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JOHN P. ROTH

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John P. Roth is the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller. As the Air Force's comptroller and chief financial officer, he serves as the principal adviser to the Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Air Force on all financial matters. He is responsible for providing the financial management and analytical services necessary for the effective and efficient use of Air Force resources, to include nearly 700,000 military and civilian personnel and a budget of over $160 billion. This includes directing the development of the Air Force program and budget, overseeing the Air Force Cost Analysis Agency's acquisition and operational cost analysis, providing analytical services necessary for the effective and efficient use of Air Force resources and conducting Air Force accounting and finance operations.

 

Before assuming this position, Mr. Roth was the Deputy Comptroller (Program/Budget), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller). As the most senior career financial manager in the department, Mr. Roth was responsible for the preparation and monitoring of the entire Department of Defense budget. From January 2017 through May 2017, Mr. Roth performed the duties of the Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller) and Chief Financial Officer. During this time, he served as the principal adviser to the Secretary of Defense on all budgetary and financial management matters, including the development and execution of the department’s annual budget of more than $550 billion. Previously, he was Deputy Director of the Investment Directorate, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) where he was responsible for all Defense programs funded by Procurement and Research, Development, Test and Evaluation appropriations. Mr. Roth entered the Senior Executive Service in 1990. He is a past President of the American Society of Military Comptrollers.

 

EDUCATION

1974 Bachelor of Arts degree, University of Virginia, Charlottesville

1977 Master of Science in Administration, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

1987 Executive Excellence Program, Federal Executive Institute, Charlottesville, Va.

1991 Senior Managers in Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

2000 National Security Leadership, Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.

 

CAREER CHRONOLOGY

1. July 1974 - September 1977, Budget Analyst, Norfolk Naval Supply Center, Norfolk, Va.

2. October 1977 - February 1984, Budget Officer, Naval Data Automation Command, Washington, D.C.

3. February 1984 - July 1990, Budget Analyst, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller), Washington, D.C.

4. July 1990 - February 1994, Associate Director for Investment, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller), Washington, D.C.

5. February 1994 - November 2001, Deputy Director for Investment, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller), Washington, D.C.

6. November 2001 - December 2017, Deputy Comptroller (Program/Budget); Office of the Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller), Washington, D.C.

7. June 2014 - November 2015, Acting Principal Deputy Comptroller, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller), Washington, D.C.

8. January 2017 - May 2017, Performed the Duties of the Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller)/Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Office of the Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller), Washington, D.C.

9. January 2018 - present, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.    

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

2000 Distinguished Civilian Service Medal

2005 Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award

2012 Distinguished Executive Presidential Rank Award

2017 Distinguished Civilian Service Medal 

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