Allan graduated from the US Naval Academy in 2007 and was commissioned a Surface Warfare Officer. While on active duty, he served aboard USS JOHN S. McCAIN (DDG-56) in Forward Deployed Naval Forces Japan and USS NICHOLAS (FFG-47) as part of Joint Task Force 151 deployed to East Africa on anti-piracy missions. On his shore tour, he was a staff inspector at Engineering Assessments Atlantic. After leaving the military, Allan returned home to pursue a public policy degree at The University of Texas at Austin. He currently works at General Motors, and will be starting his MBA at University of Michigan Ross School of Business, Class of 2018.