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Colonel Ryan P. Allen
Commanding Officer
Marine Air Control Group 48

Colonel Ryan P. Allen was commissioned in 1999 upon graduation from the University of Nebraska with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. 

Colonel Allen’s operational assignments include: Commanding Officer, Marine Air Support Squadron 1; Operations Officer and Assistant Operations Officer, Marine Air Control Group 18; Executive Officer, Marine Tactical Air Command Squadron 18; Marine Corps Exchange Officer, 729th Air Control Squadron (USAF); Early Warning & Control Detachment Commander, Marine Air Control Squadron 1; and Tactical Air Operations Center Crew OIC, Marine Air Control Squadron 4. 

Colonel Allen’s staff assignments include: Global Integrated Operations Division Chief, United States Strategic Command; Command, Control, and Communications Department Head, Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron 1; and Assistant Operations Officer, Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment. 

Colonel Allen holds a Master of Military Studies degree with honors from American Military University, a Master of Military Studies degree with distinction from Marine Corps University, and a Master of Strategic Studies degree from the U.S. Army War College.  

Colonel Allen’s personal decorations include: the Defense Superior Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (4th award), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.