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Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Financial Management & Comptroller)
Dr Jamie M. Morin, USAF.jpg
Nominated by President of the United States
Incumbent Jamie M. Morin
Personal details
Website www.saffm.hq.af.mil
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The Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Financial Management & Comptroller) (abbreviated SAF/FM) is a civilian official in the United States Department of the Air Force.

ResponsibilitiesEdit

According to U.S. law, there are four Assistant Secretaries of the Air Force appointed from civilian life 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] He or she 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 Zuckert Eugene M. Zuckert 26 September 1947 2 July 1952 Harry S. Truman W. Stuart Symington, Thomas K. Finletter
James T. Hill 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 Mark, 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
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 Donley official portrait Michael B. Donley 1 December 1989 19 January 1993 George H. W. Bush Donald Rice
Robert F. Hale, Under Secretary of Defense, 2009 Robert F. Hale 29 March 1994 2001 Bill Clinton Sheila Widnall, F. Whitten Peters
Michael Montelongo, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller Michael Montelongo 6 August 2001 24 March 2005 George W. Bush James G. Roche
John H. Gibson II John H. Gibson December 19, 2008 January 20, 2009 George W. Bush Michael Wynne, Michael B. Donley
Dr Jamie M. Morin, USAF Jamie M. Morin June 19, 2009 Present Barack Obama Michael B. Donley

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 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
  6. 6.0 6.1 SAF Organization
  7. Cox, Laura E. (Major), Key Personnel, Air Force Historical Studies Office, Headquarters United States Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C., January 2013.

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