Special Operations Artist

Frank Allen

Artist Bio




Originally from Reno Nevada,

I entered the Army in 1984 and reported for basic training at Fort Knox, KY. My first duty station was at Fort Knox, KY and my duty title was 19E M60A3 Crewman or Tanker. I then went through transition training and became a 19K Tanker on the M1 tank. In 1989 I was assigned to Korea for a year as a tanker and then received orders sending me to Fort Polk Louisiana where I also served as a Tanker. I served almost 9 years as an Armor Crewman before reclassifying to a Graphic Illustrator. In 1992 I was assigned to the 4th Psychological Operations Group (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, NC, then attended Airborne training in 1993. In March of 1995 I was assigned to the 751st MI Battalion in Korea until 1996.

My last duty station was the 5th Special Forces Group {Airborne) where I have completed the Jump Master Course and served for my last 8 years in the Army. During my assignment at the 5th SFG (A), I deployed with the Group during OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM and OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM. I retired in 2004 and I specialize in computer graphic design and freehand drawing. I use the latest software available including Corel Draw, Adobe Photo Shop and Dreamweaver Webpage Design software. I also freehand black and white drawings then reproduce my artwork into prints. In addition, Design Military Coins, airbrush on Harley Davidsons and glass etch both surface and deep etch. I am always striving to be the best at my artwork and to give something back to those who have helped me succeed as an artist. I have done drawing projects for USASOC, USASFC, CENTCON, 7 prints dealing with Special Forces, 160th SOAR, The Golden Knights Army Parachute team, 4th PSYOP, the 101st Airborne Division Air Assault and various Army units. I am very reliable and Gerald Printing, who received the National Printing Award, Best printer in Nation, reproduces my artwork into prints.

The printing of my artwork is just as important to me as the drawing because that is what you are purchasing and I expect the print to look exactly like the original Artwork, No Exception... Most of my Prints are 20" x 24" and printed on very thick textured ALL Acid Free paper

I greatly appreciate the support of my friends and soldiers in SOCOM, USASOC, USASFC, the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), The Nightstalkers, The Special Forces Association, The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and all others for purchasing many of my prints over the last few years. Thanks to your support, I can continue to produce prints for those who serve our country and support our military.

My artwork can be ordered from www.fallengraphics.com and you can now pay by credit card for your convenience. Thank you and feel free to contact me at the e-mail link on my website. Go to the Hire Artist link on my website to contract me for a print or the My Prints link to purchase prints.