Executive Vice President
Executive Vice President Gary Rahl leads our energy business. Under his leadership, the firm has established a dominant position in the federal energy market and developed leading-edge capabilities to support federal and commercial clients.
For both public sector and commercial clients, Gary has led the design and implementation of energy technology development programs, renewable energy and microgrid projects, and enterprise-wide energy strategies.
Gary is spearheading our focus on transforming the electric utility system toward a more distributed, networked, market-oriented, and customer-focused state. He is officer in charge of 17 microgrid development projects awarded as part of the New York Prize program. He also leads the firm’s support of multiple Department of Defense clients in developing renewable energy and other energy security projects on military installations.
In addition, Gary leads the firm’s comprehensive support to the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Research Project Agency–Energy. Gary and his team are helping DOE identify and fund high-potential next-generation energy technologies. He also leads the firm’s energy sector planning and analysis support to the National Energy Technology Laboratory. Under Gary’s leadership, Booz Allen has been selected for key roles in the management and operations of DOE sites, including the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and the Pantex/Y12 nuclear production sites.
In the course of his career, Gary has also successfully led the firm’s environmental consulting business with the U.S. Navy, Department of Defense, and Environmental Protection Agency. He is a founder of Booz Allen’s sustainability program, and has spoken and written extensively on important energy and sustainability topics.
Gary joined the firm after serving as a U.S. Navy officer at Naval Nuclear Propulsion program headquarters. There, he led the development of guidance to integrate environmental, safety, and occupational health considerations into major weapons system design and acquisition programs at the Naval Sea Systems Command.
Gary has a B.S. in aeronautics and astronautics and a B.S. in humanities from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.P.P. from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
profile updated March 2017