John R. Allen

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General John Allen at the Aspen Security Forum
Fort Belvoir, Virginia, U.S.
Alma materUnited States Naval Academy, Georgetown University, National Intelligence University, National Defense University
A Retired US Marine Corps 4 star General

[[|x22px|link=Commander of the International Security Assistance Force]] Commander of the International Security Assistance Force Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
July 18, 2011 - February 10, 2013
Preceded byDavid Petraeus

[[|x22px|link=Commander of United States Central Command]] Acting Commander of United States Central Command Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
June 30, 2010 - August 11, 2010
Preceded byDavid Petraeus
Succeeded byJames Mattis

John R. Allen, (born December 15, 1953) is a retired United States Marine Corps four-star General, and past Deputy Commander of U.S. Central Command, prior to serving as Commander of the International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan (USFOR-A). On 13 September 2014, the United States appointed General Allen as Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant).[1]


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  1. "Announcement of General John Allen as Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL". State Department. Retrieved 19 September 2014.

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