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


Chapter Officers and Committee Roster
January 1, 2014





Mr. Douglas Bennett

Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary Financial Operations  USAF

[link to Bio]  

President Elect Mrs. Ariane L. Whittemore Assistant Deputy Commandant Programs and Resources, Headquarters Marine Corps
[link to Bio] 3000 Marine Corps Pentagon
Rm# 4E335
Washington, DC. 20380-1775
(703) 614-3435


Ms. Wendy Pouliot

Budget Policy
  [link to Bio] SAF/FMBMM


Ms. Raquel Escribano

  [link to Bio] Marine Corps Installations Command
    3000 Marine Corps Pentagon 2E157
    Washington, DC 20350
    Phone: 571-256-2735


Ms. Cynthia L. Curry

Program Analyst

Vice President

[link to Bio] OASD(NII)/
    DoD CIO-DASD Resources, RPBO
    Pentagon 3D1048
    703) 697-4542,

  DSN 227-4542


Ms. Audrea M. Nelson, CDFM Senior Staff Accountant

Ass’t Secretary

[link to Bio] Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)
    Accounting & Finance Policy Directorate


Ms. Karen Fletcher

Financial Analyst

Vice President [link to Bio] OA22 GFEBS Training Coordinator
    OA22 Help Desk Suppor


9301 Chapek Road, Bldg 1458

    Fort Belvoir, VA 22060



   DSN 865-1078


Ms. Cynthia Crippen-Black

Senior Financial Analyst for Civilian Pay

Ass’t Secretary [link to Bio]

ASA (FM&C), Army Budget Office

  SAFM-BUC-F, Room #3D349, Pentagon


Ms. Sandra Wright

Head, Formulation Division,
Vice President [link to Bio] Resource Management Department
    Field Support Activity

  1013 "O" St. SE, Suite 301
Washington Navy Yard
    DC 20374-5044


Ms. Veronica Trent

MPN Budget/Execution Branch

Ass’t Secretary

[link to Bio]

    Naval Support Facility - Arlington
    701 South Courthouse Road
    Building #12 - Room 4K255-051
    Arlington, VA 22204
    Phone: 703-604-5786
    DSN: 664-5786


Ms. Jane Roberts Enterprise Business Transformation

Vice President

[link to Bio]

3000 MC Pentagon, Rm 4B341
    Washington, D.C. 20350-3000




Capt Henry Creque Programs and Resources Department

Ass’t Secretary

[link to Bio] HQ, U.S. Marine Corps (P&R, RPD)
    300 Marine Corps Pentagon Rm 4C349
    Washington, DC 20350-3000


Cell: (571)243-8984
  W: (703) 695-5353


SMSgt Roderick C. Lewis Sr.

3501 Fetchet Drive

Vice President

[link to Bio] 4th Fl, Column J
    Joint Base Andrews, MD  20762-5157
    Phone: 240-612-9057
  DSN: 612-9057


SMSgt Kelly Wismer

National Guard Bureau
Ass’t Secretary [link to Bio] Financial Management
  3501 Fetchet Avenue
Joint Base Andrews MD 20762-5157


LTJG Mark Sanchez, CDFM-A, CGFM

Out-Year Budget & Finance Manager

Vice President

[link to Bio] Reserve Funds Management CG-1312
    2100 Second St. SW, STOP 7801
    Washington, DC 20593-7801
(202) 475.5450


Ms. Stacy Spadafora

USCG Headquarters

Ass’t Secretary

[link to Bio] Directorate for Resources (CG-81)
    Room 6228
    (w) 202.372.3610


Ms. Deb Del Mar Managing Partner

Vice President

[link to Bio] Vanguard Advisors, LLC

8300 Boone Boulevard, Suite 500

Vienna, VA  22182

  Cell:  703-593-6667

Fax:  703-714-9545


Johanna Sears

Senior Associate

Ass’t Secretary [link to Bio] PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
    1301 K Street NW

Suite 800W


Washington, DC 20005-3333





Awards/Essay Carol A. Campbell, CGFM, MBA (Retired)



  (703) 721-2060
  For Chapter awards issues:


Ms. Veniceza "Vee" Critton



1800 AF Pentagon

  Washington, DC 20330
  Phone:  703-695-6458
  Fax:  703-697-8632

Community Service Mr. Jeff Norris KPMG LLP
  1801 K Street N.W.


Washington, DC 20006


Mr. Dan Olden

1801 K Street N.W.

Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-533-5183



Mr. Rocky Wilber Operations/ESS/SPO

Defense Finance & Accounting Service


4800 Mark Center Drive


Alexandria, VA 22350-3000

    (571) 372-7190 DSN: 372


Ms. Julia A. Vigneault

Senior Manager Government and Public Sector
    Ernst & Young LLP
    8484 Westpark Drive,
    McLean, Virginia 22102

  703 747 0906

Scholarship Mr. Matt Ernest



1720 Air Force Pentagon,

  RM 5D883

Washington DC 20330-1720

  (w) (703) 692-4185
  Fax: 703-693-9763


Mr. Victor Ackley

Office of Naval Researh

  875 N. Randolph St,
  Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703-696-4277


Ms. Milford E. Thompson, CDFM

Financial Management Analyst, FSA-82B
Field Support Activity


1013 O St. SE, Suite 301
Washington, DC 20374-5044
  Phone: (202) 685-1524
DSN: 325-
Fax: (202) 685-1543


Mr. Edson Barbosa


  109 Army Pentagon
  Washington, DC 20310
  Office: 202-736-7357

PDI Silent Auction Ramni Abdul-Jalaal Financial Management Branch
    Office of the Joint Staff Comptroller

  Pentagon Room 1E829
Phone: 703.692.2015
    DSN: 222.2015

Training & Education

Terry Placek


  C: 703-599-4514


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. Douglas Bennet

      Doug Bennett, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Financial Operations, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Financial Management and Comptroller, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. Mr. Bennett assists the Deputy Assistant Secretary on all issues involving the amended Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990 and related financial management reforms. He is responsible for ensuring the timely and accurate submission of the Air Force financial statements and managing at the executive level, the Air Forces Financial Improvement Plan and progress towards achieving an unqualified audit opinion. 

Mr. Bennett began his federal career as an officer in the Navy. After completing active duty, he entered the private sector and worked in a variety of finance related positions until 2001 when he was recalled to active duty. At that time he served as the Department Head at the Joint Service Explosive Ordnance Technology Depot Repair Facility until 2003. 

Mr. Bennett entered the federal civilian service in 2004 as a staff accountant with the Department of Veterans Affairs. He assisted in the preparation of the financial statements, the annual Performance and Accountability Reports, and worked closely with the auditors to correct material weaknesses. He then served as the Deputy Comptroller for the National Gallery of Art where he helped implement their financial management system. In 2007, he joined the Broadcasting Board of Governors as their Director, Financial Operations, where he oversaw the payments, payroll, travel and financial reporting branches.

1986 Bachelor of Science degree, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, N.Y.
1993 Master of Business Administration degree, Boston University, Mass.
1993 Master's degree in economics, Boston University, Mass.
2007 Master of Strategic Studies degree, Army War College, by correspondence

1. 1986 - 1990, Navy officer
2. 1990 - 1991, export shipping manager, Peabody and Lane Steamship Inc. Boston, Mass.
3. 1993 - 1995, economist, Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities, Boston, Mass.
4. 1995 - 1998, senior consultant, KPMG LLP, Washington, D.C.
5. 1998 - 2001, senior treasury analyst, Washington Gas Light Co., Washington, D.C.
6. 2001 - 2003, Department Head, Joint Service Explosive Ordnance Technology Depot Repair Facility, Naval EOD Technology Division, Indiana Head, Md.
7. 2003 - 2004, senior consultant, KPMG LLP, Washington, D.C.
8. 2004 - 2006, staff accountant, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, D.C.
9. 2006 - 2007, Deputy Comptroller, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
10. 2007 - 2009, Director, Financial Operations, Broadcasting Board of Governors, Washington, D.C.
11. 2009 - present, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Financial Operations, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Financial Management and Comptroller, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C 

Joint Service Commendation Medal
Navy Achievement Medal
Broadcasting Board of Governors, Gold Medal Award

Association of Government Accountants
Institute of Management Accountants

Certified Public Accountant
Certified Management Accountant
Certified Governmental Financial Manager

PRESIDENT ELECT --  Ariane L. Whitemore

     Ms. Whittemore is the Assistant Deputy Commandant, Programs and Resources, Headquarters Marine Corps.  In this capacity she manages the Marine Corps’ Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution System (PPBES), ensures policy compliance and funding of priority needs and affordability.  She also provides advice and assistance to senior leadership and monitors and supports Congressional interest areas.
     Prior to her current assignment, Ms. Whittemore served as Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) and Program Executive Officer, Executive Lifecycle Management for the Deputy Secretary of Defense.  Ms. Whittemore gained Joint policy and Human Capital Management experience as Special Assistant to the Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness) and Joint operational experience as Senior Civilian Advisor to the Commander and Chief of Staff, Strategic Planning and Policy, U.S. Pacific Command.  Ms. Whittemore was selected as a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES) in 1994.  Her other SES assignments include: Assistant Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Fleet Readiness and Logistics), Acting Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Fleet Readiness and Logistics), Director, Business and Civilian Resources and Director, Budget and Management Policy and Procedures, Office of Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management/Comptroller).   Ms. Whittemore also served on the Board of Trustees of the Naval Home, Gulfport, Mississippi from 1995-1999.
     From 1980 to 1994, Ms. Whittemore served in a number of financial management positions at both the headquarters and field level with the Navy and Marine Corps.
     Ms. Whittemore graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa. She completed a master’s degree program in Public Financial Management at American University, Washington D.C. 
     Ms. Whittemore’s awards include:  Presidential Meritorious Executive (2 Awards), DON Distinguished Civilian Service, DON Superior Civilian Service, Joint Meritorious Service, American Society of Military Comptrollers Comptroller of the Year.


SECRETARY –  Ms. Wendy Pouliot

     Wendy Pouliot serves as a Budget Analyst in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Budget), Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.  She is responsible for providing fiscal policy and funding propriety determinations to Air Staff and Field personnel.
       In her previous assignment, Ms. Pouliot was the Financial Manager for the Commander and Office of the Dean, U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine (USAFSAM), and the Human Systems Integration Directorate, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Her duties included budgeting, planning, and executing Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Operations and Maintenance, and Defense Health Program funding requirements.
     Ms. Pouliot received her  Masters of Business Administration  from Columbia College, Columbia, Missouri in 2012 and is designated a Certified Defense Financial Manager with Acquisition Specialty (CDFM-A).


TREASURER – Ms. Raquel Escribano       

Raquel Escribano was born in 1978 in Elizabeth, N.J. and grew up in Miami, FL where she graduated from Hialeah Miami Lakes Senior High School.  She later received her Bachelor's in Business Administration from Averett University, Danville, Virginia in 2003, and graduated Sigma Beta Delta receiving a Masters of Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University, Davie, Florida in 2005.

Ms. Escribano graduated from boot camp in August of 2000 and was meritoriously promoted Private First Class.  After  Marine Combat Training she completed the fiscal budget technicians course; graduating honor grad, meritoriously promoted to Lance Corporal, and assigned 3451 MOS.

From December 2000 to May 2004 Ms Escribano served as a budget technician for Training and Education Command assigned to the World Wide Travel program.   She was promoted meritoriously to Corporal; in May 2004 was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps as a Sergeant.

From August 2005 to November 2011 Ms. Escribano served as a financial analyst in the Budget Execution Section of the Programs and Resources (P&R) Department working the Operations and Maintenance appropriation.  She worked in the Budget Formulation Section on the Depot Maintenance, Marine Corps Maritime Prepositioning Program, and Maritime Prepositioning Force programs.  She also worked a year and a half as a Financial Systems Analyst for P&R, RFA.  During that time she deployed to Afghanistan and served as the Budget Chief for US-Forces Afghanistan.

Ms. Escribano is currently serving as the Execution Branch Head for Deputy Commandant Installations & Logistics,  Logistics Support Resources /Marine Corps Installations Command G8.  She is a Certified Defense Financial Manager – Acquisition and Kappa Alpha Psi alumni.


DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE   --  Ms. Cynthia L. Curry

    Cynthia L. Curry is currently a Senior Program Analyst with the Department of Defense (DoD), Chief Information Officer, Washington, DC.  Mrs. Curry supports the development, review, reporting and oversight of the DoD's $38B Information Technology (IT) budget.  She is responsible for the DoD’s implementation of A-11 reporting requirements, specifically Sections 53 and 300.  She develops the DoD fiscal guidance to Military Services, Defense Agencies and Components for the preparation of the Department’s IT budget exhibits.  Additionally, she serves as the principal focal point for DoD Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution System inquiries to numerous Joint-Service and Service specific Intelligence and Command & Control (C2) programs.  She develops and conducts training programs and processes for ensuring the Department’s budget justifications to the Office of Management and Budget and Congress are exemplary.
     Mrs. Curry was born in Dayton, Ohio and raised in San Bernardino California.  Her career began with the Strategic Communications Division, Strategic Air Command in 1986.  She has held progressively more responsible positions in the areas of budget formulation, program integration and resource management.  Her experience spans numerous appropriations, multiple functional areas and varying life-cycle phases of programs.  Mrs. Curry’s experience also includes performing budget analyst functions.  Prior to assuming her current position, she was Chief, Portfolio Management & Analysis Division, Office of the Air Force Chief Information Officer, Resource & Analysis Directorate.
  1989 Bachelors, Management of Human Resources, Bellevue University, Bellevue NE
  1999 Masters, Human Resources Management, Troy State University, Montgomery AL
  1999 Air Command & Staff College, Montgomery AL
  2002 Masters, National Security Strategy, Air War College, Montgomery AL
Career Chronology:
  1986 – 1992 Financial Management Analyst, Strategic Communications Division, Strategic Air Command, Offutt AFB NE
  1992 – 1995 Command Budget Analyst, Strategic Communications, Air Combat Command, Langley AFB VA
  1995 – 1997 Command Budget Analyst, Financial Management, Air Combat Command, Langley AFB VA
  1997 – 1999 Chief, Operations Support Branch, Financial Management, Air Combat Command, Langley AFB VA
  1999 – 2003 Military Personnel Appropriation Manager, Air National Guard, National Guard Bureau
  2003 – 2004 Chief, Portfolio Management & Analysis Division, Office of Air Force Chief Information Officer
Awards and Honors:
  Numerous performance awards
Professional Memberships and Associations:
  American Society of Military Comptrollers
Family Background:
  Married to Sammie L. Curry for past 40 years with 3 children: 2 girls; Leah & Courtney; 1 son, Brandon; and 5 grandchildren. I am the oldest of 6 children to Clifton (deceased) & Louise Harris.


ARMY --  Ms. Karen Fletcher

       Ms. Karen Y. Fletcher is a Financial Analyst for the Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army, Resource Services Washington, Financial Management Division, Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
     Ms. Fletcher is the OA 22, HQDA training coordinator for GFEBS, servicing 853 employees throughout the headquarters. She also ensures policy compliance with the Government Credit Card program and the Career Program 11. Prior to joining the RSW GFEBS Team, she was the program analyst for the Deputy Chief of Staff for Programs, Force Development Directorate, Battle Command division. In this position, she operated a budget of 3.5 Billion dollars per fiscal year (over 17 Billion across the POM). Responsible for programming  the appropriated funding for the Equipping Force and Satellite support.  Prior to that, Ms. Fletcher was the Program analyst for two DoD Information Analysis Centers (CBRNAC and SENIAC) for Defense Technical Information Center, operating and managing both centers under a reimbursable authority established by Congress with a ceiling of 230 million dollars in RDT&E funding per fiscal year.
     Ms. Fletcher is a certified Chief Information Officer from the Information Resource Management College, has obtained her Master of Business Administration;  Certified as a Financial Manager from the Graduate School, and she also have a Bachelor of Science (Economics) and a Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy).
     Ms. Fletcher is the CEO for Taylor-Fletcher Investment Group, LLC and a Chartered member of the US Women Chambers of Commerce, a Foster parent for First Home Care, a Representative of Virginia’s One Church One Child, and member of ETA PHI BETA Sorority.
     Ms. Fletcher’s voice can be heard as the narrator on the “Employee Portal” of OAA. Ms. Fletcher is also a four time winner of the Fairfax County Sunday School Oratorical contest.


NAVY --  Ms. Sandra Wright

   Ms. Sandra Wright currently works as Head, Formulation Division, Resource Management Department, Field Support Activity.  She is responsible for the formulation and execution and management of the Principal Administering Office (PAO/BSO) budget which includes 10 assigned headquarters/activities and 1 COCOM with annual provisions of $2.5B.  She has over 23 years of Financial Management experience with assignments in various program offices within Navy and Headquarters Marine Corps.  She has been a member of ASMC for over 15 years formerly serving as the Marine Corps Service Vice President.  Ms Wright holds a Masters of Public Administration (MPA) from Troy State University and a BS in Business Administration from University of the District of Columbia in Washington DC.


AIR FORCE -- SMSgt Roderick Lewis

    Senior Master Sergeant Roderick C. Lewis Sr. is the current Functional Area Manager and Senior Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of Readiness and Plans for the Financial Management directorate of the Air National Guard. Assigned to the National Guard Bureau at Joint Base Andrews, he is responsible for ensuring Air National Guard comptroller wartime and contingency planning is accomplished. Additionally, Sergeant Lewis is charged with development, testing, and maintenance of Financial Management contingency support plans as well as execution of initiatives supporting Unit Inspections, and other USAF evaluation programs.

Sergeant Lewis was born in the Gulf Coast city of Mobile, Alabama. He is married to Bernadette Lewis, his loving best friend of 17 years and blessed with six beautiful children- Justin, Toynika, Char’meka, Melanie, Roderick Jr., and Rainbow. Roxanna, his stepdaughter, left us in 2004 and is missed dearly.


  • 2008 Masters in Business Administration – American InterContinental University
  • 2006 Health Care Management (AA) - Community College of the Air Force
  • 2005 Financial Management (AA) - Community College of the Air Force
  • 2002 Business Administration (BS) – University of Houston-Downtown

Professional Education

  • 2009 Air Force Senior Non-Commission Officer Academy, Maxwell Air Force Base
  • 2011 Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM)
  • Professional Members and Associations
  • Air Force Sergeants Association
  • National Guard Association
  • American Society of Military Comptrollers


MARINE CORPS  --  Ms. Jane Roberts 

    Ms. Jane Roberts currently leads Enterprise Business Transformation efforts for the Marine Corps and represents Deputy Commandant for Programs and Resources as the designated Financial Management Functional Area Manager.  Prior to her current assignment, Ms. Roberts operated as the Financial Management Systems Chief for HQMC Budget Execution Division and played a key role in improving internal business processes for the Marine Corps’ Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution System (PPBES) over the last 4 years.
     Prior to joining the federal government in Jan 2009, Ms. Roberts worked in private industry in the areas of finance, accounting, program control, strategic operations management, and business process reengineering and change management.  Ms. Roberts graduated with Honors from the University of Texas in Austin, and began her career as a Certified Public Accountant and auditor with Price Waterhouse.  Ms. Roberts has received numerous recognitions, including a CEO Award for Outstanding Performance (2002) and Top Talent recognition (2006).
     Ms. Roberts is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Defense Financial Manager with Acquisition Speciality (CDFM-A).



 LTJG Sanchez currently serves as the Out-Year Budget and Finance Manager in the Office of Reserve Affairs (CG-131) at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC.  In this position, he is responsible for managing all activities related to the formulation of the Coast Guard Reserve Training Appropriation.  As the lead officer in future year budget modeling, he oversees the preparation of annual Resource Proposals outlining fiscal resource needs in order to maintain and sustain 8,100 Selected Reserve Personnel.

LTJG Sanchez completed Coast Guard Basic Training in July of 1998, receiving orders to Lifeboat Station Hatteras Inlet, NC. During this time, he served as a telecommunications watch stander and small boat rescue crewman assisting in numerous search and rescue operations.  In 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. In this position, he managed all acquisition related functions for 12 subunits, including 3 isolated units along the Aleutian chain.  In addition, he managed the base warehouse where he was responsible for all activities related to the distribution, tracking, and disposal of equipment and capitalized assets.  In 2002, he received orders to Coast Guard LORAN Station Las Cruces, NM where he served as an Independent Duty Storekeeper overseeing all financial aspects of the unit.  In 2003, he was advanced to Petty Officer 2nd class and was 1 of 10 enlisted personnel selected to be featured in the Coast Guard “Shield of Freedom” advertising campaign.  In 2006, he was selected to attend Recruit Company Commander School at Training Center Cape May, NJ.  Following graduation, he successfully led over 500 newly enlisted recruits through the rigorous 53-day transformation from civilian to Coast Guardsman.

     In 2008, LTJG Sanchez was selected to attend Officer Candidate School at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT.  Following graduation, he received his commission as an Ensign and was ordered to the Office of Port and Facility Activities (CG-544) at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC.  During this time, he served as the Asst. Cargo and Security Branch Chief, assisting in the development and implementation of security policies at 3,200 port facilities nationwide.  He also served as the Division Budget Officer, overseeing the execution of a $7 million annual budget.  In 2010, he was promoted to LTJG, receiving orders to Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia, PA.  Here he served as the Container and Port Facilities Inspections Branch Chief, managing 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,  LTJG Sanchez was 1 of 9 officers selected to serve as a Reserve Program Administrator.

     A native of Albuquerque, NM, LTJG Sanchez has received numerous honors and awards for his dedicated service, including 3 Coast Guard Achievement Medals and a Commandants Letter of Commendation.  He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Masters degree in Public Administration from American Military University.  He is a member of the Delta Epsilon Tau and Golden Key International Honor Societies.  In 2012, he received the Certified Defense Financial Manager with Acquisitions Specialty (CDFM-A) and Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) designations.



    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:

  • 2006 award of DoD’s US Army Corps of Engineer’s 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)





Special Assistant to the Deputy Chief Financial Officer (DCFO), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense Comptroller, DCFO:  Respond to critical Defense-wide accounting and financial management issues impacting Department of Defense global operations.  Develop and implement operational guidance supporting various Defense-wide Financial Management programs leading development of human capital, advancement of Audit Readiness, improved financial management efficiencies, and enhanced Management Internal Controls.  Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM); Top Secret/SCI Clearance.

 Prior Employment:

  • Senior Policy Accountant, OUSDC/DCFO, Accounting & Finance Policy (May 2011-13)
  • Senior Resources Advisor, US Forces Iraq, Ministry of Defense, Directorate for Intelligence (May 2009-2011)
  • Staff Accountant, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller),  Accounting and Financial Policy, (March 2008-April 2009)
  • Senior Program Analyst, OSD/ATL, Defense Test Resource Management Center, (June 2005-March 2008)
  • Sabbatical, National Defense University, Dwight D. Eisenhower School of National Security, (a.k.a. ICAF), Aug 2004-2005
  • Systems Accountant, Assistant Secretary of the Army, Financial Management, Financial Operations, (April 2001-Aug 2004)
  • Senior Budget Analyst, US Army Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, June 2000-April 2001
  • Systems Accountant, Defense Finance & Accounting Service, Sept 1992-1995
  • Budget Analyst, Defense Finance & Accounting Service, Sept 1992-June 2000


  • Federal Executive Institute (FEI), Leadership for a Democratic Society, 2012
  • PhD (ABD), Public Policy & Administration;Walden Unv (2009-present)
  • MS Degree in National Resource Strategy, National Defense University, The Dwight D. Eisenhower School of National Security, 2005
  • Defense Acquisition University diploma, Senior Acquisition, 2005
  • MS Degree in Business Management, University of Central Texas, 1984
  • BS Degree in Business Administration, University of Central Texas, 1980
  • Defense Leadership and Management Program (DLAMP), 2005
  • Completed over 32 semester hrs in core accounting and public policy courses

Professional Memberships and Certifications:

  • Member of ASMC, AGA, ICAF and FEI Alumni Associations,
  • CDFM, CGFM, and Acquisition Level III, BCEFM Certification


  • International Achievement Award, AGA~2011;
  • Superior Civilian Service Award~2011;
  • Global War on Terrorism Award (Iraq)~2011;
  • Performance/Cash Award 2011/2010;
  • Secretary for Defense, Exemplary Service Award~2002;
  • Outstanding Loaned Executive~1995


ARMY -- Ms. Cynthia Black

   Ms. Crippen-Black is Chief, Financial Management Division, Resource Services-Washington.  She is a multi-disciplined financial analyst with over 28 years of accounting and resource management experience.  During her career she has played a key role in the areas of budget execution and formulation, manpower, resource management, management initiatives, strategic planning and resource programming, financial management, program analysis, budget analysis (budget formulation, justification and execution) and manpower analysis and management. 

In her current assignment she provides a broad range of financial support and administration services to senior officials and customers for 27 agencies and HQDA. Responsible for developing, interpreting, and disseminating policies and regulations related to overall programs and activities serviced by Resource Services-Washington.  Within a broad framework, exercise professional judgment and interpret policies, which include Army policies and procedures governing payroll operations, Government Travel Card Program, Defense Travel System for the operating agency, Government Purchase Card Program, and Finance career developmental training support.   


  • Chief, Financial Management Division, HQDA, OAA, Resource Services-Washington
  • Sr Financial Analyst for Civilian Pay, HQDA, Army Budget Office
  • Team Leader/Sr Financial Management Analyst, HQDA, Army Budget Office
  • Team Leader/Program Analyst, HQDA, AG-1 for Civilian Personnel
  • Resource Analyst, HQDA, AG-1 for Civilian Personnel
  • Financial Analyst, US Army


  • MSM, Financial Management, University of Maryland University College (anticipated graduation December 2015)
  • BS, Business Administration, Excelsior College


  • Performance Recognition Award
  • ASMC Award:  Outstanding Resource Management Team (above ACOM)
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • Army Commendation Medals
  • Army Achievement Medals
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Army Service Ribbons
  • Overseas Service Ribbons


  • American Society of Military Comptrollers


NAVY – 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).  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.


AIR FORCE  --  Senior Master Sergeant Kelly K. Wismer

    Senior Master Sergeant Kelly K. Wismer is the current Budget Analyst for the National Science Foundation (NSF).  As the NSF Budget Analyst SMSgt Wismer coordinates with ANG units, as well as, functional managers at the NSF to develop and execute financial activities, schedules and programs. Senior Master Sergeant Wismer is responsible for direct and reimbursable activities for multiple appropriations, to include Operation and Maintenance, Military Personnel, Research Development Testing &Evaluation, and Procurement.                             


  • 2004:  Master of Business Administration, Health Care Management, Touro University International

  • 2003:  Baccalaureate of Science Degree in Business Management, National Louis University

 Professional Education

  • 2012:  Defense Decision Support Course

  • 2012:  Senior Enlisted Joint Military Education

  • 2011:  Professional Manager Certification

  • 2010:  Air Force Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Academy

  • 2008:  Air Force Non-Commissioned Officer Academy

 Professional Memberships and Associations

  • American Society of Military Comptrollers

  • Air Force Sergeants Association

  • Air Force Association


MARINE CORPS -- Capt Henry Creque  

Henry O. Creque enlisted in the Marine Corps December 12, 1994 and completed recruit training at MCRD San Diego, California. In May 1995, Private First Class Creque reported to MWSS171, Iwakuni Japan. In June 1996 LCpl Creque was assigned to 1st Recruit training Battalion, Parris Island, South Carolina.

In January 1998, Sergeant Creque reported to Drill Instructor School at MCRD Parris Island, South Carolina. Upon graduation from Drill Instructor School Sergeant Creque was assigned to the 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, Echo Company where he served as a Drill Instructor and Senior Drill Instructor. On March 2nd 2000, Sergeant Creque was meritorious promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant.

In September 2001, Staff Sergeant Creque was selected to attend the Broadened Opportunity for Officer Selection and Training (BOOST) at Newport, Rhode Island. In June 2002 Staff Sergeant Creque was selected to Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education Program (MECEP) and attended Purdue University. In December 2005 2ndLt Creque graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics.

In January 2006 2ndLt Creque was assigned to 9th Marine Corps District while awaiting assignment to the Basic School. In May 2006 2ndLt Creque attended the Basic School. Upon graduation 2ndLt Creque was assigned the MOS of Ground Logistics 0402, and attended the Ground Logistics Officer Course at Camp Johnson North Carolina.

In October 2006 2ndLt Creque reported to 3rd Radio Battalion Kaneohe Bay Hawaii where he held the billets of fiscal officer and logistics officer. In June 2010 Capt Creque was selected to attend Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey CA. In March 2012 Capt Creque graduated with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a focus in financial management. Capt Creque is currently a senior program analyst assigned to Programs and Resources Headquarters Marine Corps.

Capt Creque’s personal awards include the Navy Commendation Medal with one gold star in lieu of second award, Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal.


COAST GUARD -- Stacy Spadafora, CGFM  

    Ms. Spadafora is a Management & Program Analyst at the U.S. Coast Guard Directorate of Resources, Office of Resources and Workforce Management (CG-81), where she is developing the USCG’s strategic human capital plan for the military and civilian financial management personnel, and coordinating the Business Plan implementation for long-term organizational improvement for the Directorate.  
      Previously, Ms. Spadafora worked in the Office of Budget & Programs, served on the USCG’s Transition Team for the move to the new Department of Homeland Security, and was a Senior Marine Insurance Examiner at the USCG National Pollution Funds Center.  In addition to her USCG experience, Ms. Spadafora is a 25-year member of the US Army Reserves with multiple deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, Europe and Africa since 9/11. 
      Ms. Spadafora has a B.A. in Economics (cum laude) from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, an M.A. in Economics from Virginia Tech, an M.S. in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University, and the Senior Acquisition Certificate from the Defense Acquisition University.  She received her Certified Government Financial Manager designation in 2013. 


CORPORATE / RETIRED --  Lindsay Warner Sparks

     Ms. Sparks has over 8 years of professional experience in DoD accounting and auditing.  She worked at the Department of Defense, Office of the Inspector General from 2003 - 2007 in their Readiness & Logistics and Defense Financial Services Directorates.  This experience includes internal control documentation, evaluation, and testing, and financial statement risk assessment over governmental purchases, personnel assignments, military equipment valuation, and operational readiness assets.  In 2007 Ms. Sparks joined PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP as an Advisory consultant in their Washington Federal Practice.  Ms. Sparks spent a year at the Defense Security Service (DSS) where she worked on internal controls over financial reporting for their OMB Circular A-123 Appendix A workstream. For the last three years, Ms. Sparks has worked at the Office of the Secretary of Defense Comptroller (OSD(C)) Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness (FIAR) Directorate developing and implementing a standard audit readiness methodology, as well as researching key accounting issues and developing audit readiness remediation plans.  She has experience in Civilian Pay, Military Pay, Fund Balance with Treasury, and Property, Plant and Equipment.  Ms. Sparks graduated from James Madison University in 2003 with a major in accounting.  She is a certified public accountant (CPA) and a project management professional (PMP).


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 Technology’s Senior Executive Program.  Selected for the Senior Executive Service (SES) in 2000, he served as the Director of the Navy's Field Support Activity until 2011.  He currently is assigned as Comptroller, Office of Naval Research.  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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