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

Have you checked off your end-of-year list?→ Limited availability of web-based training courses on FMDLC in early Januar...
12/29/2020

Have you checked off your end-of-year list?

→ Limited availability of web-based training courses on FMDLC in early January due to the 31 December Adobe Flash Sunset. Complete any unfinished courses to avoid possible loss of training progress.

→ CETs for FMers certified in an even year are due 31 December. Need more CETs? Read the December issue of the SAF/FM Online Newsletter on myFMCareer and take the quiz to earn credits!

→ The FM Professional Development Hub SharePoint is moving! Set yourself a reminder to update your bookmarks with the new links coming early January.

Team, It gives me great pleasure to announce the winners of the Fiscal Year 2020 Air Force Financial Management and Comp...
12/24/2020

Team,

It gives me great pleasure to announce the winners of the Fiscal Year 2020 Air Force Financial Management and Comptroller Annual Awards. The quality of the nominations demonstrates the talent and ingenuity of the Air Force Financial Management workforce. I am proud and deeply impressed by the remarkable contributions and outstanding work of our nominees who share the distinction of being the best in their respective major commands or headquarters functional activities. Our award winners should be proud of their accomplishments!

My congratulations again to all award recipients and nominees, and my thanks to the whole FM community.

Best,
JR

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

Reminder: CETs are due in less than 10 days!
12/22/2020

Reminder: CETs are due in less than 10 days!

The December SAF/FM Online Newsletter is now available. Head over to myFMCareer to read the final newsletter of 2020!
12/17/2020

The December SAF/FM Online Newsletter is now available. Head over to myFMCareer to read the final newsletter of 2020!

12/11/2020

Winter is coming… for Adobe Flash.

Remember to finish up any open courses you may have in FMDLC prior to 31 December 2020 to avoid issues with software changes coming at the end of the year. Otherwise, the fate of your recorded course progress is at your peril (and may require you to restart your pending courses).

FM Family,Please join me as we celebrate the promotion of our newest FM Chief Master Sergeants!This is a significant acc...
12/08/2020

FM Family,

Please join me as we celebrate the promotion of our newest FM Chief Master Sergeants!

This is a significant accomplishment in their career as they attain the highest enlisted rank and represent the top 1 percent of the enlisted force. I am extremely proud of each of them. Their selection for promotion reflects the confidence and trust the Department of the Air Force has in their ability to lead and mentor Airmen (enlisted and officers) and serve as trusted advisors to commanders and senior leaders. I look forward to witnessing the amazing things they will accomplish as Chiefs. Congratulations to all of them!

R,
Pesh

JAMES “Pesh” D. PECCIA III, MGen, USAF
SAF/FMB
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget

FM Team,Please join me in congratulating Mr. Grant McVicker on his selection as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cost ...
12/04/2020

FM Team,

Please join me in congratulating Mr. Grant McVicker on his selection as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cost and Economics (SAF/FMC)!

VR,
JR

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

FM Team,Please join me in congratulating the following officers who were competitively selected to serve in the critical...
12/04/2020

FM Team,

Please join me in congratulating the following officers who were competitively selected to serve in the critical role of Military Assistant to various senior leaders on the Air Staff or in the National Capital Region.

In addition, during the month of November, SAF/FM convened a panel of senior FMers to conduct interviews for officers who were either nominated by their MAJCOM FM or vectored by the FM Development Team for an assignment to the Air Staff. The following officers were selected for an assignment to the Air Staff beginning in the summer of 2021.

An assignment to the Air Staff offers invaluable experience and an opportunity to serve at the Headquarters Air Force-level. We are excited for what the future has in store for these officers!

Congratulations again!

VR,
Pesh

JAMES D. PECCIA III, MGen, USAF
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget

The Fall 2020 Air Force Comptroller magazine, featuring the 2020 Key Personnel Directory, is now available! Visit myFMCa...
11/30/2020

The Fall 2020 Air Force Comptroller magazine, featuring the 2020 Key Personnel Directory, is now available! Visit myFMCareer to read the latest issue!

Change is coming! Teams across the DoD have been hard at work updating websites and web-based trainings to keep your fre...
11/20/2020

Change is coming!

Teams across the DoD have been hard at work updating websites and web-based trainings to keep your frequently used tools and resources working seamlessly for upcoming Cloud migrations and the 31 December 2020 sunset of Adobe Flash.

What does this mean for you?

✔ Get your must-do web-based trainings and online courses done before the end of the year, as course catalogs and course availability may change.

TIP: Having trouble getting to a new site or taking an online course? Try using an alternate browser like Microsoft Edge.

✔ Expect a new look and feel for some of your go-to websites like FMDLC, the FM LMS, and USAF SharePoint sites like the FM Professional Development Hub and FICS, as well as new URLs.

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!

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