Busy month here at ASMC- as well, I’m sure, for each of you.  Following are Happenings from ASMC HQ….         

I am extending our Membership Renewal Campaign, which was due to end on 31 Oct until 30 Nov to provide more of you the opportunity to renew and be in a random drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card.  Congrats to Agustin Santiago (Twin Cities Chapter) and Gavin Batchelder (Crown of Maine Chapter) who won Aug and Sep drawings.  Renew your membership online by 31 Oct and by 30 Nov to be entered in the Oct and Nov drawings, respectively!

Just a reminder, please ensure you update your member profile here: http://bit.ly/MemFile as changes (especially home or email address) occur in your contact info.  Also, we’re working a programming change to enable you to update your chapter designation when you move to a job at another location and associate with the chapter there.  No longer will you need to send a note to us at HQ asking us to do that for you.  More to follow when we complete re-programming.

For those of you receiving hard copy of our Armed Forces Comptroller, our next edition should arrive in your mailbox by 16 Nov.  Special thanks to those of you who elected to receive only the on-line edition, as that helps us with cost savings.  Want to opt for the on-line edition, click http://bit.ly/MemFile . (Once logged in, click “Update Profile” on the left, then scroll down to the bottom of the page.)  Didn’t receive or have not had time to read the last issue?  Read it online at http://bit.ly/AFCsummer2015.  

Planning for PDI 2016 is already underway!  We will convene in Orlando for this premier training event 1-3 June.  I hope to see many of you there, as we’re lining up another great training and professional development event.  We will post more info as we have it available at http://bit.ly/ASMC_PDI.  Missed PDI 2015? You can still obtain great training value by registering for Virtual PDI at http://bit.ly/VirtualPDI2015.

CDFM training is conveniently conducted year-round with exclusive CDFM Refresher courses offered in two formats, Instructor-Led Classroom Training and Live Online Training. All CDFM Refresher Courses offered are aligned with the DoD FM Certification Program.  Sessions are continuously updated at http://bit.ly/ASMConlinecourses. For DoD employees who wish to take advantage of the 5-day government-funded Enhanced Defense Financial Management (EDFM) Training Course, the schedule for FY2016 is posted on our website. Use the EDFMTC Automated Registration tool to register for this course. In addition, ASMC licensed vendors are also available to deliver the 5-day and other instructor-led courses at your chapter or organization. Click here to learn more about our education and training offerings.

Finally, as many of you already know, Ernest J. Gregory, a former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management and Comptroller), past member of the ASMC National Executive Committee, and friend and mentor to many in the defense financial management community passed away on October 5, 2015 after a valiant three month fight against a brain tumor.  Ernie is survived by his loving wife Johanna and his children Maura, Ernest Jr., and Jason.  In tribute to Ernie’s exceptional legacy of contributions to our profession and to ASMC, our National Executive Committee honored Ernie by designating one of our premier annual national achievement awards in his name.  I look forward to presentation of the “Ernest J. Gregory” Comptroller/Deputy Comptroller of the Year Achievement Award to its first deserving recipient at PDI 2016.  Read more about Ernie’s career and also thoughts in memoriam to Ernie at https://www.asmconline.org/2015/10/in-memoriam-ernest-j-gregory/?utm_source=informz&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=email+tracking.

Any questions – contact Kathryn R. Grandstaff-Bradford, our Associate Director for Communications and Public Affairs at grandstaff@asmconline.org

Best wishes!


Al Runnels
Executive Director
American Society of Military Comptrollers