Colonel Clydellia S. Prichard-Allen was born in Gary, Indiana, and raised in  Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated High School at t6 and began her collegiate studies at Mercer University. In 1989, she started her military career as an enlisted Signal Corps Soldier in the Army Reserves. In 1992, after serving three years with the Reserves, she went on Active Duty as a Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Specialist. After nearly six years as an enlisted Soldier, Colonel Prichard-Allen competed for and won a “Green to Gold” scholarship to South Carolina State University (Bulldogs). In 1998, she graduated from SCSU with a BA in Psychology with honors and was commissioned 2LT as a Distinguished Military Graduate into the Adjutant General’s Corps. Advancing her studies, in 2003, she received a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Development through Webster University.

Her military officer’s career began in 1998 at Fort Bragg, NC. Her previous assignments include serving as the Executive Officer for Bravo Detachment, 18th Personnel Services Battalion (PSB), Fort Bragg, NC; as the Battalion Adjutant for the 9th Psychological Operations Battalion, 4th Psychological Operations Group; and as the Enlisted Strength Manager for the 1st Corps Support Command (COSCOM). In 2002, she was selected to command Alpha Detachment, 203rd PSB, in Fort Wainwright, Alaska. After completing her tour in Alaska, she was chosen to serve as a Promotions and Selection Boards Recorder for the Department of the Army Secretariat. She was then selected to serve as the Executive Officer for the Director of Military Personnel Management (DMPM) under the Army G-1.

After completing this assignment and attending the Command General Staff College, Colonel Prichard-Allen was reassigned to Fort Bragg, NC, as the Brigade Adjutant for the 82d Combat Aviation Brigade, where she deployed for one year to Afghanistan and was responsible for managing the strength and readiness of over 3200 Soldiers during Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF 11-12). During this assignment, Colonel Prichard-Allen established her brigade’s first Female Mentoring program to ensure female Soldiers received mentoring and professional development in a male-dominated environment. After returning from deployment, she held three key positions under the United States Army Physical Disability Agency (PDA) in Arlington, Virginia. The key position was the Senior Evaluations Board Recorder and Manager, where she assessed and made recommendations concerning medical packets submitted by Soldiers seeking medical retirement. The second key position was as the Senior Operations Division Officer under the PDA, where she managed the daily operations for the PDA within the National Capital Region. Finally, she was selected over her peers to serve as the PDA Chief of Staff for the entire agency, consisting of multiple agencies and installations.

In July 2015, Colonel Prichard-Allen became the first female to serve as the Battalion  Commander of the Columbus, Ohio, Recruiting command. After two years of successful command, Colonel Prichard-Allen was selected as the Military Personnel Division Chief for the Army’s Cyber Command. She was the primary senior leader responsible for establishing, implementing, managing, and overseeing policies and procedures for all military personnel actions and programs throughout ARCYBER on behalf of the ARCYBER G1. She helped establish the new ARCYBER talent management process, created strength-management objectives, developed officer distribution plans, managed staff evaluations, supported all mobilization planning and utilization tasks, managed military awards, monitored Army Selection boards processes, and improved the timeliness of submitting retirement packets.

After this three-year assignment, Colonel Prichard-Allen was selected as Executive Officer for the Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff (DCS), G-9. She manages all executive activities, scheduling, and travel requirements for HQDA primary staff. She is the senior lead for the DCS, G-9 Tier-3 Senior Executive Service (SES), responsible for policy guidance, planning, programming, and budgeting of Army resources to meet senior army leaders of readiness, modernization, reform, and quality of life on all Army installations, globally and across all components to support Soldiers, Families, and Civilians. She coordinates requirements and information sharing with the GO/SES Directorates to ensure effective staff coordination, process effectiveness, and mission success.

Colonel Prichard-Allen is the Executive Board Director for the Pentagon Female Mentoring and Morale Program (FMMP) at the Pentagon.   Most recently, Colonel Prichard-Allen, along with her twin sister, Colonel Clydea Prichard-Brown (founder of the CASCOM (FMMP), introduced the FMMP to the Army Chief of Staff, the Army G-1, the Army Women’s Initiative Team Leaders and the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense senior leadership. Colonel Prichard-Allen’s briefing was to establish the FMMP as an enduring Army and DOD program. As a result of these efforts, the FMMP was officially recognized as one of the primary focus areas under the Women’s Initiative Team – TRADOC.

She is a Department of Defense Equity Team LOE #2 Working Group member

She is a recipient of numerous awards, including the Bronze Star. She received the Joint Women’s Leadership Medal and was lauded for her performance as the Mistress of Ceremony for the Army’s Birthday Celebration.

She is married to SFC(R) Michael A. Allen Sr., and they have two wonderful children, Airmen First Class Michael Allen Jr. (22) and Ms. Kristian M. Allen (16). She also has a twin sister, Colonel Clydellia Prichard-Allen, assigned to the 1st Theater Support Command.