Partnership, Passion, and Purpose
The Spirit of Service
For a century, Booz Allen has served clients, conducting business with integrity and adherence to the highest ethical standards. Our firm’s first code of ethics—written by Carl Hamilton in the 1930s—was influenced by the characteristics on which founder Edwin Booz based his partner selections: “Start with character, intelligence, and industry.” He believed that helping our clients succeed required a human touch and that every person at Booz Allen had an ethical responsibility to better his or her community.
Today, community service remains a defining aspect of Booz Allen’s culture as our people draw on their heart, their intellect, and their spirit of service to make a difference. While our focus remains on helping clients succeed, we never lose sight of how our work can impact the world and make it a better place.
Serve with Purpose
In the firm’s most recent “Ed Talk,” Executive Vice President Reggie Van Lee conveys his personal perspective on the Booz Allen spirit of service. He shares how giving back to the community allowed him to integrate his personal and professional passions to live a life of purpose.
A former contemporary ballet dancer, Reggie volunteered his time at Dance Theater of Harlem. Because of the relationships he built in the neighborhood, he was invited by the Clinton Foundation to provide pro bono technical consulting services to small businesses in the community. Booz Allen’s people proudly donated more than 50,000 hours of their time and talent to help this worthy cause.
A passion for service that makes a lasting and meaningful impact—on our clients, our colleagues, and our communities. That’s what distinguishes Booz Allen’s people. Our spirit of serving our communities will remain an important part of Booz Allen’s culture as we look ahead to the next 100 years.