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General Daniel B. Allyn
Commanding General
U.S. Army Forces Command


    General Daniel B. Allyn became the 20th commander of United States Army Forces Command May 10, 2013.


    The Forces Command mission is to provide trained and ready conventional land power to combatant commanders worldwide in defense of the nation at home and abroad. As the commander of the Army’s largest organization, he is responsible for manning, equipping, and training 265,000 active component Soldiers, and training and readiness oversight of 560,000 Soldiers of the Army National Guard and the U.S. Army Reserve.

General Allyn is a native of Berwick, Maine, and a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. He previously served as Commanding General, XVIII Airborne Corps & Fort Bragg and Commanding General, 1st Cavalry Division, “America’s First Team,” including duty as Commanding General, Combined Joint Task Force - 1 and Regional Command East in Afghanistan. General Allyn has also served as the Chief of Staff, and later, Deputy Commanding General of XVIII Airborne Corps, including duty as Chief of Staff, Multi-National Corps Iraq. His joint assignments include the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization and The Joint Staff Joint Operations Directorate. Prior to his Joint assignments, he served as Commander, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized), culminating with service during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Prior to serving in the “Marne Division,” General Allyn served two tours of duty with the 82nd Airborne Division, two years with the 2nd Infantry Division, and three tours of duty with the 75th Ranger Regiment.

    General Allyn's previous duties include command at the platoon through corps level and staff assignments at the battalion through Joint Staff level. He served an overseas assignment in Korea and operational deployments for Operation Urgent Fury in Grenada, two peacekeeping deployments to the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, Operation Just Cause in Panama, Operation Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia, and Operation Desert Spring in Kuwait, two tours in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq, and most recently was deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

He is a graduate of the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses at Fort Benning, Georgia; the United States Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; and the Naval War College at Newport, Rhode Island, where he earned a Master of Arts degree in Strategic and National Security Studies.

General Allyn is a Combat Infantryman and Master Parachutist.


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