KABUL, Afghanistan - Name: Michael D. Allen
Duty Title: ISAF Joint Command Facilities Manager
Unit: C. Co, HHBN, III Corps
Home Station: Fort Hood
Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Joined the military: June 9, 2005
Basic Training Location: Fort Benning
Education: Going to school to obtain my associates degree in applied technologies
Marital Status: Married
Children: 3, (12) Makalya, (3) Adrian, (1) Brandon
Activities/Hobbies: Basketball, big time Lakers fan
Favorite movie: Paid in Full
Favorite TV show: The Following
Favorite band: Tupac, DMX, Kanye West
Favorite thing about the military: Being to different countries you realize in the next 10-15 years you will be a part of history.
What I've learned being a Soldier: Nothing is as bad as it seems.
What inspires you to be a Soldier: The appreciation I receive when I am wearing this uniform.
How many times have you been deployed and what years/locations? 4 Deployments 06-07 Afghanistan, 08-09 Iraq, 10-11 Afghanistan 13-Current Afghanistan
What's this deployment been like for you? Very Stressful, but I’ve been able to maintain a new learning experience.
What do you enjoy most about your deployment and the mission you're supporting? Getting to work with the coalition forces.
What do you miss most about Fort Hood and your family? Miss playing with my kids and seeing them smile.