While others may balk at the idea of signing up for the Quantico Epic Mountain Bike Adventure “Mini-Mayhem” event with only 5 days’ notice, Irik Johnson and MR Blank signed up for mayhem without hesitation because performance training is a key part of their daily lives. This annual 18-mile race challenges participants with rugged terrain and 1,900 vertical feet of elevation changes.
Both approached the event with confidence and successfully reached the finish line.
Each year, approximately 140,000 U.S. service members transition out of the military and wonder how to make the leap into civilian professional life. Their journey can include finding a company that shares their values and supports their career to acquiring skills to work in an emerging field like artificial intelligence (AI), cloud, or cyber.
“Solving tomorrow’s biggest challenges—particularly in the defense space—requires technology solutions that improve performance, readiness, and survivability. We need talented people, like transitioning service members, who understand the mission challenges and who can leverage the best emerging technologies to help our clients meet those missions.”
What qualifies an organization as one of America’s Best Employers for Veterans? Forbes and market research firm Statista asked more than 5,000 veterans working at companies with 1,000 or more employees.
Gillette, CVS Pharmacy, Fisher House Foundation and TerraCycle Partner to Award a New Playground* to a Fisher House Location
TRENTON, N.J., July 1, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- International recycling leader, TerraCycle® has announced a national recycling initiative with Gillette, CVS Pharmacy® and Fisher House Foundation that calls upon CVS Pharmacy customers to recycle all brands of disposable razors, replaceable-blade cartridge units and razor plastic packaging to help win a playground* for a military medical center.
“I am not only a member of the Armed Forces. I am a son, a brother, a friend, a member of my community, African American, and proudly gay.” -Booz Allen Senior Business Performance Analyst William Pickens
For many of Booz Allen’s LGBTQ+ employees, military service is another important part of their identity. Founded by a veteran and with veterans representing one-third of its employees, Booz Allen proudly supports its LGBTQ+ military employees—this Pride month and every month. Two of their stories follow.
“Pride Lives On is about the fact that as a community, we keep finding ways to come together, even when things look bleak and we’re kept apart. It’s about being sure that we be ourselves, and it’s about remembering that our existence continues to be a radical act, one that can and will change the world.”
From accessing healthcare to introducing a new name and pronouns at work, transgender individuals can experience many challenges on the journey to their authentic selves. A strong support system can make those challenges easier.
The South Carolina Army National Guard is a family tradition for Booz Allen Lead Technologist Laurie Bagley.
For five years, she led the Family Readiness Group for the 351st Aviation Support Battalion, receiving rave reviews for her leadership and spirit of inclusion. Her husband Robert H. Bagley—noted for his “infectious laugh, amazing smile, and loving heart”—was a sergeant and served in maintenance for the HSC unit. In 2015, the South Carolina Guard honored three generations of Bagleys who have served and supported the military community as Family of the Year.
“Always Ready, Always There!” is the motto of the United States National Guard. For this year’s National Military Appreciation Month, Booz Allen celebrates how its National Guard and reservist employees rise to the challenge and are prepared for anything, even a global pandemic.
The National Guard and Reserve play a key role in the U.S. military’s response to emergencies, and this has especially been true during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read here how Booz Allen employees have put their daily lives on pause to support military readiness during COVID-19.