Allen Back

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  • Scholarship, Recruiting & Enrollment Manager
  • Army ROTC
  • Army ROTC
Barker Hall, Room 101B
(859) 257-6865, (859) 553-5377
Hours of oppreation: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm by appointment only

Bachelor of Arts, Telecommunications, University of Kentucky 1990 Master of Science, Human Resource Development, Villanova University 2012


Mr. Allen Back is originally from Maysville, Kentucky and graduated from the University of Kentucky and the Army ROTC program in 1990 where he commissioned as an Armor Officer in the United States Army Reserve. Mr. Back has 27 years of enlisted and commissioned service to include 12 months of combat deployment to Iraq.  Mr. Back is a Lieutenant Colonel (Ret) in the Army Reserve currently serving as Public Affairs officer for the 84th Training Command, Fort Knox, KY.  Mr. Back while serving in the Army Reserve has owned a small business, served as a military contractor with Communication Technologies, Inc. and L-3/MPRI Communications. Mr. Back is a former Director of Military and Veteran Affairs at Eastern Kentucky University and is currently serving as a Department of the Army Civilian in the University of Kentucky Army ROTC program as the Recruiting Operations Officer.  Mr. Back has held many leadership positions in the Army Reserve to include platoon, company, battalion and command level appointments. He has commanded an Armor company, served as battalion S-1 personnel officer, battalion S-3 Operations Officer, Assistant Professor of Military Science, Transportation Observer/Controller Trainer, Base Support Unit Operations Officer, Al Kasik Military Training Base, Iraq.  Mr. Back has taught all levels of Army ROTC classes to include military history at Centre College, Asbury University, University of Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky University, Union College and University of the Cumberlands.  Mr. Back’s military schooling includes Basic Combat Training, Armor Officer Basic and Advance Course, Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Defense Course, Battle Focused and Military History Instructor Training Course, Transportation Officer Advance Course, Transportation Observer/Controller Course, Combined Arms Staff School, Command and General Staff College.  Mr. Back also teaches Military History part-time as adjunct faculty at UK.  Mr. Back’s civilian education includes a M.S. Human Resource Development from Villanova University and a B.A. Telecommunications from the University of Kentucky.  Mr. Back’s military decorations include the Bronze Star medal, Meritorious Service medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Award (3rd Award), Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with 2 service stars, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (3rd Award), Armed Force Reserve Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Joint Meritorious Unit Award.  Mr. Back is married to the former Stacie Felty and they have two sons, one serving in the Kentucky Army National Guard as a Cadet and the other in the U.S. Army as a First Lieutenant and also a UK Army ROTC alumnus. 


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Masters of Science, Human Resources Development, Villanova University 2012

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