“Booz Allen’s commitment to military families stands apart from other companies,” says Lead Associate Amy Bennett. Amy’s husband, also a Booz Allen employee and an Army reservist, recently got called for an unexpected deployment.
“The last time my husband deployed [prior to joining Booz Allen] we lost two-thirds of our income overnight and nearly lost our home. Because of the benefits that Booz Allen offers reservists—among them differential pay and continuing health and retirement benefits for up to 1 year of deployment—the situation is completely different for us this time. It demonstrates that Booz Allen both understands the unique needs of the military community and also places great value on the skills and expertise of its military, veteran, and military spouse workforce.”
And that comes naturally—Booz Allen was founded by a veteran, has continuously supported the Department of Defense (DoD) since our first DoD client in 1940, and, today, boasts a workforce in which one third its employees have a military background.
Among the differentiators in Booz Allen’s support for the military community:
- A formal veterans strategy led by senior leaders committed to raising awareness and serving the needs of the veteran community
- Two military-focused employee forums, the Armed Services Forum and Military Spouse Forum, that offer networking, career training, and a valuable knowledge base to help employees facing relocation with a military spouse
- A corporate strategy for charitable support and relationship building with leading military-focused not-for-profits, such as Operation Homefront, Blue Star Families, and Give An Hour