Civic Involvement

Dean Allen has held numerous leadership positions in various civic, social, fraternal, political, and veterans organizations. Dean believes the adage, from whom much is given, much is also expected. He has raised tens of thousands of dollars for charities that benefit children, single mothers, widows, veterans, senior citizens, or which are dedicated to medical research. Dean is a former Commander of VFW Post 9273, and the 19,000 members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in South Carolina also elected him grand (state) chaplain three times. Dean Allen is a past president of the US Amateur Ballroom Dance Association, a Past Governor of his Moose Lodge, is active in the local affiliate of the National Association of Scholars, and contributes regularly to several Masonic charities as a 32nd degree member of the Ancient Scottish Rite of Freemasonry. As a student pilot, Dean is a proud member of the Aircraft Owner's and Pilot's Association. (AOPA) While researching a new book, Dean has even joined the Old Antarctic Explorers Association, as an associate member. He is also a member of the American Legion, Gun Owners of America, the 101st Airborne Division Association, the 2nd Infantry Division Association, and the 716th MP BN Association. REPUBLICAN PARTY, Dean Allen has been active in the Republican Party, working in Ronald Reagan's 1980 and 1984 campaigns. He has been a delegate to dozens of Republican state conventions. Dean attended the 2012 GOP national convention in Tampa, Fl, as a paid publicist for the author of a book on national security. In 2016, Dean was elected as an Alternate Delegate from South Carolina to the GOP national convention in Cleveland, Ohio. Dean Allen was an early supporter of president Donald Trump, helping his team win our First in the South primary here in South Carolina.