Ms. Teresa R. Bickett, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Deputy Director of Financial Management, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. As the command's chief financial civilian, she is responsible for the financial planning and fiscal execution of more than 35 percent of the Air Force appropriated budget, to include the Air Force's research, development, test, acquisition and sustainment programs.
She serves as Deputy Principal Financial Adviser to the Air Force Materiel Command Commander and is responsible for identifying funding requirements, building the command's budgets, administering the Air Force Working Capital Fund and executing Air Force Materiel Command's annual budget program of over $60 billion; and providing military, civilian and contractor pay service to some 80,000 personnel. She also oversees over 3,000 professional financial managers providing vital services supporting the command's units worldwide, including ten major bases.
Ms. Bickett entered federal civil service in 1985 as Logistician at Kelly AFB in San Antonio. She moved to Wright-Patterson AFB in 1992 and has held a variety of financial management and logistics leadership positions at Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Air Force Life Cycle Logistics Center and the Air Force Research Laboratory.
Prior to her current position, she served as the Chief for the Centralized Asset Management Division in the Directorate of Financial Management, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. There she directed budget planning and execution of the $18B+ high priority readiness account consisting of the Active Duty Flying Hour Program and Weapon System Sustainment. CAM is the Air Force’s largest O&M account ensuring sustainment capabilities for 120+ programs across 12 Service Core Functions for multiple commands.
1984 Bachelor of Business in Accounting/Business Data Systems, University of Texas, San Antonio
1992 Master of Business Administration, University of Texas, San Antonio
1997 Professional Military Comptroller School, Air University, Ala.
2005 Emerging Leader Program, University of Dayton Center for Leadership and Executive Development
2016 Air War College, Air University Ala.
1985-1987, Inventory/Production Management Specialist, SA-ALC, Kelly AFB, Texas
1987-1989, Information Management Specialist, SA-ALC, Kelly AFB, Texas
1989-1992, Logistics Management Specialist, Business Office, SA-ALC, Kelly AFB, Texas
1992-1995, Maintenance Specialist, Depot Maintenance Division, AFMC, Wright-Patterson AFB Ohio
1995-1997, Budget Analyst, PPBS Integration Branch, AFMC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
1997-1999, Supervisory Maintenance Specialist, Interservice Branch, AFMC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
1999-2003, AF Budget Lead-GSD, Working Capital Fund Division, AFMC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
2003-2006, Chief, Reimbursable/Cost Reporting Branch, Air Vehicles, AFRL, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
2006-2009, Budget Chief, 303rd Aeronautical Systems Group, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
2009-2009, Chief Financial Officer, Alternative Fuels Certification Office, ASC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
2009-2015, Chief, Financial Management, F-22 System Program Office, ASC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
2015-2018, Chief, Centralized Asset Management Division (FM), AFMC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
2018- present, Deputy Director, Financial Management & Comptroller, HQ AFMC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
DoD Financial Management Certification, Level III
Certified Defense Financial Manager
Business, Cost Estimating, and Financial Management, Level III
Information Technology, Level II
Life Cycle Logistics, Level I
AWARDS AND HONORS
2002 Notable Achievement Award
2006 Special Acts or Service Award
2008 Aeronautical Systems Center Financial Management & Comptroller Award-Senior Budget
2009 Exemplary Civilian Service Award
2009 Distinguished Award in Business Management/Acquisition, American Society of Military Comptrollers
(Current as of May 2018)