Allen Batschelet, CEO and Co-Founder & William Harmon, President and Co-Founder
Bolstering national security in an age of growing nuclear threats and information warfare is no easy task. It demands the right mix of experience and innovation to ensure the safety of the nation and address prominent security issues. That’s where the challenge lies.
“Many of today’s national security practitioners and policy makers are steeped in the knowledge of the past. They lack the expertise in employing the tools and techniques to address complicated problems,” says Allen Batschelet, retired U.S. Army Major General and CEO and Co-Founder, Horizon Strategies.
Built on the core values of service-oriented leadership, integrity, and teamwork, the company provides administrative and professional services, strategy and planning, and exercise support to the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense (DoD). This veteran-owned business also specializes in leader development, change leadership and cyber and information operations. Horizon Strategies works as a prime vendor to the U.S. Army Human Resources Command, testifying its ability to process critical administrative actions for soldiers and their families.
“We combine the experience of industry experts with the enthusiasm of young thought leaders. That’s why our company emerged as the trusted partner for Federal and State Governments,” says Batschelet.
What sets Horizon Strategies a notch above the rest is its dynamic planning-advisory-service delivery model—A-I-M (Assess, Implement, Monitor). “We’ve developed a proprietary model and strategy called the Horizon Way with the mission to help our clients achieve their long-term goals,” says William Harmon, President and Co-Founder, Horizon Strategies.
Horizon Strategies begins every client engagement by rightly assessing the challenges. They invest a great deal of time and effort to understand the problem statement and find the root cause. “We focus on cultivating the cognitive and critical thinking skills, underpinned by individual and corporate values that align with our customers’ pain points and requirements,” says Batchelet. “We then design solutions that are bespoke in nature and provide our clients with a proper transition plan to effectively incorporate it.”
Lastly, in the monitoring phase, experts at Horizon Strategies continually analyze different data sets to measure the effectiveness of their solutions. This enables the company to anticipate and respond to surprise and uncertainty while cultivating trust and instilling empowerment across their clientele. For example, Horizon Strategies enabled the U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR) to move 25,000 soldiers and military equipment from the United States to Europe, saving millions of dollars. Also, the company helped USAREUR in developing a Foreign Area Officer (FAO) course. By putting emphasis on the strategic and operational levels within the Russian military, this curriculum provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the operational and tactical capabilities of the Russian army.
Backed by the prowess of many such instances of client success, Horizon Strategies always strives to explore new avenues of growth. Moving ahead, the company will extend its footprint to defense logistics. Batschelet elucidates that the process of delivering goods is changing. As a result, they will concentrate on supply chain management in the coming years to ensure the security of information and goods services. “We were born as a remote distributed company and we’ve stayed that way by design. Going forward, we will be acquiring more highly qualified experts—who are passionate about bringing change—in our team to better serve our clients,” he concludes.