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Friday, May 24, 2024
CWO James Allen C. D RSM (Retired)
  James (Jim) Allen enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces while still in high school. He was a member of the Windsor Regiment R.C.A.C. for twenty years and received many honours and promotions. Mr. Allen was promoted to the highest non-commissioned rank that of Chief Warrant Officer. In 1979 he was appointed Regimental Sergeant-Major an appointment bestowed upon the ‘top soldier’ in a regiment. Jim Allen was the first person of colour to be so honoured by the Canadian Armed Forces. Other awards and distinctions include the Canadian Decoration (CD) for

CWO James Allen C. D
RSM (Retired)
  for twelve years good service, the NISOD Excellence in Instructional Leadership Award from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Life Membership in Sertoma International.
Mr. Allen retired from the Canadian Armed Forces in 1981 but continues his relationship with his former Regiment as a member of the Past RSM’s Senate and the Windsor Regiment Association. Jim Allen is currently a professor at St. Clair College and is on the Board of Directors of the African Canadian Community Centre of Windsor and Essex County.
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