Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) has named retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen as senior vice president, where he will lead development of thought leadership and client engagement for the company’s justice and homeland security business.
Booz Allen said in a release that Allen also will contribute to firm initiatives in energy, defense and international markets.
“As I consider the next phase of my career, I’m pleased to have the opportunity at Booz Allen to take a broader perspective on issues so critical to our nation, promoting a discussion among government and industry about how to make our homeland security and law enforcement efforts even more effective as security and budget challenges become even tougher, ” Allen said.
Allen, a 39-year Coast Guard veteran, served as 23rd Commandant of the Coast Guard between 2006 and 2010 and also served as the National Incident Commander for the federal response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Prior to becoming Commandant, Allen served as Coast Guard Chief of Staff. During his tenure in this position, he directed the federal responses to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.