“Contemporary Issues in Security and Resilience Studies” Speaker Series Event
Richard “Dick” Lake currently serves as the Vice President, Security Services (Chief Security Officer), Booz Allen Hamilton. He leads a team of security, crisis management, and business continuity experts who contribute to the security and resilience of Booz Allen’s employees and resources. He is also a Distinguished Senior Fellow with Northeastern University’s Global Resilience Institute. Prior to joining Booz Allen, he served from 2013 to 2017 as Director of Global Security (Chief Security Officer) 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 four years. He subsequently served for four years with the Central Intelligence Agency as one of the deputy directors of the National Clandestine Service (now the 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. His education included a B.A. in modern languages from The Citadel and a M.A. in management from Central Michigan University. He was also the honor graduate of the Defense Intelligence College (now the National Intelligence University) where he earned a M.S. in strategic intelligence and was later awarded an honorary doctorate from the same institution.
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