ASMC Virtual Community Service Event

 Thursday, September 24, 2020

12PM – 2PM via Microsoft Teams Meeting



Let’s get together and make history! Please donate your time and participate in a virtual Transcribe-a-Thon for the Smithsonian museums!


We invite you to join your fellow ASMC Washington Chapter members as we transcribe digitized collections from the Smithsonian museums. Explore and enhance historical collections from around the Smithsonian by transcribing historical documents. Started in 2013, the Transcription Center is a freely accessible website connecting volunteers across the world with digitized Smithsonian collections that need to be or already have been transcribed. Volunteers will look at a scanned image usually containing a handwritten note and type it into a text box without any changes and it is a great way to learn about history in detail! With the help of volunteers like you, the Smithsonian Institution will be able to display historically accurate information in the museums for countless individuals seeking to connect with the past. No previous experience is required and all information will be provided in advance of the event.


We are looking for 10 volunteers to join us for the virtual Transcribe-a-Thon!


Pease send an email to Chris Pritchett ( and Jeff Norris (, both fellow ASMC Washington Chapter members, if you are interested in joining our Teams meeting virtual Transcribe-a-Thon, no later than September 21, 2020.


Additional information about the Transcription Center at the Smithsonian Institution can be found at

ASMC Washington Chapter Meeting (Virtual)

Thursday, October 15, 2020

SPEAKER:  Mr. Douglas Glenn, Assistant Deputy Chief Financial Officer within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)/Chief Financial Officer

Topic: Financial Reporting and Data Visualization

LOCATION: Virtual – Link will be emailed after you register online at

Date: Thursday, October 15, 2020


COST:  Free

CPE: Awarded 1 CPE for every 50 minutes of training.  Per individual requests, Certificates will be emailed upon verification of attendance

NOTE:  Access information will be emailed upon completion of registration. Also, only individuals who register through the ASMC website before the meeting will receive CET credit.  Registration will remain open until the morning of the luncheon to allow people as much time as possible to register. The cut off is 09:00.



 Advanced Leadership Skills and Techniques

October 22, 2020


The ASMC Washington Chapter is sponsoring the following mini-courses at no cost to our members.


This mini-course examines key leadership concepts that address leading change and leading people — two important roles for today’s DoD financial managers. The session explores the differences between leadership and management, best practices for change management, ethics and value-based leadership, and the role of creativity in leading change and leading people.

DoD Certification Level 3

COMPETENCY: Developing Others (Lead People) (PL5)


Thursday October 22, 2020


 8:30 –11:30 a.m.

12:30 – 3:30 p.m.


Register by October 16, 2020



Please visit for the hardware and software requirements.

ASMC Washington Chapter

Professional Award Scholarships

31 January 2021

Suspense Deadline



Continued professional and personal development is a core tenet of ASMC. In an effort to offset the personal cost of continuing education & training, the Washington Chapter will provide five annual scholarships of $1000 to current ASMC members of the following grades/rank:


·       GS-07-12, All Enlisted, O-1 to O-3 Officers: (5) $1000 annual scholarships


Application Requirements: To be considered, each applicants will submit a 1-3 page letter explaining why they are deserving of a scholarship to achieve their goal of a degree/certification related to business or public policy. Applications need to include full name, rank/grade, current position/title, degree/certification being pursued, course provider, and personal contact information.


The narrative of the application must include information in each of the areas below:


·       Participation/Membership in ASMC

·       Community Service/Volunteer Work

·       GPA/Academic Achievement

·       Professional Achievement/Awards

·       Course Work to Current Position


Submission Deadline: The cut-off date for applications is 31 January, 2021. Applications submitted after this date will not be eligible for the scholarship consideration this year.


Submission Instructions: Applications should be submitted via electronic mail to Mario R. Beckles at the following two addresses: and


Scholarship Award: Scholarship winners will be notified in by 1 April of their selection. If the Scholarship Committee forwards a regional winners applications to ASMC National for competition for the National Scholarship as well, they may receive notification before 1 April. All scholarship award winners will be announced at the April (2021) luncheon.


Scholarship Selection: The Scholarship Committee will evaluate applications based on the individuals accomplishments in each of the areas required for the narrative, with ASMC participation and membership being the most heavily weighted. Additionally, writing mechanics such as grammar, spelling and prose will be factored in.

If you have any questions or need additional information please email Mario R. Beckles at






2019 Washington-Chapter-Award-Categories.docx
2019 Small-Team-Nomination-Form.docx
2019 Large-Team-Nomination-Form.docx
2019 Individual-Nomination-Form.docx
ASMC_2020_No Cost Training_30Jul20-Virtual.pdf
ASMC Washington Chapter Scholarship Information.pdf