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Assistant Secretary of the Army
(Financial Management & Comptroller)
Office of the Secretariat
Mr. Robert M. Speer<br />Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army<br />Financial Management and Comptroller (ASA (FM&C))

Mr. Robert M. Speer
Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army
Financial Management and Comptroller (ASA (FM&C))

On 28 February 2014, Mr. Robert M. Speer became Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army, Financial Management and Comptroller (ASA (FM&C)). Mr. Speer advises the Secretary of the Army and Chief of Staff, on all matters related to Army financial management. He oversees the development, formulation, and implementation of policies, procedures and programs for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of overall resources in the Department of the Army. He is also responsible for the formulation and submission of the Army budget to Congress and the American people.

In October 2009, Mr. Robert M. Speer was designated as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management and Comptroller) (PDASA (FM&C)). As the PDASA, he advises the ASA, and through the ASA, the Secretary and Chief of Staff, on all matters related to Army financial management. He shares with the ASA (FM&C) the development, formulation, and advocation of the Secretary of the Army, Secretary of Defense and administration policies, procedures and programs for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of overall resources in the Department of the Army. He assists the ASA in planning, organizing, and directing the activities of the OASA (FM&C). He acts for and performs the duties of the ASA (FM&C) in his or her absence or disability and as otherwise directed. He is responsible for preparing and presenting periodic analyses of the performance of the Army enterprise and oversees Army finance and accounting activities and operations. He is also responsible for Army policy and technical direction of all cost and economic activities.

Prior to this assignment, Mr. Speer served as a Managing Director for PricewaterhouseCoopers Public Services, where he led their Defense and Army business. He has been significantly involved in Department of Defense financial management solutions and defense related professional organizations throughout his career. His position with PricewaterhouseCoopers followed nearly 28 years of experience and progressive responsibility in Department of Defense /Federal comptrollership, budgeting, finance, treasury, accounting, program management, and federal financial management systems.

CHRONOLOGY:
  • Managing Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Federal Practice lead for Defense and Army business, McLean, VA, December 2005-October 2009
    • Engagement Director, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller), Audit Readiness Support, October 2008-October 2009
    • Engagement Director, Defense Finance and Accounting Services, Enterprise Risk Management and Business Activity Monitoring, October 2006-October 2009
    • Program Manager, US Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works 2006 Financial Statement Audit, March 2006-November 2006
  • U.S. Army and Department of Defense
    • Commandant, U.S. Army Finance School, July 2002-November 2005
    • Comptroller, Program Management Office for the Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Fund (IRRF), January 2004-July 2004
    • Executive Officer, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management & Comptroller (ASA(FM&C)), July 2000-June 2002
    • Commander, Defense Finance & Accounting Service (DFAS) Operating Location, San Antonio, Texas, July 1998-June 2000
    • Program Manager, Joints Chiefs of Staff, Chief, Joint Intelligence Architecture and Technology Division, Director for Intelligence, July 1997-June 1998
    • Executive Officer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Operations, (FM&C), July 1995-July 1996
    • Finance Branch Chief, Personnel Command, Alexandria, VA, July 1993-June 1995
    • Commander, 82d Finance Battalion, 82d Airborne Division, June 1991-June 1993
    • S3, 18th Finance Group, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, NC and Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Southwest Asia, July 1990-May 1991
    • Executive Officer, Information Systems Software Command, Fort Belvoir, VA, February 1988-June 1989
    • Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Information Systems Engineering Command, Fort Belvoir, VA, September 1986-February 1988
    • Chief of Pay and Exam, 39th Finance Section, Hanau, GE, August 1980-June 1983
    • Chief of Disbursing, 30th Finance Section, Fort Sill, OK, January 1979-August 1980
    • Deputy Chief of Central Accounting Office, 30th Finance Section, Fort Sill OK, October 1978-Decmber 1979

COLLEGE:
  • MS, National Resource Strategy, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Washington, DC, 1997
  • MBA, Management of Information Systems, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 1985
  • BBA, Accounting, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, 1978

SIGNIFICANT TRAINING:
  • Industrial College of the Armed Forces
  • Command and General Staff College
  • Defense Enhanced Financial Management Training

CERTIFICATIONS:
  • Certified Defense Financial Manager

AWARDS AND HONORS:
  • Distinguished Service Medal
  • Defense Superior Service Medal
  • Legion of Merit
  • Bronze Star (2d Award)
  • Meritorious Service Medal (6th Award)
  • Army Commendation Medal

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS:
  • Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA)
  • American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC)
  • Association of Government Accountants (AGA)

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