Retired Oct. 1, 1989.
Brigadier General Basil H. Pflumm (Flum) is the deputy auditor general and commander of the Air Force Audit Agency, Washington, D.C.
General Pflumm was born in 1938, in Beech Grove, Ind., and graduated from Cathedral High School, Indianapolis. He received a bachelor of science degree from Butler University, Indianapolis, in 1959 and a master of science degree from the University of Colorado in 1970. He is a certified public accountant and certified internal auditor.
The general received his commission through the Reserve Officer Training Corps program. His initial assignment was to the Air Force Audit Agency with duty at Tachikawa Air Base, Japan. He served in increasingly responsible audit positions at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D.; Holloman Air Force Base, N.M.; and Royal Air Force Station Alconbury, England. In June 1970 he was assigned to Headquarters Air Force Audit Agency, Norton Air Force Base, Calif.
After serving four years at Norton Air Force Base, General Pflumm transferred to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., where he held various audit assignments, including studies of foreign military sales and Air Force budget execution. In August 1978 he was appointed audit representative to the commander in chief, Pacific Air Forces, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. General Pflumm transferred to Washington, D.C., in August 1980 and served as the assistant auditor general of the Air Force until February 1983.
He was then named director of cost and management analysis, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, Comptroller, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C., and assumed his present duties in July 1984.
The general is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Institute of Internal Auditors, and the American Society of Military Comptrollers, of which he is currently the National Vice President - Air Force. He received the Comptroller of the Air Force Outstanding Officer Audit Award in 1976 and was the 1977 recipient of the American Society of Military Comptrollers Outstanding Performance in Auditing Award. His military decorations and awards include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters and Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster.
He was promoted to brigadier general Dec. 1, 1985, with date of rank Oct. 1, 1985.