John R. Allen

September 13, 2014 - Present Special Presidential Envoy, Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, Department of State Videos: 7 c. June 1, 2008 - Present Lieutenant General, U.S. Marine Corps Videos: 2 c. January 1, 2003 - Present Brigadier General, U.S. Marine Corps Videos: 3 c. April 5, 2002 - Present Commandant, Midshipmen, U.S. Naval Academy Videos: 1 c. January 1, 2014 - Present Distinguished Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies Program, Brookings Institution Videos: 0


Commander July 18, 2011 - February 10, 2013 Videos: 8 U.S. Marine Corps
c. July 1, 2011 - c. April 29, 2013 Videos: 5 U.S. Central Command
Deputy Commander
July 15, 2008 - June 1, 2011 Videos: 1

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    Middle East Strategy

    Retired General John Allen and Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Anne Patterson testified at a hearing…

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    Threats to Iraq and Syria

    General John Allen (Retired), Ambassador Lukman Faily, and Assistant Secretary Daniel Glaser talked about combating ISIL* in…

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    U.S. Strategy Against ISIS

    Retired General John Allen, who serves as special presidential envoy, talked about the campaign against ISIS*…

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    Monmouth College Commencement Address

    General John Allen (Retired) gave the commencement address to the 2015 graduating class of Monmouth College. General…

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