Mr. Robert Unger, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director, Resources and Analysis, Headquarters U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. He is the Senior Advisor to the Commander, USCENTCOM on all matters related to warfighting analysis, decision support analysis, requirements and capability gaps, budget and resourcing and science and technology. He leads programming actions and provides financial management to prepare the command for current operational requirements that support the combatant commander's strategy.
Mr. Unger was the Principal Director for Business Operations at the Defense Security Cooperation Agency. He was responsible for all financial policy, acquisition and financial reporting to include managing financial aspects of the Foreign Military Sales program, the Foreign Military Sales Trust Fund and the Foreign Military Financing Program. Additionally, he was responsible for oversight of programming, budgeting, financial execution, and reporting for a variety of security cooperation programs.
In the office of the Under Secretary of Defense Comptroller, Mr. Unger was the Associate Director for Contingency and International Programs, responsible for collecting, analyzing and reporting is of all Overseas Contingency Operations funding for the Department of Defense, nearly $60 billion annually and determining the best authorities to support international partners and allies. Previously, Mr. Unger served as the Senior Budget Analyst for the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund, a nearly $5 billion annual program, chairing the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund Working Group and serving as the secretariat of the Afghanistan Requirements Oversight Council. He also served as the Department of Defense Trust Fund Manager in support of Afghanistan requirements, a program that received more than $1 billion from international contributors.
In his military career, Mr. Unger served as an infantry officer at Coleman Barracks, Germany and Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. After company command, he became a financial manager. He was a Resource Management Instructor for the U.S. Army Finance School, a Budget Analyst in the Headquarters Department of the Army Program Prioritization Office, the Chief of Contingency Budgets Branch for NATO and the Director of Resource Management for the Southern European Task Force Airborne and the U.S. Army Africa Command. His final military assignment was Chief of Acquisition Integration for the Army Budget Office’s Investment Directorate.
1990 Bachelor of Science, Systems Engineering, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York
2002 Master of Business Administration through the Army Comptrollership Program, Syracuse University, New York
CIVLIAN CAREER CHRONOLOGY
2012 - 2015, Senior Budget Analyst for the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund Program for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller), Washington, D.C.
2015 – 2017, Associate Director for Contingency and International Programs at the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller), Washington, D.C.
2017 – 2018, Principal Director for Business Operations, Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Washington, D.C.
2018 – present, Director, Resources and Analysis, United States Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida
MILITARY CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1990 – 1998, Infantry Officer, Coleman Barracks, Germany & Schofield Barracks, Hawaii
1999 – 2001, Resource Management Instructor, US Army Finance School, Fort Jackson, South Carolina
2002 – 2004, Budget Analyst, HQ Department of the Army Program, Washington, D.C.
2004 – 2007, Chief of the Contingency Budgets Branch (NATO), Naples, Italy
2007 – 2010, Director of Resource Management for the Southern European Task Force (SETAF) Airborne and the U.S. Army Africa Command, Vicenza, Italy
2010 – 2012, Chief of Acquisition Integration for the Army Budget Office’s Investment Directorate, Washington, D.C.
AWARDS AND HONORS
Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Exceptional Civilian Service Award
Office of the Secretary of Defense Award for Excellence
Legion of Merit
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf cluster
Expert Infantryman Badge
PROFESSIONAL MEMERSHIPS ANS ASSOCATIONS
American Society of Military Comptrollers
Association of the United States Army
Department of Defense Financial Management Certification (Level 3)
Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM)
(Current as of March 2018)