The 2014 National President’s Award is presented to the Honorable Robert M. Speer, Assistant Secretary of Army (Financial Management and Comptroller) and Chief Financial Officer Department of Defense for outstanding leadership, innovation and excellence while serving as the Army’s Senior Financial Manager and principal advisor to the Secretary of the Army on financial management functions and operations for the Department of the Army.

Since his Congressional appointments, first as the Principal Deputy, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management and Comptroller) in October 2009 and then as the Assistant  Secretary of the Army (Financial Management and Comptroller) in December 2014, Mr. Speer provided exceptional leadership in the transformation and improvement of Army Financial Management.  In the spirit of innovation, accountability, and best use of limited resources, Mr. Speer’s leadership, expertise, and contributions will provide a lasting legacy within the Department of the Army and the Department of Defense financial management communities.