Stacy Dale Allen is the chief ranger at Shiloh National Military Park and manages an integrated park interpretation and resource management program. A life member of the Association of National Park Rangers, he is serving as president of the organization through Dec. 31, 2013. Previously he was the board member for strategic planning.

A native Kansas "Jayhawker," Stacy is a graduate of the University of Kansas where he earned a bachelor's degree in anthropology. He began his public service career with the National Park Service as a park ranger duty at Vicksburg National Military Park in Mississippi. Duties included visitor and resource protection, interpretation and resource management. Five years later he accepted a transfer and promotion to lead park ranger at Shiloh where he supervised the park interpretation and visitor services program. Three years later he earned promotion to park historian, and held the position for 10 years. During this period he worked detail assignments at sister park units in the Southeast Region, providing interpretation and visitor/resource protection at various special events, including duty at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park during the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.

Since June 2002 Stacy has occupied the managerial position of chief of interpretation and resource management. He oversees an integrated program of park operations, resource preservation and visitor services, which includes management of resources and compelling stories for five Civil War battlefields, two national historic landmarks, a segment of the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail, and two interpretive centers. The parklands and resources are situated across four counties in southwest Tennessee and northeast Mississippi.

Stacy has been involved in planning, compliance and construction of high-profile agency projects, such as the award-winning Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center, federal highway road and bridge construction on Shiloh battlefield, archaeological investigations of Shiloh Indian Mounds, and construction of the Indian Mounds interpretive shelter and trail. He also has worked with the Army Corps of Engineers in developing and constructing permanent erosion control along Shiloh's Tennessee River shoreline.

As senior interpreter at Shiloh, Stacy coordinated the design and construction of state-of-the-art multimedia interpretive exhibits for the 15,000-square foot Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center. It opened in 2004. He recently managed park commemorative activities associated with the Civil War Sesquicentennial. Shiloh established visitation records during presentation of commemoration program activities in 2012.

He has represented the NPS on several televised historical documentaries. Since 2003 he has served as co-writer and historic adviser in the production of four NPS interpretive films, including the recently released Shiloh: Fiery Trial. It premiered in April 2012 in conjunction with the Civil War Sesquicentennial commemoration of the Battle of Shiloh, and later was broadcast on PBS affiliates nationwide. The new production replaced the park's 56-year-old live-action orientation film. Stacy currently is assisting producers in finalizing post-production on a new orientation film for the Civil War Interpretive Center in Corinth.

He has authored or been a contributor to books, scholarly articles, agency guides, booklets, site bulletins and book reviews for scholarly journals and magazines. Stacy has served as historical adviser for the Mississippi Civil War Battlefield Commission; and regularly provides technical assistance to the American Battlefield Protection Program, the Tennessee Wars Commission, Tennessee Civil War Preservation Association and the Civil War Trust. He served as president of the Civil War Fortification Study Group for 12 years and currently serves on the advisory committee for the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Stacy is married to Diane Woodford, a native of Savannah, Tennessee. They have two adult children, Jennifer and Jon, and five grandchildren. Stacy enjoys good wine, cooking, photography and reading. He and Diane reside on Shiloh battlefield in government quarters. They love to travel and visit national parks. This spring they journey to Italy for the first time, and in early fall, Stacy most likely will visit the Lamar River Valley, spending long days watching wolves in Yellowstone's northern range. He has made this annual pilgrimage for the past 13 years.