• Productivity - Make Every Moment Count!

    “The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities” – Stephen Covey

    Join us on October 13th as Debra Vavrus, CDR, USN (Ret) helps you acquire the skills to navigate your fast-paced, noise-filled day, and learn how to take control of the pressures that destroy your grip on your work schedule.

  • Register Now for the Enhanced Defense Financial Management Training Course (EDFMTC)

    Live, Instructor-Led Virtual Classroom Training! (Spaces are limited)

    What’s included:

    • Live, Instructor-Led course taught in three modules via Zoom
    • 40 hours of Continuing Professional Education units (video webcam required)
    • One EDFMTC Textbook w/standard shipping rate
  • ASMC April Membership Renewal Winners

    Congratulations to this month's renewal drawing winners!

    3 YEAR / $150 Gift Card - Sharon Brown from Sandhills Chapter

    1 YEAR /  $50 Gift Card - Ronald Tammaro from National Guard

    1 YEAR /  $50 Gift Card - David Arvin from Indianapolis Chapter

    Each month, ASMC randomly selects three members who renewed their membership before the expiration date to receive a gift card of up to $150. For a chance to win a gift card, renew your membership today!

  • Virtual CDFM Refresher Sessions

    Virtual CDFM Refresher Sessions for Modules 1-3 are now available online! Join us for live, instructor led training between May and June. For more information, please visit the CDFM refresher page:
    Register today!
  • CDFM 20th Anniversary Savings!

    Is your CDFM status inactive? In celebration of the CDFM’s 20-year anniversary, ASMC is waiving the $100 reactivation fee for all inactive CDFM holders through June 30. All other reinstatement requirements, including documentation of 80 total CPEs, still apply. Email to request your reactivation today!

  • Extended Deadline for Five Star Chapter Competition

    Due to the impact of Covid-19, the National Awards Committee is working with headquarters staff to develop alternative methods for this year‘s awards presentations.  
    In terms of the Five Star Chapter Competition, the deadline has been extended from April 10 to April 30, 2020. 
    What does this mean to your chapter?
    • Even if you have already submitted your competition form, you may continue to input chapter activity that occurred between April 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020.
    • If your chapter had a meeting, professional development event, community service activity or other points qualifying activity planned in March 2020 that was canceled, please claim the event and indicate the cancellation when completing the report.
    • If your chapter needs an extended amount time to complete the report due to work closures, please email
    Stay tuned for more information - and keep an eye on the website as winners are announced!
  • Cancellation of PDI 2020

    PDI 2020 has now been cancelled. For more information, read the full statement here:
  • PDI 2020 Update on COVID-19 (As of 24 March 2020)

    ASMC continues to cautiously plan for the conduct of ASMC National PDI as scheduled from 27-29 May 2020. 

    Most of the DoD and USCG financial management workforces (as well as those of our ASMC Corporate Members) are out on telework status as our nation continues to drive social distancing practices necessary to overcome this extremely critical situation. We continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 infection status related to whether the extraordinary actions being taken by our federal, state, and local governments; private sector companies; hospitals; etc, will improve the situation to the extent that travel and group gathering restrictions are lifted and PDI registrants feel safe in traveling and participating in PDI 2020.

    Approximately 1300 individuals have registered and reserved their hotel room for this valuable annual training event. By mid to late April, we should know whether the crisis will be sufficiently under control to be able to safely conduct National PDI. Again, should the crisis continue, such that we need to cancel PDI, ASMC will fully refund all registration and housing fees paid, with no penalty.

    We appreciate your loyalty and support, and are doing all we can to continue to move this outstanding program forward, should this extremely critical situation be reversed and our nation returns to safe status related to gathering of groups to take advantage of valuable training and professional development activities. 
  • ASMC Headquarters Update

    We have all watched with concern as the incidence of COVID-19 steadily increases around the world. In the US, our epidemiologists predict that this increase will continue for some time into the future, putting some of our most vulnerable neighbors, colleagues, and patients at risk. ASMC has both a commitment and a responsibility to work in the best interests of our staff and our members, as well as our community more broadly. For all of these reasons, we are implementing new guidance intended to limit the impact of COVID-19. We know that social distancing is effective in slowing down or stopping the spread of a disease. Effective today, ASMC Headquarters staff will be working remotely. The intent of this measure is to limit exposure both to those who may be ill and to those who may be contagious, but who are not displaying symptoms. Al Runnels, our Executive Director, will reassess the situation on 20 March to determine our next steps and we will continue to keep you updated of ASMC’s status. Thank you for your patience as we transition. Know that we are committed to providing our best service to our members and to the defense financial management community.
  • ASMC Professional Development Institute (PDI) 2020 in Nashville Related to COVID-19

    Please follow this link for updates regarding PDI 2020 and COVID-19.
  • Registration for PDI 2020 is OPEN!

    Find all the current information for PDI 2020, including registration and programming, at Looking forward to seeing you in Nashville!

    For more information regarding PDI, please visit the PDI website at
  • ASMC National Awards

    The American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC) annually recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of its chapters, membership and the defense financial management community through its awards program. Achievement awards are presented annually to individuals and teams who have been nominated for outstanding accomplishments within one of the functional fields of comptrollership. Submissions (including all applicable forms and documentation) for awards in this category are due no later than January 31, 2020.
  • ASMC Office Closure 12/06

    ASMC offices will close at 11am ET on Friday, December 6th to allow the staff to ring in the holidays at their annual holiday luncheon. 'Tis the season!

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    The ASMC offices will close on Wednesday, the 27th at 3pm ET and remain closed until Monday, December 2nd. We wish all of you and your families a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday. We are thankful for all you do for ASMC and our great nation.
  • ASMC National Awards

    The ASMC National Awards program is open for nominations! Please check out more at
  • New Benefits for Members!

    Check out the new educational member benefits through our partnerships with American InterContinental and Norwich Universities at
  • EDFMTC and CDFM Refresher Courses

    Module 1, 2, and 3 Refresher courses will soon be held in Tyson's Corner, Virginia! Follow this link to view the schedule or register for these courses.

    To view a complete schedule, or register for upcoming Enhanced Defense Financial Management Training Courses, click here.
  • Hurricane Dorian

    Several of our ASMC chapters are in the projected path of Hurricane Dorian. While we are hoping for minimal impact, the ASMC HQ staff is here to support in any capacity that we are able. If you are evacuating, please travel safely!
  • Summer 2019 AFC

    The Summer 2019 issue of the AFC Journal is now available! You can access the digital copy by following this link.
  • Chapter News Photos

    Having a chapter gathering this summer? Be sure to send your chapter photos to for inclusion in the AFC!
  • Office Closure

    The ASMC offices will be closing at 12noon on Wednesday, July 3rd. We will be back in the office on Friday, July 5th. We wish everyone a safe & happy 4th of July!
  • PDI 2019 Photos

    Check out our favorite PDI 2019 pics here:
  • PDI 2019 Course Surveys

    Looking for course surveys? DoD military and civilian employees who participated in the “Mini-Courses” (which have been aligned to DoD Financial Management Certification Program (FMCP) competency areas) will receive an email from RHQ with course surveys. Participation in the surveys is required for credit toward meeting the DoD FMCP initial certification requirement. In addition to the email from RHQ, you can access your course surveys at the registration website. Please log in with your registration ID and email address. Course surveys must be completed by June 14th.
  • ASMC April 2019 Newsletter

    Hello everyone --

    The ASMC April 2019 Newsletter is here! Click here to check it out. 

  • PDI 2019 Service Day

    May 29 is Service Day at PDI 2019, a day set aside for sessions that are specific to each service or agency. Breakout descriptions and agendas are being made available in the link below, with more details coming soon.
    To update or select your breakout session selection if you are already registered, log in to the registration update site. You will need your registration number from your confirmation email and the email address you used to register.
  • Regional PDI events

    Howdy! Did you know that there are several regional PDI events taking place this month? You can check them all out on our new events webpage!
  • Registration for PDI 2019 is OPEN!

    Find all the current information for PDI 2019, including registration and programming, at  Looking forward to seeing you in San Antonio!
  • Essay Award Submissions due February 28

    *UPDATED: Link corrected*
    Essay contest submissions are due by February 28! See the essay prompt and the guidelines in the link below.
  • Fall 2018 AFC

    Hi folks - I've received a few messages from folks looking for the digital version of the Fall 2018 issue. You can find it here! Apologies for the delay!
  • PDI 2019

    The National Professional Development Institute (PDI) is the premier training event of the American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC), and will take place on May 29-May 31 in San Antonio, TX (with Pre-PDI May 27-28). Defense financial managers in the public and private sectors will converge for the three-day event to enhance their resource management knowledge and skills, as well as share best practices toward meeting the complex challenges of today’s fiscal environment. 

    The PDI 2019 program will include general and Service Day sessions, mini-courses, and workshops, focusing on defense financial management competency areas. Speakers will discuss current issues in DoD and US Coast Guard financial management operations. The Mini-courses will provide DoD participants the opportunity to obtain direct credit toward meeting certain DoD FM Certification requirements at Levels 2 and 3 of the program. 

    Beyond the 21 CPE credits available to attendees, the PDI provides a valuable forum for participants from Service HQs, major commands, and installation level (as well as from combatant commands and defense agencies) to collaborate with leadership, peers, vendors, and clients. This event also showcases individuals and teams who have been recognized by ASMC for their excellent contributions to the field of defense financial management. 

    Registration for PDI 2019 will be available the last week of February!  Payment is required at the time of registration so please be sure you have obtained authorized funding and understand your organization’s regulations for payment.  Early bird registration for ASMC members is $595 (same as last year).  Please note the registration rate changes at 11:59 pm EST on 1 May to $695 for ASMC members.
  • ASMC Scholarship Deadline Quickly Approaching

    Contact your Chapter President today!

    To memorialize the service of Ms. Elsie Steffany, who passed away as a result of a tragic accident on 1 June 2018 during our National PDI, the ASMC National Executive Committee (Board) approved the establishment of the Elsie Steffany Memorial Scholarship Award to be presented annually at National PDI. The ASMC Board also approved the establishment of the Elsie Steffany Memorial Scholarship Award Committee (chaired by Mr. Keith Buchholz, VP, Defense-wide Board member). 


    Elsie was a GS-15 employee of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management and Comptroller). A member of our ASMC Washington Chapter, she was also a Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM) and participated in activities of our Redstone-Huntsville Chapter in Alabama, while on temporary assignment at Headquarters, Army Materiel Command.


    Following are details developed and approved by the committee and the Board regarding composition of the Elsie Steffany Memorial Scholarship Award, eligibility, nomination process, and timelines.
  • ASMC Holiday Office Closures

    The leaves are changing, so the Holidays must be right around the corner!

    The ASMC offices are closed on the following Holidays:
    • November 11 (Veterans Day)
    • November 22 & 23 (Thanksgiving)
    • December 24 (12 noon) & 25 (Christmas)
    • December 31 (12 noon) & January 1 (New Years)
    • January 21 (MLK Day)
  • Elsie Steffany Memorial Scholarship

    The Elsie Steffany Memorial Award Scholarship application period is now open!

    For more information about submitting an application, please visit the dedicated webpage.