Richard J. Allain

Richard J. Allain is an Officer of Marines.  Currently assigned to Marine Aircraft Group 11, he is a qualified F/A-18 pilot, a former F-3 Tornado pilot, a growing Western Europe Regional Affairs Officer, and an Air Officer.  While influenced by this training, his education began with his combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.  He most recently returned from a tour with Regimental Combat Team 1 in Southern Helmand Province, supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

We have no more real control over conflict (or the universe) than anyone else, in fact, sometimes we now have less.  If we cannot control, we must adapt.