8th Infantry Illinois National Guard Association

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Kirkpatrick, Allen

 

COMMAND SERGEANT MAJOR ALLEN J. KIRKPATRICK ILLINOIS ARMY NATIONAL GUARD
Command Sergeant Major Kirkpatrick was born in Chicago, Illinois on 14 May 1937. He enlisted on 5 May 1955 and completed Basic and Advance Individual training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.
During his 42 years of military service, he has served in a variety of Senior Noncommissioned Officer positions culminating in his assignment as the State Command Sergeant Major, Illinois Army National Guard. He retired on 31 May 1997. Other assignments held were Commandant, Illinois Noncommissioned Officer Military Academy, Command Sergeant Major 33rd Infantry Brigade, Command Sergeant Major 1st Battalion 178th Infantry, Operation Sergeant, Intelligence Sergeant and Infantry First Sergeant.
He is a graduate of the Senior Noncommissioned Officer Course, S-2 Combat Operations Course and the Battle Skills Course.
His awards and decorations are numerous, which include the Expert Infantryman Badge, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Distinguished Service Medal and the Medal of Merit.
He is married to the former Deloris Smith of Chicago, Illinois.
They have four grown children: Karen, Allen Jr., Raynard and Darlene.

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