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Col (Ret) Allison Black

Allison is a retiring United States Air Force Colonel with a distinguished 32-year military career. She enlisted in 1992 and served as a SERE (survival, evasion, resistance, & escape) specialist for over 6 years. Allison earned her undergraduate degree from Wayland Baptist University and was commissioned in 1998. She served the next 24 years of her career in USSOCOM & Air Force Special Operations (AFSOC).

She has flown a total of over 3400 hours with 2000 combat hours in the AC-130H Spectre Gunship & U-28A Draco. In 2001, Allison deployed in support of TF Dagger as the initial response to the attacks on September 11th, earning the moniker “Angel of Death” for the decisive battlefield effects of the AC-130 crew.

Allison has commanded at all levels of leadership and culminated her career as the Commander of the 1st Special Operation Wing, Hurlburt Field, Florida.

She’s a native of East Northport, New York and has a Strategic Communications master’s degree from George Mason University & master’s in security studies from National Defense University.

Allison lives in Navarre, Florida with her husband Ryan and two sons Connor & Cooper.