Matt Boehmer, Director
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Personnel and Readiness
Federal Voting Assistance Program
Mr. Matt Boehmer is the Director of the Federal Voting Assistance Program. He served as the Acting Director of FVAP from January 14, 2013, until his selection as permanent Director in November 2013. FVAP is a component of the Defense Human Resources Activity (DHRA). In his capacity as the Director, 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 Uniformed Services personnel, their eligible family members and all U.S. 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 the Joint Advertising Market Research and Studies (JAMRS) office. 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 24-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 DHRA.
Mr. Boehmer graduated from the 1999 Executive Leadership Development Program, received the Joint Meritorious Unit Award in 1999 and in 2007 a Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service from the Office of Secretary of Defense.
View Mr. Boehmer's Ted Talk style presentation on customer service (1:25 minute mark) at the Election Assistance Commission's (EAC) Data Summit held on August 12, 2015.
Read Mr. Boehmer's clarification on the Department's position on Internet voting (page 213) at the EAC Board of Advisors Meeting held on April 28, 2015.