Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management and Comptroller)

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United States
Assistant Secretary of the Army
(Financial Management and Comptroller)
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John E. Whitley

since 26 September 2018
First holderGeorge H. Roderick
Seal of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management and Comptroller)

Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management and Comptroller) (abbreviated ASA(FM&C)) is a civilian office in the United States Department of the Army.

The office of Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management and Comptroller) grows out of a reorganization of the Department of the Army initiated in 1954 by United States Secretary of the Army Robert T. Stevens and largely designed by United States Under Secretary of the Army John Slezak.[1]

The mission of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management and Comptroller) is to formulate, submit, and defend the United States Army's budget to the United States Congress and the American public; to oversee the proper and effective use of appropriated resources to accomplish the Army's assigned missions; to provide timely, accurate, and reliable financial information to enable leaders and managers to incorporate cost considerations into their decision-making; to provide transparent reporting to Congress and the American public on the use of appropriated resources and the achievement of established Army-wide performance objectives; and manage and coordinate programs for the accession, training, and professional development of Army resource managers.[2]

List of Assistant Secretaries of the Army (Financial Management and Comptroller), 1954—present (incomplete)[edit]

Name Assumed office Left office President appointed by Secretary served under
George H. Roderick[3] 9 February 1954 25 August 1954 Dwight D. Eisenhower Robert T. Stevens
Charles C. Finucane[3] 26 August 1954 8 February 1955
Chester R. Davis[3] 10 March 1955 15 December 1956 Robert T. Stevens, Wilber M. Brucker
George H. Roderick[3] 1 March 1957 20 January 1961 Wilber M. Brucker
William F. Schaub[3] 2 March 1961 31 December 1962 John F. Kennedy Elvis Jacob Stahr Jr., Cyrus Vance
Edmund T. Pratt Jr.[3] 23 March 1963 25 November 1964 John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson Cyrus Vance, Stephen Ailes
Michael P. W. Stone 27 May 1986 12 May 1988 Ronald Reagan Frank Carlucci
Kenneth B. Kramer 14 October 1988[4] 1989
Douglas A. Brook[5] 28 February 1990[6] 1992 George H. W. Bush Michael P. W. Stone
Helen T. McCoy January 1994 January 2001 William J. Clinton Togo D. West Jr, Louis Caldera
Sandra L. Pack[7] November 2001 December 2003 George W. Bush Thomas E. White
Valerie L. Baldwin[8] July 2004 2006 Francis J. Harvey
Nelson M. Ford[9] October 2006 December 2007 Francis J. Harvey, Pete Geren
Mary Sally Matiella[10] 16 February 2010 27 February 2014 Barack Obama John M. McHugh
Robert M. Speer[11][12] 20 November 2014 19 January 2017
John E. Whitley[12][13][14] 26 September 2018 Incumbent Donald Trump Mark Esper


  1. ^ "James E. Hewes, Jr., ',From Root to McNamara: Army Organization and Administration', (1975), pp. 233–234". Retrieved 27 May 2011.
  2. ^ "Army Financial Management Homepage". Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management and Comptroller. Retrieved 22 December 2010.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "James E. Hewes, Jr., ',From Root to McNamara: Army Organization and Administration', (1975), pp. 381–382". Archived from the original on 22 May 2011. Retrieved 27 May 2011.
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  5. ^ Kevin D. Jones. "Profile of Douglas A. Brock at the Naval Postgraduate School". Retrieved 27 May 2011.
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  7. ^ Nomination of Pack, Congressional Record, 8 Nov. 2001, p. D551, Memo from Pack while Assistant Secretary
  8. ^ McIntire, Katherine (15 September 2005). "Katherine McIntire Peters, "Chief Financial Officers: Army: Valerie Lynn Baldwin", ',Government Executive',, 15 Sept. 2005". Retrieved 27 May 2011.
  9. ^ ""Ford named acting undersecretary of the Army", ',Army Times',, 5 Dec. 2007". 4 December 2007. Retrieved 27 May 2011.
  10. ^ ""Army swears in new financial management secretary", 17 Feb. 2010". Retrieved 27 May 2011.
  11. ^ ""Congressional Actions on Presidential Nomination (PN) 1559"". United States Congress. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
  12. ^ a b "Nominations Confirmed (Civilian)". United States Senate. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
  13. ^ "Trump nominations tracker: See which key positions have been filled so far". Washington Post. Retrieved 2018-10-11.
  14. ^ "John E. Whitley Biography". Army Financial Management & Comptroller. Retrieved 11 October 2018.

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