SAF/FM Vision & Mission


The Air Force Financial Management community uses its vision to establish a unified direction for our field, guide decision-making across the organization, and provide Financial Excellence - Powered by Airmen, Fueled by Innovation.

All of Air Force capability depends on FM's ability to deliver. We are responsible for getting the right resources where they need to be, when they need to be there, advising and executing financial services across the organization, and providing the decision support needed to make it happen.

FM is the Ultimate Force Multiplier!

Key Personnel

Mr. John P. Roth 
Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Financial Management and Comptroller)

Ms. Marilyn M. Thomas 
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Financial Management and Comptroller)

Lt Col William "Todd" Gibson
Senior Military Assistant

CMSgt Kendall C. Briscoe
Executive for Enlisted Matters

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📢 📢 Extra, extra...Read all about it! The March 2019 SAF/FM Newsletter is now available on myFMCareer 📰
Mr Roth and I just returned from visiting our PACAF warriors. It was great to see the mission and the outstanding financial managers who’s resourcing it. Our airmen are mission ready to respond to any threat or lend assistance anywhere in the Pacific at a moments notice!! We’re proud to serve with and for you!! A hearty thanks goes out to HQ PACAF/FM, Col Harding and his staff, the 15th CPTS Hickam, 51st CPTS Mustangs Osan, 8th CPTS Wolfpack Kunsan, 7th AF/FM Osan , 36th CPTS Andersen and the 374th CPTS Yokota for hosting us!
FM Team, Please join me in congratulating Lt Col Kelly Padden from SAF/FMBP on her selection as the next Military Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force. Her selection is indicative of her hard-work, dedication and exceptional performance. Congratulations on your selection and best of luck in your new role! Best, JR John P Roth Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Financial Management & Comptroller)
Team, It gives me great pleasure to announce FM’s newest Senior Master Sergeant Selects! I look forward to hearing about their accomplishments in the future. Congrats! Best, JR
It’s Top Notch Tuesday! This week, we’d like to spotlight the 21st Comptroller Squadron, Peterson AFB, Colorado. The 21st Comptroller Squadron at Peterson AFB prides itself on providing resources to space warfighters and financing unsurpassed installation support. The combat ready warriors of the Squadron are prepared to defend the homeland and secure space for our nation and allies. This squadron enables unrivaled space superiority with a team of 46 dedicated military and civilian Airmen collaborating on financial service programs for over 10K customers and orchestrating budget/accounting operations for 81 OBANs across the globe totaling in excess of $2.2B. Additionally, 21st Comptroller Squadron funds the operation of 15 weapon systems across 13 time zones and operating in 22 locations in the most geographically dispersed Wing in the Air Force. When Airmen aren't supporting warfighters, 21st Comptroller Squadron personnel are actively engaged in various community events, such as the supporting the local soup kitchen, A2D2 and USAFA setback sales, professional development, and significant self-improvement that build well-rounded airmen ready to take the Air Force to new heights. Lastly, the accomplishments of this team include 1 SrA Below-the-zone winner, 10 promotions, 7 AFSPC/A8 awards, and 1 SAF/FM level annual award…making them truly TOP NOTCH! -SAF FM Staff
Happy Friday FM! I had a great visit with our Education With Industry Airmen today. I’m super proud of TSgts Favors and Lugo, who were among the first enlisted to participate in the program, (2 of 6 AF wide)! TSgt Favors, today’s host, is serving at Apple and TSgt Lugo is serving at USAA! I’m excited to see what they bring back to make our processes and training better! True modern day pioneers breaking barriers!! Chief B
How do you #SaveAirmenTime? After regularly staying late on weeknights and coming in on weekends, Tech. Sgt. Samuel Spaethe (QA manager @ Hurlburt Field) developed an Excel macro tool that pulls four reports and two rosters from Defense Travel System, compares the info, and determines what needs to be done on a member's pay record. This innovative tool saves hours in research time, provides accurate financial services to Airmen, and shows the value of collaboration across our United States Air Force FM team! Well done, TSgt Spaethe!
The SAF/FM Team is thrilled to share the accomplishment of—and extend a (belated) congratulations to—Technical Sergeant Victor Gonzalez of the 52nd Comptroller Squadron, Spangdahlem Air Base, who received the John Levitow Award during his graduation from NCO Academy this past December.
It’s Top Notch Tuesday! This week, we’re highlighting the Wildcats of the 72nd Comptroller Squadron out of Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Tinker Air Force Base is home to the 72d Air Base Wing, the Air Force Sustainment Center, the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex, the 552nd Air Control Wing (largest in ACC), Navy Strategic Communications Wing One, the 507th Air Refueling Wing, and 45 more associate units, including the Defense Logistics Agency, the Defense Information Systems Agency, and the 38th Cyberspace Engineering Installation Group. With over 26,000 military and civilian employees, Tinker is the largest single-site employer in Oklahoma, and the mission of the 72d Air Base Wing is to provide exceptional support to enable execution of Team Tinker’s global mission. The 72d Comptroller Squadron Wildcats exhibit a “Count on Us” mentality while rapidly delivering sustainable financial support to meet the needs of Team Tinker and the warfighter; anytime...anywhere. The squadron provides timely, accurate, and cost-effective customer support to over 65,000 Airmen- active and retired- in the Oklahoma City area, all while stressing the importance of developing their Airmen into professional comptrollers. Their support ensures accurate accounting of $28B and flawless execution of the 72d Wing’s annual operating budget of $314M. The squadron’s Airmen continue to get recognized for their outstanding contributions to Team Tinker. Recently, the wing garnered: two MAJCOM quarterly awards, two Wing annual awards, three Wing quarterly awards, two Wing Staff annual awards, and two Wildcatter awards. During the spring 2018 AFMC/IG Unit Effectiveness Inspection, two individuals were coined for their outstanding performance, the squadron received zero deficiencies and was one of only two units that received a “Highly Effective” rating across the wing. Now THAT is one TOP NOTCH team! -SAF FM Staff
It's Top Notch Tuesday! This week, we're spotlighting the 353rd Special Operations Group (SOG) Comptroller Flight. The 353rd SOG Comptroller Flight is made up of 4 accomplished FM Airmen- primarily enlisted- who serve more than 1,000 Airmen assigned across 6 squadrons. 353 SOG/FM is located on Kadena Air Base, but also serves the Air Forces' newest CV-22 squadron at Yokota, Japan. The CV-22 detachment was stood up in 2018 and is being grown in 2019 at the request of the Secretary of Defense. The finance team has played an integral part in securing and executing funding to realize this key theater capability. In their first year, the team posted a flawless closeout amidst typhoon evacuations and a changeover of comptrollers. Notably, last July, the FM team supported the special operators of the 353rd that aided in the highly-publicized rescue of the Thai youth soccer team. FM was able to provide funds supporting the rescue AND worked 100% reimbursement through the State Department to ensure readiness of the SOG for future crisis and contingency response. Additionally, 353 SOG/FM ensures proper funding and reimbursement for over a dozen Joint Combined Exchange Training (JCET) Exercises as well as Joint Chief of Staff (JCS) Exercises annually, keeping the tip of the spear sharp and ready, "Any time, Any place, Anywhere," and keeping their team TOP NOTCH! -SAF/FM Staff
Team, It gives me great pleasure to announce FM’s newest Colonel Selects! This is an amazing list of professionals that will continue to lead the career field to success in the future. Congratulations on your selection for promotion! Best, JR
It’s Top Notch Tuesday! This week we’d like to spotlight the 340th Flying Training Group Financial Management Division from Joint Base San Antonio, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas. The 340th Flying Training Group is a wing-equivalent group of experienced reserve instructors under Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) who augment Air Education and Training Command (AETC) active duty training units. With 425 instructor pilots across multiple squadrons and bases, the 340th is both the Air Force’s largest flying group, and the only Reserve Military Training Instructor Squadron. The 340th FTG FM’s mantra—Mission Drives Money—keeps the group’s highest priorities and requirements central to their daily operations. This team of 20 reservists provide critical financial and customer services to more than 800 Airmen, and oversees travel/military pay and customer service for all ARFC Undergraduate Flying Training (UFT) students—in other words, providing the “care and feeding” for the MAJCOM’s newest aviators. Master Sergeant Amy Whitman-Rector, Chief of FMA, takes leading by example to a new level. She recently received her Green Belt Certification, and facilitated a Reserve Travel event that will serve as a baseline for a future DoD study. The 340th Flying Training Group’s accomplishments are outstanding, and we’d like to thank the team for their TOP NOTCH support of our Air Force! -SAF/FM Staff
The January 2019 Newsletter is now available. Visit myFM Career to read the latest today!
It’s Top Notch Tuesday! This week, we’d like to spotlight the 377th Comptroller Squadron from Kirtland AFB, New Mexico. The 377th Comptroller Squadron is a part of the 377th Air Base Wing “Fighting Tigers”, the host organization at Kirtland AFB. The missions of Kirtland AFB fall into four major categories: research, development and testing; readiness and training; munitions maintenance; and support to base operations for more than 110 mission partners. The mission of the 377th Air Base Wing is to provide flawless logistics and maintenance support to nuclear operations. Kirtland AFB is a center for research, development and testing of non-conventional weapons, space and missile technology, laser warfare and much more. Some of the organizations involved in this area include the Department of Energy, Sandia National Laboratories, the Air Force Research Laboratory, the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, the Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center, the Space and Missile Systems Center, the Air Force Inspection Agency and the Air Force Safety Center. The squadron’s “Money Tigers” are dedicated professional comptrollers who provide Kirtland Air Force Base decision makers with timely and accurate financial advice and resource management. In serving nine wings and 110 mission partners, the squadron aims to provide first-class customer service and expert decision support on all fiscal matters to ultimately strengthen the nuclear enterprise. As the air base wing commander’s comptroller, the “Money Tigers” accomplish the wing commander’s priorities of nuclear logistics, strong partnerships, and Airmen and Families. The 377th Comptroller Squadron team is comprised of 45 military and civilian personnel providing support to installation personnel. During FY18, the team’s Airmen expertly managed a $154.5M budget to include collection of the command’s largest reimbursement program of $28M. The team further provided top-notch customer service to 3.6K military members and 2K civilian personnel. Team members are also very active in their New Mexico community; volunteering over 300 hours working with youths, veterans, professional organizations, honor guard, homeless shelters, local schools, and the chapel. With over 50% of the team working on a college education, the “Money Tigers” take pride in developing themselves both personally and professionally. Their dedication to the United States Air Force and Air Force Global Strike missions and commitment to their community mark the 377th Comptroller Squadron as one TOP NOTCH team! - SAF/FM Staff
480th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Wing Financial Management Office group photo
It’s Top Notch Tuesday! This week, we’d like to spotlight the “Money Weasels” of the 35th Comptroller Squadron from Misawa AB, Japan. Misawa AB is the home of the 35th Fighter Wing “Wild Weasels,” the only combined military base in the Pacific that hosts both Japanese and American troops - Air Force, Army, and Navy. Located on the main island of Honshu, Misawa AB is a mere 5 kilometers across the Pacific Ocean from mainland East Asia. The wing’s mission is to provide worldwide deployable forces, protect U.S. interests in the Pacific and defend Japan with sustained forward presence and focused mission support. The 35th Comptroller Squadron “Money Weasels” play an integral role in the “Wild Weasel” mission. The team's 37 Airmen provide key financial services to more than 3.8K Airmen and local nationals while executing a $155M budget. They consistently ensure that customer service is their priority and maintain top-notch performance – earning best CPTS in PACAF and best Financial Services Office in the Air Force! The “Money Weasels” take pride in their mission effectiveness—they are dedicated to the 35 FW/CC’s priorities of mission, people, safety— providing the best customer service and budgetary guidance possible to ensure Team Misawa is mission focused ready, and in their team’s family environment...that’s what makes 35th Comptroller Squadron TOP NOTCH! -SAF FM Staff
The December 2018 SAF/FM Online Newsletter is now available on myFMCareer!
Join us this Thursday for a special Senior Leader Webchat as FM bids CMSgt Lawless farewell & welcomes CMSgt Briscoe as the new Executive for Enlisted Matters (SAF/FM)! For streaming link, visit the FM Professional Development Hub SharePoint, myFM Career, or Email the SAF/FMEW Workflow.


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