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RICHARD K. HARTLEY

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Richard Hartley is the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, Headquarters United States Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia. He oversees the budgeting, cost estimating and financial operations of more than $160 billion in annual resources that support Air Force priorities, in accordance with direction from Congress, the Secretary of Defense and that Secretary of the Air Force. Additionally, he is responsible for the professional development of more than 12,000 military and civilian members of the Air Force financial management community.

Prior to his current position, Mr. Hartley served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Energy and the Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Requirements. He was responsible for the formulation, review and execution of plans, policies, programs and budgets to meet Air Force installations, energy, environment, safety and occupational health objectives.

Mr. Hartley began his career in 1985 as a cost analyst and industrial engineer in the Naval Air Systems Command. In 1992, he moved to the Air Force where he served in a variety of positions at the Air Force Cost Analysis Agency and Directorate of Cost Analysis in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Cost and Economics. In 1997, Mr. Hartley joined the Central Intelligence Agency, working primarily at the National Reconnaissance Office, where he entered the Senior Intelligence Service in 2000. In 2003, he returned to the Pentagon to serve as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cost and Economics in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller.

EDUCATION
1985 Bachelor of Science, Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pa.
1994 Professional Military Comptroller School, Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1995 Army Comptrollership Program, Syracuse University, N.Y.
1995 Master of Business Administration, Syracuse University, N.Y.

CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1985–1992 Cost Analyst/Industrial Engineer, Cost Analysis Division, Naval Air Systems Command, Arlington, Va.
1992–1995 Chief, Space Systems Division, Air Force Cost Analysis Agency, Arlington, Va.
1995–1996 Dual-hatted as Chief, Air Force Cost Analysis Improvement Group Support Division and Chief, Force Structure Costing Division, Directorate of Cost Analysis, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Cost and Economics, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
1997–1998 Deputy Director, Directorate of Cost Analysis, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Cost and Economics, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
1998–2003 Director, National Reconnaissance Office Cost Group, Chantilly, Va.
2003–2012 Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cost and Economics, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
2012–2015, Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Requirements (formerly Strategic Plans and Programs) – Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
2015–2017, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Energy, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
2017–2018, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Energy, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
2018–2019, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Energy, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
2019–present, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, Financial Management and Comptroller, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
1995 Distinguished Graduate, Army Comptrollership Class XLII
1996 Air Force Acquisition Costing Civilian of the Year
1999 NRO Director's Circle Award
2001 NRO Medal for Superior Performance
2001 NRO Silver Medal
2002 NRO Director's Distinguished Service Citation
2003 NRO Gold Medal
2004 NRO Medal for Distinguished Performance
2004 National Intelligence Certificate of Distinction
2005 Meritorious Civilian Service Award
2005 Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
2006 Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award
2007 Syracuse University Leonard F. Keenan Award for Distinguished Service
2007 Meritorious Civilian Service Award
2013 Distinguished Executive Presidential Rank Award finalist
2015 Distinguished Executive Presidential Rank Award
2016 Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service
2017 Meritorious Civilian Service Award
2019 Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
American Society of Military Comptrollers
International Cost Estimating and Analysis Association Alpha Pi Mu, Engineering Honor Society
Beta Gamma Sigma, National Honor Society for Business Students

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS
Certified Defense Financial Manager with Acquisition Specialty
Certified Cost Analyst/Estimator, Society of Cost Estimating and Analysis
Financial Management, Level III, NRO Certification Program
Certified Acquisition Professional, Level III, Business and Cost Estimating

(Current as of March 2020)

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