CDR Kenneth (Kenny) O. Allison, Jr., USN
Commanding Officer, Navy and Marine Corps Appellate Leave Activity
CDR Allison is a native of Stone Mountain, GA, entering the U.S. Navy on November 15, 1990. He completed recruit training in Orlando, Florida, and graduated Yeoman “A” School in Meridian, Mississippi. CDR Allison holds a Master of Science in Operations Management from the University of Arkansas.
His previous enlisted assignments include: USS AMERICA (CV 66), Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron TWELVE; Commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Europe, and the White House.
As an officer, during his operational assignments, he served as Ship’s Secretary aboard USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) and Administrative Officer aboard USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73) forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan.
As an officer, his staff assignments include: Manning Control Authority, Fleet Enlisted Personnel Readiness and Distribution Officer, Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet; Executive Assistant to Commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Japan; Officer in Charge to Special Operations Joint Task Force; Administrative and Security LDO/CWO Detailer (PERS 41) and Enlisted Surface Branch Head (PERS 40), Navy Personnel Command; Director of Administration for the Secretary of the Navy and the Surface Limited Duty Officer/Chief Warrant Officer Branch Head and Captain and Commander Detailer (PERS 41). From these shore tours, he gleaned extensive Manpower, Personnel, Training, and Education experience.
CDR Allison assumed duties as Commanding Officer, Navy and Marine Corps Appellate Leave Activity.
CDR Allison is authorized to wear the Presidential Service Badge. His decorations include: Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, (five awards), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (five awards), and numerous other unit and campaign awards.