General Daniel B. Allyn became the
20th commander of United States Army Forces
Command May 10, 2013.
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, Deputy Commanding General, and Chief of Staff, XVIII Airborne Corps. General Allyn also served as Commanding General, 1st Cavalry Division. His joint assignments include duty with the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization and with the Joint Staff, J-3 Joint Operations Directorate. His earlier assignments included tours of duty in 2d Infantry Division (Republic of Korea), 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized), 82nd Airborne Division, and the 75th Ranger Regiment.
General Allyn's service includes overseas duty 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, Operations Desert Spring and Enduring Freedom in Kuwait, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom.
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
General Allyn is a Combat Infantryman and Master Parachutist.