Tampa, FL - (FILE) -- File photo taken August 20, 2009 of Lieutenant General John R. Allen, who became Deputy Commander, United States Central Command, on 15 July 2008.  Following commissioning, he attended The Basic School and was assigned to Second Battalion, 8th Marines, where he served as a platoon and rifle company commander. His next tour took him to Marine Barracks at 8th and I, Washington, D.C., where he served at the Marine Corps Institute and as a ceremonial officer. Lieutenant General Allen then attended, and was the Distinguished Graduate of the Postgraduate Intelligence Program of the Defense Intelligence College. He would serve subsequently as the Marine Corps Fellow to the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). He was the first Marine Corps officer inducted as a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations..Credit: DoD via CNP
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Tampa, FL - (FILE) -- File photo taken August 20, 2009 of Lieutenant General John R. Allen, who became Deputy Commander, United States Central Command, on 15 July 2008. Following commissioning, he attended The Basic School and was assigned to Second Battalion, 8th Marines, where he served as a platoon and rifle company commander. His next tour took him to Marine Barracks at 8th and I, Washington, D.C., where he served at the Marine Corps Institute and as a ceremonial officer. Lieutenant General Allen then attended, and was the Distinguished Graduate of the Postgraduate Intelligence Program of the Defense Intelligence College. He would serve subsequently as the Marine Corps Fellow to the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). He was the first Marine Corps officer inducted as a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations..Credit: DoD via CNP

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Source: Consolidated News Photos
Date: 14 Oct 2008
Location: Tampa Florida United States of America
Credit: DoD via CNP
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