bronze Combat Jump Device
""Pathfinder.gif "Pathfinder Badge
""Joint Chiefs of Staff seal.svg "Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge
""United States Army Staff Identification Badge.png "Army Staff Identification Badge
""Canadian jump wings.png Canadian "Jump Wings (non-operational)
""Me par mil.jpg Italian "Parachutist Badge
""82nd Airborne Division CSIB.png "82nd Airborne Division "Combat Service Identification Badge
""75th Ranger Regiment Distinctive Unit Insignia.svg "75th Ranger Regiment "Distinctive Unit Insignia
""ASU overseas service bar.jpg 7 "Overseas Service Bars
""""Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg""Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg "Army Distinguished Service Medal with two bronze "oak leaf clusters
"" "Silver Star
""""Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg""Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg "Defense Superior Service Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters
""""Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg""Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg "Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters
""Width-44 scarlet ribbon with width-4 ultramarine blue stripe at center, surrounded by width-1 white stripes. Width-1 white stripes are at the edges. "Bronze Star Medal
""Bronze oak leaf cluster
"Defense Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
""Silver oak leaf cluster
"Meritorious Service Medal with silver oak leaf cluster
"" "Joint Service Commendation Medal
""""Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg""Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg""Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg "Army Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters
""""Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg""Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg "Army Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
"" "Army Presidential Unit Citation
""""Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg""Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg""Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg""Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg "Joint Meritorious Unit Award with four oak leaf clusters
"" "Meritorious Unit Commendation
""Bronze star
"National Defense Service Medal with one bronze "service star
""""Arrowhead device.svg""Bronze-service-star-3d.png""Bronze-service-star-3d.png "Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with "Arrowhead device and two service stars
""Bronze star
"Southwest Asia Service Medal with one bronze "campaign star
""""Bronze-service-star-3d.png""Bronze-service-star-3d.png "Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two campaign stars
""""Bronze-service-star-3d.png""Bronze-service-star-3d.png""Bronze-service-star-3d.png""Bronze-service-star-3d.png "Iraq Campaign Medal with four campaign stars
"" "Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
"" "Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
"" "Korea Defense Service Medal
"" "Humanitarian Service Medal
"" "Army Service Ribbon
""""Award numeral 3.png "Army Overseas Service Ribbon with bronze "award numeral 3
"" "NATO Medal for Service with ISAF
""""Award Numeral 2 golden.png "Multinational Force and Observers Medal with silver numeral 2
""Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia) ribbon.svg "Kuwait Liberation Medal ("Saudi Arabia)
""Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait) ribbon.svg "Kuwait Liberation Medal ("Kuwait)


In 2013, Allyn was the honoree of the Patriot Foundation, an organization which provides scholarships and other support to the families of soldiers who have served in airborne, special operations and other army specialty units.


  1. ^ "FORSCOM | The United States Army". Forscom.army.mil. Archived from the original on 2013-07-10. Retrieved 2013-07-03. 
  2. ^ "Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson nominated to command Fort Bragg, 18th Airborne Corps". Fayobserver.com. 2013-05-09. Archived from the original on 2013-06-24. Retrieved 2013-07-03. 
  3. ^ West Point Alumni Foundation, inc; United States Military Academy. Association of Graduates (1991). Register of Graduates and Former Cadets of the United States Military Academy. Association of Graduates, USMA. "ISSN 0090-2357. Retrieved 2014-12-13. 
  4. ^ "Allyn promoted, becomes commander of FORSCOM". army.mil. May 10, 2013. Retrieved 2014-12-13. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
"Frank Helmick
Commanding General, "XVIII Airborne Corps
Succeeded by
Joseph Anderson
Preceded by
"David M. Rodriguez
Commanding General, "United States Army Forces Command
May 2013 – August 2014
Succeeded by
"Mark A. Milley
Preceded by
"John F. Campbell
"Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army
August 2014 – June 2017
Succeeded by
"James C. McConville
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