Col. John Boggs

Knowledge Specialist

Col. John Boggs
Executive Coach, American Express Leadership Academy

Colonel John Boggs U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.) is an authority on Executive Leadership Development and Gender Integration. He is a Strategist, Author, Accomplished Speaker and Executive Transformational Leadership Coach.

An Infantry Officer with over 30 years of service to the nation, Col. Boggs is one of the rare few to command at every rank held. When not in command, he served the Corps as a trainer, educator or as an advisor on high-level staffs.

As a trainer and educator, Col. Boggs served at both of the Marine Corps’ Recruit Training Depots, Officer Candidates School and the Head of the Marine Corps’ Distance Learning Programs. He was also a Professor and Dean of Faculty and Academic Programs at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.

As a staff member, Col. Boggs served as Chief of Staff of the National Defense University in Washington D.C. the worlds’ leading institute for producing strategic leaders, and as a Fellow at the Council of Foreign Relations. He was also the senior Marine Readiness Advisor on the staff of Secretary of Defense Cohen and Rumsfeld.

As a businessman, he was a senior VP for a major non-profit in Washington D.C., and partner in an International Business Development Firm.

Today Col. Boggs is considered one of the foremost authorities in the field of executive leadership development and gender integration. He works with high impact executive leaders and organizations that are diverse in size and complexity.

Col. Boggs holds two master's degrees in National Security Strategy, and Management. He is also a graduate of world-renowned Georgetown University’s Executive Leadership Coaching program. He is an International Coach Federation credentialed Executive Leadership Coach, a member of the prestigious “Forbes Coaches Council” and a member of the National Speakers Association, Arizona Chapter.

Col. Boggs continues to serve. He is a member of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation’s Arizona Campaign—which raises scholarship money to support the children of Marines and Navy Corpsman ability to attend college. The Colonel is a member of the Department of Defense’s Advisory Committee on Women in the Services—which provides advice to the Secretary of Defense on issues facing Women in the Services, a member of the Arizona Corporate Council on Veteran Careers—supporting the efforts of veterans to gain careers not just jobs. He is also a member of the Arizona Business Leaders. And in what little spare time remains, he coaches a High School Lacrosse team.