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JOHN P. ROTH

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John P. Roth is performing the duties of the Under Secretary of the Air Force. He is responsible for the affairs of the Department of the Air Force, including organizing, training, equipping, and providing for the welfare of approximately 685,000 active duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian Airmen and their families worldwide. He oversees the Air Force’s annual budget of over $160 billion and directs strategy and policy development, risk management, weapons acquisition, technology investments and human resource management across a global enterprise. He is responsible for implementing decisions of the President and Congress and fulfilling Combatant Commanders’ current and future operational requirements.

Before assuming this position, Mr. Roth was the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller and previously served as 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 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 advisor 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, 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), Arlington, Va.
4. July 1990 - February 1994 Associate Director for Investment, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller), Arlington, Va.
5. February 1994 - November 2001 Deputy Director for Investment, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller), Arlington, Va.
6. November 2001 - December 2017 Deputy Comptroller (Program/Budget); Office of the Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller), Arlington, Va.
7. June 2014 - November 2015 Acting Principal Deputy Comptroller, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller), Arlington, Va.
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), Arlington, Va.
9. January 2018 – May 2019, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Arlington, Va.
10. June 2019 – present, performing the duties of the Under Secretary of the Air Force, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Arlington, Va.

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
2019 Defense Exceptional Civilian Service Medal

(Current as of June 2019)

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