An Analysis of the President’s 2018 Budget

Friday, July 14th, 2017


"Under the President’s proposals, budget deficits from 2018 through 2027 would total nearly one-third less than those in CBO’s baseline projections, ranging between 2.6 percent and 3.3 percent of GDP, down from 3.6 percent in 2017."

Read the source and summary, HERE

Read the full analysis of the President's 2018 Budget, HERE

Essay Contest Winners

Monday, July 3rd, 2017


The 2017 winners wrote essays on the topic of: “If the President nominated you to service as Comptroller/CFO for the Department of Defense, what would you target as your three most important financial management goals and why?” Congratulations to the winners – and read their essays below.

First Place: Scott Bauer, Washington Chapter – Read the Essay

Second Place: James Moyer, Fort Knox Chapter – Read the Essay

Third Place: Megan Graves, Washington Chapter – Read the Essay

2017 National Scholarship Winners!

Friday, June 30th, 2017


Congratulations to the 2017 National High School Scholarship Award recipients.


LTG (R) James F. McCall Award ($3,000)

  • Catherine Parr

$2,000 Winners

  • Peyton Hamilton
  • Jonathan Jaictin
  • Ashley Potter
  • Daniel Rodriguez

$1,000 Winners

  • Sarah Hangen
  • William Herbst
  • Bryan Nienstadt
  • Niel Patel

Previous winners have also qualified for a renewal of their scholarships: 

  • Julie Crouch, Central Missouri, $1,500
  • David Stone, Great River, $1,500
  • Meghan Rice, Buckeye, $1,000
  • Lei Lily Tam, Alpha, $1,500

The ASMC wishes these bright students the best of luck in their academic endeavors.

K9’s For Warriors – Baron the Dog’s Graduation

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017


At ASMC’s PDI 2016 our Charity Raffle beneficiary was K9’s For Warriors, (a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization) dedicated to providing service canines to warriors suffering from post 9/11 trauma disabilities. Their goal is to empower our suffering warriors to return to civilian life with dignity and independence.

Based upon our contribution to K9’s For Warriors, ASMC was provided the opportunity to name a dog to be trained and then paired with a recovering warrior. Baron, named by Al Runnels, ASMC’s Executive Director, is a Golden Retriever given to K9’s For Warriors as a puppy and placed into the puppy-raising program where he spent almost a year living with a foster family until he was mature enough to enter the kennel. There was some basic training in the puppy program, so Baron had a head start on most of the other dogs entering the kennel.

Baron has completed his training and will soon be walking at his graduation ceremony that K-9s For Warriors will broadcast on their Facebook Live page for about 30-45 minutes on Thursday, 22 June, starting promptly at 1800 EDT. We invite our ASMC members to access the broadcast and watch Baron and his new "best friend” graduate from the training program.

Please visit on Thursday, 22 June at 1800 EST.

PDI 2017 Post Evaluation Survey

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017


Post-PDI Mandatory Evaluations for CDFM Training Modules and Mini-Courses is extended to Friday, 16 June, Midnight EST. A full listing of the Mandatory Evaluations can be found here, Below is the full listing of CDFM Training Modules and Mini-Courses that require an Evaluation. 
Note: Surveys are hosted on SurveyMonkey. Due to Firewalls and Security Protocols, you might not be able to access the SurveyMonkey site from your work computer. We advise you access the surveys from your web-enabled smart-device or your home computer.

List of Modules:
1 CDFM Module 1 – Resource Management Environment (MONDAY)
2 CDFM Module 2 – Budget and Cost Analysis (MONDAY)
2 CDFM Module 2 – Budget and Cost Analysis (TUESDAY)
3 CDFM Module 3 – Accounting and Finance (TUESDAY)
4A/B CDFM Module 4 – Acquisition Business Management (MONDAY)
4A/B CDFM Module 4 – Acquisition Business Management (TUESDAY)

List of Mini-Courses:
13A/B Budget Execution and Performance Integration
14A/B Budgeting and Accounting: Making the Connection
15A/B Cost Concepts for Accounting Analysis
16A/B Cost-Benefit Analysis
17A/B Concepts, Techniques and Tools that Support Performance Budgeting
18A/B Operational Decision Support
19A/B Business Case Analysis
20A/B Enabling Informed Decision Making
21A/B Internal Controls: Meeting Federal Requirements for Accountability
23A/B Budget Execution and Performance Integration
24A/B Analytical Decision Making for Financial Managers
25A/B The Economic Environment and the Application of Economic Tools Supporting Financial Managers
26A/B Multi-criteria Decision-making for Financial Managers
27A/B Decision Support for Leaders
28A/B Risk Management

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