Allen F. “Gunner” Kent


Allen Kent was appointed adjutant general of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) in August 2005. Prior to his appointment, he served as the Veterans Service Organization Liaison in the department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, D.C. from 1996 to 2005.

Mr. Kent was on active duty with the U.S. Marine Corps from 1958 until 1982. During his military service, he received a Bronze Star with Combat V device, the Navy Commendation Medal, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Vietnam Service Medal with four stars, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, as well as several unit commendations, citations and foreign decorations.

He is currently a life member of VFW Post 9972 in Sierra Vista, Arizona, and was selected Arizona’s “Young Vietnam Veteran of the Year” for 1979. He was elected to the Foundation Board in September 2008.