By Staff Sgt. Stacy Foster
50th Space Wing Public Affairs
The 50th Space Wing will welcome back a former member who first served as a satellite operations officer and evaluator more than 20 years ago.
Col. Kenneth Allison will succeed Col. H.B. Brual as the 50th SW vice commander when he arrives later this month.
Colonel Brual will assume command of the Air Force Inspection Agency at Kirtland AFB, N.M on June 12.
Colonel Allison, a Carthage, Texas native, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering from Texas A&M University and was commissioned in 1985. He’s since completed two Masters of Science degrees, one in space operations and the other in military operational art and science.
His first assignment was as a satellite operations officer and evaluator at the 2nd Space Control Squadron, now the 2nd Space Operations Squadron, at Falcon AFB in 1986.
“I’m truly excited about returning to the 50th SW, and I’m humbled and privileged to be the vice commander,” said Colonel Allison. “I was a member of the wing for three of my first four assignments.”
Prior to becoming the 50th SW vice commander, Colonel Allison was Space and Missiles Systems Center Concept Development Division Chief, Los Angeles AFB, Calif.
He is a career space professional with extensive space operations, engineering and acquisition experience in Department of Defense, National Reconnaissance Office and Special Technical Operations space systems.
He is married to the former Sheria Kelley, also from Carthage, and has four children: Christiana, Krista, Kayla and Kennedy.
“I look forward to working with Col. Cary Chun, 50th SW commander, senior leadership, tenant units and members of the wing,” said Colonel Allison. “Our combat forces and our nation depend on us to get it right, and together we’ll continue building on the wing’s successes in performing the mission and taking care of the troops.”