This year’s winners wrote essays that answered the question “Given the SECDEF's announced goal of realizing $100 billion in savings over the next five years, where would you seek those savings and why?”

First Place
Jeffrey P. (Jeff) Moon
Alamo City Chapter
Currently assigned to the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff Resource Management, US Army Medical Command.

Second Place
Colonel Brian D. Shimel, CDFM 
Pikes Peak Chapter 
Chief, Financial Analysis Division, Directorate of Financial Management & Comptroller, Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.

Third Place
Captain John R. Forbes, CDFM
Evergreen Chapter
Currently serves as an Education with Industry student with Microsoft Corporation in Redmond, WA.

These outstanding authors will be recognized on stage at PDI 2011 in Minneapolis, MN.  

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