Kirk Allen is a 2022 Atlantic Council Millennium Leadership fellow and regional marketing lead for Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, and the US Navy at General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI).

At GA-ASI, Allen develops and implements impactful marketing communication strategies that make the case for the development and acquisition of the world’s most advanced unmanned aircraft systems by NATO allies and partners. He has overseen key marketing communications projects that have contributed to successful collaboration and procurements by Belgian, Dutch, US, and UK forces, as well as enduring partnerships with France, Spain, and the United Arab Emirates. Previously, Allen was an operations and communications specialist for the Centre for Science and Security Studies and served as King’s College London’s communications representative for NATO Engages in 2019.

Allen has a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of North Texas and a master’s degree in international peace and security from King’s College London.