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  • 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!

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    Kathryn Bradford
    Alexandria VA
    grandstaff@asmconline.org
    ASMC HQ
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  • 2.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

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

    I am Dave Darling
    USCG(Ret)
    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​

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    David Darling CDFM
    Manassas VA
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  • 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.

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    Alex Ramos Ruano, MBA
    Financial Manager

    Tinker AFB, OK

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  • 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

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    Mark S Carroll
    Lt. Col. US Army Retired
    Beattyville KY
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  • 5.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-17-2018 07:47
    Welcome David & Mark! We're glad you're here!

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    Kathryn Bradford
    Alexandria VA
    grandstaff@asmconline.org
    ASMC HQ
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  • 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!

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    Olusegun Popoola, CDFM, Dip Forensic Acct
    Accountant
    USDA/USFS
    Albuquerque, NM
    77036916678
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  • 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!


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    Christopher Peters CDFM
    Rockville MD
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  • 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.


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    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
    Ricardo.Borrego.Civ@mail.mil

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  • 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!
    Jackie


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    Jacqueline Leskowich
    Tipp City, OH
    Jacqueline.leskowich@afit.edu
    WPAFB
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  • 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

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    Dr. Ann Tipton, CDFM
    AY 18 ACSC Student
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  • 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!



    ​​​

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    Kathryn Bradford
    Alexandria VA
    grandstaff@asmconline.org
    ASMC HQ
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  • 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.

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    Michael Malaca CDFM
    FPO AP
    michaelrey.malaca@usmc.mil
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  • 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
    Hello,
             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

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    Jason Buys CDFM
    Midlothian VA
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  • 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

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

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    Darrell K. Day, CDFM-A
    MAJ (ret), US Army
    Test Operations Budget Chief
    NH-03/TST-FMA
    Arnold AFB, TN 37389
    DSN 340-5002
    Comm: (931) 454-5002
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  • 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!

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    Cheryl Bowman CDFM-A
    Woodbridge VA
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  • 19.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-18-2018 13:36
    Edited by Gennell Kidder 12-27-2018 12:22
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  • 20.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-19-2018 08:02
    Edited by Kevin Marks 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

    -Kevin




  • 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.

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    Darius Hinton CDFM
    Washington DC
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  • 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!!!


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    Ray Paul Santillano
    Converse TX
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  • 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.

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    Lawrence Schmidt CDFM-A, DFMC3
    Draper UT
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  • 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 career in Europe.  Look forward to getting to know people from all over the FM communities. ​​

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    Derrick Lock
    Apo AE
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  • 25.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-19-2018 09:28
    ​Hello!
    I am a retired Medical Service Corps (Navy) Comptroller now working for the Department of Health and Human Services.  I have three kids, enjoy travel and school (teaching as well as being a student).  I just recently completed an accounting degree so will be studying first for the CIA exam and then the CPA.  Would be very interested in hearing from any other Certified Internal Auditors and/or CPAs.

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    Bennett Solberg, PhD, PMP, FAC-COR/PPM Level III, CDFM
    Rockville MD
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  • 26.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-19-2018 09:29
    Hello, all!

    The implementation of this platform shows great imitative by the ASMC to enable connection, networking, & knowledge-sharing among members. Previously with DFAS in New York, I'm currently with CSCI Consulting at Fort Bragg and am looking forward to growing my career. Nice to "meet" you all!

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    Kelley Rizzo, MS
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  • 27.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-19-2018 09:29
    ​I am Jennifer L Dubbs
    I live in Glenville, PA - and work in Ft Detrick Maryland for the US Army Medical Material Agency
    I work as a Financials Systems Analyst in support of a SAP system known as TEWLS.
    I have worked in Accounting or Finance since graduating college in 2006.
    Hobbies include: riding horses, hiking, and crafting

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    Jennifer Dubbs CDFM
    Glenville PA
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  • 28.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-19-2018 09:40
    Hello ASMC Member...
    I'm Genia Ziparo, Greater Jax Chapter President
    Have lived in Florida all my life (primarily in Jacksonville, FL)
    Retired two years ago with 35 years of federal service to the Navy
    Prior to retiring, I was the Program Support Division Officer in the FM Dept at CNRSE
    Have been our local Chapter President a number of years
    Since retiring, I give back to my community by volunteering and of course I spoil my grandkids rotten :-)

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    Genia Ziparo
    ASMC Greater Jax Chapter President
    Jacksonville, FL
    904-923-6657
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  • 29.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-19-2018 09:57

    Hello and Happy New Year ASMC COMMUNITY!

    I'm a FM Analyst currently working for a government contractor (Wittenberg Weiner Consulting LLC) in Djibouti Africa. I love traveling, reading and cooking. I love my job and I'm looking forward to taking my career to the next level with the CDFM. I'm open to any good advice provided in preparing for the exams.

    Best Regards,

    LaQuita

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    Laquita Connell
    Fpo AE
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  • 30.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-19-2018 10:41
    ​Hello Everyone - Anna Johnson, Budget/Financial Mgt Analyst at Peterson AFB, assigned to AFLCMC/HBQF.  !  I think this platform is going to be a great way to share information and ideas.  As a member of the 2018 PDI Planning Committee - I would also like to that this opportunity to say we are going to have a GREAT PDI in Denver this year!!  Look forward to seeing everyone there!

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    Anna Johnson
    CDFM
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  • 31.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-22-2018 09:10
    Edited by Kathryn Bradford 01-23-2018 08:45

    Hello, I am Debbie Lee O'Neal.  I live in New Hope, Alabama.

    My Chapter is the Redstone/Huntsville Chapter.  I have supported the Redstone/Huntsville Chapter for 26 years. Love this chapter and what they stand for.

    I worked at Redstone Arsenal for AMRDEC and AMCOM for 33 years.  I was a Budget Analyst.

    My Hobbies include:  Helping Others, Sub Teaching, Cooking, Dancing, and working with my Community.

     

     



  • 32.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-22-2018 09:10
    Hi everyone, and nice to virtually meet you!

    In short order, I'm Jennifer Miller.
     - Most of my office calls me "Doc" these days since I finished a doctorate in business administration last year.
     - I currently serve as a civilian among the National Guard Bureau's HQs in the Joint Staff.
     - I LOVE northern Virginia despite being from Florida's picturesque panhandle.
     - Looking forward to seeing the posts, discussions, and knowledge sharing!

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    V/r
    Dr. Jennifer Miller, CDFM-A, CGFM, DFMC2
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    Dr. Jennifer Miller CDFM-A, CGFM, DFMC2
    Falls Church VA
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  • 33.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-22-2018 09:10

    Hello all,

    - I'm Frederick Freeman, but go by Rick
    - I have my master's degree in Management & Leadership
    - I'm a Comptroller in the Air Force
    - I'm a military brat... but DC is home!
    - Love to travel, cook/eat, and am an avid film junkie
    - I'm always interested in learning new things!





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    Frederick (Rick) Freeman CDFM-A
    Centerville, GA
    frederick.freeman.3@us.af.mil
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  • 34.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-22-2018 10:08
    Thanks to all who have joined us in the last week! We are so glad you are here!

    Should you need help with navigating around Engage, please check out the PDF reference guide available in the "library" tab of this community or message me directly.

    Looking forward to hearing and sharing some great discussions!

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    Kathryn Bradford
    Alexandria VA
    grandstaff@asmconline.org
    ASMC HQ
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  • 35.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-22-2018 13:43
    Hello fellow ASMC Members!

    I am a Budget Specialist at the Pentagon and a 10-year ARMY vet. I am currently working on my first sub-contract and looking forward to working with more great people like yourselves along my journey. I enjoy spending all my free time with my husband and 3-year old son doing fun and wacky things. 

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    Ebony Wilkins, CDFM
    Alexandria VA
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  • 36.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-22-2018 10:09
    Rick,

    I see you're in Centerville, GA: I graduated from Warner Robins High & completed undergrad at Mercer. I assume you're at Robins AFB! I'm in NC at Fort Bragg right now, but I miss GA! DC is on my short list of next stops. I'd love to connect in the event that we cross paths!

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    Kelley Rizzo
    Financial Analyst
    CSCI Consulting, Inc.
    kelleyrizzo@csciconsulting.com
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/kelleyrizzo/
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  • 37.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-23-2018 11:12
    Hello Everyone!  I am Josh Johnson, currently residing in Springboro, OH and working out of Wright Patterson AFB as a Contracter for SAF working with the DEAMS project.  I was a the full time budget officer with the 115th FW Air National Guard in Madison, WI until May of 2017 when I took the leap out of federal service and moved the wife and two kids down to Ohio...still a Badger fan though.  I still serve in the Air National Guard but I do so now in the traditional weekend/two weeks a year sense.  I love traveling with my family (just got done with our first Disney Caribbean cruise yesterday actually) and learning.  I have developed a passion for accounting and analytics so I am looking forward to leveraging the enormous amount of knowledge this forum contains.  I look forward to the discussions!

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    Joshua Johnson, DFMCP2, CDFM
    Springboro OH
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  • 38.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-24-2018 12:11
    Hello Everyone.
    I am Nikunj Patel. Currently serving on the US Army (USARCENT) at SHAW AFB, SC as Budget Analyst. 
    CDFM Vs DFMCP

    DFMCP is a waste of time. Someone in DOD has created this program and made it mandatory so I did it. 
    I am DFMCP1 but I can pass all DFMPC3 or higher level its not that hard. 

    So for me there is no comparison. 

    Clearly CDFM has more value.

    Working on CGFM to go next level.

    CGFM>CDFM>>>>>>>>DFMCP

    v/r,

    Nikunj Patel
    MBA, CDFM, DFMCP1
    SHAW AFB, SC






  • 39.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-23-2018 12:12
    Good Afternoon my name is Mr. Leslie (Rob) Robinson Jr., I am retired Navy, currently residing in Washington DC. I am originally from San Antonio Tx.  I currently work for the USMC, as HQMC Managers' Internal Control Program Coordinator- Alternate.  My previous job was working for the Army Surgeon General MEDCOM..as Tramatic Brain Injury (TBI) Budget Program Analyst...

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    Leslie Robinson CDFM
    Washington DC
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  • 40.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-24-2018 09:58
    Edited by Helen Thomas 01-24-2018 10:50
    ​Hi,
    My name is Helen Thomas. I am a retired Financial Management Officer. I retired from the Army after serving over 25 years and loved every minute of the experience. I live in the Fort Bragg, NC area. I am currently working as a Budget Analyst for the Reserve Command. I also actively conduct a weekly CDFM Study Group to help other FM personnel prepare for the exams. The Study Group does not replace the need for individuals to take advantage of the EDFMT courses or any other resources available. It just provides one on one help to those who need that extra push.

    I am honored for being a part of the ASMC organization. Thank you for providing this forum for FM personnel to communicate!

    v/r
    Helen

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    Helen Thomas CDFM

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  • 41.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-25-2018 16:29
    ​Hi Helen!!  Hope the new year is going great!!  Hooah!
    Mark

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    Dr. Mark W. Lee, PhD, JD, MBA, MEd, CDFM-A
    Tierra Verde FL
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  • 42.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-29-2018 08:22
    ​Hi Mark! All is well brother.

    Have a blessed rest of the day!
    Helen

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    Helen Thomas CDFM
    Raeford NC
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  • 43.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-24-2018 13:08
    Hello to all our fantastic ASMC Members!

    • My "real" name is Elizabeth, but I go by Libby (unless I am in trouble)!  :-)
    • My heart will always be in West Virginia, and I am proud to be a Mountaineer.  Let's Gooooooo!
    • I have twin girls who are 15 and spend all of my spare time carting them to swim practice and/or meets.  Yes - my van smells like chlorine!
    • ASMC is a great place to work.  I have been working in associations since the early 90's, and have never seen such dedication from members as I have seen here at ASMC.
    • I am so very excited we have launched this new benefit for you, our members.  The possibilities are endless, and I look forward to supporting you in leveraging this tool to connect, learn, grow, and advance!


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    Libby Long
    long@asmconline.org
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