Dr. John A. Dove

Col. Al Allenback (U.S. Air Force, Retired) | Program Coordinator and Adjunct Professor

Expertise: Unmanned Aerial Systems

Air Force Col. Al Allenback, retired, is the vice president of Airport Planning and Engineering and serves on the board of directors of Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood, Inc. in Montgomery, Ala. He is responsible for business development and project execution at airports throughout the Southeast, including the Montgomery Regional Airport.

At TROY, he serves as an adjunct professor and project coordinator of the University's Unmanned Aerial Systems minor.

A former A-10 Thunderbolt II (Warthog) pilot with more than 2,400 hours as a command pilot in the Warhogs, including combat missions in Southwest Asia, he established and commanded the Air Force's first Air Expeditionary Group at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, for Operation Desert Thunder, and was commander of the 42nd Air Base Wing at Maxwell Air Force Base, among other operational, staff and command positions during his military career.

Following his retirement from active duty, Col. Allenback served as national executive director of the all-volunteer Civil Air Patrol, a federally charted nonprofit that serves as the civilian auxiliary of the Air Force and is headquartered at Maxwell Air Force Base. He also served as district director for former U.S. Cong. Bobby Bright (Ala. 2nd).

He holds the bachelor's degree in aerospace and aviation management from Middle Tennessee State University, a master's degree in national security and strategic studies for the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and is a graduate of the Air War College and Joint Professional Military Education at the Armed Forces Staff College.

Col. Allenback currently serves on the board of directors of the Montgomery Area Business Committee for the Arts and the Southern Museum of Flight, Birmingham, Ala., and Troy University's School of Science and Technology Advisory Committee. He has been active in the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce, the Air Force Association as Alabama state president and Montgomery chapter president, the United Way, the American Red Cross, and as chairman of the Combined Federal Campaign.

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