Jennifer Pilcher, CEO
Jen is the CEO of Patriot Boot Camp, a 501(c)(3) serving veterans, service members and military spouse entrepreneurs. She is one of the nation’s foremost thought leaders on engaging the military, military spouse and veteran communities. Using more than 15 years of marketing and media experience and the personal experience of being a Navy spouse, she develops outreach programs and authentic content that empowers the lives of service members, veterans, military spouses and beyond.
Prior to Patriot Boot Camp, Jen is the Founder and CEO of Strategic Military Communications, LLC and MilitaryOneClick.com, which provided daily content, online resources, and a social media community for millions of military and veteran families around the world. In less than 3 years, MilitaryOneClick.com went from a bootstrapped idea to rank among the top 20,000 websites in the United States and #3 in the military media industry, while attracting advertising and sponsorships from companies such as USAA, Amazon, General Motors, La Quinta Inns & Suites, MetLife and Starbucks.
Jen is also the creator of MilSpouseFest, the largest series of events for military spouses held across the country that attracts thousands and is sponsored by USAA. Jen oversaw the successful acquisition of MilitaryOneClick and MilSpouseFest in 2015 and remained as the CEO until exiting the company in 2017.
Jen is a proud PBC alumna of the class of 2013 and has the honor of the first PBC alumni company to be acquired. She is also an alumnus of the USAA Influencer Program, Inc. Magazine Military Entrepreneur Program, and a founding Board member of the MyVA Department of Veteran Affairs of Washington D.C.
The Pilchers live in Annapolis, MD where her husband, Ed, remains on active duty with the Navy and is currently “flying a desk” at the Pentagon. They have two children, Katie (16) and Griffin (13) and one lazy bulldog, Grover.