Allen, Lew, Jr., Gen

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
General
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
2-General Officer
Last AFSC Group
Special Identifiers
Primary Unit
1978-1982, Air Force Office of the Chief of Staff
Service Years
1946 - 1982
General

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Home State
Florida
Florida
Year of Birth
1925
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Miami, FL
Last Address
Potomac Falls, VA

Date of Passing
Jan 04, 2010
 
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 1 Grave 262-D

 Official Badges 

Defense Intelligence Agency Joint Chiefs of Staff Secretary of Defense Service Commander

Headquarters Air Force Air Force Retired Missileman (Master)


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal




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Last Known Activity
From Air Force Magazine: Gen. Lew Allen Jr., the 10th chief of staff of the Air Force, passed away Jan. 4 in Potomac Falls, Va. (U.S. Air Force photo) Gen. Lew Allen dies 1/5/2010 - SAN ANTONIO (AFNS) -- Gen. Lew Allen Jr., the 10th chief of staff of the Air Force, passed away Jan. 4 in Potomac Falls, Va. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made but burial will be in Arlington Cemetery. General Allen, a West Point graduate, entered the Air Force in 1946 and completed multi-engine flight training in November 1946. He flew bombers at Carswell Air Force Base, Texas, until he entered the master's program at the University of Illinois in 1950. In 1952 he received a Master of Science degree in nuclear physics and went on to earn a doctorate in physics in 1954. He spent the next 19 years working in the scientific community, involved with some of the nation's most sensitive space projects. For that work he was inducted into the Air Force Space and Missile Pioneers Hall of Fame Aug. 8, 2007, at Peterson AFB, Colo. On his way to becoming the chief of staff of the Air Force, General Allen held a number of intelligence positions including director of the National Security Agency, chief of the Central Security Service and commander of Air Force Systems Command. He was appointed chief of staff in July 1978. During his tenure, he oversaw the establishment of Air Force Space Command. Following his retirement in July 1982, he became director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory National Aeronautics and Space Administration center in Pasadena, Calif., and remained in that position until 1990. An award has been established in his honor that is presented annually to a base-level officer and senior NCO in aircraft, munitions or missile maintenance directly involved in aircraft sortie generation. According to officials, the award was established as a tribute to General Allen's legacy of attention to detail and technical expertise, attributes reflected in the nominees honored with the award bearing his name. --------
   
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Sources:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lew_Allen 
http://www.af.mil/About-Us/Biographies/Display/Article/107824/general-lew-allen-jr/ 
http://apps.westpointaog.org/Memorials/Article/15424/ 
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7H8QQpyY5MAMzI4M2EzZGItOTlhMy00ODQyLWIxYmEtMzRjYWUyYjE4NzY5/view 
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=46384082
https://www.flickr.com/photos/expertinfantry/5420974024/in/album-72157625860852737/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/expertinfantry/5420976774/in/album-72157625860852737/
   
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United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)Strategic Air Command (SAC)US Air ForceStrategic Air Command (SAC)
Air Force Special Weapons Command (AFSWC)National Security Agency (NSA)Air Force Systems Command (AFSC)Air Force Office of the Chief of Staff
  1946-1947, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
  1946-1950, Strategic Air Command (SAC)
  1946-1950, 7th Bombardment Wing, Very Heavy
  1950-1970, Strategic Air Command (SAC)
  1970-1980, Air Force Special Weapons Command (AFSWC)
  1973-1977, National Security Agency (NSA)
  1977-1978, Air Force Systems Command (AFSC)
  1978-1982, Air Force Office of the Chief of Staff
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military AcademyUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  1943-1946, United States Military Academy
  1950-1954, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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B-29 Superfortress  B-36 Peacemaker  
  1946-1948, B-29 Superfortress
  1948-1950, B-36 Peacemaker
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