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TINA M. PIERCE

Tina Pierce, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Financial Operations, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia. Ms. Pierce assists the Deputy Assistant Secretary in implementing provisions of the amended Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990 and related financial management reforms. She is responsible for ensuring the timely and accurate submission of Air Force financial statements and managing, at the executive level, the Air Force’s Financial Improvement and Audit Remediation program to progress the Department to an unqualified audit opinion.

Ms. Pierce, an Idaho native, began her career as a U.S. Marine Corps commissioned officer serving in a variety of operational and staff financial management assignments. She subsequently joined the private sector, holding finance and accounting roles within the information technology, energy, and consulting services industries. In 2018, her federal career began as an accountant in the Defense Health Agency. Prior to assuming her current position, Ms. Pierce was the Chief of Financial Reporting & Compliance for the Defense Health Agency where her responsibilities included preparation of the Defense Health Program financial statements and Agency Financial Report, oversight of Military Health System accounting policy, statutory and regulatory requirements, the Risk Management Internal Control Program, and principle support for audit remediation efforts.

EDUCATION
1991 Bachelor of Science, Accounting, University of Utah, Salt Lake City
1992 Marine Corps Financial Management Officer Course, Camp Johnson, N.C.
1996 Marine Corps Practical Comptroller Course, Monterey, Calif.
2008 Master of Business Administration, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
2009 Certified Public Accountant

CIVILIAN CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. 1999–2001, Manager, Financial Planning, Reporting & Analysis, Iomega International, S.A., the Netherlands
2. 2005–2010, Assistant Controller/Consultant, Alpine County, Markleeville, Calif.
3. 2008–present, Master of Business Administration Instructional Coordinator, School of Business, Colorado State University
4. 2010–2013, Lead Senior Financial Analyst, San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, Southern California Edison, San Clemente, Calif.
5. 2014–2016, Senior Financial Manager, Kforce Government Solutions, Inc., Crystal City, Va.
6. 2016–2018, Senior Financial Manager, Infrastructure Resources, Inc., Falls Church, Va.
7. 2018–2018, Accountant, Defense Health Program Financial Reporting & Compliance, Defense Health Agency, Falls Church, Va.
8. 2018–2020, Chief, Defense Health Program Financial Reporting & Compliance, Defense Health Agency, Falls Church, Va.
9. 2020–present, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Financial Operations, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Financial Management and Comptroller, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.

MILITARY CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. 1991–1992, Active Duty U.S. Marine Corps, Student, The Basic School, Quantico, Va.
2. 1992–1992, Active Duty USMC, Assistant Comptroller, Headquarters Battalion, Camp Smith, Hawaii
3. 1993–1996, Active Duty USMC, Finance Officer, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe, Hawaii
4. 1996–1996, Active Duty USMC, Managerial Accounting Officer, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe, Hawaii
4. 1996–1998, Active Duty USMC, Budget Officer, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.
5. 1998–2002, Individual Readiness Reserve
6. 2002–2006, Individual Mobilization Augmentee, Comptroller, 2D Mobilization Support Battalion, Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

AWARDS AND HONORS
1992 Honor Graduate, U.S. Marine Corps Financial Management Officer Course
1995 Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal
1996 Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal
1998 Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
1998 Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal
2003 Armed Forces Reserve Medal with mobilization device
2008 Leadership, Excellence, and Academic Distinction Award, Colorado State University
2013 Corporate Change Champion Award, Southern California Edison

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
American Society of Military Comptrollers
Beta Gamma Sigma, National Honor Society for Business Students
National Honor Society of Scabbard and Blade

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS
Certified Public Accountant
Defense Financial Management Certification, Level III

(Current as of November 2020)