Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Financial Management & Comptroller)

The Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller (SAF/FM) is a civilian official in the United States Department of the Air Force.

Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller
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Seal of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller
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Incumbent
John P. Roth

since 2 January 2018
Department of the Air Force
StyleThe Honorable
NominatorPresident of the United States
Formation1947
Websitewww.saffm.hq.af.mil
Flag used by Assistant Secretaries of the Air Force

ResponsibilitiesEdit

According to U.S. law, there are four civilian Assistant Secretaries of the Air Force appointed by the President of the United States upon the advice and consent of the United States Senate.[1] They assist the United States Secretary of the Air Force and the United States Under Secretary of the Air Force. One of the four assistant secretaries is the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Financial Management & Comptroller), who is responsible for "the exercise of the comptroller functions of the Department of the Air Force, including financial management functions."[1] The duties expressly given to the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Financial Management & Comptroller) include determining the Department of the Air Force's budget estimates (in conjunction with the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)), supervising the department's financial management system, and overseeing the department's asset management system.[2] The assistant secretary is also responsible for developing a five-year plan for improving the department's financial management, which plan must be updated annually.[3] The Assistant Secretary also must submit an annual report to the Secretary of the Air Force detailing the state of the department's financial management.[4]

SubordinatesEdit

The Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Financial Management and Comptroller) is supported by a principal deputy as well as senior leaders responsible for budget, cost and economics, and financial operations. The following are the key positions on the assistant secretary's staff.[5][6]

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller (SAF/FM), a civilian member of the Senior Executive Service

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget (SAF/FMB), a major general

  • Director for Budget Operations and Personnel (SAF/FMBO), a brigadier general
  • Director for Budget Investment (SAF/FMBI), a civilian member of the Senior Executive Service
  • Director for Budget Management and Execution (SAF/FMBM), a civilian member of the Senior Executive Service
  • Director for Budget Programs (SAF/FMBP), a colonel
  • Director for Budget and Appropriations Liaison (SAF/FMBL), a colonel

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cost and Economics (SAF/FMC), a civilian member of the Senior Executive Service

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Financial Operations (SAF/FMP), a civilian member of the Senior Executive Service

  • Chief Information Officer, a civilian member of the Senior Executive Service

The Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Financial Management and Comptroller) also oversees the Air Force Financial Services Center, the Air Force Cost Analysis Agency, and the Financial Management Center of Expertise.[6]

List of Assistant Secretaries of the Air Force (Financial Management & Comptroller)Edit

The first three appointees served as Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Management). That office was re-designated as Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Financial Management and Comptroller) on 1 August 1954. The office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Financial Management and Comptroller) was disbanded on 27 March 1987. At that time, all Air Force financial management functions were consolidated under the Air Force Comptroller (a military position filled by a lieutenant general). The office of the Air Force Comptroller was disbanded on 1 July 1989 when the position of Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Financial Management and Comptroller) was re-established. Since that date, all Air Force financial management and comptroller functions have been directed by a presidentially appointed assistant secretary.[7]

Image Appointee Assumed Office Left Office President Appointed By Secretary Served Under
  Eugene M. Zuckert 26 September 1947 2 July 1952 Harry S. Truman W. Stuart Symington;
Thomas K. Finletter
  James T. Hill, Jr. 5 July 1952 20 January 1953 Harry S. Truman Thomas K. Finletter
H. Lee White 16 February 1953 2 July 1954 Dwight D. Eisenhower Harold E. Talbott
Lyle S. Garlock 23 August 1954 15 October 1961 Dwight D. Eisenhower;
John F. Kennedy
Donald A. Quarles;
Dudley C. Sharp;
Eugene M. Zuckert
Neil E. Harlan 3 January 1962 15 April 1964 John F. Kennedy;
Lyndon Johnson
Eugene M. Zuckert
Leonard Marks, Jr. 26 June 1964 31 December 1967 Lyndon Johnson Eugene M. Zuckert;
Harold Brown
  Thomas H. Nielsen 1 January 1968 23 June 1969 Lyndon Johnson Harold Brown;
Robert C. Seamans, Jr.
  Spencer J. Schedler 24 June 1969 1 April 1973 Richard Nixon Robert C. Seamans, Jr.
  William W. Woodruff 2 April 1973 31 July 1975 Richard Nixon Robert C. Seamans, Jr.;
John L. McLucas
W. Francis Hughes 17 March 1976 14 September 1976 Gerald Ford Thomas C. Reed
Everett T. Keech 15 September 1976 31 August 1977 Gerald Ford Thomas Reed;
John C. Stetson
John A. Hewitt, Jr. 27 February 1978 4 November 1979 Jimmy Carter John C. Stetson;
Hans Mark
Charles W. Snodgrass 18 June 1980 20 January 1981 Jimmy Carter Hans Mark
  Russell D. Hale 18 June 1981 29 February 1984 Ronald Reagan Verne Orr
  Richard E. Carver 3 October 1984 26 March 1987 Ronald Reagan Verne Orr;
Russell A. Rourke;
Edward C. Aldridge, Jr.
  Michael B. Donley 1 December 1989 19 January 1993 George H. W. Bush Donald Rice
  Robert F. Hale 29 March 1994 2001 Bill Clinton Sheila Widnall;
F. Whitten Peters
  Michael Montelongo 6 August 2001 24 March 2005 George W. Bush James G. Roche
  John H. Gibson 19 December 2008 20 January 2009 George W. Bush Michael Wynne;
Michael B. Donley
  Jamie M. Morin 19 June 2009 25 June 2014 Barack Obama Michael B. Donley;
Deborah Lee James
  Lisa S. Disbrow 31 July 2014 20 January 2016 Barack Obama Deborah Lee James
  Ricardo A. Aguilera[8][9] 1 February 2016 April 2017 Barack Obama Deborah Lee James
  John P. Roth[10][11] 2 January 2018 Incumbent Donald Trump Heather Wilson

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b 10 U.S.C. § 8016(a)
  2. ^ 10 U.S.C. § 8022(a)
  3. ^ 10 U.S.C. § 8022(c)
  4. ^ 10 U.S.C. § 8022(d)
  5. ^ "SAF/FM Leadership". Archived from the original on 2009-09-13. Retrieved 2011-02-27.
  6. ^ a b "SAF Organization". Archived from the original on 2013-11-11. Retrieved 2013-10-10.
  7. ^ Cox, Laura E. (Major), Key Personnel, Air Force Historical Studies Office, Headquarters United States Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C., January 2013.
  8. ^ "Nominations Confirmed (Civilian)", confirmation action PN870, United States Senate, Washington, District of Columbia, 1 February 2016.
  9. ^ "Ricardo A. Aguilera", United States Air Force Biography, United States Air Force, United States Department of Defense, accessed via www.af.mil 29 April 2016.
  10. ^ "PN1030 — John P. Roth — Department of Defense", United States Congress, Washington, District of Columbia, 20 December 2017.
  11. ^ "John P. Roth", United States Air Force Biography, United States Air Force, United States Department of Defense, accessed via www.af.mil 18 January 2018.