Colonel Thomas J. Fuhrer is currently serving as the Deputy for Financial Oversight to the Fiscal Director of the Marine Corps at the Programs and Resources Department of Headquarters Marine Corps.
Colonel Fuhrer was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps in 1984 upon graduation from Clarion University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. After attending The Basic School and the Disbursing Officers’ Course, he reported to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan where he was assigned to the Disbursing Office as a Deputy Disbursing Officer. During this tour he was promoted to First Lieutenant.
In 1986, First Lieutenant Fuhrer was assigned to Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, North Carolina where he was assigned to the Disbursing Office as Deputy Disbursing Officer and Officer in Charge of Military Pay. He then reported to the Military Entrance Processing Station in Tampa, Florida for duty as the Operations Officer in 1989. During this tour he was promoted to Captain. He then transferred in 1992 to the 2nd Force Service Support Group (FSSG) at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina where he was assigned to the Disbursing Office as the Fiscal Officer, Assistant Disbursing Officer and Disbursing Officer. During this tour he deployed with the 2nd FSSG Forward as a Logistics Officer.
In 1995 he transferred to the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California where he earned a Master’s of Science degree in Financial Management. During this assignment he was promoted to Major. In 1997 he transferred to the Programs and Resources Department, Headquarters Marine Corps as a Budget Analyst. He was selected for the Legislative Fellowship Program through the Brookings Institute in 1999 and worked in the Office of Congressman John Murtha on his Defense and Appropriations staff. Upon completion of the fellowship program in 2000 Major Fuhrer was assigned to the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as a Deputy Legislative Assistant. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in November 2000. In 2002, Lieutenant Colonel Fuhrer assumed command of the Financial Management School, Camp Johnson, North Carolina. He transferred to II Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina for duty as the Comptroller in 2004. During this tour he deployed to Iraq for Operation IRAQI FREEDOM 04-06 in 2005 serving as the Comptroller, Multi-National Force-West. In July 2006 he was promoted to his current rank.
Colonel Fuhrer reported to P&R in September 2006 and has performed the duties as the Operations and Maintenance Appropriation Branch Head and Budget Director prior to assuming his current billet as the Deputy for Financial Oversight to the Fiscal Director of Marine Corps responsible for Finance, Accounting Systems, Audit Review, Non-Appropriated Auditing Service, and the Technical Services Organization.
Ms. Love Rutledge currently serves as the branch head for operations and maintenance funding at Headquarters Marine Corps on the staff of the Deputy Commandant for Programs and Resources. She and her team are responsible for budget formulation and defense. Previously, Ms. Rutledge worked in the policy and investment branches of the Navy's Office of Budget (FMB). She completed the Navy's financial management trainee program in 2002. Ms. Rutledge became a Certified Defense Financial Manager in 2004 and completed a master's degree in public administration at The George Washington University in the same year. She holds a B.A. in communication from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, which she earned in 2000. She is a 2007 graduate of the DoD Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP). She served as a trainer and team advisor for the ELDP class of 2008. She also serves as a Big Sister through the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the National Capital Area organization.
Roxie Anthony is currently assigned as the Chief, Program Executive
Office for Command, Control and Communications Home Team, Chief Financial
Executive/Comptroller, Defense Information Agency, Washington, DC. She is
responsible for developing, coordinating and executing the budgets for four
Command, Control and Communications acquisition programs. Prior to this
assignment Ms Anthony was the Other Procurement and Ammunition Procurement
Appropriations Manager for the Air Force, Budget Investment, Deputy Assistant
Secretary (Budget), Washington DC.
Mr. Robert Benefiel is currently Arlington liaison for the Policy and Performance Management Directorate, Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), part of the permanent DFAS Arlington staff realigned due to Base Realignment and Closure. Mr. Benefiel previously served as Deputy Director, Strategic Oversight, DFAS Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness. He transferred to DFAS in 2004 after 22 years with the Office of Inspector General (OIG), Department of Defense. His OIG work included 10 years as Project Manager with the Office of the Assistant Inspector General, Defense Financial Auditing Service, where he specialized as the DoD Subject Matter Expert for Fund Balance With Treasury. Mr. Benefiel began his career as a systems accountant conducting airline financial analyses for the former Civil Aeronautics Board, later as senior accountant for Allegheny Airlines (now USAIR), and as internal auditor conducting OIG-type audits for the Internal Revenue Service. He graduated with high honors from the University of Maryland and passed examinations on the first try as a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor.
Ms. Rainy Lowery graduated from Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in 2000 with a M.S. in Financial Management. As a dependent Navy spouse, she rotated through several Navy activities received training from the ground up as an Accounting Technician from NPS (1996-1999) and Claimancy, Budget Analyst from the Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS) (1999-2002).
From 2002 to 2004, she worked as Deputy Comptroller/Budget Officer for Marine Corps Recruiting Command, managed $140 million dollar budget and successfully defended an Advertising mark; saving the command $5M in both FY05/FY06.
Medical Accounts Service. Recommended policy, developed programs, metrics and formulated plans to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
From 2007 to 2007, she worked as Head, Resources Management Department for Field Support Activity (FSA)/Chief of Naval Operation’s Budget Officer for Budget Submitting Office (BSO) 11. She managed a $2 billion dollar budget. Reduced Defense Finance Accounting Service (DFAS) mark by ~$8.2M across the Future Years Defense Program (FYDP). Averaged 90% BPI score per budget submit. Spearheaded a National Defense Sealift Fund (NDSF) collaboration group that standardized business practices, improved document processing time (i.e. from 30 to 3 days), and recaptured $5.2M no year dollars. Met all three Problem Disbursement goals set by Financial Management Operations (FMO) and automated FY 08 centrally managed documents using Command Financial Management System (CFMS).
Ms. Lowery joined the JGPO team December 2007 as Program Management Director/Chief Financial Officer (CFO). In this capacity as YC-03 (i.e. GS-15), she has program oversight of approximately $10.3 billion dollars in appropriated resources across various BSOs, Government of Japan (GOJ) cash, and GOJ financial instruments (i.e. loans).
During her career, Ms. Lowery has been the recipient of many on-the-spot, Quality Step Increases, and outstanding performance awards. She is a Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM), Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level I, working on her Level II and III within the next year, and recognized as a Competent Toastmaster (CTM).
She is pursuing Doctorate in Organizational Leadership. JGPO Program and Resources Director/Chief Financial Officer.
Ms. Andrea Atkins is currently serving as the CV-22 Business Financial
Manager for Naval Air Systems Command. She previously served as the
Directorate Resource Advisor for the Office of the Air Force Civil Engineer,
Headquarters United States Air Force. In addition, Ms. Atkins has served
as a Budget Analyst in the Secretary of the Air Force Financial Management
Budget Operations Division, as a Resource Analyst for Air Force Space Command,
and as a Financial Specialist at the Joint National Integration Center. Ms
Atkins holds a BS in Accounting from Regis University in Colorado and an MBA
from the University of Phoenix.
Ms. Crum was awarded the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Medal in February 2007 for her work in defending Marine Corps supplemental budget requests. She is a Certified Defense Financial Manager with Acquisition Specialty (CDFM-A). Ms. Crum graduated Cum Laude and received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas in 2002.
LCDR (Romualdus) Matt ten Berge, currently assigned to USCG Headquarters working in the Resources Division for the Asst. Commandant for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information Technology (C4IT). He completed an MBA in '06 at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Previous tours includes Executive Officer on USCGC BRISTOL BAY (Detroit, MI) and Operations Officer on USCGC COWSLIP (Astoria, OR).
Ms. Debra S. Del Mar, is Managing Partner of Vanguard Advisors, LLC. Vanguard Advisors LLC serves an elite group of industry firms who support the DoD and Federal Civilian agencies’ objectives of improving performance and readiness in the areas of financial management and business transformation. As the managing partner, Ms. Del Mar provides creativity, in-depth experience, and proven business strategies that enable our clients to realize aggressive growth through the achievement of rapid results, operational improvements, and return on investment for their government customers. Her recent major accomplishments include:
Debra's previous employment at American Management Systems, Inc. (AMS) included:
She has earned a MBA, Science & Technology Innovation, from George Washington University and a BS, Chemistry, from The College of William and Mary. Her professional affiliations include:
Mr. Joseph A. Fasching was appointed to the position of Chief Financial Executive for the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and the General Defense Intelligence Program (GDIP) on 13 August 2007, after having served since November 2004 as the Principle Deputy Chief Financial Executive. He is the primary advisor on Intelligence Community financial matters to the DIA Director in his roles as the Director, DIA Military Intelligence Program (MIP) Component Manager, and GDIP Manager, as well as the DIA Deputy Director, and the DIA Chief of Staff. He also maintains close working relationships with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), the Undersecretary of Defense (Intelligence) (USD(I))—who serves also as the Director of Defense Intelligence—and the Office of Management and Budget. He oversees DIA and GDIP resource management, ensures the DIA and GDIP programs are developed and submitted to oversight offices, develops GDIP performance plans, the DIA and GDIP programs for the Director, and oversees DIA budget execution, Chief Financial Officer Act compliance, and the full range of financial management functions and financial services common to Federal Government agencies.
Previous DIA assignments were as Deputy Chief Financial Executive (CFE/DC) for Community Affairs, Chief of DIA/GDIP Program Analysis and Evaluation Office (PA&E), and Chief of Program Evaluation with the Defense Intelligence Resource Management Office.
Mr. Fasching’s career includes extensive public and private sector experience in intelligence operations, analysis, and financial management. His government experience includes tours of duty as an intelligence officer with two Air Force fighter wings, the Air Force Information Warfare Center, Air Staff Intelligence, Air Force Operations Checkmate Division, the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA), the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), and the Intelligence Community Management Staff. His private sector experience includes three years as an analyst for the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). A native of St. Louis, Mr. Fasching is a Certified Defense Financial Manager and a graduate of the University of Missouri.
Ms. Lucy Williams - is a Legislative Research Specialist in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (Comptroller), Plans and Systems Directorate. She has been an active member of ASMC Washington Chapter since joining in 1998. Within that time, she has assisted at ASMC Symposiums, assisted at PDI's and is now serving as Membership Chairman.
Ms. Jacquelyn Kelley a Budget Analyst with the Defense Finance & Accounting Service.
Nicol Martin is currently assigned to Assistant Secretary of the Army
(Financial Management and Comptroller) working in the Army Budget Office.
As a Financial Management Analyst in the Operating Forces Division, she
specifically deals with readiness and training sub-activity groups and its
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.
Ms. Tina Miller is a Budget Analyst for Headquarters Air Force. She previously served as a Budget Analyst in the Directorate of Air and Space Operations. She has served as a volunteer for the Washington chapter mini-PDI for the past five years. Ms Miller holds a BS in Liberal Arts from the University of the State of New York and an MA in Management from Webster University. She's been a member of ASMC since 1993.
Ms. Myra Ragan is an analyst for O&M,MC Budget Formulation at Headquarters, Marine Corps. She also worked in Budget Execution clearing abnormal balances to ensure the O&M and Investment appropriation financial statements fairly present the Marine Corps financial position. Previously, she served as a Systems Accountant and a Staff Accountant writing Marine Corps Accounting policy. In addition, Ms. Ragan has served as the Chief of Travel for the US Marshals Service and as a Systems Accountant for the Administrative Office of the US Courts.
Ms. Kristin Hilbert is a Manager of Strategic Initiatives in CSC's DoD Finance and Business Systems group. She works primarily with the CSC DFAS Operations Center but supports all DoD finance new business activities. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University and has supported DoD clients as a contractor for over 10 years.
Stephen A. Bucher serves as the Acting Chief of the Financial Executive
Office supporting the Defense Intelligence Agency’s (DIA) Directorate for
Information Management and Chief Information Officer. In this position, Mr.
Bucher oversees the development of the information technology resources and
program guidance throughout DIA, the Services, and the worldwide DoD
Intelligence Information System community.
Mr. Victor Ackley, a University of Oklahoma graduate, served 30 years on active duty in the U. S. Navy. His operational assignments included command of a hydrofoil and a guided missile frigate. He earned a post graduate degree in Financial Management from the U. S. Naval Postgraduate School. He served as the Operations & Maintenance Appropriation Program Manager for the ACNO (Surface Warfare), as Comptroller of Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Washington, and as the Comptroller of Naval Sea Systems Command in Arlington, Virginia. Mr. Ackley has completed Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Senior Executive Program. Selected for the Senior Executive Service (SES) in 2000, he currently serves the Director of the Navy's Field Support Activity. He is a proven subspecialist in Financial Management and is designated a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM). He has been certified in Department of Defense acquisition to Level III (the highest level) in the Business, Cost Estimating and Financial Management career field. He is a member of the Association of Government Accountants, past president of the Washington Chapter of the ASMC and past Navy VP to the ASMC National Executive Board.
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July 13, 2014