Neil Allen is the VP of Operations & Business Development for Genesis Systems. Neil is a proud USAF veteran of 27 years and founded a consulting firm directly after retirement in 2017 to provide leadership and performance excellence coaching in the defense and energy sectors. He joined SAIC, Inc. in 2019 where he led training strategy and solutions business development in the National Security Customer Group.
During his military career, Neil flew the F-15E, T-6A and T-1 aircraft in operational, training, and test roles as a Weapons System Officer. His instructor duties included F-15E Formal Training Unit, USAF Weapons School, and Combat Systems Officer training. He commanded at multiple levels and served on headquarter staffs in Seoul, Korea and Stuttgart, Germany. He also led the Office of Defense Cooperation in London as the senior US Security Assistance representative to the UK.
Neil earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin (’89) and Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix (’96). He holds three additional master’s degrees in military operational art and national strategy from Air Command and Staff College and the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Alabama and from National War College, Fort McNair, Washington, DC.
Before joining Genesis full-time, Neil supported Genesis on multiple occasions as a contractor and will play a vital role as he leads business development and manages project operations for the Company.