Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for FM & Comptroller

Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for FM & Comptroller DAF FM Strategic Vision: Financial Excellence- Powered by Airmen, Fueled by Innovation John P. Roth is the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Financial Management and Comptroller).

As the Air Force's comptroller and chief financial officer, he serves as the principal adviser to the Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Air Force on all financial matters. He is responsible for providing the financial management and analytical services necessary for the effective and efficient use of Air Force resources, to include nearly 700,000 military and civilian personnel and a budget of over $160 billion. This includes directing the development of the Air Force program and budget, overseeing the Air Force Cost Analysis Agency's acquisition and operational cost analysis, providing analytical services necessary for the effective and efficient use of Air Force resources and conducting Air Force accounting and finance operations. Before assuming this position, Mr. Roth was the Deputy Comptroller (Program/Budget), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller). As the most senior career financial manager in the department, Mr. Roth was responsible for the preparation and monitoring of the entire Department of Defense budget. From January 2017 through May 2017, Mr. Roth performed the duties of the Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller) and Chief Financial Officer. During this time, he served as the principal adviser to the Secretary of Defense on all budgetary and financial management matters, including the development and execution of the department’s annual budget of more than $550 billion. Previously, he was Deputy Director of the Investment Directorate, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) where he was responsible for all Defense programs funded by Procurement and Research, Development, Test and Evaluation appropriations. Mr. Roth entered the Senior Executive Service in 1990. He is a past President of the American Society of Military Comptrollers. To read Mr. Roth's full biography, please see: http://www.af.mil/About-Us/Biographies/Display/Article/1411286/john-p-roth/

Mission: Provide resources, financial services, and decision support to deliver air, space, and cyber capabilities for our nation.

Operating as usual

Let's hear it for the 379th Expeditionary Comptroller Squadron! These FM Airmen manage the largest cash operation in the...
11/13/2020

Let's hear it for the 379th Expeditionary Comptroller Squadron!

These FM Airmen manage the largest cash operation in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility and earned themselves a shout-out from 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Command Chief Bruce for their tireless efforts in funding 379th Air Expeditionary Wing mission success and #FinancingTheFight in support of U.S. Air Forces Central and Air Forces Africa.

Check it out! Our #TeamAUAB members of the 379th Expeditionary Comptroller Squadron keep the base going, whether it's helping our members get paid or ensuring our force has the funds to keep up the fight. These Airmen are an integral part of what keeps the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing mission going. ✈️

#WinReadyRepeat #grandslamwing #ReadyAF #FlyFightWin #ForceFriday

FM Team,Please join me in congratulating our FM Comptroller Squadron Commander Selects!  These officers’ records were in...
11/10/2020

FM Team,

Please join me in congratulating our FM Comptroller Squadron Commander Selects! These officers’ records were intensely scrutinized by the FM Development Team as well as Wing Commanders across the United States Air Force and United States Space Force prior to being hired as Squadron Commanders.

Additionally, a sincere congratulations to our FM Officers hand-picked by our FM Development Team to serve in key vectored positions across the FM enterprise beginning in CY2021! Each of these officers are truly deserving of their new positions, and we look forward to watching them serve in these roles over the next few years!

Congratulations again to all!

V/R,

Pesh

MAJOR GENERAL JAMES D. PECCIA
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget,
Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller

What topics do you want to know more about in future editions of the AF Comptroller Magazine and SAF/FM Online Newslette...
11/06/2020

What topics do you want to know more about in future editions of the AF Comptroller Magazine and SAF/FM Online Newsletter?

Let us know in the comments below!

The SAF/FM Online Newsletter is now available! Take a look at the highlights below and head over to myFMCareer for more!
10/30/2020

The SAF/FM Online Newsletter is now available! Take a look at the highlights below and head over to myFMCareer for more!

Team FM,Today is my last day with you all; tomorrow, I’m officially retired from federal civil service. It is surreal. T...
10/23/2020

Team FM,

Today is my last day with you all; tomorrow, I’m officially retired from federal civil service. It is surreal. Thank you for the tremendous support this past year, you all welcomed me back into the FM family like I never left. The support you all provide the United States Air Force, U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), and the Nation is tremendous; it’s been an honor to lead this hard-working, intelligent team of leaders and experts who pack so much into a day’s work. You all care about what you do, you care about your profession, and you care about the Air Force. Keep it up, that’s what makes this such a great institution.

Until my position is filled, Major General Peccia will be the Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Financial Management & Comptroller). Please take good care of him like you did me – I know you will.

Richard K. Hartley
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force
(Financial Management & Comptroller)

FM Team, Please join me in congratulating our FMers selected for Group and Vice Wing Command—this is an incredible miles...
10/20/2020

FM Team,

Please join me in congratulating our FMers selected for Group and Vice Wing Command—this is an incredible milestone in their careers, and we are lucky to have them representing our community to the broader United States Air Force!

Additionally, please join me in congratulating our FM officers selected by the Officer Instructor and Recruiting Special Duty (OI&RSD) board. These officers were competitively selected to groom future Air Force leaders across a wide variety of instructing and recruiting positions.

The selection of these officers is a testament to their hard work and superb performance, congratulations to all!

Rich

Richard K. Hartley
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force
(Financial Management & Comptroller)

The 2-Year CET Cycle deadline for users certified in an even year (2014, 2016, 2018) will be here in 77 days! Don't let ...
10/15/2020

The 2-Year CET Cycle deadline for users certified in an even year (2014, 2016, 2018) will be here in 77 days! Don't let December 31st sneak up on you!

For additional resources like How-To's and info sheets, visit the AF FM Certification Site (SharePoint) through the FM Professional Development Hub.

FM Team,It brings me great pleasure to Congratulate our newest Lieutenant Colonels!  The Air Force has recognized the le...
10/07/2020

FM Team,

It brings me great pleasure to Congratulate our newest Lieutenant Colonels! The Air Force has recognized the leadership potential for the following Officers to serve at a higher grade with increased responsibility.

This is a tremendous accomplishment but they did not get here by themselves; so a big thank you goes out also to every leader, follower & mentor along this journey.

Again, congratulations on your selection for promotion, and we are excited to see the results of your leadership throughout the Department of the Air Force!

Rich

Richard K. Hartley
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force
(Financial Management & Comptroller)

The latest issue of the SAF/FM newsletter is now available! Head over to myFMCareer to read September's publication!
09/29/2020

The latest issue of the SAF/FM newsletter is now available! Head over to myFMCareer to read September's publication!

Team FM,Please join me as we celebrate the promotion of our newest FM Staff Sergeants. As we welcome these Airmen into t...
09/25/2020

Team FM,

Please join me as we celebrate the promotion of our newest FM Staff Sergeants. As we welcome these Airmen into the Noncommissioned Officer ranks, I’ll ask you all to take a moment to recognize this important milestone in their career; this promotion selection certainly reflects the confidence and trust the Air Force has in their ability to lead Airmen and serve as trusted advisors.

Congratulations and keep making FM proud!

Richard K. Hartley
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force
(Financial Management & Comptroller)

Are you new to the FM career field? Head to FMDLC to check out the latest update to the FMBOK web-based training course!
09/17/2020

Are you new to the FM career field? Head to FMDLC to check out the latest update to the FMBOK web-based training course!

Are you outstanding?  There are times when being outstanding is great, and others, when it is not.If you are one of the ...
09/10/2020

Are you outstanding? There are times when being outstanding is great, and others, when it is not.

If you are one of the 3K+ members whose CETs due in 2020 and are incomplete, you fall into the latter category. If you were certified in 2014, 2016, 2018, your CETs are due this December!

Don’t wait until the end of year rush, take the opportunity now to start knocking those CETs out.
For more info, visit: https://go.usa.gov/xnWaR

Handbooks and magazines and newsletters, oh my! myFMCareer is the place to be! Click on FM Products on the myFM toolbar ...
09/03/2020

Handbooks and magazines and newsletters, oh my! myFMCareer is the place to be! Click on FM Products on the myFM toolbar to access the FM Strategic Plan and Human Capital Strategy, the FM Force Development Primer, the FM Handbook, and more!

FM Team,It comes with great pleasure to announce this year’s Intermediate Developmental Education (IDE) and Senior Devel...
08/28/2020

FM Team,

It comes with great pleasure to announce this year’s Intermediate Developmental Education (IDE) and Senior Developmental Education (SDE) primary and alternate selectees. These individuals were selected by the central Air Force Board for their proven performance and leadership to attend in-residence schools for Academic Year 2021 to 2022.

Please join me in congratulating our IDE and SDE selects.

Rich

Richard K. Hartley
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force
(Financial Management & Comptroller)

The Summer 2020 AF Comptroller Magazine is now available! Interested in learning more about the AF FM Strategic Plan or ...
08/27/2020

The Summer 2020 AF Comptroller Magazine is now available! Interested in learning more about the AF FM Strategic Plan or the Comptroller Services Portal? Read all about it on myFMCareer!

FM Team,Please join Chief Briscoe and me in congratulating our newest Technical Sergeants.Their selection for promotion ...
08/25/2020

FM Team,

Please join Chief Briscoe and me in congratulating our newest Technical Sergeants.

Their selection for promotion reflects the confidence and trust the Air Force has in their ability to lead and mentor Airmen, be the technical experts in our career field, and serve as trusted advisors to senior non-commissioned officers & commanders.

Congratulations to all!

Rich

Richard K. Hartley
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary
(Financial Management and Comptroller)

Team, Please join me in congratulating our CY21 O-6 Command Candidates!Each of you have proven to be exceptional leaders...
08/14/2020

Team,

Please join me in congratulating our CY21 O-6 Command Candidates!

Each of you have proven to be exceptional leaders and we are excited to see your continued successes.

Rich

Richard K. Hartley
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force
(Financial Management & Comptroller)

The 2-Year CET Cycle deadline for users certified in an even year (2014, 2016, 2018) will be here sooner than you think!...
08/13/2020

The 2-Year CET Cycle deadline for users certified in an even year (2014, 2016, 2018) will be here sooner than you think! Don't let December 31st sneak up on you!

For additional resources like How-To's and info sheets, visit the AF FM Certification Site (SharePoint) through the FM Professional Development Hub.

FM Team-Please join me in congratulating Staff Sgt. William Rice (U.S. Air Force Academy/FM), who earned the John L. Lev...
08/13/2020

FM Team-
Please join me in congratulating Staff Sgt. William Rice (U.S. Air Force Academy/FM), who earned the John L. Levitow Award at his recent Airman Leadership School graduation.

The John L. Levitow Award is the United States Air Force's highest award for Professional Military Education (PME), which recognizes the student who demonstrates the most outstanding leadership and scholastic achievement in their PME class.

Well done, SSgt Rice! We're proud to have you on our FM team!

-CMSgt Kendall Briscoe
Executive for Enlisted Matters
Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Financial Management and Comptroller)

Looking for the FM Enlisted Training SharePoint? Head over to the Financial Information Collaboration Space (FICS) - the...
08/06/2020

Looking for the FM Enlisted Training SharePoint? Head over to the Financial Information Collaboration Space (FICS) - the new home for FM Enlisted Training content. Visit FICS today to take a look at the training catalog, videos, and more!

FICS is also home to FM forum discussions, where you'll find answers to your FM questions, best-practice sharing, and CC/Superintendent-specific discussion boards.

The July 2020 SAF/FM Newsletter is now available on myFMCareer! Head over to read the latest!
07/31/2020

The July 2020 SAF/FM Newsletter is now available on myFMCareer! Head over to read the latest!

The 2020 update of the FMBOK web-based training course is now available on FMDLC!
07/24/2020

The 2020 update of the FMBOK web-based training course is now available on FMDLC!

FM Team: Great news this month. Please join Chief Briscoe and me in congratulating our newest Master Sergeants. We are c...
07/16/2020

FM Team: Great news this month. Please join Chief Briscoe and me in congratulating our newest Master Sergeants. We are celebrating 63 Technical Sergeants selected for promotion to our Senior Non-commissioned Officer (SNCO) corps.

This is a significant accomplishment in their careers and we’re extremely proud of their selection. Chief Briscoe and I wish each of them continued success and we look forward to watching them continue to shine as they lead our Airmen.

To the Selectees: Congratulations on this significant milestone as you join the ranks of the SNCO corps—the backbone of our United States Air Force!

Rich

Richard K. Hartley
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary
(Financial Management and Comptroller)

Are you a …✓  Permanent civilian FM employee✓  GS-13 (/equivalent) and below✓  With a bachelor’s degree (or higher)✓  In...
07/15/2020

Are you a …
✓ Permanent civilian FM employee
✓ GS-13 (/equivalent) and below
✓ With a bachelor’s degree (or higher)
✓ Interested in transitioning to the 0510 Accounting or 1515 Operations Research/Cost Analyst Series, but don’t have the mandatory 24 credit hours in accounting or advanced mathematics?

Then you may be eligible for the FM Tuition Assistance (FM TA) Pilot—a voluntary program that works to address the shortage of employees to fill critical positions in targeted areas using the AF Civilian Tuition Assistance Program (CTAP).

Application packages must be submitted to the FM Career Field Team (CFT) by 4 August 2020.

Visit the FM Professional Development Hub or Latest News on myFMCareer for eligibility requirements, listing of pilot locations, and information on how to apply.

You have questions about DoD FM Certification, the AF FM Certification Site has answers!Visit the AF FM Certification Si...
07/13/2020

You have questions about DoD FM Certification, the AF FM Certification Site has answers!

Visit the AF FM Certification Site on the FM Professional Development Hub for:
• Info sheets
• Tutorials
• Learning History Worksheets (iLHW)
• and more!

The June 2020 SAF/FM Online Newsletter is now available. Take a look at this month's articles, and then head over to myF...
06/25/2020

The June 2020 SAF/FM Online Newsletter is now available. Take a look at this month's articles, and then head over to myFMCareer for more!

Its not too late to sign up for MatterMost! Take this opportunity to explore all the channels that FM has to offer, and ...
06/23/2020

Its not too late to sign up for MatterMost! Take this opportunity to explore all the channels that FM has to offer, and take a deep dive to discover insight related to budget, accounting, and cost.

Visit "Latest News" on the myFMCareer or the FM Professional Development Hub (SharePoint) for instructions.

06/19/2020
CMSAF JoAnne S. Bass

Congratulations CMSAF #19 JoAnne Bass! FM, I've known Chief Bass for awhile and witnessed her tireless dedication to airmen and mission. She's absolutely going to rock it. Awesome leader!!

Your Financial Managers look forward to your continued leadership and working along side to resource missions and finance the airmen who perform them!! Congrats again!!

-CMSgt Kendall Briscoe
Executive for Enlisted Matters
Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Financial Management and Comptroller)

This is a historic moment for our Air Force!

Jo is a phenomenal leader who'll bring new ideas and her own style to the position. I've known her for many years and watched closely as she's guided Team 18 and led her own teams to great success. She'll do amazing things for our Airmen -- She'll blaze her own trail as our CMSAF!

FM Team, As you may all know, Maj Gen John Pletcher decided it was time to transition to the next chapter of his profess...
06/09/2020

FM Team,

As you may all know, Maj Gen John Pletcher decided it was time to transition to the next chapter of his professional career -- he is retiring after thirty-one years of dedicated service. It's been a pleasure working directly with John over the past two years as my Director of Budget. He lived up to his remarkable character as an outstanding professional and a great leader.

John's inspiring career spanned over three decades of military service. He started his career as Deputy Accounting and Finance Officer in 1989, and progressed through the ranks holding key positions with OSD and the Department of the Air Force. His hard work, dedication, mentorship, and leadership has been integral to the success of the United States Air Force and the Financial Management Community.

I wish Team Pletcher the absolute best!

JR

Hon. John P. Roth
Assistant Secretary of the Air Force
(Financial Management and Comptroller)

06/09/2020
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United States Air Force
06/03/2020

United States Air Force

Join us for a LIVE virtual town hall at 5pm EST today as the Air Force's senior ranking officer and enlisted members discuss race, the service, and change!
https://www.facebook.com/csafofficial/

CMSAF JoAnne S. Bass
06/01/2020

CMSAF JoAnne S. Bass

Who am I?

I am a Black man who happens to be the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force.

I am George Floyd…I am Philando Castile, I am Michael Brown, I am Alton Sterling, I am Tamir Rice.

Just like most of the Black Airmen and so many others in our ranks…I am outraged at watching another Black man die on television before our very eyes. What happens all too often in this country to Black men who are subjected to police brutality that ends in death…could happen to me. As shocking as that may sound to some of you…I hope you realize that racism/discrimination/exclusion does not care much about position, titles or stature….so yes, it could happen to you, or one of your friends, or your Airmen, or your NCOIC, your Flight Chief, your Squadron Commander or even your Wing Commander. This, my friends, is my greatest fear, not that I will be killed by a white police officer (believe me my heart starts racing like most other Black men in America when I see those blue lights behind me)…but that I will wake up to a report that one of our Black Airmen has died at the hands of a white police officer.

As I struggle with the Air Force’s own demons that include the racial disparities in military justice and discipline among our youngest Black male Airmen and the clear lack of diversity in our senior officer ranks…I can only look in the mirror for the solution. I, the CMSAF must do better in ensuring every Airmen in our ranks has a fair chance at becoming the best version of themselves. While this is a complicated issue…I, along with every other leader across the force, am responsible for making sure it becomes a reality.

What have I been doing?

Not enough…I have done my share of community service work, been in involved in mentor programs, voted in local, state and national elections, but I’ve come to the conclusion that whatever I have done in the past is just not enough. So, I spent the last week, “plotting, planning, strategizing, organizing and mobilizing” just as Killer Mike, the popular Atlanta rapper and activist encouraged us to do. Twenty-five of my closest friends (White, Black, Asian, enlisted, officer and civilian) and I have an ongoing dialogue where we began by acknowledging our right to be angry about what is happening.

We eventually moved beyond the rage and began to think about what’s next? What could or should we be doing as a group and as individuals to stop this from happening in our communities across these United States? We don’t have all the answers, but we do have some of the most brilliant minds, many, who have first hand experience with this topic and we will continue working towards a solution. While we can’t change the world, we can change the communities we live in and more importantly, those where our Airmen strive to be seen, heard, and treated as human beings. I have also not done enough as your most senior enlisted leader…while we have made progress in many of the areas that impact our Airmen and families; I believe that we have not made much progress in this area of racial injustice and diversity among our ranks. This is why I’m working with General Goldfein, first and foremost to have a full and thorough independent review of our military justice system. We will look to uncover where the problem lies and how we can fix it. We are also working to improve the diversity of our force, especially within the senior ranks. I hope this message triggers responses and ideas from each of you on things we can do better.

What should you be doing?

Like me, acknowledge your right to be upset about what’s happening to our nation. But you must then find a way to move beyond the rage and do what you think is right for the country, for your community, for your sons, daughters, friends and colleagues…for every Black man in this country who could end up like George Floyd. Part of my group’s solution involves helping to bridge the communication and understanding gap between law enforcement and young Black men. You decide what works best for you, where you can have the most meaningful impact and most importantly, what you can stay committed to…we didn’t get here overnight so don’t expect things to change tomorrow…we are in this for the long haul. Vote, protest peacefully, reach out to your local and state officials, to your Air Force leadership and become active in your communities…we need all hands on deck. If you don’t do anything else, I encourage everyone to fight, not just for freedom, justice and equality, but to fight for understanding. You might think you know what it’s like to grow up, exist, survive and even thrive in this country as a Black person…but let me tell you, regardless of how many Black friends you have, or how Black your neighborhood was, or if your spouse or in-laws are Black…you don’t know.

You don’t know the anxiety, the despair, the heartache, the fear, the rage and the disappointment that comes with living in this country, OUR country every single day. So, take the time to talk to someone – your brand new Airmen, your NCOIC or your Flight Commander - about their experiences so that you have a better understanding of who they are, where they come from and what drives them. Frankly, you owe this to every Airmen, but I’m asking you specifically to pay attention to the Black Airmen in your ranks during this trying time. Don’t misunderstand me, they don’t need, nor do they want any special treatment…but they deserve to be treated fairly and equally, both by our United States Air Force and these United States of America…this begins with you, and I am asking, no fighting, for your understanding.

Like you, I don’t have all of the answers, but I am committed to seeing a better future for this nation. A future where Black men must no longer suffer needlessly at the hands of White police officers, and where Black Airmen have the same chance to succeed as their White counterparts. Trust me, I understand this is a difficult topic to talk about…

Difficult…not impossible…

Difficult…but necessary.

Who am I…

I am Kaleth. I am a Black Man who happens to be the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force and I am committed to making this better.

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