Colonel Allan J Darden
Colonel Allan J. “AJ” Darden, Sr. began his career with the United States Army in 1976 as an enlisted Personnel Management Specialist. In 1984, he decided to pursue his long term goal of being an Army Officer. He left the Service after eight years and enrolled in Savannah State College and in 1988 earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology with a minor in Military Science. He earned his Commission in 1987 through the Reserve Officers Training Corps and was awarded the honor of Distinguished Military Graduate. He assessed onto Active Duty as a Medical Service Corps Officer in the spring of 1988. In addition to his Baccalaureate degree from Savannah State College, he holds a Masters of Science Degree in Human Resources Development from Webster University and a Masters Degree in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University’s, Industrial College of the Armed Forces.
Military schooling includes the Army Medical Department Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Combat Casualty Care Course, the Command and Staff School, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the Force Management Course, the Personnel Management for Executive Course, Joint Planners Orientation Course, CAPSTONE and is a 2011 graduate of the National Defense University’s Industrial College of the Armed Forces.
Assignments Include: G1, Office of the Surgeon General, Commander, USAG Fort Detrick Maryland, Deputy, Director Human Resources, Office of the Army Surgeon General, Director, Manpower and Personnel (J1); Joint Task Force Capital Medicine, Chief Health Services Support Branch; Chief Medical Service Corps Branch, Human Resources Command; Deputy Chief Medical Service Corps Branch, Human Resources Command; Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel (G1), Task Force 44th Medical Command Forward; Deputy Chief of Staff, 44th MEDCOM Rear; Troop Commander, Moncrief Army Community Hospital; Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel NARMC; Executive Officer Medical Corps Branch Human Resources Command; Career Manager, Medical Corps Branch Human Resource Command; Chief Military Personnel, Brooke Army Medical Center; Army Medical Department Recruiter San Antonio Office; Company Commander 30th Field Hospital, Baumholder; Germany, Platoon Leader, Desert Shield/Desert Storm 1/35 Armor Battalion, Iraq; Platoon Leader 1/13th Infantry Battalion, 8th Infantry Division, Baumholder, Germany.
He is the recipient of numerous awards, decorations and honors including the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with four Oak Leaf clusters, the Army Achievement Medal with three Oak Leaf clusters, the Combat Field Medical Badge, the Expert Field Medical Badge and is a recipient of the Order of Military Medical Merit.