The Boston Consulting Group has brought on Brad Carson, a former top-ranking official in the Defense Department, as a senior adviser to its global public sector practice. He will be based in BCG’s Washington, D.C., office.
From April 2015 through June 2016, Carson served as acting undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, overseeing the human resources, military readiness, training and health care of the nearly 5 million service members and civilians within DOD. He also served as undersecretary of the Army and as general counsel of the Army.
Earlier in his career, Carson was twice elected to the House of Representatives from Oklahoma, serving from 2001 to 2005. He was deployed as a Navy intelligence officer during Operation Iraqi Freedom and was awarded the Bronze Star for his service in 2009.
Sharon Marcil, North America leader of BCG’s public sector practice, said Carson will support consulting teams and clients around the world on a wide range of organizational and operational issues, particularly affordable and effective government.
“His unique expertise on national security and defense policy issues, together with his extensive experience simplifying the structure of large, complex organizations, will prove invaluable to our clients,” Marcil said.
“I am excited to be joining BCG,” Carson said. “BCG is the foremost provider of innovative solutions to the corporate, public and nonprofit sectors. It helps solve the most critical challenges facing government clients by drawing on its decades of commercial experience to bring world-class best practices, coupled with a deep understanding of the unique challenges in the public sector.”