Captain Benjamin E. ALLEN, JR.

At the 2002 Reunion  

Captain Benjamin E. Allen, Jr., was born August 2, 1938 in Washington, North Carolina.  Captain Allen attended the United States Naval Academy, graduating in June 1961.  Following commissioning he attended Flight School at Pensacola, Florida and was assigned to Attack Squadron 85 in April 1963. 

Captain Allen was assigned to the USS BOSTON (CAG-1) in September 1965 where he served as CIC Officer and EMO.  Subsequent sea duty assignments included USS GLENNON (DD 840), USS BARRY (DD 933) as Operations Officer, USS HORNE (CG 30) as Operations Officer, and USS HALSEY (CG 23) as Executive Officer. 

His personal awards and decorations include two Navy Commendation Medals.  Captain Allen's shore duty included tours at OPNAV in Washington, D.C., U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California and Operational Test and Evaluation Force, Pacific in San Diego, California. 

Captain Allen is married to the former Wilma Ellen Burke of Troy, New York.  Captain and Mrs. Allen live in San Diego, California with their children Frances, Scott, Paul, Mary, Jill, and Theresa.