Todd Burnett knows a soldier’s life firsthand. He served in Operation Desert Storm, Iraq, and Afghanistan, playing a vital role in understanding and disarming improvised explosive devices (IED). He shaped the next generation of soldiers as a drill sergeant and as West Point’s command sergeant major. And today, he’s supporting the military community with the same type of wearable devices he and his family use in their daily lives: activity trackers, heart rate monitors, sleep monitors, and more.
It’s all part of human performance training at Booz Allen, which combines traditional strength and conditioning, advanced data science, and immersive simulations to optimize physical and psychological readiness, wellbeing, and performance.
“We’re analyzing the data, viewing our soldiers as tactical athletes, and recruiting coaches who have been in this field and who can help drive them in the right direction,” Todd says.
In honor of National Veterans and Military Families Month, Todd shares his thoughts on this area of data-driven innovation and how it can support soldiers at every stage of their service and lives.