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MAJOR GENERAL JOHN M. PLETCHER

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Maj. Gen. John M. Pletcher is Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. General Pletcher is responsible for planning and directing the formulation and execution of the Air Force's budgets totaling more than $160 billion annually. He leads a staff of military and civilian financial managers who develop, integrate, justify and defend Air Force resource requests to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Office of Management and Budget and Congress. He manages and executes funding that supports military operations and Air Force priorities at the direction of the Secretary of Defense and Congress.

General Pletcher received a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from the University of Minnesota-Duluth and was commissioned through the ROTC program in 1988. His Air Force experience includes financial management and comptroller assignments in an Air Force research laboratory, deployed environment, wing level, major command and the Pentagon. He has commanded at the squadron and group level, as well as in the deployed arena. He has served in all three Air Force financial management disciplines, starting out as an accounting and finance officer, before attending the Air Force Institute of Technology Cost Analysis program, and then served in budget assignments at both the major command and Air Staff level. General Pletcher is a 2006 graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. Prior to this assignment, he was the Comptroller, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
 

EDUCATION
1988 Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics, University of Minnesota-Duluth, Duluth
1989 Accounting and Finance Officer School, Sheppard AFB, Texas
1994 Master's in cost analysis, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
1995 Squadron Officers School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2001 Master's in military operational art, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2006 Master's in national resource strategy, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C.

ASSIGNMENTS
1. May 1989 - June 1990, Deputy Accounting and Finance Officer, Lackland AFB, Texas
2. July 1990 - April 1993, Accounting and Finance Officer, Reese AFB, Texas
3. May 1993 - September 1994, Student, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
4. October 1994 - July 1997, Financial Management Analyst, Signature Technology Office, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
5. August 1997 - July 2000, Chief, Military Personnel Budget Team and Executive Officer, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
6. August 2000 - June 2001, Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
7. June 2001 - June 2003, Commander, 31st Comptroller Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy
8. July 2003 - July 2005, Chief, Budget Operations, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, Va.
9. August 2005 - June 2006, Student, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C.
10. July 2006 - October 2007, Commander, 11th Mission Support Group, Bolling AFB, D.C.
11. October 2007 - August 2009, Director, Budget Programs & Integration, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
12. October 2009 - January 2011, Director, Financial Management and Comptroller, Headquarters, Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.
13. January 2011 - May 2012, Director, Financial Management and Comptroller, Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, Va.
14. May 2012 - June 2013, Senior Military Assistant to the OSD Comptroller, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
15. June 2013 - July 2014, Director, Budget Operations and Personnel, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Financial Management and Comptroller, Washington, D.C.
16. August 2014 - July 2017, Director, Financial Management, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
17. July 2017 - present, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, Washington D.C.

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS 
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit Medal with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
1989 Distinguished Graduate, Accounting and Finance Officer Course
1992 Reese AFB Support Officer of the Year
1994 Distinguished Graduate, Air Force Institute of Technology
1995 Distinguished Graduate, Squadron Officer School
1999 American Society of Military Comptrollers Resource Manager of the Year
2001 Distinguished Graduate, Air Command and Staff College
2002 Runner-up, Air Force Comptroller of the Year 

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Dec. 14, 1988
First Lieutenant Dec. 14, 1990
Captain Dec. 14, 1992
Major Aug. 1, 1998
Lieutenant Colonel March1, 2002
Colonel March 1, 2006
Brigadier General July 3, 2013
Major General Aug. 11, 2017

(Current as of August 2017)

 

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