American Society of Military Comptrollers
Washington Chapter Newsletter
P. O. Box 70776 Washington, DC 20024
President's Message November Luncheon Speaker
Captain George Asseng
Marilyn V. Fleming
President, ASMC Washington Chapter
Ms. Marilyn V. Fleming is the Deputy Director for the
The approach of the holiday season brings to mind many Business Management Enterprise Architecture with the
pleasant images. Family, friends and good times are part of this Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller).
time of year. It also brings to mind the notion of service to others. As the Deputy Director, she serves as the senior career
ASMC, both at the local and national level, is very involved in technical expert for the development of the Department’s
service, both to our members and the community. The chapter has business management enterprise architecture.
several programs ranging from helping Habitat for Humanity to
our Thanksgiving food drive along with our Toys for Tots
program. Prior to her assignment to OUSD(C), Ms. Fleming served
as Systems Integration Test Director and Chief of Systems
Ms Clara Weston, our community service chair is a large part of Integration Assurance and Requirements at the Defense
the success of our programs. I want to salute her and the hours Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS). She successfully
she puts in to this effort. Thank you very much for all of your developed and implemented the DFAS Corporate test and
selfless efforts. At that same time I would like to seek out evaluation program and the DFAS Federal Financial
someone to take over. Clara will be retiring from government Management Improvement Act assessment and
service this year. I would ask each of you to consider this certification program for DFAS systems.
position. If you were ever wondering “how can I help?” this is a
ready made opportunity. You can work the Thanksgiving food
drive and Toys for Tots program with Clara. This will give you Before serving with DFAS, Ms. Fleming held several
the chance to learn all of the details while seeing how fulfilling management positions at the Defense Information Services
the work is. It’s a great way to get involved in the chapter and Agency. She served as the Chief Information Officer for
community. There are also lots of other folks willing to help. the Western Hemisphere Command (Westhem) and
developed the standards based architecture for Westhem
Please contact Clara, myself or any member of the board. internal systems. Prior to that, Ms. Fleming held various
management positions at Army Commands, including the
Happy Thanksgiving! Corps of Engineers and the Combined Arms Support
UPCOMING EVENTS Ms. Fleming holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics
from Mary Washington College and a master’s degree in
Computer Information Systems from Strayer University.
Dec 9 Holiday Social –Ft. McNair She has 30 years of federal service, is a DoD level III
certified acquisition professional, and was a distinguished
Jan 15 Luncheon – USMC Sponsored
graduate of the DoD Chief Information Officer
ASMC Washington Chapter Symposium Certification Program.
June 1-4, 2004 PDI – Cleveland, Ohio
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There are now over 1500 members nation
CHAPTER NEWS wide who have earned their CDFM
There are 255 members of the Washington certification. Take time to study and take
Chapter who have passed the Certified the exams. You can be reimbursed from
Defense Financial Manager (CDFM) Exams. your service organizations for the test fees
and training is available. Take some time
The lastest certifications went to Chapter and take the tests.
Stephanie Y. Jordan –
William W. Ma
Congratulations to both of you.
Executive Board Members 2003 - 2004
Name Title E-Mail Phone
Capt. George President email@example.com (202) 267-0716
Lt. Diane Perry Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org (202) 267-6013
Lt. Marc Knowlton Treasurer mknowltoncomdt.uscg.mil (202) 267-0737
Ralph Proctor OSD Vice President Ralph.email@example.com (703) 614-5771
Lucy Williams OSD Ass't Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org (703) 697-1101 ext 115
Graig Fitzgibbons DFAS Vice President email@example.com (703) 607-3832
Susan Eldridge DFAS Ass't Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org (703) 607-5007
Rod Bricksin Army Vice President Roderick.Bricksin@hqda.army.mil (703) 692-4982
Nancy Palmer Army Ass't Secretary Palmern@fmmc.army.mil (703) 696-3418
Shirley Simpkins Navy Vice President Simpkinssm@navsea.navy.mil (202) 781-2785
Brenda LaFleur Navy Ass't Secretary LaFleurb@navsea.navy.mil (202) 781-2109
Sandra Wright USMC Vice President Wrights@hqmc.usmc.mil (703) 692-5752
USMC Ass't Secretary (
Sharon Latzen Air Force Vice President Sharon.latzen@pentagon,af.mil (703) 614-3644
Lt. Lasheeco Air Force Ass't Secretary Lasheeco.email@example.com (703) 614-4098
Warren Cottingham USCG Vice President firstname.lastname@example.org (202) 267-0484
Lt. John Imahori USCG Ass't Secretary email@example.com (202) 267-6679
Richard Pineda Corporate Vice President Richard.Pineda@ps.net (703) 560-9477
Craig Silcox Corporate Ass't Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org (202) 533-4296
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ASMC Supports the Pentagon Memorial Fund
On Friday, October 17th, the President of the Washington Chapter of theAmerican Society of Military
Comptrollers (ASMC), Captain George Asseng, provided a memoriam of $1,500 to the Pentagon Memorial
Fund at a meeting of the Pentagon Memorial Fund, Family Steering committee. This donation was in memory
of all of the victims of the 9/11 attack including fifteen members of the Washington Chapter:
Angelene Carter, Department of the Army
Dr. Gerald Fisher
Brenda Gibson, Department of the Army
Peggie Hurt, Department of the Army
Brenda Kegler, Department of the Army
David Laychak, Department of the Army
Robert Maxwell, Department of the Army
Patricia Mickley, DIA
Diana Padro, Department of the Army
Rhonda Rasmussen, Department of the Army
Edward Rowenhorst, Department of the Army
Robert Russell, Department of the Army
Chuck Sabin, DIA
Sandra Taylor, Department of the Army
Willie Troy, Department of the Army
We were privileged to work with these professionals and to be able to honor their memory through this
The Pentagon Memorial Team officially welcomed Centex Lee LLC as the design-build team responsible for
completing the Pentagon Memorial Project on August 15, 2003. The Memorial Fund has received $369,000 in
donations, but it will cost $1.5 million to begin the project. The entire project will
cost $11.5 million to complete. For more information on the Pentagon Memorial: http://memorial.pentagon.mil
The following is from the Pentagon Memorial Website:
Congress has authorized the development of a Pentagon Memorial honoring the 184 who perished in the attack
on the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. The Pentagon Memorial will be built entirely from gifts and contributions.
Family members have established a not-for-profit corporation "Pentagon Memorial Fund, Inc." to raise the
funds to build and maintain the Memorial.
... making the vision a reality.
COMBINED FEDERAL CAMPAIGN (CFC) - If you work in the National Capitol Region or at an overseas
location you may contribute through the CFC by using agency code 1200-911.
Or you may contribute by mailing your donation to:
Pentagon Memorial Fund, Inc.
P.O. Box 6285
Arlington, VA 22206
Make checks payable to "Pentagon Memorial Fund, Inc".
All donations are tax deductible.
Artist Peter Max has designed a poster to benefit the Pentagon Memorial
Fund. The poster will be available for purchase at www.petermax.com
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The National Professional Development Institute (PDI) is a premier training event
for resource managers in the Department of Defense and US Coast Guard. Each
year, over 3500 attendees converge for a four day event, which includes a full day
of service activities, seven general sessions, over seventy workshops, and
miscellaneous special events throughout the week.
PDI 2004 will be held in Cleveland, Ohio on June 1-4, 2004.
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