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Donald L. Damstetter:

Military Branch:United States Airforce
Donald L. Damstetter, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Director, Financial Management and Comptroller, Center for Force Structure, Requirements, Resources and Strategic Assessments, U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. He serves as the principal financial adviser to the USSOCOM Commander and is the command?s chief spokesperson for MFP-11 budget and execution issues with the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Office of Management and Budget, congressional staffs and committees.
Mr. Damstetter?s federal career began in 1978 as a budget analyst intern with the Army Communications and Electronics Command Comptroller Office. Upon completing the program, he broadened his experiences by operating as the Comptroller?s Chief of Program Formulation for the Army Communications and Electronics Command, and the Chief Financial Manager for the Satellite Communications Agency. Additionally, he was the Business Manager in the Project Manager Electronic Warfare/Reconnaissance Surveillance and Target Acquisition Office, as well as in the Program Executive Office for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors at Fort Monmouth, N.J.
In 1997, Mr. Damstetter was selected as the Deputy Director of Plans, Programs and Resources for the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology where he was responsible for integrating, planning, preparing, developing and justifying program and budget estimates for Army procurement and research and development programs. Prior to his current assignment, he was appointed to the Senior Executive Service as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Plans, Programs and Resources where he led the planning, programming and execution of the Army?s Research, Development, Test and Evaluation and Procurement Appropriations.
EDUCATION
1978 Bachelor of Science degree in business finance, State University of New York at Buffalo
1994 Master of Business Administration degree, Rutgers University, Newark, N.J.
1991 Program Management Course, Defense Systems Management College, Fort Belvoir, Va.
1999 Master of Science degree in national resource strategy, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. 1978 - 1985, budget analyst, Comptroller Office, Army Communications and Electronics Command, Fort Monmouth, N.J.
2. 1985 - 1988, Chief, Program Formulation, Comptroller Office, Army Communications and Electronics Command, Fort Monmouth, N.J.
3. 1988 - 1989, Chief, Financial Management, Satellite Communications Agency, Fort Monmouth, N.J.
4. 1989 - 1994, Chief, Business Management Division, Project Manager Electronic Warfare/Reconnaissance Surveillance and Target Acquisition Office, Fort Monmouth, N.J.
5. 1994 - 1997, Chief, Business Management Division, Program Executive Office, Intelligence and Electronic Warfare Systems, Fort Monmouth, N.J.
6. 1997 - 2000, Deputy Director Plans, Programs and Resources, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, Washington, D.C.
7. 2000 - 2005, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Plans, Programs and Resources, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, Washington, D.C.
8. 2005 - present, Director, Financial Management and Comptroller, Center for Force Structure, Requirements, Resources and Strategic Assessments, Headquarters U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill AFB, Fla.
AWARDS AND HONORS
1997 Army Superior Civilian Service Award
2005 Air Force Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
American Society of Military Comptrollers
Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS
Program Management, Level III
Business, Cost Estimating and Finance, Level III

 

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