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CAROLYN M. GLEASON

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Carolyn M. Gleason, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Assistant Deputy Under Secretary, Management and Assistant Deputy Chief Management Officer, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia. She is responsible for improving the effectiveness and efficiency of Air Force business operations. She advises Air Force senior leadership on establishing strategic performance goals and managing Air Force-wide, cross-functional activities to meet those goals. She also serves as the Air Force’s Assistant Director of Business Transformation, overseeing implementation of continuous process improvement initiatives Air Force wide.

Ms. Gleason began her career in 1986 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base as a financial management trainee at the Aeronautical Systems Center. During her career, she has managed both appropriated dollars and revolving funds. She has served at base level, in several program offices, on both product and logistics center staffs and at Headquarters U.S. Air Force. She assumed her current position in April 2019.

EDUCATION
1986 Bachelor of Science, Accounting, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio
1994 Master of Business Administration, Management, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio
1999 Professional Military Comptroller School, Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2008 Master of Science, National Resource Strategy, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
2008 Senior Acquisition Course, Defense Acquisition University, Fort Belvoir, Va.
2017 Advanced Senior Leader-Strategic Engagement Seminar, Warrenton, Va.
2017 Air Force Enterprise Leadership Seminar, Chapel Hill, N.C.

CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. 1986–1990, Financial Specialist Trainee, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
2. 1990–1993, Budget Analyst, Budget Division, ASC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
3. 1993–1996, Financial Specialist, Propulsion System Program Office, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
4. 1996–1997, Financial Manager, Propulsion Product Group, Kelly AFB, Texas
5. 1997–1998, Financial Management specialist, Human Systems Center, Brooks AFB, Texas
6. 1998– 2000, Lead Financial Manager, Propulsion Product Group, Kelly AFB, Texas
7. 2000–2002, Civilian Pay Team Lead, Directorate of Budget Operations, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, Washington, D.C.
8. 2002–2003, Service-wide Support Team Lead, Directorate of Budget Operations, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, Washington, D.C.
9. 2003–2007, Supervisory Budget Analyst, Directorate of Budget Investment, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, Washington, D.C.
10. 2007–2008, Student, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
11. 2008–2009, Deputy Director, Business and Financial Management, Joint Strike Fighter Program Office, Crystal City, Va.
12. 2009–2010, Director, Business and Financial Management, Joint Strike Fighter Program Office, Crystal City, Va.
13. 2010–2012, Director, Financial Management and Comptroller, ASC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.
14. 2012–2014, Director, Financial Management and Comptroller, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
15. 2014–2015, Executive Director, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, Joint Base Andrews-Naval Air Facility, Md.
16. 2015–2019, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
17. April 2019–present, Assistant Deputy Under Secretary, Management and Assistant Deputy Chief Management Officer, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.

AWARDS AND HONORS
1990 Research Award, American Society of Military Comptrollers
1999 Financial Profession of the Year, Propulsion Product Group
2001 Eagle Award, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, Financial Management and Comptroller
2003 Team Achievement Award, American Society of Military Comptrollers
2008 Commandant's Award, Excellence in Research and Writing in the Field of Acquisition, Industrial College of the Armed Forces
2014 Meritorious Civilian Service Award
2015 Exemplary Civilian Service Award
2016 Exceptional Civilian Service Award
2018 Presidential Rank Award, Meritorious Executive

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
American Society of Military Comptrollers
Sigma Iota Epsilon (Honorary Management Fraternity)

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS
Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act Financial Management, Level III
Certified Defense Financial Manager
Department of Defense Financial Management Certification, Level III

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