Allen served in the U.S. Army as an infantryman and participated in Operation “JustCause” otherwise known as the Panama Invasion. He also served in the Demilitarized Zone located on the border of North and South Korea. After the Army, he served with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office and retired after 25 years as a corrections supervisor. Allen became a licensed law enforcement instructor, a Special Reaction Team supervisor and received instructor certifications in: Less Lethal Technologies, Chemical Agents, Defensive tactics and Use of Force. Allen also is a certified USCCA instructor, NRA pistol instructor, Texas License To Carry A Handgun instructor and a New Mexico Concealed Carry instructor. Allen enjoys hunting and fishing along with family camping trips.