Joe Shepherd leads Booz Allen’s directed energy business. Based out of our McLean, Virginia, office, he provides strategic leadership to the firm’s portfolio of directed energy investments and supports firmwide strategic development.
Joe has been with Booz Allen for more than 10 years. He led the initiative to develop the firm’s directed energy business from a small group of engineers to a portfolio of more than a hundred staff supporting directed energy technology development across the country. His previous assignments include leading the technical integration of Booz Allen Engineering Services and serving as the Navy Warfare Center market lead.
Prior to joining Booz Allen in 2009, Joe held leadership positions at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren, Virginia, the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, and at a small business serving the defense and intelligence communities. As a government civilian, he provided engineering management and technical leadership for the Tactical Tomahawk Weapons Control System and led Dahlgren’s weapon systems engineering branch. Before joining the Tomahawk team, Joe served in the U.S. Navy as an intelligence specialist.