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BRIGADIER GENERAL DAVID E. PRICE

Brig. Gen. David E. Price is Director, Budget Operations and Personnel, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. General Price is responsible for planning and directing execution of the Air Force's operations and maintenance as well as military personnel budgets totaling more than $70 billion annually. He leads a staff of 50 military and civilian budget professionals who develop, integrate and justify readiness and personnel budgets for the Air Force, and defend Air Force budget requirements as they are addressed by the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Office of Management and Budget, and Congress. Once appropriations are enacted, he is responsible for overseeing execution of the financial resources necessary to operate 76 Air Force installations worldwide and pay 332,000 Air Force personnel.

General Price is a graduate of Willamette University and was commissioned through the ROTC in 1978 after graduate study at the University of Oregon. He has held a wide variety of acquisition, programming and financial management positions at base, center, major command and Air Staff levels. He has also served as the base commander at Los Angeles AFB, Calif., and Air Force Chief of Staff Chair at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. General Price has published numerous articles and reviews in a wide range of defense-related journals. Prior to his current assignment, he was the Comptroller for Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.

EDUCATION
1974 Bachelor of Science degree in political science, Willamette University, Salem, Ore.
1981 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1989 Master of Science degree in political science, Auburn University, Ala.
1989 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1994 Master of Science degree in national resource strategy, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
2004 National Security Management Course, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, N.Y.

ASSIGNMENTS
1. January 1979 - June 1983, budget officer and military aide to the Commander, Brooks AFB, Texas
2. July 1983 - July 1988, budget officer, acquisition program analyst and assistant executive officer to the Air Force Comptroller, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
3. August 1988 - June 1989, student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
4. July 1989 - October 1990, Comptroller, U.S. Logistics Group, Ankara, Turkey
5. October 1990 - July 1993, Director, Programs and Budget, Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom AFB, Mass.
6. August 1993 - June 1994, student, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
7. June 1994 - August 1995, Director, Program Control, Satellite and Launch Systems Program Office, Los Angeles AFB, Calif.
8. August 1995 - August 1997, Air Force Chief of Staff Chair, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
9. August 1997 - June 1999, Director, Budget Programs, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
10. June 1999 - September 2000, Commander, 61st Air Base Group, Los Angeles AFB, Calif.
11. October 2000 - July 2002, Deputy Director, Plans and Programs, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
12. August 2002 - July 2005, Comptroller, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Ill.
13. August 2005 - September 2005, Deputy Comptroller, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
14. September 2005 - October 2007, Comptroller, Headquarters AFMC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
15. November 2007 - present, Director, Budget Operations and Personnel, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
August 1995 - August 1997, Air Force Chief of Staff Chair, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C., as a lieutenant colonel and colonel 

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Recognition Ribbon
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
Joint Specialty Officer Designation

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS
Financial Management, Level III, Acquisition Professional Development Program
Program Management, Level II, APDP

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Nov. 16, 1978
First Lieutenant Nov. 16, 1980
Captain Nov. 16, 1982
Major March 1, 1988
Lieutenant Colonel July 1, 1991
Colonel Sept. 1, 1996
Brigadier General Feb. 1, 2006

(Current as of November 2010)