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Introduce Yourself!

  • 1.  Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-16-2018 15:11
    Hi ASMC Members & welcome to Engage!

    In order to get to know your fellow members and the ASMC staff, we're asking users to introduce themselves!
    Let us know a few things about you and your chapter and be sure to update your user profiles as well.

    To get us started, here are some details about me:
    • I'm Kathryn Grandstaff-Bradford (but you can call me Kat!)
    • I'm a fightin' Texas Aggie
    • I love to bake
    • I work with awesome folks at the ASMC HQ
    Looking forward to hearing all about YOU!

    Kathryn Bradford
    Alexandria VA

  • 2.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-17-2018 07:42
    ​Hi There!

    I am Dave Darling
    Love to Camp, Cook, Off Road, Fabricate and Fish
    After retirement from the Coast Guard, I took a position as a civilian with the Coast Guard​

    David Darling CDFM
    Manassas VA

  • 3.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 04-12-2019 10:33
    ​Hello everyone,

    My name is Alex Ramos Ruano
    I am a member of the ASMC Sequoyah chapter at Tinker AFB (Oklahoma)
    I served 8 honorable years in the US Navy and I am currently working as a Financial Manager (Civ) for the US Air Force.
    I started my financial career with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in 2014 and transferred to the US Air Force in 2018.
    I graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with an undergraduate degree in Biology (2011) and completed an MBA in 2017.
    I really enjoy working for the DOD and I am fortunate that I work with great people in my organization.
    I will be attending the 2019 National PDI in San Antonio, TX, so I am looking forward to meeting more FMers and expanding my knowledge in this great field.

    Alex Ramos Ruano, MBA
    Financial Manager

    Tinker AFB, OK


  • 4.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-17-2018 07:43
    Greetings - Introduction to ASMC Engage

    I am Mark S Carroll
    I live in Beattyville, Ky - and work remotely
    My chapter is Western Maryland at For Detirck
    I am a retired Army Healthcare Comptroller  72-96
    I work as a Finance and Funds Management Functional Analyst
    I have supported the Defense Medical Logistics Enterprise Systems since 2006
    Hobbies include: photography, marksmanship, and wilderness trekking

    In The Street Festival Frederick MD

    Mark S Carroll
    Lt. Col. US Army Retired
    Beattyville KY

  • 5.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-17-2018 07:47
    <g class="gr_ gr_45 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Punctuation only-ins replaceWithoutSep" id="45" data-gr-id="45">Welcome</g> David & Mark! We're glad you're here!

    Kathryn Bradford
    Alexandria VA

  • 6.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-17-2018 08:45
    ​Popoola, Olusegun, a financial accountant with US department of Agriculture--Albuquerque NM Budget & Finance. my family live in Texas; and I have to be going back and front. The CFO Act requirement of consolidating government -wide financial statement and reporting system for easy production of agency-wide financial statement of all Federal Executives will be a good thrive for me to get a job with other federal executive agencies in Texas. Presently I'm  working on other professional qualification; such as Certified Internal Auditing.

    You are all welcome on board!

    Olusegun Popoola, CDFM, Dip Forensic Acct
    Albuquerque, NM

  • 7.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-17-2018 08:52
    Hi All,

    • I'm LT Chris Peters
    • I'm a Mizzou Tiger, SEC! SEC! SEC!
    • I enjoy trying new recipes, softball junkie, College football/basketball fanatic
    • I work in Navy Medicine and love my work!

    Christopher Peters CDFM
    Rockville MD

  • 8.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-17-2018 09:38
    Edited by Ricardo Borrego 01-18-2018 09:46
    Greetings fellow ASMC'ers!
    • My name is Ricardo, I'm a finance soldier Army veteran, a current DoD Civil Servant (happy anniversary by the way!) and a husband & father. 
    • Any time that I'm not working or tinkering around the house, I'm launching my kayak to hook into some largemouth bass.
    • After 17 years of financial management experience in accounting & budget execution (Oct 2017), I've made the leap into financial systems compliance assessments. The goal is to help with DoD's efforts in achieving auditability via compliance assessment for SFIS standards.

    Ricardo Borrego, DFMCP2
    Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC)
    Standard Financial Information Structure - Compliance Assessment (SFIS-CA) Test Lead
    IT Specialist / Systems Analyst
    Commercial: 520.538.5040
    DSN: 312.879.5040


  • 9.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-17-2018 10:14
    ​Hello ASMC Members!

    As requested by Kat, here are some details about me:

    • I'm Jackie Leskowich
    • Retired Air Force 23 years (13 years CE; 10 years FM)
    • Work at The Civil Engineer School; AFIT

    Take care!

    Jacqueline Leskowich
    Tipp City, OH

  • 10.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-17-2018 10:14
    ​Hello All,

    I am honored to work for the United States Air Force, having done so for the last 20 years (started as an enlisted member) and planning on another 20 years.  I am currently attending Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell AFB, AL, graduating in June.  Prior to school I was assigned to the 96 CPTS, as the Integration Team Chief at Eglin AFB, FL.  Having signed a mobility agreement I am currently working my outplacement, with my aim being a position at the Pentagon in SAF/FM after graduation.    Nice to meet everyone,

    Doc Ann

    Dr. Ann Tipton, CDFM
    AY 18 ACSC Student

  • 11.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-17-2018 16:33
    Welcome @Olusegun Popoola, CDFM; @Chris Peters, CDFM; @Ricardo Borrego; @Jackie Leskowich; and @Doc Ann Tipton, CDFM! We are so glad you are here!

    Kudos to Chris and Ricardo for adding a profile pic!


    Kathryn Bradford
    Alexandria VA

  • 12.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-17-2018 23:04
    Hey everyone!

    I think it's great ASMC is giving us an opportunity to connect beyond our local chapters.

    I'm Michael Malaca, a FM Analyst with USMC. I'm work in Okinawa, and spent a couple years working on mainland Japan before that. If you have any questions about working overseas as a Civilian, feel free to reach out.

    Michael Malaca CDFM
    FPO AP

  • 13.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-18-2018 09:25
    Hello & Semper Fi ASMC Community:
         -Corey Bonnell, Col USMC (Ret) - 25 years, 88-13
         -DoD Civilian, 13-17; EPA Region 6 Dallas TX, 17-Present (Keeping in touch)
         -Love all things aviation (CPL SEL Instr), RC as well
         -I might be back some day.  Miss you guys.

  • 14.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-18-2018 07:48
             I am a US Navy Veteran of more than 10 years. I am currently the Accounting and Finance Analysis Division Chief for the Aviation Supply Chain at the Defense Logistics Agency in Richmond Virginia.  My family and I love traveling in our RV, camping, fishing and hunting.

              I think this forum is a great opportunity to connect and network outside of our local chapters and look forward to connecting with folks in this community.

    Jason Buys

    Jason Buys CDFM
    Midlothian VA

  • 15.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-18-2018 09:26
    I am Dan Burwell LTC (ret.), it is a privilege to meet and work with all of you!

  • 16.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-18-2018 09:26
    Hello Everyone!

    My name is Audra.  I am a Financial Management Analyst with US Army Security Assistance Command (USASAC) at Redstone Arsenal, AL.  I've been FMing for over 10 years (part as a Contractor and now an Army Civilian).  In my spare time I like to read.  Look forward to great discussions with everyone.


    Audra A. Hessler, MBA, CDFM-A, DFMCP-2
    Financial Management Analyst

  • 17.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-18-2018 09:26
    ​Hello everyone. My name is Darrell Day. I am the President of the ASMC Middle Tennessee Chapter. I served 22 years in the Army, both enlisted and officer. I retired in 2006 as a Major in the Finance Corps. I'm currently employed with the Air Force at Arnold Air Force Base in Tennessee and serve as the Chief Budget Officer supporting the Test Operations Division of the Arnold Engineering Development Complex.

    My hobbies include competitive horseshoe pitching, hobby farming, and riding motorcycles (Indian and Harley Davidson).

    Darrell K. Day, CDFM-A
    MAJ (ret), US Army
    Test Operations Budget Chief
    Arnold AFB, TN 37389
    DSN 340-5002
    Comm: (931) 454-5002

  • 18.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-18-2018 11:27
    Greetings, ASMC Family!

    -  Cheryl Bowman, CDFM-A, DFMCP2
    -  Army Signal Corps Veteran (31C)
    -  Budget Analyst for INSCOM field units in Germany from '95 - '03
    -  Currently serving as Budget Analyst in HQs INSCOM G-8 at Ft. Belvoir, VA, providing support to the Contract Linguist & Intel Program Support Office (CLIPSO) since '06

    Great to meet you all!

    Cheryl Bowman CDFM-A
    Woodbridge VA

  • 19.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-18-2018 13:36
    Edited by Gennell Kidder, CDFM 12-27-2018 12:22

  • 20.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-19-2018 08:02
    Edited by Kevin Marks, CDFM 01-19-2018 08:57
    ​Good Morning Everyone,

     - Marine Veteran, former 3451 Fiscal Budget Tech (EAS 2005)
     - 16+ Years working in US Marine Corps/Dept. of Navy Budget and Finance positions
     - Naval Post Graduate School Grad (2011)
     - Spent a number of years working at the Pentagon/Navy Annex
     - Spent 18 Months in Afghanistan (HQ RS) as a Senior Advisor to the AFG Ministry of Defense
     - Currently working in Patuxent River, MD for Naval Air System Command (NAVAIR) in Comptroller

    Oohrah and Semper Fi


  • 21.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-18-2018 21:19
    Good evening from the East Coast! I am Darius Hinton, CDFM. I am from Fayetteville, NC and currently live in D.C. I am a Captain in the NC National Guard, Finance Corps (36A). I currently work as a Manager at MorganFranklin Consulting. My wife and I just moved to DC and I am looking forward to meeting with members of the Washington Chapter.

    Darius Hinton CDFM
    Washington DC

  • 22.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-18-2018 21:36
    Hello ASMC Colleagues!

    I'm so excited about this new online collaborative feature! Thank you ASMC!!!

    Here are a few details about me:

    • I'm Ramon Santillano, but I go by, Ray
    • I have over 20-years of financial management experience in the private and governmental sectors
    • I have an M.B.A., and I am working on Master in Accounting at Texas A&M
    • I have completed the ACC and ECC courses at Syracuse University
    • I am an active duty U.S. Army Chaplain (Major), but I have an additional skill identifier (7M), marking me as a Comptroller/Resource Manager. I serve the Chaplain Corps as an SME in resource management
    • I have served the course manager, curriculum writer, and senior instructor for Chaplaincy Resource Management Courses at the U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School
    • I am thrilled that I get to apply my financial management skills as a Chaplain to support the delivery of Title 10 religious support and pastoral care and counseling to Soldiers, Family, and DA Civilians
    I wish you the very best!!!

    Ray Paul Santillano
    Converse TX

  • 23.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-19-2018 12:14
    Hello all, I wrapped up my last four years of service in 2016 as United States Property & Fiscal Officer, effectively a Chief Financial Offficer. I earned CDFM-A before engaging the DFMC program. I was awarded DFMC3 in 2016.

    I now teach Cooperative Agreements as a contractor.

    Lawrence Schmidt CDFM-A, DFMC3
    Draper UT

  • 24.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-19-2018 08:03
    Hello everyone, my name is Derrick Lock.  I'm retired Air Force with 20+ years as a trained Financial Analyst.  Have work for NATO, Army, Navy and now for Department of State in Garmisch, Germany.  I like traveling, cycling, golf and soccer. Have spent most of my car