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Kenneth J. Allen, J.D.

Research Interests:

Government Contract Law, Fiscal Law, Trial Advocacy, Leadership and Management


Mr. Kenneth J. Allen was drafted into the US Army in 1970, and served on active duty as a combat engineer.  He received a direct commission to Second Lieutenant while on active duty as a Non Commissioned Officer.  He served in the US Army (either active or reserve) from August 1970 until his retirement from the Army Reserve in May 2002.


Mr. Allen became a lawyer in 1976, and served in the U.S. Government as a lawyer, both as an Army judge advocate (active duty 1976-1984, and reserve 1984-2007), and as a civil servant (1984-2007). In April 2007 he retired from the US Government, and became the General Counsel of Engineering Systems Solutions, and he also joined the adjunct faculty of the Naval Postgraduate School, for whom he taught while a civil servant.


Mr. Allen has served as a criminal defense lawyer, appellate prosecutor, judges’ advisor, and labor and contract lawyer.  His assignments have been in many locations in the US and in Germany. He is a graduate of the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville, the Army Judge Advocate General School, Army Command and General Staff College, Army Management Staff College, National Defense University, and the Army War College.

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