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Back in the Day

Dennis Allen's father worked at Bryan Air Force Base both as an airman as well as a civilian mechanical technician.

A generation later at the same locale, Allen himself enrolled in the Texas Engineering Extension Service's Institute of Electronic Sciences program where he learned a trade at the Research Annex which propelled him to a nearly 40-year career working on the technical staff at Texas A&M University.

Allen still has vivid memories of the Research Annex site where he completed the TEEX IES program in 1974.


Dennis Allen is a lifelong resident of the Bryan-College Station area. After successfully completing his TEEX Institute of Electronic Science program, Allen began working at Texas A&M in 1977. He was an electronic technician at the Nuclear Science Center before transferring in the Industrial Engineering Department to work with computers, advancing to computer systems manager, and finally, to facilities manager before retiring from the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department in 2013. He is a past secretary of The Brazos Valley Service Rifle Association and past vice president of the Brazos Valley Radio Controlled Modelers.