CAER Awards

 

 
FY 2018 Assistant Secretary of the Army
Financial Management and Comptroller Outstanding Financial Management Team Award
(Army Command Level)



1st Row: Mr. Lawrence Anyanwu ASA FM&C
2nd Row L-R: Dr Evelitsa Schweizerhof ASA FM&C, COL Nicholas LaSala ASA FM&C
3rd Row L-R: Mr. John Chaput ASA FM&C, Mr. Jeff Ward HQDA DCS G-8, Mr. Ryan Graziano ASA FM&C , Ms. Carly Beato ASA FM&C
4th Row L-R: Ms. Christine Chon ASA FM&C , Mr. Michael Wilson HQDA DCS G-4, Mr. Roger Berger ASA ALT, MAJ Carl Moses ASA FM&C
Not shown: Ms. Joanne Zillic USAFMCOM, Ms. Anne Morton HQDA DCS G-8, Mr. Michael Neeb USARMY ACC

For exceptional performance of duty while assigned to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Anny, Financial. Management and Comptroller (ASA (FM&C)). The 14-member Command Accountability and Execution Review (CAER) Team, led by Colonel Nicholas LaSala, Jr., focused on three areas the Army can affect immediate readiness through de-obligations, under-execution and uncollected reimbursable funds to optimize its purchasing power and enhance prudent stewardship of financial resources. To this end, the team created 35 dashboards that provide Army Commands with a detailed visualization of their fiscal health. As a result, the Army executed its highest obligation rate leaving only $12.9 million dollars of Operations and Maintenance unexecuted at the end of the fiscal year. The team's dedication to duty is in keeping with the highest traditions of financial management support and reflects great credit on each of them, the ASA (FM&C), and the United States Army.

Signed by The Honorable John E. Whitley, 2018 Assistant Secretary of the Army, Financial Management and Comptroller, May 29, 2019
The Army Financial Stewardship Excellence Award is given quarterly to a Soldier, nominated by his unit (DRU, ASC or COCOM) who provides leadership, mentorship and guidance to financial personnel in his unit.
The recipient is determined by The Honorable John E. Whitley, Assistant Secretary of the Army, Financial Management and Comptroller and Lieutenant General Thomas A. Horlander, Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army, Financial Management and Comptroller.

FY 2019 1st Quarter Winner

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COL Brian A. Smith
U.S. Forces Command
 Duty Description: Serves as the Senior Uniformed Financial Management Officer for Forces Command (FORSCOM); leads and serves as the Accounting and Enterprise Operations Division Chief responsible for accounting, reconciliation, and financial systems support for over $4 billion in annual O&M funding. Directs the command's efforts for process standardization, financial systems support, and force training and generation of assigned Army Financial Management units for worldwide employment.

Narrative: Served as the FORSCOM CAER Primary Staff Officer from the inception of the program in April 2018 until May 2019. Assisted ASA-FM&C during program development from Jan-April 2018. As FORSCOM CAER lead, he educated FORSCOM senior leaders (DCG, CoS, G4 and G8) on financial metrics and translated those impacts into the supply system and transportation billing system. He briefed the DCG monthly in preparation for Army Senior Leader engagements to include development of FORSCOM talking points. Issues raised by FORSCOM helped to drive change for the entire Army.




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1st Quarter FY 2019

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2nd Quarter FY 2019

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3rd Quarter FY 2019

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4th Quarter FY 2019