Steve Soules leads Booz Allen’s Joint Combatant Commands account. Based in McLean, Virginia, Steve oversees programs consisting of more than 2,600 employees supporting the Office of the Secretary of Defense, globally distributed combatant commands, and other joint and defense organizations and agencies.
Steve is a recognized leader in capability-based assessments and architecture analysis with more than 30 years of professional experience in conducting operational research and analysis in the U.S. Navy, Joint Staff and Office of the Secretary of Defense. Throughout his career, Steve designed automated tools used to conduct architecture analysis of integrated systems and capabilities-based portfolios.
Before joining Booz Allen, Steve served as the first director of the Joint Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Decision Support Center, an independent research and analysis center directly assisting the vice chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff and assistant secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Logistics, and Training in making investment decisions focused on improving integrated C4ISR systems supporting combat operations across the Armed Services.
While in the Navy, Steve served as a naval flight officer operating in several San Diego-based and aircraft carrier-deployed E-2C Hawkeye squadrons, including a tour as Commanding Officer of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 114. While on active duty, Steve participated in several major deployments to the Pacific and Indian oceans including major military and combat operations.
Steve co-authored the book, Using Architectures for Research, Development, and Acquisition documenting the processes and techniques used in conducting a series of studies in support of the assistant secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and acquisition chief engineer focused on improving time-critical targeting.
Steve is a member of the Military Operations Research Society, as well as the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association.
Steve holds a bachelor’s in operations research from the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, and an M.B.A. from National University, San Diego, California.