Neely Silbey first joined Booz Allen in 2005 after serving in the Navy. “The firm has a great reputation and is known to be a great employer for veterans,” she said.
Silbey was supporting Booz Allen’s work for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) when a dream opportunity presented itself on Capitol Hill. Her work over several years—first as a legislative assistant for a U.S. representative, then for a senator—led to a key advisory role on Congressional outreach for personnel and medical issues with the U.S. Army, then lobbying.
In 2021, Silbey saw a job posting for policy director with Booz Allen—and knew it was exactly what she was looking for. “I was excited to come back to a company that invests so much in its people,” she said.
Throughout her career, Silbey has learned to try new things, pushing the limits to see where the experiences take her. Outside of work, the same approach applies. From powerlifting to racecar driving, Silbey has embraced new experiences that enrich both her personal and professional life.