Doug Bennett, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. He has oversight of the programming, budgeting, cost estimating and financial operations of more than $110 billion in resources annually in support of Air Force priorities and at the direction of the Congress, the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of the Air Force. Additionally, he has responsibility for the development and training for the Air Force financial management community to include military and civilian members.
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 - 2012, 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
12. 2012 - 2014, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Financial Operations, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Financial Management and Comptroller, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C
13. 2014 - present, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Financial Management and Comptroller, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
AWARDS AND HONORS
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Navy Achievement Medal
Broadcasting Board of Governors, Gold Medal Award
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Association of Government Accountants
Institute of Management Accountants
Certified Public Accountant
Certified Defense Financial Manager
Department of Defense Financial Management Certification, Level 3
(Current as of April 2015)