As Booz Allen’s chief security officer, Dick Lake leads a team of security services experts who ensure the security and safety of Booz Allen’s employees and resources. Prior to joining Booz Allen, he served from 2013 to 2017 as director of Global Security for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Dick served in the U.S. Marine Corps as an intelligence, foreign area, and infantry officer for more than 36 years, retiring in 2013 as a Major General. As a general officer, he served as the director of intelligence for the U.S. Marine Corps for 4 years. Dick subsequently served for 4 years with the Central Intelligence Agency as one of the deputy directors of the National Clandestine Service (now Directorate of Operations).
Earlier in his career, he served in a variety of command and staff positions in the U.S., Europe, the Caribbean, Latin America, the Middle East, Southwest Asia, and Africa including humanitarian, crisis, contingency, and combat operations.
During his service, he received a variety of U.S. and foreign military decorations to include the Secretary of the Navy’s Distinguished Service Medal, the Director of National Intelligence’s National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, the CIA's Director's Award, the CIA’s Distinguished Intelligence Medal, the National Clandestine Service's Donovan Award, and the Defense Intelligence Director’s Award.
Dick earned a B.A. in modern languages from The Citadel and a M.A. in management from Central Michigan University. He’s also an honor graduate of the Defense Intelligence College (now the National Intelligence University) where he earned a M.S. in strategic intelligence and was awarded an honorary doctorate in strategic intelligence from the same institution.