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Booz Allen Welcomes Retired Vice Admiral Roy Kitchener and Retired Major General David Gaedecke

Firm prioritizes strategic investments to advance global defense missions

Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) announced today that it has hired Retired Vice Admiral Roy Kitchener and Retired Major General David Gaedecke as senior executive advisors within the firm’s global defense business. In their respective roles, Kitchener and Gaedecke will provide critical mission context, leadership, and advanced technological understanding to accelerate the development and delivery of new solutions and capabilities for complex global defense challenges.

As Booz Allen continues to prioritize talent investments to advance defense missions, hiring senior leaders with firsthand experience in the Department of Defense and strategic global regions provides the firm with critical mission context and understanding to help build new defense solutions that reflect the latest technologies and critical mission challenges.

“With a legacy spanning over a century, Booz Allen stands poised at an exciting juncture, fueled by a visionary pursuit of innovation and purpose as we chart our course into the future,” said Judi Dotson, president of Booz Allen’s global defense business. “Both Kitchener and Gaedecke bring extensive experience that will prove invaluable in addressing the Department of Defense’s most complex mission challenges. With their leadership, our global defense business will continue to deliver innovation and technology at the speed of mission need.”

Kitchener will advise Booz Allen on its portfolio of defense services, spanning capabilities including AI, joint fires, accelerated readiness, cybersecurity, and logistics to help develop solutions that will accelerate and advance defense mission outcomes. A 38-year veteran of the United States Navy, Kitchener assumes this role after serving the U.S. Navy as commander, Naval Surface Forces and commander, Naval Surface Forces Pacific, where he directed the staffing, training, equipping, maintenance, modernization, and logistics support for 164 warships and 60,000 assigned personnel. Prior to that, Kitchener served as commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic, where he led the staffing, training, and equipping of over 70 ships and oversaw 34 shore commands.

“Booz Allen delivers tomorrow’s technologies at the heart of global defense missions, accelerating results across the competition continuum,” said Kitchener. “I look forward to applying my expertise to strategically support the mission outcomes and help solve the challenges of the complex battlespace the nation faces today, and in the future.”

Gaedecke offers a wealth of expertise in mission systems and technologies related to cybersecurity; electronic warfare (EW); and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR); and will serve as a member of the Digital Battlespace Platform and global defense business leadership teams. He assumes this role after serving the U.S. Air Force as major general and culminating his service as the vice commander, Sixteenth Air Force (Air Forces Cyber), Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, wherein he ensured the readiness of more than 49,000 total force personnel conducting worldwide operations by delivering EW capabilities and multisource ISR products, applications, capabilities, and resources, as well as presented the Air Force Cyber Mission Force to U.S. Cyber Command.

“Booz Allen develops leading solutions for the Department of Defense’s biggest challenges in ISR and EW by modernizing mission systems and technologies to compete and defend against the pacing threat,” said Gaedecke. “I am excited to serve as part of Booz Allen’s ISR and EW leadership while supporting mission challenge analysis, environment and technology scouting, and concept development.”

Read more about Booz Allen’s defense solutions here.

About Booz Allen Hamilton

Trusted to transform missions with the power of tomorrow’s technologies, Booz Allen Hamilton advances the nation’s most critical civil, defense, and national security priorities. We lead, invest, and invent where it’s needed most—at the forefront of complex missions, using innovation to define the future. We combine our in-depth expertise in AI and cybersecurity with leading-edge technology and engineering practices to deliver impactful solutions. Combining 110 years of strategic consulting expertise with the perspectives of diverse talent, we ensure results by integrating technology with an enduring focus on our clients. We’re first to the future—moving missions forward to realize our purpose: Empower People to Change the World®.

With global headquarters in McLean, Virginia, our firm employs approximately 33,800 people globally as of December 31, 2023, and had revenue of $9.3 billion for the 12 months ended March 31, 2023. To learn more, visit (NYSE: BAH)



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