Rear Admiral Fedor currently serves as the Assistant Commandant for Resources (CG-8) and the Chief Financial Officer for the U.S. Coast Guard. In this capacity, he is responsible for all budgetary, financial and resource management activities relating to the programs and operations of the Coast Guard. As a component of the Department of Homeland Security, the Coast Guard is comprised of a nearly 60,000 member active duty, reserve and civil servant workforce with an annual budget of $12 billion.
Prior to the assignment, RDML Fedor served as the Executive Assistant to Admiral Karl L. Schultz, the 26th Commandant of the Coast Guard. In that role, he was responsible for the strategic direction, planning, and daily activities of the Commandant’s staff. A career cutterman, he has nearly 12 years of sea-time to include three commands.
Before reporting to Washington D.C., RDML Fedor was the Commanding Officer of the National Security Cutter JAMES (WMSL 754) in Charleston, S.C. During his command, JAMES earned the Hopley Yeaton award for operational excellence as well as the United States Interdiction Coordinator award for counter-narcotics operations in the Eastern Pacific. His previous operational assignments include being Commanding Officer of the cutter MOHAWK, Executive Officer on the cutter LEGARE, Commanding Officer of the patrol boat MONOPOLY, Operations Officer onboard the cutter DURABLE, and First Lieutenant onboard the cutter DAUNTLESS.
His staff tours include being the Chief of Response for the Seventh Coast Guard District in Miami, FL where he was responsible for all Coast Guard law enforcement, search and rescue, and maritime incident management along the southeastern seaboard and throughout the Caribbean. His previous staff assignments include being the Coast Guard’s Fiscal Year 2004 federal budget coordinator, a Congressional Fellow to the House of Representatives’ Government Reform Subcommittee for Drug Policy and the Appropriations Subcommittee for Transportation, as well as Special Assistant and Speechwriter to the 23rd Commandant of the Coast Guard.
He graduated from the Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science in Government. He earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government in 2001 and a Master’s Degree in National Security Strategy from the National War College in 2011.
RDML Fedor’s personal decorations include two Legion of Merits, four Meritorious Service Medals, two Coast Guard Commendation Medals, four Coast Guard Achievement Medals and the Commandant’s Letter of Commendation.
RDML Fedor has been married to his wife Amy for 27 years and they have four children, Tyler (19), Will (18), and twins Megan and Drew (12).
Cynthia Hufty is the Deputy Director of Defense Business Systems in the Office of the Chief Management Officer, Washington, D.C. Ms. Hufty is responsible for executing Title 10 U.S.C. § 2222 in a $7B portfolio.
Prior to her current position, Ms. Hufty was the Director of Focused Leadership Execution/ Director (acting) for Business Process and systems modernization, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Comptroller (OUSD-C). She served as the DoD Accounting and financial management transformation. Prior to this position she was the owner and manager of the following portfolios: Cost, Audit, Financial Management in the OSD data analytics platform.
Ms. Hufty began her career in the private sector, then joining the United States Army team as an accountant and auditor. Then joined the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Navy, Financial Management and Comptroller.
EDUCATION 2006 Bachelor of Science, Accounting, Jacksonville State University 2007 Master of Business Administration in Accounting, Jacksonville State University
CAREER CHRONOLOGY 1. 2020-2021, Deputy Director of Defense Business Systems, Office of the Chief Management Officer – Defense Business Systems & Enterprise Business Optimization, Washington, D.C 2. 2019 – 2020, Director, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Comptroller, Office of the Deputy Chief Financial Officer – Business Processes and Systems Modernization / Focused Leadership Execution, Washington, D.C
3. 2019 – 2020, Deputy Director and Team lead, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Comptroller, Office of the Deputy Chief Financial Officer – Business Processes and Systems Modernization, Washington, D.C
4. 2017 – 2019, Staff Accountant, Office of the Deputy Chief Financial Officer – Business Integration Office, Washington, D.C 5. 2015 – 2017, Program Manager-Accountant, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy Financial Management & Comptroller (FM&C), Office of Financial Operations, Financial Reporting, Washington, D.C 6. 2014 – 2015, Auditor, Internal Review and Audit Compliance, Aviation Missile Lifecycle Command, Redstone Arsenal, AL 7. 2011 – 2014, Senior Auditor, Internal Review and Audit Compliance, Installation and Management Command, Redstone Arsenal, AL
8. 2009-2011, Accountant, Resource Management, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama 9. 2009, Accountant, Analytical Sciences Corporation, Cost Accounting Division, Huntsville, AL 10. 2008-2009 Accountant, Huntington Ingalls Corporation, Huntsville, AL 11. 2007, Accountant/Audit Intern, U.S. Army Materiel Command, Anniston, AL
12.2006-2007, Business Office Staff, CARES Medical Clinic, Anniston, AL
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
2020 Office of the Secretary of Defense Award for Excellence
2019 Gears of Government Award, Presidents Management Agenda
2018 Certification of Appreciation and cash award, Enterprise Cost Management Financial management
2018 Certification of Appreciation, Launching DoD’s Cost Management, ODCFO
2014 Letter of Gratitude for Outstanding Service from Garrison Command Sergeant Major, Office of the CSM
2013 Achievement Medal for Civilian Service, Audit Readiness- Statement of Budgetary Resources
2007 Certificate of Achievement, Commander Anniston Chemical Activity
Colonel Clay Pettit is a Finance and Comptroller officer and a native of Isabella, MO. He enlisted in the Army Reserve as a Field Artillery cannon crewmember in 1988. He attended Reserve Officer Training Corps at Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri, graduating in 1992 with a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve Field Artillery. In 1995 his Army Reserve unit changed to the Transportation Corps (TC). He attended the TC Officer Advanced Course, branch transferring to TC, later becoming a Logistics Corps officer. He was a Missouri State Highway Patrolman in southern Missouri for six years before mobilization to Iraq in 2003, returning, and becoming an Active Guard and Reserve (AGR) officer in 2004. After attending the Defense Comptrollership Program (DCP) at Syracuse University in 2009 he branch transferred to Finance and Comptroller (BC 36) and has been a career Finance and Comptroller since.
RECENT CAREER CHRONOLOGY:
October 2019 – Present: Associate Director, Congressional and Resource Management, Office of the Under Deputy Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness. Serves as the Budget Representative in OUSD(P&R) programming, and budget execution process, and as the Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Military Retirement Fund (MRF).
June 2018 – September 2019: Deputy Chief of Staff, G8, U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC), Fort Bragg, NC.; ensured the stewardship of $4.1B in Army Reserve Appropriations, advising the Command Staff and 28 Funds Centers in execution of resources.
August 2015 – June 2018: Budget Officer for the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Joint Reserve Office and as the Executive Officer to the Director, J7 Joint Special Operations Forces Development/Deputy Commanding General for Mobilization and Reserve Affairs (M&RA). Upon promotion to Colonel he served as the Deputy Chief - Resources, Joint Collective Training Division (JCT), J7 Joint Special Operations Forces Development, leading a team responsible for a $78M annual Training Transformation (T2) exercise budget, supporting SOCOM’s Service Component and Geographic Combatant Command’s Exercise programs.
July 2014 – July 2015: COL Pettit’s second combat tour; served as Deputy Director, CJ8 – Programs and Resources, Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan during Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and FREEDOM’S SENTINEL; integrated four divisions within the organization responsible for the building of the Afghan Army and Police through management of a $13B budget to support a 352K individual force focused on sustainment of the force and training.
June 2012 – July 2013: Budget Analyst in the Office of the Chief, Army Reserve (OCAR) Comptroller Division, Execution Branch.
July 2010 – June 2012: Chief, Reserve Personnel, Army, 335th Signal Command (Theater) G8.
2014: Master of Science in National Security Strategies, National War College, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C.
2009: Masters in Business Administration and Executive Masters in Public Administration, Syracuse University.
1992: Bachelor of Science in Management, Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, MO.
DoD Financial Management Certification Level 3 (DFMC3)
Natalie M. Osgood is the Branch Chief for Mission Operations, Directorate of Budget Operations, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. She is responsible for the budget formulation and execution of approximately $20 billion annually. She leads a team of financial managers who develop, defend, and execute funding that supports military operations and Air Force priorities at the direction of Congress, the Secretary of Defense, and the Secretary of the Air Force. Prior to her current position, Ms. Osgood served as the Overseas Contingency Operations analyst for Operation and Maintenance funds at Headquarters U.S. Air Force.
Ms. Osgood, a native of Ohio, began her career in 2000 at Wright-Patterson Air Force base, Ohio as a summer hire at the Aeronautical Systems Center. She has more than 19 years of experience in multiple aspects of financial management, including cost estimating, earned value management, and budget formulation and execution for operations and investment funding. She has served in several program offices, on a product center staff, on a command staff with the U.S. Navy, and at Headquarters U.S. Air Force. She assumed her current position in December 2017.
2002 Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio
2006 Master of Business Administration degree in International Business, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
2011 Defense Financial Management & Comptroller School, Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama
2013 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
2019 Executive Leadership Development Program
1. June 2000 – March 2001, Clerk, Financial Analysis Division, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
2. March 2001 – September 2002, Financial Management Student Trainee, Financial Analysis Division, ASC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
3. September 2002 – September 2005, Financial Specialist Trainee, ASC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
4. September 2005 – November 2006, Financial Specialist, C-130 Systems Group, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
5. November 2006 – August 2008, Lead Financial Manager, C-130 Systems Group, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
6. August 2008 – August 2010, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, F-15 Program Office, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
7. August 2010 – October 2013, Lead Cost Analyst, Miniature Munitions Division, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida
8. October 2013 – June 2016, Information Technology Budget Analyst, Navy Information Dominance Forces, Suffolk, Virginia
9. June 2016 – December 2017, Overseas Contingency Operations Analyst, Directorate of Budget Operations, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, Washington, D.C.
10. December 2017 - Present, Mission Operations Branch Chief, Budget Operations Division, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, Washington, D.C.
AWARDS AND HONORS
2008 Meritorious Performance in Business Management Award, American Society of Military Comptrollers
2009 Senior Civilian of the Year, 912th Aeronautical Systems Group
2011 Acquisition Cost Analyst of the Year, Air Armament Center
2012 Category III Civilian of the Year, Small Diameter Bomb II Branch
2016 Team Award, General Larry O. Spencer Special Acts & Services
2017 ASMC Washington Chapter Large Team Achievement Award
2018 Category III Civilian of the Year, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller
DAWIA Business - Financial Management, Level 3
DAWIA Business - Cost Estimating, Level 3
Certified Defense Financial Manager with Acquisition Specialty
LCDR Sanchez currently serves as Financial Operations Manager for the Reserve Training Appropriation at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC. As such, he is responsible for overseeing the development and execution of the $118M annual budget. In this capacity, he manages oversight of 58 accounts providing pay, travel, training, and benefits for nearly 6,000 Coast Guard Reservists.
LT Sanchez completed Coast Guard basic training in July of 1998, receiving orders to Lifeboat Station Hatteras Inlet, NC where he served as a telecommunications watch stander and small boat rescue crewman. In March of 1999, he received orders to Storekeeper “A” School at Coast Guard Training Center Petaluma, CA. Upon graduation, he was advanced to Petty Officer 3rd class, receiving orders to Integrated Support Command Kodiak, AK Comptroller Division where he managed acquisition activities for 12 subunits totaling over $1M annually. In addition, he managed base warehouse operations related to the distribution, tracking, and disposal of equipment and capitalized assets totaling $26M. In 2002, he received orders to Coast Guard LORAN Station Las Cruces, NM where he managed a $65K annual budget and assisted in aids to navigation operations impacting the Southwest region of the United States. In 2006, he was selected to serve as a Recruit Company Commander at Training Center Cape May, NJ where he led over 800 newly enlisted recruits through the Coast Guard’s 53-day basic training program.
In 2008, LT Sanchez was selected to attend Officer Candidate School at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT. Following graduation, he was commissioned as an Ensign and ordered to the Office of Port and Facility Activities at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC. During this time, he served as the Asst. Cargo and Security Branch Chief, where he assisted in the development and implementation of new security policies at 3,200 port facilities nationwide and managed an annual operating budget of $7M. In 2010, he was promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade and ordered to Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia, PA as the Container and Port Facilities Inspections Branch Chief. As such, he managed the Compliance Inspection Program for 76 port facilities. In addition, he served as the Asst Waterways Management Branch Chief, overseeing the safe passage of commercial and recreational vessels over 250 miles of river and coastal shoreline. In 2011, LT Sanchez received orders to serve as the Out-Year Budget and Finance Manager in the Office of Reserve Affairs at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC where he was responsible for managing all activities related to the formulation and execution of the Coast Guard Reserve Training Appropriation. In 2014 LT Sanchez was assigned as to Coast Guard Acquisition Directorate (CG-9331) as Training Manager for the Financial Management Services Improvement Initiative. As such, he oversaw the development of training activities for the implementation of a new financial management system impacting over 12,000 users.
LT Sanchez serves as Coast Guard Vice President for the Washington, DC chapter of the American Society of Military Comptrollers and Board Member for the Association of Government Accountants Professional Certification Board. A native of Albuquerque, NM, LT Sanchez has received numerous honors and awards for his dedicated service, including two Coast Guard Commendation Medals and three Coast Guard Achievement Medals. He holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from American Military University and a Professional Certificate in Budget & Finance from Georgetown University. He is a member of the Delta Epsilon Tau and Golden Key International Honor Societies and has earned the Certified Defense Financial Manager with Acquisitions Specialty (CDFM-A), Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM), and Project Management Professional (PMP) designations.
Debra S. Del Mar, is Co-Founder of Vanguard Advisors, LLC, a small, woman-owned business based in Northern Virginia. Vanguard Advisors serves an elite group of industry firms who support government objectives of improving performance and readiness in the areas of financial management and business transformation. As managing partner, Ms. Del Mar provides thought-leadership, in-depth experience, and proven business strategies that enable clients to realize impressive growth through the achievement of rapid results, operational effectiveness, and ROI for their government customers. Previously at American Management Systems, Inc. (AMS), Debra’s leader-ship positions included Vice President/General Manager for Defense Financial Solutions and Vice President of Business Strategy for Defense & Intel Division. A member of ASMC since 1985, Ms DelMar has been both the Corporate/Retired Vice President for the ASMC Washington Chapter & the National Capital Region PDI Chair since 2006.
Other professional affiliations include:
Association of Government Accountants (AGA)
Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA)
AFCEA • Women in Technology
National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)
She earned an MBA in Science & Technology Innovation from George Washington University and a BS in Chemistry from The College of William and Mary.
Myrna L. Medina is the Director, Financial Operations and Accounting Oversight at the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army-Financial Operations (DASA-FO), where she’s responsible for the assignment of Army-wide Finance and Accounting policies, providing oversight of the Joint Reconciliation Program and supporting efforts to improve accountability and auditability.
Prior to this position, Myrna served in the capacity of Program Manager of Finance at the US Marshals Service, Asset Forfeiture Division, where she provided oversight of the Financial Management Program, to include the procurement activities associated with the preparation, solicitation, and award of contracts for the management and disposition of seized assets.
Before joining the US Marshals Service, she served as the Chief Budget Execution and Control at the Army Budget Office, overseeing the distribution and control of the Army’s appropriated Funds. She also served in the capacity of a Financial Systems Analyst at DASA-FO, and collaborated with Army commands, the General Fund Enterprise Business System (GFEBS) functional team, and other DoD entities to develop business process solutions for GFEBS.
Myrna also held a position of Financial Systems Analyst in the Financial Operations Directorate at the Installation Management Command (IMCOM), during which time she supported the GFEBS deployment across IMCOM. She also served as a Financial Systems Analyst at the Office of the Secretary of Defense Business Transformation Agency, Transformation, Priorities and Requirements-Financial Management division.
Her Federal career began 21 years ago, when she was hired as the Cash Control Officer at the BENELUX Finance Office, 8th Finance Battalion, at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers of Europe.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a Master in Business Administration from Cameron University.
Ms. Veronica Trent is a Senior Budget Analyst for the Department of the Navy, serving as a Senior Financial Analyst for Field Support Activity (FSA). She’s responsible for over $500 million in Operating and Maintenance (O&MN) funding for DOD Combatant Commands (COCOMs). She’s also responsible for the Operation Iraqi and Operation Enduring Freedom supplemental funding for the COCOMs and activities under the cognizants of Field Support Activity.
Prior to serving as a Financial Analyst at FSA, Ms. Trent held the position of a Senior Program Analyst at the Naval Sea Systems Command (PEO Ships/ AEGIS Program) for 18 years. She has received her certification in Department of Defense Acquisition Program as a Level III (the highest level) in the Business Cost Estimating and Financial Management career field.
She’s active with her local church and children’s school and has taken on the responsibility of mentorship with a Navy intern. Ms. Trent currently resides in Upper Marlboro, MD with her husband and two children.
Mr. Wayne Whiten is an efficient and effective financial manager with 40 years of experience. He served 20 years on active duty in the U. S. Army. Currently, he is a Principal and Project Manager (PM) supporting numerous customers in the Department of Defense, other federal agencies and the Commercial sector. Mr. Whiten demonstrates rare abilities, skill sets, and attributes in logistics, finance, information technology, and manpower. He is a proven leader, Certified Defense Financial Manager with Acquisition Specialty (CDFM-A), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Internal Control Auditor (CICA), and registered/licensed Private Investigator (PI) who understands the significance of strategic planning, guidance, and implementation from the business, employee, customer, and strategic partner prospective. He is proficient and knowledgeable in business and employee ethics with extensive knowledge of Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution System (PPBES). Mr. Whiten articulates both the logistics and financial aspects of requisitioning, budgeting, formulating, allocating, funding, programming, and material return procedures from cradle to grave. He is the recipient of the 2011 ASMC Washington Chapter Distinguished Service Award and 2006 CALIBRE Distinguished Service Award. Mr. Whiten has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Master’s degree in Organizational Management. He is a member of: The American Society of Military Comptrollers; The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and is the past and present Registration Chair for the ASMC Washington Chapter National Capital Region Professional Development Institution.