Robert Allen


2016 Summer

GEOL 3302 Meteorology

2015 Fall
GEOL 3302 Meteorology

Biographical information

Mr. Allen was raised in North Carolina and attended the US Air Force Academy where he graduated in 1973 with a BS in Basic Sciences and a minor in Meteorology. At graduation he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Air Force and completed his basic meteorology training at North Carolina State University in 1974. He earned an MS in Meteorology from the University of Oklahoma, Norman in 1980.

During his career in the Air Force he was stationed in Europe and the Pacific and had state-side assignments that included Alabama, Illinois, Nebraska and New Mexico. He was an aerial reconnaissance weather officer in Guam and accrued 800 hours flying typhoon reconnaissance missions in the western Pacific. Deployed to the Kuwaiti Theater of Operations he provided weather support to Desert Storm operations and returned to Turkey to provide support to humanitarian relief operations in support of Operation Provide Comfort. He retired as the commander of the Air Force Weather Agency.

Since retirement from the Air Force, he has served as the Chief Operating Officer of an entrepreneur space launch company and later provided modeling and simulation support to US Pacific Command (USPACOM) as a defense contractor. Since 2009 he has been a civil service employee at USPACOM as an Operations Research Analyst.

Mr. Allen became an adjunct professor with Wayland Baptist University in 2007.