Patriot Boot Camp Appoints Jen Pilcher as Chief Executive Officer

Proud Alumna, Pilcher, To Lead Expansion and Strategic Direction for Future Programming


ANNAPOLIS, MD –  January 16, 2019
Patriot Boot Camp (PBC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit exclusively aimed at empowering service members, veterans, and military spouse entrepreneurs to start and grow technology companies, today announced the appointment of Jen Pilcher as Chief Executive Officer.

Pilcher, spouse of an active duty Navy Officer, and alumna of Patriot Boot Camp’s 2013 core 3-day program, will assume the role of CEO effective immediately, driving the expansion and strategic direction of the company’s future programming. Pilcher founded MilitaryOneClick, LLC a military-focused tech startup in 2012 and her participation in Patriot Boot Camp’s 3-Day program in 2013 at George Washington University equipped her with the resources and mentors she needed to scale her business. “It was the best business decision I ever made,” said Pilcher.

In her new role as CEO, Pilcher will spearhead the development of an improved strategic direction for Patriot Boot Camp programs. Through her work, Pilcher will continue to advance entrepreneurship in the military community throughout the United States, starting with Patriot Boot Camp’s upcoming core 3-day program in Austin, Texas, sponsored by USAA and the Jared Polis Foundation, taking place February 8 – 10th on USAA and Google campuses.  

“As a proud PBC alumna, I have first-hand experience knowing that there is a major gap in resources for military veteran and spouse entrepreneurs,” said Pilcher. “There is a tremendous opportunity to create a community to help these veterans and military spouses build and scale their own businesses and I am looking forward to leading PBC as we equip the next generation of the military community with the resources, mentorship and opportunities they need to build successful tech businesses.”

Pilcher most recently served as a senior strategist for Crosby Marketing Communications in Annapolis, Maryland. Prior to Crosby she was the founder and CEO of Strategic Military Communications, LLC and MilitaryOneClick, which provided daily content, online resources and a social media community for millions of military and veteran families around the world. In 2015, Pilcher’s company, MilitaryOneClick, was acquired and became the first successful exit for a Patriot Boot Camp alum.

“We are thrilled to have PBC alum and successful entrepreneur Jen Pilcher take the helm at this exciting time for PBC as we look to expand our efforts to support military community tech entrepreneurs,” said David Calone, Patriot Boot Camp’s Board Chair. “We also would like to thank Josh Carter for his incredible work and dedication while serving as PBC’s interim CEO over the past year.”

For more information on Patriot Boot Camp, please visit https://patriotbootcamp.org or email info@patriotbootcamp.org.

About Patriot Boot Camp

Patriot Boot Camp (PBC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit on a mission to equip active duty military members, veterans, and their spouses with the education, resources, and community needed to be successful technology entrepreneurs. The objective of PBC’s core three-day program is to provide military members, veterans, and military spouses with access to mentors and training to help them innovate and build the next generation of high-growth, scalable, and impactful companies. In collaboration with the Techstars national accelerator community, PBC leverages a nationwide network of business and startup community thought leaders to more effectively guide entrepreneurs in bridging the gap between military service and entrepreneurial life.  http://patriotbootcamp.org.