Carlos Rodgers, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Director, Budget Investment, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, Washington, D.C. Mr. Rodgers plans, directs and supervises the budget formulation and financial execution of Air Force procurement, research, development, test and evaluation, military construction, family housing and Base Realignment and Closure appropriations that total more than $66 billion annually.
Mr. Rodgers entered government service as an Air Force Palace Acquire Intern in 1987. During his initial assignment, Mr. Rodgers worked as a cost and budget analyst at Headquarters Military Airlift Command, Scott AFB, IL, managing command and control communication system funding. After completing the Palace Acquire Program, Mr. Rodgers transferred to Headquarters Air Force Communication Command, where he supported the acquisition of standard computer/communication systems for air force bases and foreign military
sales customers. During the early 1990s, Mr. Rodgers helped stand-up the newly established Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, FL, working as a budget analyst for command and control communication systems, civilian pay, base operating support programs, military family housing, and military construction projects. From 1995 to 2016, Mr. Rodgers worked various assignments within Air Force Materiel Command where he held progressively more responsible acquisition financial management positions in test and evaluation (Major Range and Test Facility Base operations), foreign military sales, and single/joint service acquisition programs. Mr. Rodgers has more than 25 years of experience across all phases of the acquisition life cycle in a variety of different programs, including automated information/computer and communication systems, weapons, munitions, and aircraft. Since 2001, Mr. Rodgers has served in a number of senior financial management positions for Major Defense Acquisition Programs, including chief financial officer assignments for two Program Executive Offices.
1986 Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, Neb.
1991 Defense Resource Management Course, Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey, Calif.
1993 Financial Management Staff Officer Course, Sheppard AFB, Texas
1996 DoD Professional Military Comptrollers School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1996 Master of Science, Management, Troy State University, Troy, Ala.
2002 Air War College, Non-resident Studies, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
February 1987 – December 1989, Cost/Budget Analyst, Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence Systems, Headquarters Military Airlift Command (renamed Air Mobility Command), Scott AFB, Ill.
December 1989 – October 1991, Budget Analyst, Investment Equipment Branch, Headquarters Air Force Communications Command (reorganized to Air Force Network Integration Center), Scott AFB, Fla.
October 1991 – November 1995, Budget Analyst, Budget Operations Branch, Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
November 1995 – January 2000, Chief, Finance, 46th Operations Group, 46th Test Wing, Air Armament Center (AAC), Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC), Eglin AFB, Fla.
January 2000 – November 2001, Team Leader, Resource Division, 46th Test Wing, AAC, AFMC, Eglin AFB, Fla.
November 2001 – April 2003, Chief, Program Control/Deputy Chief, Finance, Counter Air Joint Systems Program Office, AAC, AFMC, Eglin AFB, FL
April 2003 – October 2004, Chief, Finance, Lethal Strike Joint Program Office, AAC, AFMC, Eglin AFB, Fla.
October 2004 – October 2007, Chief, Finance, Long Range Missile Systems Group, Air-to-Ground Systems Wing, AAC, AFMC, Eglin AFB, Fla.
October 2007– October 2008, Chief, Finance, 308th Armament Systems Group, 308th Armament Systems Wing, AAC, AFMC, Eglin AFB, Fla.
October 2008 – June 2013, Chief, Finance, Armament Directorate (Air Force Program Executive Officer for Weapons), Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, AFMC, Eglin AFB, Fla.
June 2013 – Mar 2016, Chief, Finance, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense, Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (OUSD AT&L), F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office, Arlington, Va.
Mar 2016 – present, Director, Budget Investments, Investment Directorate, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, Washington, D.C.
AWARDS AND HONORS
1989 Graduate, Air Force Palace Acquire Program
1995 Dollars and Sense Magazine Honoree
2000 Exemplary Civilian Service Award
2000 Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC)/FM Civilian of the Year
2008 AFMC/FM Civilian of the Quarter
Numerous Special Act/Special Service & Performance Awards
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS, ASSOCIATIONS and CERTIFICATIONS
Member, American Society of Military Comptrollers
Member, National Defense Industrial Association
APDP (DAWIA) Business, Financial Management Certification, Level III
DoD Financial Management Certification, Level III
Business Process Reengineering Certification
(Current as of June 2016)