Joel Dillon is a leader in our Army portfolio where he focuses on soldier solutions. He also serves as the digital and analytics lead in our Integrated Solutions Engine. Based out of our Alexandria, Virginia, office, Joel applies the skills he has gained from years of leadership in government and industry to bring innovation to the Army and create talented teams that excel in delivering quality solutions to Booz Allen’s clients.
Prior to joining Booz Allen, Joel was a senior technical product manager for Amazon Web Services (AWS). There he partnered with the intelligence community to help oversee the launch and operation of the world’s first cloud computing region capable of handling workloads at the U.S. Government’s Secret classification level.
Before joining AWS, Joel served in the U.S. Army for more than 20 years as an infantry and acquisition officer. In one of his most recent roles, Joel worked on soldier equipment in the Army’s Program Executive Office Soldier, spearheading the development, testing, and fielding of multiple life-saving soldier products. During his distinguished career, Joel earned many awards including the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal with Valor Device and Oak Leaf Cluster, the Ranger Tab, Combat and Expert Infantryman’s Badges, Senior Parachutist Wings, and Air Assault Wings. He also led both airborne and mechanized infantry units and served as an infantry commander during ground combat in Iraq, for which he received the Army’s prestigious General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award. Prior to retiring from the Army, Joel did deep-future research and technology development at the Pentagon for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology. For that work, he and his team were awarded the Army’s 2017 Dr. Wilber B. Payne Award for Excellence in Analysis.
Joel holds an M.S. in mechanical engineering from Stanford University and a B.S. in mechanical engineering from West Point. He also attended Defense Acquisition University and holds the highest level Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act certifications in both program management and engineering.