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MAJOR GENERAL ALFRED K. FLOWERS

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Maj. Gen. Alfred K. Flowers is Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, Washington, D.C. He is responsible for planning and directing Air Force budget formulations annually that total more than $119 billion. He leads a staff of civilian and military financial managers who develop, integrate and defend Air Force resource requests to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Office of Management and Budget, and Congress. He manages and executes funding that supports military operations and Air Force priorities at the direction of the Secretary of Defense and Congress.

General Flowers began his career as an enlisted supply warehouseman in August 1965 at Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D. He then served as an air transportation specialist for four years beginning in September 1967. In 1971, General Flowers became an accounting specialist and served seven years in that role. After his selection to the grade of master sergeant, General Flowers was commissioned following graduation from Officer Training School as a distinguished graduate of the December 1978 class. In his first three assignments as a budget officer, he served at the squadron, major command and Air Staff levels. In 1990, he was assigned as Chief of the Budget Operations Division for Air Combat Command, where he would later serve as the Chief of Budget. The general has served on the Joint Staff as Defense Resource Manager, and in 1999 he was the Director of Budget Programs for the Department of the Air Force. He has also served as Director, Center for Force Structure, Requirements, Resources and Strategic Assessments at Headquarters U.S. Special Operations Command, and as Commander, Air Force Officer Accession and Training Schools. Prior to his current assignment, the general was Commander, 2nd Air Force, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss.

EDUCATION
1975 Bachelor of Science degree, Southern Illinois University
1976 Master of Arts degree, Ball State University
1980 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1985 Professional Military Comptroller School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1988 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
1990 Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
1993 Air War College, by seminar
1994 Master of Science degree, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
2002 Advanced Management Program, Federal Executive Institute, Charlottesville, Va.
2005 Executive Business Course, Monterey, Calif.
2006 National Security Leadership Course, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, N.Y.
2007 Program for Executives in Logistics and Technology, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

ASSIGNMENTS
1. August 1965 - August 1967, supply warehouseman, Grand Forks AFB, N.D.
2. January 1968 - January 1969, air transportation specialist, Da Nang AB, Vietnam.
3. January 1969 - November 1969, air transportation specialist, Norton AFB, Calif.
4. November 1969 - May 1971, air transportation specialist, Clark AB, Philippines.
5. May 1971- June 1972, accounting specialist, Lackland AFB, Texas.
6. June 1972 - June 1975, accounting specialist, Charleston AFB, S.C.
7. June 1975 - June 1977, accounting specialist, Iraklion AB, Crete.
8. July 1977 - August 1978, accounting noncommissioned officer, Travis AFB, Calif.
9. August 1978 - December 1978, officer training school, Medina Annex, Lackland AFB, Texas.
10. January 1979 - May 1982, deputy accounting and finance officer, later, accounting and finance officer, budget officer, 347th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Moody AFB, Ga.
11. June 1982 - June 1985, budget staff officer, Headquarters Tactical Air Command, Langley AFB, Va.
12. July 1985 - September 1987, budget staff officer, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
13. October 1987 - June 1989, executive officer, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
14. July 1989 - January 1990, student, Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
15. February 1990 - June 1993, Chief, Budget Operations Division, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, Va.
16. August 1993 - June 1994, student, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
17. July 1994 - December 1996, Defense Resource Manager, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
18. December 1996 - June 1999, Chief of Budget, Headquarters ACC, Langley AFB, Va.
19. June 1999 - July 2001, Director of Budget Programs, Department of the Air Force, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
20. September 2001 - August 2003, Comptroller, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, Randolph AFB, Texas
21. September 2003 - February 2004, Chief Financial Executive, Center for Force Structure, Resources and Strategic Assessments, Headquarters U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill AFB, Fla.
22. March 2004 - December 2006, Director, Center for Force Structure, Requirements, Resources and Strategic Assessments (J8), Headquarters USSOCOM, MacDill AFB, Fla.
23. January 2007 - May 2008, Commander, Air Force Officer Accession and Training Schools, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
24. May 2008 - September 2009, Commander, 2nd Air Force, Keesler AFB, Miss.
25. October 2009 - present, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, Washington, D.C.

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. July 1994 - December 1996, Defense Resource Manager, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., as a lieutenant colonel
2. September 2003 - February 2004, Chief Financial Executive, Center for Force Structure, Resources and Strategic Assessments, Headquarters U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill AFB, Fla., as a colonel and brigadier general
3. March 2004 - December 2006, Director, Center for Force Structure, Requirements, Resources and Strategic Assessments (J8), Headquarters U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill AFB, Fla., as a brigadier general

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with silver oak leaf cluster
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Board of Directors, Army and Air Force Exchange Service
Board of Directors, Defense Commissary Agency
Board of Trustees, Air Force Aid Society
American Society of Military Comptrollers

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Dec. 11, 1978
First Lieutenant Dec. 11, 1980
Captain Dec. 1, 1982
Major Dec. 1, 1988
Lieutenant Colonel Aug. 1, 1992
Colonel Aug. 1, 1998
Brigadier General Sept. 1, 2004
Major General Nov. 2, 2007

(Current as of September 2011)

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