- Date Added:
- August 8th, 2012
- NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness
Ret. U.S. Army
LTC Kenny Allred is a retired U.S. Army Officer, high school teacher, adjunct college instructor, business trainer and deputy sheriff. But among his many activities and accomplishments is his dedicated volunteer work on behalf of our American heroes who have returned home from war with invisible wounds--PTSD, depression and other mental health conditions that challenge them daily.
Kenny volunteers as a mental health advocate with a focus on warriors, veterans and their families. He is a former Army Airborne Ranger Infantry Officer, opposing force commanding officer, Military Intelligence Battalion Commander and a helicopter and fixed wing aviator who flew reconnaissance aircraft missions against both Cold War and combat targets. He is a graduate of the Military Intelligence Officers’ Advanced Course, the Mohawk Aircraft surveillance and reconnaissance course, Army Photo Interpretation School, U.S. Air Force Defense Sensor Course, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Tennessee Tech University and Kansas University. Kenny served in Europe, Australia, Central America, Asia and the Middle East and as a force integration staff officer and congressional briefing writer at the Pentagon.
He is a member of the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Military Officers’ Association of America and AMVETS. Kenny serves as the Chair of the NAMI Veterans and Military Council, the NAMI Tennessee Veterans Council, the Tennessee Governor’s Veterans Task Force and as a member of an inter-agency Behavioral Health Advisory Council. Kenny works tirelessly every day as an advocate and leader on
behalf of his comerads and their families to ensure access, treatment and recovery for our honored heroes. A rare life lived, indeed, Kenny is a true champion through NAMI and lives and farms in East Tennessee.