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Deputy Comptroller, Program Budget
Deputy Comptroller, Program/Budget (PB)

John P. Roth

Mr. John Roth is the Deputy Comptroller (Program/Budget), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller). Mr. Roth is responsible for the budget review and analysis of all Defense programs.

Prior to this, he was Deputy Director of the Investment Directorate, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) where he was responsible for all Defense programs funded by Procurement and Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) appropriations.  Mr. Roth entered the Senior Executive Service in 1990. Mr. Roth is a past National President of the American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC).

Mr. Roth graduated from the University of Virginia in 1974 with a Bachelor of Arts degree and earned a Master of Science degree in Public Administration from George Washington University in 1977. Mr. Roth has also completed the Executive Excellence Program at the Federal Executive Institute, the National Security Leadership Course at Syracuse University and the Program for Senior Managers in Government at Harvard University. Mr. Roth entered civil service as a trainee in the Department of the Navy’s Centralized Financial Management Training Program.

Mr. Roth has had tours of duty as a financial management intern and budget analyst at the Norfolk Naval Supply Center; as a budget officer at the Naval Data Automation Command; and as a budget analyst in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD).

Mr. Roth has two sons, Andrew and David. Mr. Roth’s personal interests include hiking, playing tennis, and history.