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In Memory of 15 ASMC members killed in the Pentagon attack.  9/11/2001


Chapter Officers and Committee Roster
Nov 11, 2009





Mr David McDermott Defense Finance and Accounting Service

  1851 South Bell Street
  Arlington, VA 22240
    (703) 607-5040


Dawn Coulter

Director, Systems Mgt Division

1851 S. Bell St, STE 906


Samuel Carter Defense Finance & Accounting Service Operations,
    Standards and Compliance
    1851 South Bell Street, CM3
    Room 909,
    Arlington, VA 22240-5291
    Phone: 703-607-5129
    Fax: 703-607-0588


Ms. Roxie Anthony Chief, PEO C2C Comptroller Support Team (CFEH6)

Vice President

    P.O. Box 4502
    Arlington, VA 22204-4502

  Phone: 703-882-0825


Ms. Demaryl D. Singleton

Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)

Assít Secretary

 Program Analyst

5275 Leesburg Pike,

Falls Church, VA 22041


Fax: 703.882.3932


Ms. Lillian D. Jones HQ Department of the Army

Vice President

Assistant Chief of Staff for
  Installation Management (Rm 5C1063)
    600 Army Pentagon
    Pentagon, Washington DC 20310-0600


  Phone: 703 692-9257
  Fax: 703 692-9280

ARMY Ms. Nicol Martin ASA (FM&C), Army Budget Office
Assít Secretary   Operating Forces Divison
  Room 3B349-068 (Pentagon)
    Washington, DC 20310-0109
    Phone: (703) 693-2586 / DSN: 223-2586
    Fax: (703) 692-4694


Ms. Rainy Lowery CDFM, CTM JGPO Program and Resources Director/
Vice President Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
    Joint Guam Program Office (JGPO)

2221 S. Clarke Street
Arlington, VA 22202
Phone: 703-602-3156
Fax: 703-602-5564


Ms. Veronica Trent

MPN Budget/Execution Branch

Assít Secretary

    2 Navy Annex, Room 1625


Ms. Annie Crum


Vice President

Rm 4C349
3000 Marine Corps Pentagon
    Pentagon, Washington DC 20350-3000
    Phone: 703 692-5745
Fax: 703 692-5378



Assít Secretary



Capt Rene Rodriguez Financial Manager

Vice President

    240 Luke Ave, Bldg 1304
    Bolling AFB DC, 20032-6401
  DSN 767-1946
  COMM 202-767-1946
    FAX  202-767-9221


Ms. Tina Miller

Assít Secretary 1060 AF Pentagon (4B136)
  Washington DC 20330
Phone: (571) 256-0190



Vice President

Phone (Ofc):
Phone (Mobile):



Assít Secretary



Ms. Deb Del Mar Managing Partner

Vice President

Vanguard Advisors, LLC
12801 Worldgate Drive, Suite 500
Herndon, VA  20170
  Cell:  703-593-6667

Fax:  571-203-7138


Ms. Kristin Hilbert
Assít Secretary    
    Cell: 703-473-8848





Lt Col Steven J. Minkin Chief, Budget Formulation Team
    SAF/FMBOI, Room 5C913

  703-614-4096, DSN 224-6094


Ms. Veniceza "Vee" Critton SAF/FMBOO
  1130 Air Force Pentagon, Rm 5D110
  Washington, DC 20330-1130
  Phone:  703-697-0081
  Fax:  703-697-6904

Community Service Ms. Amy Anda Transformation Priorities & Requirements, HRM
  Business Transformation Agency



Mr. Craig Silcox

2001 M St. NW

Washington D.C. 20036
Phone: 202-533-4296

Fax: 202-533-8525


Mr. Rocky Wilber DFAS CCE/MSA

Defense Finance & Accounting Service


1851 South Bell Street


Crystal City Mall 3, Rm 913

    Arlington, VA 22240
    (703)- 607-5034


Nick Abate

Manager, Business Analysis Support


Whitney Bradley & Brown


11790 Sunrise Valley Drive


Reston, VA 20191


703-448-6081 ext 274


C: 571-437-2153


Fax: 703-821-6955

Scholarship Ellen Romines



1720 Air Force Pentagon,

  RM 5D883

Washington DC 20330-1720

  (w) (703) 697-9047
  Fax: 703-693-9763


Mr. Victor Ackley

Navy Field Support Activity

  1013 "O" St. SE, Suite 301
  Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5044
Phone: 202-685-1500


Ms. Milford E. Thompson, CDFM

Financial Program Analyst, N616
Budget and Oversight Branch

Phone: (703) 602-5170
Fax: (703) 601-1344

CDFM Ms. Cynthia Chavez JFCC-ISR

  Budget Analyst
  200 MacDill Ave
  Bolling AFB, DC 20340

PDI Silent Auction Ramni Abdul-Jalaal PEM / MC-CBRN PROGRAM
Program/Budget Analyst, AF/SGXH

Phone: (202) 767-5574
    DSN: 297-5574

Training & Education Mr. Keith Buchholz  Deputy Director Financial Systems and Technology
   1621 N Kent St., Suite 340
   Rosslyn, VA 22209

   Phone: 703-588-0910
   Fax: 703-588-0858


Mr. Mark Keeley Public Services - Systems Process & Analysis


  Mobile: 860-604-0696

Regional PDI

Ms. Deb Del Mar Managing Partner

Vanguard Advisors, LLC

12801 Worldgate Drive, Suite 500
Herndon, VA  20170
Cell:  703-593-6667

Fax:  571-203-7138


PRESIDENT --  Mr. David McDermott

    David E. McDermott is the Director, Standards and Compliance, Defense Finance and Accounting Service and is responsible for developing finance and accounting goals and standards, analyzing operational results, and enabling DFAS to provide world class service to its customers.  He previously served as the Deputy Director for Compliance; responsible for the Operations internal control program, analyzing operational results, audit liaison, and managing the compilation of financial operations and personnel pay metrics.

From August 2006 until June 2007, McDermott served as the Acting Director of the Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness Directorate in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller).  In this capacity, he was responsible for management and oversight of the Departmentís Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness Plan, which identifies financial process, system, and statement deficiencies and provides detailed corrective actions to address those deficiencies.  He was also responsible for the Federal Managerís Financial Integrity Act program for DoD, and management of the Improving Financial Performance initiative of the Presidentís Management Agenda.

McDermott came to DFAS in May 2005 as the Client Executive (CE) Ė Navy, joining the ranks of the Senior Executive Service.  He assumed the duties as CE to the Marine Corps in May 2006.  As the CE to the Navy and Marine Corps, he served as the interface between the Navy/Marine Corps and DFAS for all finance and accounting services.

Before coming to DFAS, McDermott worked for the Department of the Navy as the Team Leader for Financial Services in the Office of Financial Operations, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller), a position he had held since 1999.  In this position, his responsibilities included management of charge card programs, electronic commerce initiatives, and matters relating to military and civilian pay.

McDermott began his federal career in 1982 as an accounting technician at the National Naval Medical Center while attending college.  During his more than 24 years of federal service, McDermott has held leadership and staff positions as an accountant and budget analyst with the Office of Financial Operations, the Office of the Navy Comptroller, the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery and the International Trade Administration.

McDermott has received a number of awards during his federal service including the Office of the Secretary of Defense Award for Excellence in 2007, the Department of the Navy Superior Civilian Service Award in 2005 and 2001 and the Department of the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award in 1998.  McDermott is a member of the American Society of Military Comptrollers and is frequently a public speaker on his areas of responsibility.

Originally from New Brunswick, NJ, McDermott earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Columbia Union College in 1985.  He also holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore School of Law.


SECRETARY Ė  Ms. Dawn Coulter

       Ms. Dawn D. Coulter was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  She graduated from Manitou Springs High School, Manitou Springs, Colorado, in May 1981.  Dawn enlisted in the United States Air Force and entered basic training in April 1983 retiring after 20 years of dedicated military service on 1 May 2003.  She began her civilian career immediately following her retirement.  Dawn spent 6 years working in the Electronic Commerce office for DFAS and performed duties as the Program Manager for Electronic Document Management (EDM) System, and Project Manager for Electronic Data Access (EDA).  Dawn also worked in the Standards and Compliance office until she was selected as the Chief of Staff for DFAS working directly for the Director, DFAS, Mr. Zack Gaddy.  After a year as Chief of Staff, Dawn was asked to fill the position as the Director, eSolutions in July 2007.  Subsequently, she has taken on the duties of Director, Systems Management Division overseeing all DFAS systems and directly responsible for more than 300 employees.  Her awards and decorations include the DFAS Meritorious Civilian Award, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, and a number of other military awards.  She has completed DAU Acquisitions Level II training and is a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute.  She has been a member of ASMC since 1997 and a member of the Washington Chapter since her arrival in the NCR in 2000.  She is married to Robert Coulter, Jr., and they have a daughter Kirsten, 15, and son, Casey, 13.


TREASURER Ė Mr. Samuel Carter

       Mr. Samuel Carter is currently the Executive Officer for the Standards and Compliance Directorate, Defense Finance and Accounting Service. His career spans 29 years working for and in support of the Department of Defense in the areas of finance and accounting, and information technology.
Sam served 20 years as a Finance Officer, retiring in 2000 from the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel. His operational assignments include: Disbursing officer, Fort Dix, NJ; Finance Officer, Fort Hamilton, NY; Finance Officer, 558th Artillery Group, Elefsis, Greece; Systems Analyst, Headquarters, Army Materiel Command, Alexandria, VA; Executive Officer, 175th FAO-K, Yongsan Korea; Command & General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS; Executive Officer, 215th Finance Battalion, Fort Hood, TX, Chief, Automation Management Office, 1st Cavalry Division Combat Service Support, Fort Hood, TX, and DFAS Corporate Information Infrastructure Management Support Team Leader, DFAS, Arlington, VA. After his military retirement, Sam worked as a contractor for American Management Systems, as a Financial System Consultant, testing the Defense Travel System. In 2004, Sam entered Federal Civil Service with an assignment as a Financial System Analyst in the Business Management Modernization Program and later transferred to the DFAS Policy Directorate, as a Financial Management Analyst. Sam has been in his current position since June 2005.
Sam holds a BS degree in Accounting from Seton Hall University and an MBA from Devry University, with a concentration in Project Management. He has been a member of ASMC and the Washington Chapter since May 1999.



DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE   --  Ms. Roxie Anthony

    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.
    Ms Anthony is a 2007 graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces Senior Acquisition Course receiving a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy. She holds a Masters of Public Administration, Troy State University, Troy, AL. and a B.S. degree in Accounting, Bellevue University, Omaha, NE.


ARMY --  Ms. Lillian D. Jones

    Mrs. Jones is currently assigned to the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management (ACSIM) as an Program Analyst, with over 30 years of experience in both Resource Management and IT.
       Mrs. Jones entered the government as a GS-02 as a College Student in the Civilian Personnel Office.  Her Federal service has included the US Army Reserves, Chief of Staff, at Crystal City, VA; E-Government, Office of Personnel Management, D.C.; Department of Treasury, D.C.; Financial Management, Department of Commerce, Crystal City, VA; Accounting and Finance and Systems, Los Angeles AFB, CA; Office of Finance, Patrick AFB, FL and Beale AFB, CA.  After moving from Los Angeles, Mrs. Jones took a break for civil service, for a couple of years, to work for a defense contracting company.  The company which was located in Rockville, Maryland was called Deva and Associates.  There she was employed as a Senior Staff Accountant, one of the first women to be hired in the company.
       Long standing member of both the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) and American Society of Military Comptroller (ASMC).


NAVY --  Ms. Rainy Lowery

   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 Operationís 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.


AIR FORCE -- Capt Rene Rodriguez

    Capt Rene Rodriguez is a Financial Manager for the Air Force Intelligence and Analysis Agency (AFIAA), Washington, D.C.  As Financial Manager he is the primary point of contact for the Sudden Spirit Program, and manages the Inter Support Agreements for the organization in terms of funding. 
      Capt Rodriguez entered the Air Force in 2005 after graduating from Baylor University.  His previous assignment was the Senior Financial Analyst for the Electronic Systems Center, where he managed approximately $6.0B of Air Force acquisition funds and the Reimbursable Budget Authority accounts.  During this time he also deployed to Baghdad Iraq, where he was the budget officer that directly managed $1.5 Billion of coalition funding for the internal security of Iraq.
   2004 Bachelor of Business Administration, Baylor University, Waco, Texas
   2005 Air and Space Basic Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala
   2005 Basic Financial Managers Officer Course, Keesler AFB, MS
   2006 to Present, Masters in Funds Control, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
   Apr 2004-Jun 2008-Apr Weapons System Budget Officer, Washington, DC.
   May 2008-July 2009 Senior Financial Analyst, Hanscom AFB, MA
   July 2009-Present Financial Manager, Hanscom AFB, MA
   Nov 2007-May 2008-Budget Officer, Department of Interior Affairs(DOIA), Baghdad, Iraq.
   Joint Service Commendation Medal
   AFCOMAP, Hanscom AFB, MA
   American Society of Military Comptrollers ĖVice President for Air Force, Washington DC Chapter
   Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA)
   Company Grade Officers Council-Committee Chair, Hanscom AFB, MA


MARINE CORPS  --  Ms. Annie Crum

    Ms. Annie Crum currently serves as the Deputy Branch Head and Congressional Coordination Section Head for the Budget and Congressional Coordination Branch, Programs and Resources Department, Headquarters, Marine Corps.  Ms. Crum's prior positions include:  Contingency Operations budget analyst, Operation and Maintenance, Marine Corps Reserve budget analyst, and she began her DoD career as a trainee in the Department of the Navy's Financial Management Career Program.

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. 



    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 agenciesí 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:

  • 2006 award of DoDís US Army Corps of Engineerís Financial Audit;
  • 2006 award of DFAS Enterprise Risk Management Program;
  • 2005 award of USAF Financial ERP and USAF Logistics ERP Solutions;
  • 2005 award of the $997M DODIG MAC 0086 DoD Audit BPA;
  • 2004 award of the $87M DFAS Desktop Mgt Contract; 2004 awards of DoD OIG DISA and DBMS SAS70s.

Debra's previous employment at American Management Systems, Inc. (AMS) included:

  • Vice President & General Manager, AMS DoD Financial Solutions Group
  • Vice President for Business Strategy, AMS Federal Defense & Intel Division
  • Director of Business Development, AMS Federal Defense & Intel Division

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:

  • American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC), Corporate Vice President, Washington Chapter
  • Association of Government Accountants (AGA)
  • Women in Defense
  • National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)
  • Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA)




DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE -- Ms. Demaryl D. Singleton

    Ms. Demaryl D. Singleton is a Senior Program Analyst assigned to the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).  She provides acquisition oversight and budget execution in support of the transformation efforts for the Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staffs initiatives for the Chief Technology Office. Ms Singleton prepares and analyzes all contracting and budget-related data.
      Ms. Singleton previously served as the Program Manager for Acquisition of Services and Chief of Contract Management Branch, GIG Enterprise Services Engineering Services for DISA. In addition, she has served a Contracting Officer for the United States Air Force, United States Navy and the General Services Administration.
      Ms. Singleton holds a B.S. in Management from Park University, and a Masters Degree in Procurement and Acquisition Management from Webster University.  While working for the Department of Defense, Ms. Singleton earned a level DAWIA III Certification in Contracting, Information Technology and Program Management from the Defense Acquisition University. Ms. Singleton is currently enrolled at Webster University seeking her second Masters Degree in Information Technology Management.


ARMY -- Ms. Nicol Martin

   Mrs. 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 related activities.
        Ms. Martin has worked in numerous aspects of financial management composing 11 years of federal service which include 6 years of active duty Army service.  In 2007, she completed the Department of the Army Intern program in the CP-11 Career Field.   Assignments during the intern program included US Army Europe (USAREUR) G8, Heidelberg, Germany; US Army European Command (EUCOM), Stuttgart, Germany; ASA (FM&C) Business Resources Directorate, Washington, DC; and ASA (FM&C) Investment Directorate, Washington, DC.
        Ms. Martin holds a M.A. in Human Resources Development from Webster University, Columbia, SC, and a B.S. in Business Administration from Benedict College, Columbia, SC.


NAVY Ė Ms. Veronica Trent

   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).  Sheís responsible for over $500 million in Operating and Maintenance (O&MN) funding for DOD Combatant Commands (COCOMs).  Sheís 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.
        Sheís active with her local church and childrenís 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.


AIR FORCE  --  Ms. Tina Miller

    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.














CORPORATE / RETIRED --  Ms. Kristin Hilbert

     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.



WEB MASTER  --  Mr. Vic Ackley

ackley-ses-asmc.jpg (2818 bytes)    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 Technologyís 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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