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Elsie Steffany Memorial Scholarship Award

Thu, 2018-10-11 09:38

ASMC is pleased to announce a new ASMC scholarship award available for competition among those of you who are DoD and USCG members of ASMC and who do not currently hold the CDFM credential. To memorialize the service of Ms. Elsie Steffany, who passed away as a result of a tragic accident on 1 June 2018 during our National PDI, the ASMC National Executive Committee (Board) approved the establishment of the Elsie Steffany Memorial Scholarship Award to be presented annually at National PDI. The ASMC Board also approved the establishment of the Elsie Steffany Memorial Scholarship Award Committee (chaired by Mr. Keith Buchholz, VP, Defense-wide Board member).

Elsie was a GS-15 employee of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management and Comptroller). A member of our ASMC Washington Chapter, she was also a Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM) and participated in activities of our Redstone-Huntsville Chapter in Alabama, while on temporary assignment at Headquarters, Army Materiel Command.

Following are details developed and approved by the committee and the Board regarding the composition of the Elsie Steffany Memorial Scholarship Award, eligibility, nomination process, and timelines. 

Award Composition 
The scholarship award will cover the following costs:

  • Enrollment for two years as a candidate in the ASMC Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM) program
  • CDFM Textbook
  • Participation in one Enhanced Defense Financial Management Training Course (subject to course availability and approval of the awardee’s organization)
  • Three exams (one each for CDFM Module 1, Module 2, and Module 3)
  • Registration to attend (subject to approval of the awardee’s organization) the annual ASMC National PDI, in which the scholarship award will be presented

Eligibility

ASMC members, who do not possess the CDFM credential and are assigned to the Department of Defense or the US Coast Guard, may apply for the scholarship award.   

Scholarship Award Application Requirements

Applicants for the Elsie Steffany Memorial Scholarship Award must submit (not later than 31 December 2018) a one-page paper, consisting of two or three paragraphs, limited to a total of no more than 600 words on the page, addressing the two questions below, using single-spaced Times New Roman, 11 size font. The application must also include a cover page including the applicant’s name, organization, work email address, and ASMC chapter.

  • Why is public service in defense financial management important to you?
  • Why is professional development and the pursuit of the CDFM certificate important to you?

Scholarship Award Nomination Process.

Each ASMC chapter president may submit only one nomination to ASMC HQ, among the applications submitted at the chapter level and evaluated by the chapter. ASMC HQ is not prescribing the specific methodology for evaluation of applications submitted at chapter level; however, we recommend that either the Chapter Officers (Board) or a chapter scholarship committee review the applications and determine the individual nomination to be submitted to ASMC HQ as the chapter’s nominee for the scholarship.

The chapter will have one month to review individual nominations received by the 31 December 2018 deadline and determine the chapter’s nominee for the scholarship award. Once the chapter’s nominee is determined, the chapter president (or his or her designee) must submit the nominee’s application via the ASMC National Awards System to ASMC HQ NLT 1 February 2019. Chapters may not edit, add to, or otherwise embellish individual applications.  

Timeline

  • 15 October – 31 December 2018: Eligible applicants may submit Elsie Steffany Scholarship Award applications to the ASMC chapter POC designated by the chapter president
  • 1 – 31 January 2019: ASMC Chapters evaluate applications received
  • 1 February 2019: Deadline for submission of chapter nominee to ASMC HQ (chapters may submit their individual nomination application anytime during the period 1 January – 1 February 2019; however, once submitted, it may not be revised.)
  • 1 – 28 February 2019: Elsie Steffany Memorial Scholarship Award Committee evaluates applications and selects the award recipient
  • 5 March 2019: ASMC HQ notifies chapter presidents of Elsie Steffany Scholarship Award Recipient
  • 15 March 2019: ASMC HQ notifies ASMC membership of Elsie Steffany Scholarship Award recipient via monthly membership update
  • 15 – 31 March 2019: ASMC HQ works with award recipient and their organization to ensure recipient’s participation in PDI 2019.

Chapter presidents will soon distribute information to chapter members regarding their chapter POC for receipt of individual applications for the Elsie Steffany Memorial Scholarship Award. 

ASMC Newsletter: September 2018

Thu, 2018-09-27 12:09

After a long, hot summer here in DC, Autumn is finally here! With the launch of the new CDFM exams this month and some additional programming, the Fall has plenty of activity lined up for our ASMC members! As always, thanks for your continued ASMC membership and dedication to our great nation.

 

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL PROGRAM

Thanks to those of you who renewed your membership early or on-time in August! Congratulations to the following "RENEW" YEAR's Resolution program winners: Deanna Kilcollins of the Crown of Maine Chapter and Denita James of the Evergreen Chapter each won $50 gift cards, and the $150 gift card was awarded to Susan Miley, CDFM of the Fort Meade Chapter!

Each month, all on-time or early renewals for one or three years will be entered into a random drawing to award two $50 gift cards and one $150 gift card, respectively. In addition to contacting the members who win the drawings, we will announce the winners on our website and social media. To save ASMC administrative time and cost and for a chance to win the gift cards, renew your membership on time or early.

 

MEMBER HIGHLIGHT: Genia Ziparo, Greater Jacksonville Chapter

Can you briefly describe your career path? 

I majored in business/accounting in college. In 1981, I took a GS-3 Temp Clerk Typist position to get my foot in the door with the federal government. Six months later I was in a permanent position. In 1985, I was selected for my first Financial Technician position as a GS-5…finally, I was working with numbers!  Over the years I took every opportunity I could to advance in my career. Whether that meant in a training capacity, learning and understanding a process backward and forwards or volunteering to work on special projects, etc., I put myself out there so supervisors knew I had what it took to be the person they were looking for to fill a vacant position. Over the years I moved up to a GS-6 Accounting Tech; GS-7 Budget Assistant; GS-9 Budget Analyst; GS-11 Financial Management Analyst; GS-12 Supervisor Financial Management Analyst; and then a GS-13 as a Regional Accounting Officer and my last job as a Regional Program Support Branch Head. In 2016, I retired with 35 years of federal service and never once did I look back and say why didn’t I get that job? Every job I had, I took that experience and built upon it to be the best I could be within my field!

What are your future goals? 

Since my retirement in 2016, I have continued to be involved with our Greater Jax Chapter as President, and for the foreseeable future, I continue to be an active member. But my main enjoyment with retirement has been volunteering and spoiling grandkids rotten!

How has your involvement in ASMC helped to develop your career?      

Being a chapter officer was the best thing that happened to me because it gave me more self-confidence in front of large crowds. It also opened doors and job opportunities that might not have come my way.

Which ASMC programs/offerings have you found to be the most beneficial?

I always found the PDI’s to be a great training resource and networking opportunity.

 If you could pass along one piece of advice to ASMC Early Careerists, what would it be?  

Attend meetings, get involved with your local chapter and network…you want people to know who you are when your resume comes across their desk. Know your job and processes backward and forward. Be that one person that people know they can go to for help in getting the right answer or finding a way to solve a problem!

 

CHAPTER HIGHLIGHT: Charlestowne Chapter, by Virginia Pitts, Chapter President

What are your plans for the Chapter this year?

We just completed this year’s first event at the Carolina Youth Development Center (CYDC). In addition to 25 children enjoying an amazing cookout, games, and movie we were pleased to present the Center with a $325.00 donation. Founded in 1790, CYDC is an important part of Charleston’s historic and cultural heritage, a direct descendant of the Charleston Orphan House, America’s first publicly-funded orphanage. Today, CYDC provides programs reaching over 1,200 children, youth and their families locally each year. The Charlestowne Chapter has been engaged with CYDC for over 20 years. Our professional development plans include collaborating with the local AGA organization as well as other South Carolina ASMC Chapters.

What event or program has had the best response from your Chapter?

Last year we were able to hold a PDS at the Naval Consolidated Brig Charleston. The mission of Naval Consolidated Brig Charleston is to ensure the security, good order, discipline and safety of adjudged and pretrial prisoners; to retrain and restore the maximum number of personnel to honorable service; to prepare prisoners for return to civilian life as productive citizens; and when directed by superior authority, detain enemy combatants in accordance with guidance from the President via the Secretary of Defense. Lunch was prepared at the Brig for all PDS attendees. The Brig Executive Officer and Technical Director provided an overview of Brig operations and challenges.  A tour followed and we were able to walk through the shops where prisoners work and develop skills in preparation for release.

How have you been able to engage and grow your membership?

Membership growth continues to be a challenge and a priority for the Charlestowne Chapter. Our goal this year is to increase membership by 10%. Like many smaller chapters, our challenge is to find speakers and programs on a monthly basis that will be relevant and of interest to a Joint Community (i.e. Navy, Air Force, Army Corps of Engineers). On the positive side, we have been very successful in engaging our membership in taking the EDFMT class and achieving CDFM status.

What is your favorite chapter memory?

As a way to honor the memory of Nancy Hood, former Chapter President, and the person who was vital to the reactivation of the Charlestowne Chapter two years ago (the Chapter had been dormant for several years), we were able to restart the Scholarship Program. In June, the Chapter awarded $1,000.00 to a deserving High School graduate seeking a college degree in a financial management discipline. The diversity of our membership, early careerists, interns, and students, as well as veteran and seasoned professionals, creates a great opportunity for many more memories as we move into the future.

 

ASMC AWARDS PROGRAM

The National ASMC Awards Program is off to a new Awards Year start and we want to have more nominations than ever, more excitement, and more participation in getting people nominated and providing an opportunity for recognition of excellence. Encourage managers to recognize outstanding employees, mention the National Awards Program at your meetings, let other managers know it exists, and look for individuals and teams worthy of nomination. Let others know that they can get funds to help pay for their continuing education classes or that they can win money for writing an essay on the recent topic posted by ASMC. Even you can recognize people you know have done an outstanding job. Go to asmconline.org for more awards information. All forms should be online by the end of October.

You can nominate your employee(s) or peer(s) for an award. They do not have to be a member of ASMC to be nominated for an Achievement (Individual or Team) Award. There is no cost to nominate and the winners receive free registration for the ASMC national PDI. With limited budgets and training opportunities, this is a good way to recognize deserving individuals and teams. All nominations must be submitted online. The Achievement Awards must be in by midnight on the 31st of January. If you have any questions email dcall.asmcawards@yahoo.com. Please make sure you provide an accurate email address and phone number of the person nominated.

 

REDUCTION IN ASMC THREE YEAR MEMBERSHIP DUES

We are happy to announce that the ASMC National Executive Committee, during its September meeting, approved a recommendation from the Executive Director to reduce ASMC’s three-year membership dues (for joins and renewals) from $114 down to $96 effective 1 October 2018. The $96 rate will provide a discount of 20% from the fee individuals would pay if they renew annually over a period of three years at $40 per year (total of $120) rather than taking advantage of a discounted three-year join or renewal.  The previous discount for three-year memberships was only 5%. 

 

CDFM EXAM UPDATE

ASMC is very happy to share that the new updated CDFM Module 1, 2, and 3 exams were launched on September 1, 2018, and are being offered concurrently with the “old” exams until December 31, 2018.  Some new features to candidates who take the new Module 1, 2, and 3 exams are:

  • 10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"”>PDF Acronym Guide—only acronyms actually used in the new exam forms
  • 10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"”>Ability to provide comments/feedback on specific items—a comments box can be opened for each item, allowing the candidate to type in feedback while taking the exam
  • 10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"”>Exam Score Report for failed exam attempts shows the percent correct for each competency area instead of only a pass/fail rating—we hope this will be more meaningful feedback

 

CDFM CANDIDATE HANDBOOK

We also revised the CDFM Candidate Handbook with the updated exam blueprints. Anyone interested in the CDFM Program can download a candidate handbook from www.asmconline.org to help them understand the following:

  • 10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"”>Requirements to earn certification
  • 10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"”>Certification process (including a flowchart!)
  • 10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"”>Preparation for the exam modules
  • 10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"”>Purchase of and scheduling exam modules
  • 10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"”>Current Certification Department policies and procedures
  • 10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"”>Requirements for maintaining certification
  • 10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"”>Plus much more!

Please let your colleagues know about this valuable resource!

 

ASMC NEEDS CDFM-A PILOT TESTERS

The work to finalize the comprehensive update of Module 4 – Acquisition Business Management examination continues. We need active CDFM-As to field test the pilot exams, so we can determine which questions to include on the updated exam! If you possess the CDFM-A specialty certification, please consider helping us.

 

ASMC MEMBER ENGAGE PLATFORM

Log in and check out our new membership communication and engagement platform that we appropriately named Engage! Engage, is an interactive service platform, which has been adapted for integration with your ASMC membership. Engage will allow our members to better network and collaborate with each other and the individual chapter communities will enhance communication among chapter officers and members, as well as chapter administration. Log into Engage at https://engage.asmconline.org/home, using the email address and password associated with your ASMC member account. 

 

RETIREE MEMBERSHIP

Anyone who fully retires (except for volunteer work) is eligible to remain as a free, non-dues paying member of ASMC. The only difference in membership benefits is that members in our Retiree Sector do not receive the hard copy edition of the Armed Forces Comptroller quarterly journal beyond the time that their normal membership paid thru date occurs. Instead, they receive access to our digital-only version. If you are approaching “full” retirement, please notify ASMC at membership@asmconline.org, so we can transfer you into our non-dues paying Retiree Sector, led by volunteer Jack Mutarelli.

 

CHECK YOUR ASMC MEMBERSHIP PROFILE

We ask that all members routinely check their membership profile information – including email and mailing addresses. Also, if you’re not using your personal email address, we suggest you change your work email address to your personal (Gmail, yahoo, AOL, etc.) address, so as to avoid any server firewall issues that might block delivery of email to your account.   

Remembering 9/11

Tue, 2018-09-11 09:00
It is with heavy and solemn hearts that we remember those ASMC members who were lost 17 years ago today.   Angelene Carter, Department of the Army  Gerald Fisher, Contractor  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, Defense Intelligence Agency  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, Defense Intelligence Agency  Sandra Taylor, Department of the Army  Willie Troy, Department of the Army   We will never forget.

The New CDFM Exams Are Here!

Tue, 2018-09-04 09:48

The new 2018 CDFM Module 1, 2, and 3 exams are now available! See the exam blueprints here

The 2013 exams are still available through December 31, 2018. Passed exams are good for 4 years regardless of the version.

 

An updated Candidate Handbook can be found here.

ASMC projects that the new Module 4 Acquisition Business Management course material and exam will be available in 2019.

ASMC Newsletter: August 2018

Thu, 2018-08-30 14:54

Things are always a bit slower in August here in the Nation’s capital, but don’t let that fool you! There’s a busy Fall ahead of us here at ASMC. With the launch of the new CDFM exams next month and some additional programming, the Fall has plenty of activity lined up for our ASMC members!

 

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL PROGRAM

Thanks to those of you who renewed your membership early or on-time in July! Congratulations to the following "RENEW" YEAR's Resolution program winners: Tuyen Tu of the Sequoyah Chapter and C. Mary Ricketson of the Alamo City Chapter each won $50 gift cards, and the $150 gift card was awarded to Anna Zyska of the Sandhills Chapter!

Each month, all on-time or early renewals for one or three years will be entered into a random drawing to award two $50 gift cards and one $150 gift card, respectively. In addition to contacting the members who win the drawings, we will announce the winners on our website and social media. To save ASMC administrative time and cost and for a chance to win the gift cards, renew your membership on time or early.

MEMBER HIGHLIGHT: KELLYE BREEDEN

Beginning this month, ASMC will be highlighting some of our members and their careers.

Can you briefly describe your career path?

I began my career as a PALACE Acquire (PAQ) intern at Wright Patterson AFB, OH, where I started as a cost analyst supporting the HH-60 Recapitalization program. I was fortunate enough to complete my internship in the C-17 Financial Management Branch, where I built a solid foundation as the financial manager for RDT&E and procurement funding. After completing my PAQ internship, I moved to Scott AFB, IL to accept a position in the newly established Program Executive Office – USTRANSCOM. The experience I gained there was incredibly valuable as I was an integral part of building an organization, allowing me to earn increasing levels of responsibility. Earlier this year, I was selected to be the Executive Assistant to the Director, Program Analysis and Financial Management – a Tier 3 Senior Executive Service member. The insight I now have at the strategic level is priceless to my professional development.

What are your future career goals?

My experience to date has piqued my interest in a few particular areas – leading people, data analytics, and process improvement. As I move forward in my career, I plan to pursue career and educational opportunities that will allow me to enhance my knowledge and skills related to these competencies. At this point in my career, I know that I enjoy working as part of a team and, more specifically, enjoy building a strategy to lead a team to support the mission. Working in a brand new organization made me realize just how instrumental it is to design efficient processes to implement that strategy and to constantly be looking for better ways to do business as the environment and technology changes. 

How has your involvement in ASMC helped to develop your career? Which ASMC programs/offerings have you found to be the most beneficial? 

There have been two primary benefits associated with my involvement in ASMC. First, my decision to volunteer for multiple officer and committee chair positions allowed me to grow my leadership abilities. If you want a crash course on learning to motivate people, a volunteer organization is a great place to start. I helped achieve several goals over the years working to improve the experience ASMC members while gaining insight into the dynamics of people and improving my ability to manage a significant number of tasks during what I would call a renaissance year for our local chapter. The second major benefit is a byproduct of working to build a strong chapter – my network grew significantly. For these reasons, I would not pick a specific program as the most beneficial but instead would suggest that the opportunities that exist to demonstrate my leadership abilities and to learn new skills have been the most beneficial for me. 

If you could pass along one piece of advice to ASMC early careerists, what would it be? 

My advice to ASMC Early Careerists is to take advantage of opportunities to network with senior leaders. These individuals have a deep understanding of our career field, from a strategic perspective of how to accomplish the mission to an understanding of what it takes to rise through the ranks. Learn from their experiences and leverage their lessons learned to avoid enduring the same pitfalls from their past. Use them as a soundboard to share your good ideas and work through challenges in your career. Create a team of well-known and well-respected allies who can help you navigate your career to achieve your goals. A small effort to network can pay huge dividends in the long run!

PDI 2018 PRESENTATIONS & VIRTUAL PDI

Did you attend PDI but missed out on some of the great presentations? The PDI 2018 presentation files are now available on our ASMC website. Virtual PDI, included as part of the PDI registration fee, is now available.

Didn’t attend PDI 2018? You can still access great content by purchasing Virtual PDI separately.

THE ELSIE STEFFANY SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

The ASMC Staff and our National Executive Committee have developed an annual Elsie Steffany Memorial Scholarship Award in honor of Elsie’s life and her dedication to public service. The scholarship committee, chaired by National Executive Council member Keith Buchholz, will soon meet to determine guidelines for the scholarship, including nomination information, for distribution to chapter presidents. Each chapter will be able to nominate one individual (non-CDFM) to compete for selection for the scholarship which will cover enrollment as a CDFM Candidate, participation in an Enhanced Defense Financial Management Training Course, and also fees to take the three CDFM exam modules. The recipient of the Elsie Steffany Scholarship Award will receive complimentary PDI registration.

You can read ASMC’s memoriam regarding Elsie Steffany here

ARE YOU CDFM-A CERTIFIED? YOU CAN EARN 3 CPEs BY TAKING THE MODULE 4 PILOT EXAM

ASMC is preparing to launch the new CDFM Module 1, 2, and 3 exams in September. However, your help is still needed to complete the update to the Acquisition Module. 

We need active CDFM-As to take the Module 4 Pilot Exam and answer a short follow-up survey, so we can determine which questions to include on the updated exam!

Who can participate?

Active CDFM-As only.

What can I expect?

The paper-and-pencil Module 4 (Acquisition Business Management) Pilot Exam has 100 multiple-choice items and typically takes 1 to 1.5 hours to complete. No study preparation is necessary–we are asking all pilot testers to take the exams cold turkey. To finish the process, complete an emailed post-test survey. Pilot testing has no impact on certification status.

When and where can I test?

Eligible individuals can take the Module 4 pilot exam anytime and anywhere an approved ASMC proctor is available. Group pilot test events can also be arranged by the Chapter/Organizations.

What will I receive in return?

After the emailed post-test survey is completed, you will receive an electronic certificate with 3 CPE/CET. Additionally, you will have the satisfaction of actively supporting ASMC’s Certification Program in keeping the CDFM-A exam current and relevant.

When will the new exams roll out?

We do not yet have a solid timeline. We are currently updating the textbook, as well, which will be released BEFORE the updated exam. Once a release date is determined for the new Acquisition textbook, we will employ social media and email blasts for notification.

ASMC MEMBER ENGAGE PLATFORM

Log in and check out our new membership communication and engagement platform that we appropriately named Engage! Engage, is an interactive service platform, which has been adapted for integration with your ASMC membership. Engage will allow our members to better network and collaborate with each other and the individual chapter communities will enhance communication among chapter officers and members, as well as chapter administration. Log into Engage at https://engage.asmconline.org/home, using the email address and password associated with your ASMC member account. 

RETIREE MEMBERSHIP

Anyone who fully retires (except for volunteer work) is eligible to remain as a free, non-dues paying member of ASMC. The only difference in membership benefits is that members in our Retiree Sector do not receive hard copy edition of the Armed Forces Comptroller quarterly journal beyond the time that their normal membership paid thru date occurs. Instead, they receive access to our digital-only version. If you are approaching “full” retirement, please notify ASMC at membership@asmconline.org, so we can transfer you into our non-dues paying Retiree Sector, led by volunteer Jack Mutarelli.

CHECK YOUR ASMC MEMBERSHIP PROFILE

We ask that all members routinely check their membership profile information – including email and mailing addresses. Also, if you’re not using your personal email address, we suggest you change your work email address to your personal (Gmail, yahoo, AOL, etc.) address, so as to avoid any server firewall issues that might block delivery of email to your account.   

As always, thanks for your continued ASMC membership and dedication to our great nation.

Summer 2018 AFC is availble online!

Wed, 2018-08-29 13:30

Check out the latest issue of the Armed Forces Comptroller available online!

Virtual PDI 2018 is now available!

Wed, 2018-08-01 15:51
What is Virtual PDI? Every year, ASMC offers online access to workshops and mini-courses recorded at the annual National Professional Development Institute (PDI). This year’s live training event, held in Denver, Colorado, hosted over 4,000 attendees and was our most successful event yet. But if you missed it, or if you need to earn additional CPEs, Virtual PDI combines audio and slides from live sessions, allowing individuals to earn over 100 CPEs.   The PDI 2018 registration fee included (at no additional cost) access to Virtual PDI for both ASMC member and non-member participants, although they still must register for Virtual PDI to gain access. For non-PDI attendees, registration for Virtual PDI is $99 (approximately $1 per available CPE/CET.) Chapter access is also available for $249, for ASMC chapters wishing to stream workshops and offer CPE credits at local ASMC Chapter professional development sessions and events.   More information, including registration details, can be found here

ASMC Newsletter: July 2018

Mon, 2018-07-23 15:23

The summer hasn’t slowed us down at HQ and we’re gearing up for a busy (and cooler!) autumn! We hope that each of you is enjoying these summer months with your loved ones.

As always, thanks for your continued ASMC membership and dedication to our great nation.

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL PROGRAM

Thanks to those of you who renewed your membership early or on-time in June! Congratulations to the following "RENEW" YEAR's Resolution program winners: Robert Tyls of the Washington Chapter and Bucky Gonzalez of the Rheinland-Pfalz Chapter each won $50 gift cards, and the $150 gift card was awarded to Sheron Mathis of the Southwest Georgia Chapter!

Each month, all on-time or early renewals for one or three years will be entered into a random drawing to award two $50 gift cards and one $150 gift card, respectively. In addition to contacting the members who win the drawings, we will announce the winners on our website and social media. To save ASMC administrative time and cost and for a chance to win the gift cards, renew your membership on time or early at http://www.asmconline.org/membership/renew/.

PDI 2018 PRESENTATIONS & VIRTUAL PDI

Did you attend PDI but missed out on some of the great presentations? The PDI 2018 presentation files are now available on our ASMC website. Virtual PDI, included as part of the PDI registration fee, will be available later this month. If you did not register for PDI, you can purchase access to Virtual PDI separately.

THE ELSIE STEFFANY SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

The ASMC Staff and our National Executive Committee have developed an annual Elsie Steffany Memorial Scholarship Award in honor of Elsie’s life and her dedication to public service. A committee will soon meet to determine guidelines for the scholarship, including nomination information, for distribution to chapter presidents. Each chapter will be able to nominate one individual (non-CDFM) to compete for selection for the scholarship which will cover enrollment as a CDFM Candidate, participation in an Enhanced Defense Financial Management Training Course, and also fees to take the three CDFM exam modules.

You can read ASMC’s memoriam regarding Elsie Steffany here

NEW CDFM EXAM & UPDATED ENHANCED DEFENSE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT TRAINING COURSE

As a reminder, the new CDFM Module 1, 2, and 3 exams will be launched on September 1, 2018. However, for those who desire to take the current exams, ASMC will offer the new and current version of all three exams concurrently through December 31, 2018. The new EDFMTC textbook (v2018a) is now available for purchase and will be introduced in classrooms on October 1, 2018. The current EDFMTC textbook (v2013a) will continue to be sold and used in classrooms through August 31, 2018. New CDFM Blueprint: ASMC has released the full updated exam blueprint on its website. The new blueprint will go into effect with the launch of the new exams on September 1, 2018.

A timeline for the availability of the new exam and course materials, as well as the new exam blueprint, is available here.

ASMC projects the new Module 4 – Acquisition Business Management course material and exam to be available in 2019.

ASMC MEMBER ENGAGE PLATFORM

Log in and check out our new membership communication and engagement platform that we appropriately named Engage! Engage, is an interactive service platform, which has been adapted for integration with your ASMC membership. Engage will allow our members to better network and collaborate with each other and the individual chapter communities will enhance communication among chapter officers and members, as well as chapter administration. Log into Engage at https://engage.asmconline.org/home, using the email address and password associated with your ASMC member account. 

RETIREE MEMBERSHIP

normal;mso-pagination:none;mso-layout-grid-align:none;text-autospace:none”>Anyone who fully retires (except for volunteer work) is eligible to remain as a free, non-dues paying member of ASMC. The only difference in membership benefits is that members in our Retiree Sector do not receive hard copy edition of the Armed Forces Comptroller quarterly journal beyond the time that their normal membership paid thru date occurs. Instead, they receive access to our digital-only version. If you are approaching “full” retirement, please notify ASMC at membership@asmconline.org, so we can transfer you into our non-dues paying Retiree Sector, led by volunteer Jack Mutarelli.

CHECK YOUR ASMC MEMBERSHIP PROFILE

We ask that all members routinely check their membership profile information – including email and mailing addresses. Also, if you’re not using your personal email address, we suggest you change your work email address to your personal (Gmail, yahoo, AOL, etc.) address, so as to avoid any server firewall issues that might block delivery of email to your account.   

Congratulations to the 2018 High School Scholarship Recipients!

Wed, 2018-07-11 22:27
Congratulations to the 2018 National High School Scholarship Award recipients.   LTG (R) James F. McCall Award ($3,000)
  • Avonna Boysel, Buckeye

$2,000 Winners

  • Bailey Albright, Land of Lincoln
  • Carlson Chang, Aloha
  • Matthew Stahl, Jersey Devil
  • Stephen Ventura, Central NY Leatherstocking

$1,000 Winners

  • McKenna Beeler, Central MIssouri
  • Sydney Bryant, Land of Lincoln
  • Graham Garee, Buckeye
  • Daniel Uzun, Central Missouri

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

  • Catherine Parr, West Point, $1,500
  • Ashley Potter, Central Texas, $1,000
  • Meghan Rice, Buckeye, $1,000
  • Jonathan Jaictin, Aloha, $1,000
  • Lei Lily Tam, Aloha, $1,500
  • Jacqueline Oelrich, Land of Lincoln, $1,000
  • Lanie Beard, Central Missouri, $1,000

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

PDI 2018 Presentation Slides Available!

Wed, 2018-07-11 12:26

Looking to catch up on a presentation from #PDI2018? Check them out at http://bit.ly/PDI2018slides!

ASMC HQ Career Opportunity

Tue, 2018-07-03 12:10

ASMC is hiring for the position of Associate Director, Education and Professional Development. The position will be housed at the ASMC HQ offices located in Alexandria, Virginia. 

Application packages must be received no later than July 31st. For further information, including application requirements, please see the job description.