About Me


Professional History

Nathaniel Boehme (he/him/his) has extensive experience

working with veterans and servicemembers and their

families in crisis since 2012. He has managed and developed

programs and provided direct services to veterans and their

families in Portland, Seattle, and most recently Los Angeles.

He currently serves as the Oregon Department of Veterans’

Affairs’ LGBTQ Veterans Coordinator. Nathaniel works to consistently engage in anti-racist and equity-minded work in all contexts in efforts to support the dismantling of our white-supremacist culture and ensure full opportunity for all.  For more detail, please see his cover letter, resume, and bio below.


Educational Accomplishments

Nathaniel also has an accomplished and relevant educational career. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Utah State University with a Bachelors in Psychology, another in Sociology, and a minor in Women and Gender Studies. Additionally, he was awarded a Master’s degree in Sociology at Washington State University and recently completed his second Master’s (Masters of Social Work) at Portland State University.  Nathaniel has extensive education in and experience with anti-racist, race-forward pedagogy as well as engaging with all communities regardless of race, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religion, and more. 

My father and I, Veterans Day, 2003, Evanston, WY

Military Career

In serving those who served, Nathaniel has first-hand knowledge as he is a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces. He has served over sixteen years in the U.S. Air Force in various components. Nathaniel is third-generation Air Force, was deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and continues to serve in the Oregon (Portland) Air National Guard as a Munitions Systems Craftsman.  He also serves as the Oregon National Guard's SEPM (Special Emphasis Program Manager) for the LGBTQ military population in the state. Nathaniel also was previously tasked with developing and implementing his Wing's EO (Equal Opportunity) equity training while collecting demographic data to ensure representation.

Podcast Interview on the 8th Anniversary of the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal

I was honored to speak with Tammy from KBOO's podcast and radio show, Popular Education and share my experiences about Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

Would You Like More Professional Info?

Biography (pdf)


Sample Cover Letter for Nathaniel (pdf)


Nathaniel's Resume (pdf)


Nathaniel in the Community

My Blog

A Conversation at the DADT repeal celebration, Q-Center 2011

Presenting the Intro to Breaking the Silence, AMPA Gala 2017

LGBTQ Veterans and Homelessness in Oregon

June 27, 2018, OHCS Director's Speaker Series with Nathaniel Boehme M.A.,  Presentation Title: LGBTQ Veterans and Homelessness in Oregon.

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