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CARAL E. SPANGLER

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Selected for reassignment as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management and Comptroller), Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management and Comptroller), the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Caral E. Spangler, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Deputy for Budget, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, Headquarters United States Air Force, Washington, D.C. She is responsible for planning and directing Air Force budget formulation and execution of appropriations totaling more than $160 billion annually. She leads a staff of civilian and military financial managers that develop, defend and execute funding that supports military operations and Air Force priorities at the direction of Congress, the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of the Air Force.

Ms. Spangler was born in Mankato, Minn., but spent her formative years in the Deep South. She has held progressively more responsible positions within the Navy and the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller) in the areas of budget formulation, program integration and resource management. She has experience with every appropriation category and multiple Services. Ms. Spangler came to the Air Force from the United States Marine Corps, where she was the Assistant Deputy Commandant for Resources, also known as the Fiscal Director. As such, she was responsible for the formulation and execution of the Marine Corps' $31B budget, and had responsibility for financial systems, accounting, and financial improvement. She was the community leader for the financial management community. Ms. Spangler assumed her current position in June 2012.

EDUCATION
1980 Bachelor of Science degree in Economics, Michigan State University
1981 Master in Public Administration, Syracuse University, N.Y.
1994 Contemporary Executive Development Program, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
1998 APEX Senior Executive Orientation Program, Washington, D.C.

CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. 1981 - 1983, Budget Analyst, Budget Integration Division, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller), Washington, D.C.
2. 1983 - 1987, Budget Analyst, Investment Division, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller), Washington, D.C.
3. 1987 - 1988, Legislative Fellow, Office of Congressman Norman Y. Mineta (D-CA), Washington, D.C.
4. 1988 - 1989, Budget Analyst, Fiscal Policies and Procedures Division, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller), Washington, D.C.
5. 1989 - 1995, Budget Analyst, Research and Development Division (merged to form Investment Division) Office of the Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller), Washington, D.C.
6. 1995 - 1996, Supervisory Budget Analyst, Research and Construction Branch, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller), Washington, D.C.
7. 1996 - 1997, Budget Analyst, Investment Division, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller), Washington D.C.
8. 1997 - 2000, Branch Head, Military Personnel Branch, Operations Division, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller), Washington, D.C.
9. 2001 - 2003, Branch Head, Operating Forces Branch, Operations Division, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller), Washington, D.C.
10. 2003 - 2005, Director, Investment Division, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller), Washington, D.C.
11. 2005 - 2009, Director, Program/Budget Coordination Division, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller), Washington, D.C.
12. 2009 - 2012, Assistant Deputy Commandant for Resources (Fiscal Director), Headquarters, United States Marine Corps, Washington, D.C.
13. 2012 - present, Deputy for Budget, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.

AWARDS AND HONORS
Superior Civilian Service Award, 2003, 2009
Exceptional Civilian Service Award, 2001, 2007
National Partnership for Reinventing Government "Hammer Award"

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS
Certified Defense Financial Manager

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
American Society of Military Comptrollers
Senior Executives Association

(Current as of April 2015)

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