Office of the Under Secretary of Defense
Personnel and Readiness
Matt Boehmer, Acting Director
Federal Voting Assistance Program
Mr. Matt Boehmer is currently the Acting Director of the Federal Voting Assistance Program, effective January 14, 2013. FVAP is a component of the Defense Human Resources Activity. Mr. Boehmer administers the federal responsibilities of the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) for the Secretary of Defense, who is the Presidential designee. The Act covers the voting rights of all members of the Uniformed Services, Merchant Marine, and their family members, the commissioned corps of the Public Health Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and all U.S. civilian citizens residing outside the United States.
Mr. Boehmer brings more than 10 years of experience in program and fiscal management, as well as, marketing communications and outreach from his tenure as the Director of Joint Advertising Market Research and Studies (JAMRS). JAMRS enables DoD Leadership and the Services to make informed research-based recruiting decisions, eliminate unnecessary redundancies across the recruiting communities and conduct focused outreach efforts that are distinct from—yet integral to—those of the Services in order to preserve and enhance the All-Volunteer Force.
Mr. Boehmer began working for the Federal government in December 1991, when he joined the Department’s Outstanding Scholarship Program after receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from The University of Mary Washington. He has spent his 21-year career working for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, initially at the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) and currently at the Defense Human Resources Activity (DHRA).
Mr. Boehmer graduated from the 1999 Executive Leadership Development Program, received the Joint Meritorious Unit Award in 1999 and was the recipient of the Office of Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service in 2007.