Leadership

Chief Warrant Officer 5 Allen Robinson

State Command Chief Warrant Officer

Chief Warrant Officer 5 Allen Robinson is the 4th Command Chief Warrant Officer for the Michigan National Guard. He serves as the principal advisor to The Adjutant General in matters to address warrant officer management, development, and to improve the strength management of the warrant officer cohort. CW5 Robinson enlisted in the U.S. Army on August 5, 1988 and served as a wheeled vehicle repairer, materiel control and accounting specialist, administrative specialist, personnel records specialist and aircraft mechanic until his acceptance into the warrant officer flight program in 1997. Upon earning his wings, he was assigned as an AH-1 Cobra pilot, OH-58 Kiowa pilot, UH-1 Huey pilot, UH-60 Blackhawk pilot, and C-12 Huron pilot with the Michigan Army National Guard. His qualifications include instructor pilot, maintenance test pilot, aviation safety officer, government flight representative, and contracting officer’s representative.


EDUCATION
1989 Wheel Vehicle Repairer Course (63W)
1991 Administrative Specialist Course (71L)
1991 Primary Leadership Development Course
1992 Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course
1993 Material Accounting Specialist Course (76P)
1993 Police Firearms Instructor Course
1994 Personnel Records Specialist Course (75D)
1995 Attach Helicopter Repairer Course (67Y)
1995 Aviation Maintenance Management Course
1997 Warrant Officer Candidate School
1998 Initial Entry Rotary Wing Course
1998 Warrant Officer Basic Course
1998 AH-1 Airframe Course (152G)
1998 UH-1 Airframe Course (153B)
2000 Associate’s Degree
2001 Warrant Officer Advanced Course
2002 Aviation Safety Officer Course
2003 UH-60 Airframe Course (153D)
2007 Fixed Wing Multi-Engine Course (155E)
2012 Contracting Officer Representative Training Course
2017 Government Flight Representative Course
2009 Warrant Officer Intermediate Level Education (ILE)
2012 Fixed Wing Multi-Engine Instructor Course
2015 Warrant Officer Senior Service Education Course (SSC)


ASSIGNMENTS
1. August 1988 – February 1990, Wheel Vehicle Mechanic, 1070th Maintenance Company
2. February 1990 – July 1990, Wheel Vehicle Mechanic, 1072nd Maintenance Company
3. July 1990 – January 1993, Administrative Specialist, HQ STARC (G6)
4. January 1993 – September 1994, Personnel Actions Specialist, 163rd Personnel Services Company
5. September 1994 – March 1995, Helicopter Repairer, Company D, 2-238th Aviation
6. March 1995 – August 1997, Crew Chief, Company C, 1-238th Aviation
7. August 1997 – November 2002, UH-1 Pilot, Company D, 2-147th Aviation
8. November 2002 – July 2005, Aviation Safety Officer, HQ 1-238th Aviation
9. July 2005 – December 2006, Aviation Safety Officer, 3-238th Aviation (OEF)
10. December 2006 – March 2007, Aviation Safety Officer, HQ 1-238th Aviation
11. March 2007 – September 2007, Aviation Life Support Officer, Detachment 15, OSA
12. September 2007 – October 2008, Aviation Safety Officer, Detachment 15, OSA
13. October 2008 – February 2009, Operations Officer, Detachment 15, OSA
14. February 2009 – September 2009, Operations Officer, Fixed Detachment Kuwait (OIF)
15. September 2009 – January 2010, Operations Officer, Detachment 15, OSA
16. January 2010 – June 2013, Instructor Pilot, Detachment 15, OSA
17. June 2013 – September 2018, Commander, Detachment 15, OSA
18. September 2018 – June 2019, Commander, Fixed Detachment Horn of Africa (OFS)
19. June 2019 – September 2021, Commander, Detachment 15, OSA
20. September 2021 – present, Command Chief Warrant Officer, Michigan National Guard



AWARDS & DECORATIONS
Master Army Aviator Badge
Aircraft Crewmember Badge
Air Assault Badge
Meritorious Service Medal with 2nd bronze oak leaf cluster
Air Medal with numeral 2
Army Commendation Medal with 4th bronze oak leaf cluster
Army Achievement Medal with 2nd bronze oak leaf cluster
Good Conduct Medal - Army
Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal with 4th bronze oak leaf cluster
National Defense Service Medal with 1st bronze star
Kosovo Campaign Medal with campaign star
Iraq Campaign Medal with campaign star
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with 3rd “M” Device and Gold Hourglass Device
NCO Professional Development Ribbon with numeral 2
Army Service Ribbon
Overseas Service Ribbon with numeral 2
Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon
Non-Article 5 NATO Medal
State Distinguished Service Medal
State Legion of Merit with 1st gold oak leaf cluster
MIARNG Recruiting Ribbon
Michigan Service Medal with gold hourglass Device
Michigan State War on Terrorism Service Ribbon with “M” Device
Michigan Outside United States Ribbon with numeral 2
Army Superior Unit Award