Troy Thomas leads Boston Consulting Group’s defense and security work for North America, and the firm’s space initiative globally. He is a core member of the Public Sector practice and an expert in the aerospace and defense industry. Troy is currently focused on positioning BCG to seize the opportunity presented by a new space age across the public and private sector.

Prior to joining BCG in 2017, Troy served in the White House (2013-2017) on the National Security Council as Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, Senior Director for Defense Policy, and Director for Strategic Planning. He also served as senior advisor to two Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Director of the Chairman’s Action Group for General Martin Dempsey.

Troy retired from the Air Force as a Colonel, having led military units in multiple operations with service throughout Asia and the Middle East. He built and commanded an Air Force squadron that supported global intelligence and cyber missions in partnership with the National Security Agency.


  • MA, organizational management, George Washington University
  • MS, strategic studies, National War College
  • MA, operational studies, School of Advanced Warfighting, Marine Corps University
  • MA, international relations, University of Texas, Austin
  • BS, United States Air Force Academy