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STEPHEN HERRERA

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Stephen Herrera, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Financial Operations, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. Mr. Herrera 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 Force's Financial Improvement Plan and progress towards achieving an unqualified audit opinion.

A native of San Antonio, Texas, Mr. Herrera began his career with the Air Force as a Palace Acquire intern upon graduation from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He has held progressively more responsible positions in the areas of budget formulation and execution, program integration and resource management. His experience spans several appropriations and functional areas. Previous position includes Director for Budget Programs, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, Financial Management and Comptroller, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington D.C.

EDUCATION
1987 Bachelor Business Administration degree in Finance, The University of Texas at San Antonio
1995 Master of Science Degree in Management, Troy State University
1999 Air War College in Seminar, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2003 Council For Excellence in Government Fellows Program, Washington D.C.

CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. 1988 - 1990, Budget Analyst, 834th Comptroller Squadron, 1st Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
2. 1990 - 1991, Budget Analyst, Budget Policy and Control Division, HQ Military Airlift Command, Scott AFB, Ill.
3. 1991 - 1995, Budget Analyst, Budget Operations Division, Directorate of Financial Management and Comptroller, Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), Hurlburt Field, Fla.
4. 1995 - 2000, Chief, Budget Support Branch, Directorate of Financial Management and Comptroller, Headquarters AFSOC, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
5. 2000 - 2002, Chief, Budget Operations Division, Directorate of Financial Management and Comptroller, Headquarters AFSOC, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
6. 2002 - 2004, Deputy Comptroller, Directorate of Financial Management and Comptroller, Headquarters AFSOC, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
7. 2004 - 2005, Chief, Financial Analysis, Financial Management Directorate, Air Armament Center, Eglin AFB, Fla.
8. 2005 - 2012, Deputy Director of Financial Management, Air Armament Center, Eglin AFB, Fla.
9. 2012 - 2013, Deputy and Director for Budget Programs, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, Financial Management and Comptroller, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
10. 2013 - present, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Financial Operations, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, Financial Management and Comptroller, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.

AWARDS AND HONORS
1994 Outstanding Contribution to Financial Management, Air Force Special Operations Command
2003 Outstanding Comptroller, United States Special Operations Command
2004 and 2012 Air Force Meritorious Civilian Service Award
2005 and 2009 Special Act or Service Award
2010 Air Force Materiel Command Robert D. Stuart Award Winner
Numerous Performance Awards

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS
DAWIA Business, Cost Estimating and Financial Management, Level III
Senior Fellow, Council for Excellence in Government
Certified Defense Financial Manager (Acquisition)


(Current as of March 2013)