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CATHLYNN B. NOVEL

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Cathlynn B. Novel, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Deputy Auditor General and Director of Operations, Air Force Audit Agency, Washington, D.C. Ms. Novel is responsible for assuring all audits meet established standards; conducting the operational reviews of internal operations; ensuring the quality of all agency products; developing and defending resource requirements; and training and maintaining a professional workforce. In addition, she oversees the planning and execution of all aspects of internal auditing activity including procurement, weapon system acquisition, wholesale and retail supply, and maintenance.

Ms. Novel entered government service with the Air Force in 1975 as a management intern in the comptroller career field. She has held many senior positions in the Headquarters U.S. Air Force and also has broad experience in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and Air Force field activities. Ms. Novel is a recognized authority of acquisition, operations, maintenance and business operating fund programs. She has managed budget programs totaling more than $30 billion annually for Air Force aircraft, missiles, munitions, communications and vehicles. Prior to her current assignment, she was the Deputy Auditor General for Operations, Acquisition and Logistics Audits, Air Force Audit Agency. Ms. Novel was selected for the Senior Executive Service in 1989.

EDUCATION
1975 Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and education, James Madison College, Harrisonburg, Va.
1978 Master of Business Administration degree in management and supervision, Central Michigan University
1981 Professional Military Comptrollers Course
1986 Federal Executive Institute
1991 Senior Managers in Government Course, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
1994 Program for Senior Executives in National and International Security, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
1995 Developing the Strategic Leader Course, Center for Creative Leadership, Colorado Springs, Colo.
2004 Program for Executives in Logistics and Technology, Center of Excellence in Logistics and Technology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2005 Leadership at the Peak, Center for Creative Leadership, Colorado Springs, Colo.

CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. 1975 - 1979, management intern, Budget Directorate, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, Washington, D.C.
2. 1979 - 1982, budget analyst, strategic, tactical and airlift forces, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, Washington, D.C.
3. 1982 - 1983, special assistant to the Director of Budget Operations, Economics and Efficiencies Program, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller), Washington, D.C.
4. 1983 - 1989, budget analyst, Air Force logistics and depot maintenance programs; Air Force and Navy industrial funds; and U.S. Special Operations Forces, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller), Washington, D.C. 5. 1989 - 1991, Deputy Director of Budget Operations, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, Washington, D.C.
6. 1991 - 1993, Director of Budget Operations, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, Washington, D.C.
7. 1993 - 1998, Director of Budget Investment, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, Washington, D.C.
8. 1998 - 2001, Assistant Auditor General for Field Activities, Air Force Audit Agency, Arlington, Va.
9. 2001 - 2002, special adviser for financial management studies (senior faculty), Federal Executive Institute, Charlottesville, Va.
10. 2002 - 2004, Deputy Director of Resources, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Installations and Logistics, Washington, D.C.
11. 2004 - 2008, Deputy Auditor General and Director of Operations, Air Force Audit Agency, Washington, D.C.
12. 2008 - 2008, Deputy Auditor General for Operations, Acquisition and Logistics, Air Force Audit Agency, Washington, D.C.
13. 2008 - present, Deputy Auditor General and Director of Operations, Air Force Audit Agency, Washington, D.C.

AWARDS AND HONORS
Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service
Meritorious Civilian Service Awards (2)
Performance awards
Medal of Merit, Air Force Association
Certificate of Service, 30-Year Award
2005 Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
American Society of Military Comptrollers
Life member, Air Force Association
Chair, Civilian Advisory Council, AFA
Chair, Air Force Board for Correction of Military Records
Air Force Financial Management Career Program Policy Council

(Current as of June 2010)

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