Major General John Pletcher, Part 2
This is the second of a two-part interview with Major General John Pletcher. In this episode of Office Call, Lt Col John Forbes finishes his interview with Maj Gen John Pletcher. General Pletcher is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller. He is responsible for planning and directing the formulation and execution of the Air Force's budgets totaling more than $160 billion annually. He leads a staff of military and civilian financial managers who develop, integrate, justify and defend Air Force resource requests to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Office of Management and Budget and Congress. He manages and executes funding that supports military operations and Air Force priorities at the direction of the Secretary of Defense and Congress. General Pletcher received a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from the University of Minnesota-Duluth and was commissioned through the ROTC program in 1988. His Air Force experience includes financial management and comptroller assignments in an Air Force research laboratory, deployed environment, wing level, major command and the Pentagon. He has commanded at the squadron and group level, as well as in the deployed arena. He has served in all three Air Force financial management disciplines, starting out as an accounting and finance officer, before attending the Air Force Institute of Technology Cost Analysis program, and then served in budget assignments at both the major command and Air Staff level. General Pletcher is a 2006 graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. Prior to this assignment, he was the Comptroller, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
Duration: 51 min