Colonel Ronald G. Allen, Jr., is the vice-commander, 90th Missile Wing, Francis E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming. He provides strategic nuclear deterrence through the operation, maintenance, security and support provided by over 4,200 military, civilian and contractor personnel operating 15 missile alert facilities and 150 Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles constantly ready to launch at the direction of the President of the United States.

Colonel Allen entered the Air Force in 1994 after receiving his commission through the Air Force ROTC program at Texas A&M University. He has served in a variety of positions within missile and space launch operations, including crew commander, instructor, senior evaluator, flight commander, emergency war orders plans officer and group executive officer. His staff assignments include the Joint Staff, Headquarters Air Force and Air Force Space Command. He was selected for both the Air Force and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency intern programs. Prior to his current assignment, Colonel Allen was the commander of the 90th Operations Group, F.E. Warren AFB, Wyoming.

1994 Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
1999 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2002 Master of Arts Certificate Program, Organizational Management, George Washington University, Washington, D.C
2006 Air Command and Staff College by Correspondence Course
2006 Master of Science, Systems Engineering, AFIT, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio
2008 Air War College by Correspondence Course
2012 National Defense Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

1. October 1994 - May 1995, Missile Combat Crew Initial Qualification Training, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
2. June 1995 - June 2000, Missile Combat Crew, Evaluator, Instructor, Senior Standards/Evaluation Commander, EWO Plans Officer and Group Executive Officer, 90th Missile Wing, F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo.
3. July 2000 - May2002, USAF Intern, Action Officer DCS Air and Space Operations, Director of ISR; Action Officer Joint Staff Space Operations Division, Pentagon, Washington D.C.
4. June 2002 - July 2004, Space Launch Crew Instructor, Flight Commander, Senior Delta Evaluator, 45th Operations Group, Cape Canaveral AFS, Fla.
5. August 2004 - March 2006, IDE Student, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio
6. April 2006 - July 2006, Air Force Chief of Staff Intern, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Washington D.C.
7. August 2006 - July 2009, Programs Division, Directorate of Plans, Programs & Analyses, HQ AFSPC, Peterson AFB, Colo.
8. July 2009 - June 2011, Commander, 625th Strategic Operations Squadron, Offutt AFB, Neb.
9. July 2011 - June 2012, SDE Student, National Defense Fellow, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
10. July 2012 - May 2014, Deputy Chief, Nuclear Operations Division; Chief, NMCS Division, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
11. May 2014 - December 2014, Commander, 90th Operations Group, F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo.
12. December 2014 - Present, Vice Commander, 90th Missile Wing, F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo.

Defense Superior Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters
Combat Readiness Medal
National Defense Service Medal with bronze star
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Longevity Service with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Training Ribbon with oak leaf cluster

Second Lieutenant, May 14, 1994
First Lieutenant, July 28, 1996
Captain, July 28, 1998
Major, Feb. 1, 2005
Lieutenant Colonel, June 1, 2008
Colonel, Oct. 1, 2013

Current as of July 2015