Ms. Anne McAndrew began Performing the Duties of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)/Chief Financial Officer on April 9, 2021. In this position, she is the principal advisor to the Secretary of Defense and the Deputy Secretary of Defense on all budgetary and financial matters.
In addition to this temporary role, she is also continuing to perform the duties of the DoD Deputy Comptroller for Program/Budget in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Comptroller (OUSD(C)). Ms. McAndrew assumed the responsibilities of this position in April 2018. As the most senior career financial manager/advisor in the Department, she is responsible for budget policy, budget formulation, congressional budget justification, funds allocation and cost control, program execution, and evaluation of the entire Defense budget totaling more than $700 billion.
Prior to this position, Ms. McAndrew was the Director of the Military Personnel and Construction Directorate within the OUSD(C). In this capacity, she was responsible for all fiscal matters (totaling about 1/3rd of DoD's resources) regarding the Department's military pay and benefits, physical infrastructure on military installations, and global basing matters (realignment of Marines to Guam, Base Realignment and Closure, overseas posture, etc.). She led multiple major DoD efforts, such as "growing the ground forces" and military compensation reforms.
For about a year prior to this position, she also served as the Associate Director for Personnel and Health Care and was responsible for all financial matters regarding the pay and benefits for all military and DoD civilians, as well as operation and maintenance programs for the Reserve Components. Prior to 2004, while assigned to the OUSD(C), she also oversaw a number of major military readiness and administrative programs, including ground operating tempo, flying hours, equipment maintenance, etc.
Ms. McAndrew has over 30 years of experience in resource management and analysis with hands-on experience at all levels of the Department of Defense - field activity, major command, Service headquarters' staff, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD). Before coming to OUSD(C), she served in various other financial management areas in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management & Comptroller), Naval Air Systems Command, Naval Training Systems Center, and Naval Training Center.
Ms. McAndrew holds a Master of Business Administration degree. She received two Presidential Rank Awards (Distinguished and Meritorious) and several other awards, to include multiple Exceptional Civilian Service Awards and Special Act Awards. She was also the first DoD Fellow for the CSIS Women's Global Leadership Program, a year-long Fellowship.