Recently, Booz Allen Hamilton Corporation appointed Admiral Thad Allen (United States Coast Guard, Retired) as the new Senior VP. Allen will join the firm’s Justice and Homeland Security business and lead development of thought leadership and client engagement regarding the direction of law enforcement and Homeland Security 10 years after 9/11.
Allen brings unique experience to this role as the head of a major homeland security agency (USCG), as well as a record at achieving operational effectiveness at the interagency level.
Booz Allen’s Chairman and CEO Ralph W. Shrader said, “Allen’s 40 years of experience in critical operational missions, including leadership of the nation’s largest “whole of government” responses during Hurricane Katrina and the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, will allow him to provide a unique perspective on how government agencies must evolve during the next decade. His years of service to our country will be an invaluable asset to our clients as we help them achieve their important missions in a vastly different budget environment.”
As Commandant of the Coast Guard and a Four-Star Admiral, Allen led an organization comprised of 90,000 active-duty military, civilian staffers, reservists and volunteer auxiliaries. Allen worked closely with the Department of Homeland Security, advancing operations and management coordination principles.
Upon his retirement as Commandant of the Coast Guard in May 2010, he continued to serve as the National Incident Commander for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill as a member of the Senior Executive Service within DHS.
Allen serves as a Presidential appointee on the National Science Foundation’s Blue Ribbon panel on Antarctica. He also serves as a Director at the Partnership for Public Service and the Coast Guard Foundation.