Following in the footsteps of her grandfather and father, retired Army Lt. Col. Dana Allmond has committed her life to public service and currently serves as the Cabinet Executive Officer, Executive Deputy Director of the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services.
The daughter of a Vietnam-era Veteran, Lt. Col. Allmond enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve as an administrative specialist in 1989. She later attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Individual Psychology. She earned her commission as a Second Lieutenant in 1994. Lt. Col. Allmond also has a Masters in Counseling and Leader Development from Long Island University and a Master of Business Administration from Arizona State University.
Throughout her military career, Lt. Col. Allmond was a tactical officer, company commander, served in a combat zone, and was a Chief Executive Officer and Battalion Commander. She also led Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine, Coast Guard and Department of Defense civilian personnel at six Military Entrance Processing Stations.
After retiring from the military, Lt. Col. Allmond continued her service with Veteran health care groups in Southern Arizona. She lives in Marana with her husband Jon and her four children.