Jennifer Boughton

Joint Warfighting Requirements Manager, Joint Staff, J-8, Joint Capability Division
Deputy Division Chief
IPW Division Board of Directors Meeting

Ms. Jennifer Boughton is the Deputy Division Chief and Joint Warfighting Requirements Manager, Joint Staff, J-8, Joint Capability Division. Since joining the Joint Staff in 2019, her duties have included the concept-driven management of capability requirements across the Joint Staff, Services, and Combatant Commands. A specialist in whole of government relations and interactions, Ms. Boughton addresses deliberate and urgent acquisitions for the Joint Force.

Ms. Boughton's civil service began in 2010 as a Security Analyst within Headquarters, US Marine Corps, Plans, Policies, and Operations. Her portfolio included current/future capability development, requirements analysis, and advocacy efforts for nine Force Protection-related functional areas. Ms. Boughton developed doctrine, workforce, and training analysis while shepherding protection-related readiness reporting. Beginning in 2005, Ms. Boughton supported Marine Forces Reserve and Headquarters, US Marine Corps, as a Vulnerability Assessor and a Requirements and Capability Liaison Officer with Battelle Memorial. Ms. Boughton's civilian employment has included Exxon Mobile, Gulf Operations Division, New Orleans, LA developing security plans for offshore oil and gas platforms.

After graduating from Marine Corps Recruit Training and Military Occupational Specialty training in 1995, she joined First Maintenance Battalion, First Force Service Support Group, Camp Pendleton, CA as a diesel mechanic. In 1998, Corporal Boughton (nee Wahlmeier) was assigned to Security Battalion, Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, as a Military Police augmentee fulfilling court, records, and training clerk duties while completing on-the-job training as a patrolman, earning the Military Police occupational specialty.

Upon departure from active duty in 2001, while assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron 472-Military Police Detachment at Joint Reserve Base Carswell, Ft. Worth, Texas, Sgt Boughton deployed to support Operation Enduring Freedom to Military Police Company, MWSS 472, Minneapolis, MN. Re-activated to support Operation Enduring Freedom in 2002, she served as a Command Deck Watch and Destructive Weather Officer for Marine Forces Reserve. Additional duties included Anti-Terrorism Force Protection Officer and Vulnerability Assessor. In 2003, Sgt Wahlmeier deployed in support of OEF to Al Asad, Iraq, as part of the Provisional Security Battalion responsible for registering third-country nationals, Iraqi police academy recruits, and transiting DoD and US Nationals utilizing biometric enrollment processes. Additionally, she served on female engagement teams and managed eleven Iraqi interpreters supporting Regimental Combat Team 6 and Al Asad community engagement efforts. SSgt Wahlmeier ended her reserve affiliation in 2013.

Awards include the Navy Achievement Medal (with Gold Stars), Meritorious Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism (Expeditionary), and the National Defense Ribbon. Ms. Boughton is a graduate of The Federal Executive Institute and the Naval War College.

Ms. Boughton is married to Mr. Curt Rogers (USMC CWO5 Retired) and is mom to Jacob Boughton.