Brig. Gen. Ronald G. Allen, Jr., serves as the Director for Strategic Capabilities, National Security Council, Executive Office of the President, Washington, D.C. He assists and advises the President and National Security Advisor on nuclear matters, while developing and coordinating national policies concerning the nuclear enterprise.
Brig. Gen. Allen earned his commission through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Program at Texas A&M University in 1994. He has held a variety of operational and staff assignments, including command of the 341st Missile Wing, 90th Operations Group and 625th Strategic Operations Squadron. His staff assignments include the Joint Staff, Headquarters Air Force and Air Force Space Command.
Prior to his current assignment, he was the Principal Assistant Deputy Administrator for Military Application, National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy, Washington, D.C. He assisted the Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs in maintaining the safety, security and reliability of the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile.
1994 Bachelor of Science, Industrial Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station
1999 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2002 Master of Arts, Organizational Management, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
2006 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2006 Master of Science, Systems Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio
2008 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2012 National Defense Fellowship, Senior Developmental Education, Harvard University Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs, Cambridge, Mass.
2016 Enterprise Leadership Seminar, Kenan-Flagler School of Business, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
1. October 1994‒May 1995, Missile Combat Crew Initial Qualification Training, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
2. June 1995‒June 2000, Missile Combat Crew, Evaluator Instructor, Senior Standards/Evaluation Commander, Electronic Warfare Officer Plans Officer and Group Executive Officer, 90th Missile Wing, F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo.
3. July 2000‒May 2002, U.S. Air Force Intern, Action Officer Defensive Counterspace Air and Space Operations, Director of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance; Action Officer Joint Staff Space Operations Division, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
4. June 2002‒July 2004, Space Launch Crew Instructor, Flight Commander, Senior Delta Evaluator, 45th Operations Group, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
5. August 2004‒March 2006, Intermediate Developmental Education 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, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.
8. July 2009‒June 2011, Commander, 625th Strategic Operations Squadron, Offutt AFB, Neb.
9. July 2011‒June 2012, Senior Developmental Education Student, National Defense Fellow, Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
10. July 2012‒May 2014, Deputy Chief, Nuclear Operations Division; Chief, National Military Command Center Division, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
11. May 2014‒December 2014, Commander, 90th Operations Group, F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo.
12. December 2014–April 2016, Vice Commander, 90th Missile Wing, F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo.
13. April 2016–June 2018, Commander, 341st Missile Wing, Malmstrom AFB, Mont.
14. July 2018–April 2019, Principal Assistant Deputy Administrator for Military Application, National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy, Washington, D.C.
15. April 2019–present, Director, Strategic Capabilities Policy, National Security Council, Washington, D.C.
SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. July 2012‒May 2014, Deputy Chief, Nuclear Operations Division; Chief, National Military Command Center Division, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va., as a lieutenant colonel and colonel
2. July 2018–April 2019, Principal Assistant Deputy Administrator for Military Application, National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy, Washington D.C., as a brigadier general
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 14, 1994
First Lieutenant Jul. 28, 1996
Captain Jul. 28, 1998
Major Feb. 1, 2005
Lieutenant Colonel Jun. 1, 2008
Colonel Oct. 1, 2013
Brigadier General Sep. 7, 2018
(Current as of August 2019)