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#1000 issued! (Professional Development).

On December 20, 2002, Ms. Phyllis Snyder, a budget analyst from Fort Leonard Wood Fort Leonard Wood, U.S. army post, 71,000 acres (28,700 hectares), S central Mo.; est. 1940. It is one of the largest basic-training centers in the United States and also provides training for army engineers. , Missouri, became the 1,000th person to successfully complete the 3 modules of the Certified Defense Financial Manager Examination, thus earning the CDFM CDFM Certified Defense Financial Manager
CDFM Computational Dynamic Fracture Mechanics (Dept of Aerospace Eng, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India) 

In her job at the Directorate for Resource Management The Directorate for Resource management or DRM, located in Brussels, Belgium, is part of the Joint Research Centre (European Commission), a Directorate-General of the European Commission (EC).  (DRM (1) (Digital Radio Mondiale) A digital audio broadcasting (DAB) system for AM radio in Europe. See HD Radio.

(2) (Digital Rights M
), Ms. Snyder oversees more than $100 million in resources for Fort Leonard Wood's Directorate of Public Works public works
Construction projects, such as highways or dams, financed by public funds and constructed by a government for the benefit or use of the general public.

Noun 1.
; Directorate of Information Management; and the Morale, Welfare, and Recreation programs. She has been with the DRM since July 1995, having joined that office after 15 years with the Army Continuing Education continuing education: see adult education.
continuing education
 or adult education

Any form of learning provided for adults. In the U.S. the University of Wisconsin was the first academic institution to offer such programs (1904).
 System as a guidance counselor guidance counselor Child psychology A school worker trained to screen, evaluate and advise students on career and academic matters . Fort Leonard Wood hosts the Army's Engineer School, Chemical School, and Military Police School. Ms. Snyder was promoted to GS-11 in 2001.

When asked about her decision to pursue certification, she said, "I looked at it as a challenge. I had just completed the 1-week Enhanced Defense Financial Manager Training Course, which I really enjoyed, and thought I would try to pass one [CDFM] module. I did pretty well on module I, so I studied and took each one in order."

Ms. Snyder said the accounting module was her favorite because it was one of her favorite subjects in her college undergraduate program and because she now does accounting. "I would have taken it first, if I had known how enjoyable it was," she said. She drove to a testing center in Springfield, Missouri Springfield is the third largest city in Missouri. On July 1, 2006, its estimated population was 150,797, of whom 150,790 lived in Greene County and 7 lived in Christian County[1]. It is the county seat of Greene County. , 86 miles away, to take each of the test modules.

A believer in professional development, Ms. Snyder is halfway through a master's degree program at Webster University in St. Louis. She is a devoted family person and dotes on her 5-year-old granddaughter, Tyania, who is "beautiful and just lost her first tooth." Ms. Snyder's daughter Alise is also associated with the Army--she is married to SSG SSG
staff sergeant
(P) Devon Evans and is stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina
The article is about the US Army post in North Carolina. For the City in California with the same name, see Fort Bragg, California

Fort Bragg is a major United States Army installation, in Cumberland and Hoke Counties, North Carolina, U.S.
. SSG Evans is on alert for an assignment in Afghanistan.

Ms. Snyder is looking forward to a cruise to Bermuda in May and then hopes to attend the ASMC ASMC American Suzuki Motor Corporation
ASMC American Society of Military Comptrollers
ASMC Association of Sales & Marketing Companies
ASMC Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference
ASMC Area Support Medical Company
ASMC American Small Manufacturers Coalition
 PDI PDI Protein Disulfide Isomerase
PDI Personal Docente e Investigador (Spanish: Personal Educational and Investigating)
PDI Pre Delivery Inspection
PDI Professional Development Institute
 in New Orleans. Her hobbies include reading, some furniture refinishing Refinishing in woodworking and decorative arts means fixing or redoing the finishing paint, varnish or other top coating of an object, from resanding to new paint and new varnish. The artisan or restorer is traditionally aiming for an improved or restored and renewed finish. , and shopping, that most therapeutic of pastimes!

Congratulations to you, Ms. Snyder. You did a fine job!

CDFM Certification Renewals Ongoing

The process of renewing CDFM certifications over 2 years old is now ongoing. Be sure that the ASMC certification office has your latest mailing address. You will receive a letter stating that 24 months have passed since you were certified and asking you to affirm on the enclosed CDFM Renewal Response Coupon that you have earned the required 80 hours of continuing professional education (CPE (Customer Premises Equipment) Communications equipment that resides on the customer's premises.

CPE - Customer Premises Equipment
) units.

If you have moved since receiving your certification but have not updated your address, you may not have received this letter. For convenience, copies of the letter and the renewal coupon have been posted on the certification Web site ( ([Test Information], then [Renewal]). You can download the renewal coupon that you need to mail in. If you need to apply for an extension of time to complete your required CPE units, the Web site also contains detailed instructions for that process.

If you have received your notice, please complete the renewal coupon and return it promptly. Enclose a check for the $20 renewal fee (which is separate from the annual ASMC dues). If you need additional information, call or e-mail the ASMC certification office at the ASMC Headquarters at (800) 462-5637 or

Professional Development Opportunity: The ASMC Speakers List

The ASMC Headquarters, in support of chapter training programs, is updating its speakers list. For those of you who have a particular expertise in an area of financial management, adding yourself to the ASMC speakers list is an opportunity to share your knowledge and to earn valuable CPE credit.

Here's how to add your name to the list. Send John Raines an e-mail stating your name, location, commercial phone number, and the area(s) of expertise on which you can speak or teach. Financial management expertise in any of the 12 competencies tested in the CDFM is welcomed as are such other subjects as management, nutrition, and physical fitness. Please include how far away from your home station you are willing to travel and whether your organization can cover travel cost or that cost must be borne by the requesting chapter.

Send the e-mail to John will be glad to add you to the list and mention your name to chapter representatives who are seeking speakers.

DoD Chancellor for Education and Professional Development to Host Educators' Conference

rear admiral (upper half)
 (Ret) Jerome Smith, the DoD Chancellor for Education and Professional Development, has announced that his office is co-sponsoring with the National Defense University (NDU NDU National Defense University
NDU Notre Dame University
NDU Naval Diving Unit (Singapore)
NDU Non Disruptive Upgrade
NDU Navigation Data Unit
NDU Nordisk Data Union
) its fifth annual educators' conference. The conference will be held June 25-26, 2003, at the NDU campus on Fort McNair in Washington, D.C. Mr. David Chu, the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness The Under Secretary for Personnel and Readiness is a high-ranking position in the United States Department of Defense responsible for advising the Secretary of Defense on recruitment, career development, pay and benefits, and oversight of the state of military readiness. , will be the keynote speaker.

The conference theme is achieving "Educational Excellence through Teaching, Technology, and Transformation." The program offers three tracks. The teaching track will showcase best practices and concepts that foster teaching excellence. The technology track will focus on design, application, and evaluation of technology in support of educational excellence, and the transformation track will present strategic planning, performance measurement, and change management in the learning environment.

The ASMC participated in the Chancellor's previous conference by exhibiting the professional development offered by ASMC and highlighting the Enhanced Defense Financial Management Training Course, which is fielded in partnership with the Department of Defense. Registration information, which will be posted in April, will appear on the Chancellor's office Web site at The point of contact for conference exhibits or potential presentations is Ms. Donna Brown, who maybe reached at (703) 696-1070 or

Army Resource Managers' Conferences

The Honorable Sandra Pack, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management & Comptroller), has instituted a series of Army resource managers' conferences to provide a forum for Army resource managers to share information and build teamwork. The Army will conduct three conferences per year. in December, to focus on the current and budget years; in May, to discuss key mid-year issues; and in September, to assess results of the year that is drawing to a close.

The theme for the conference series is the soldiers on the front lines. Each conference will include an operations-oriented presentation from soldiers who have been deployed in support of combat operations so that Army resource managers understand and stay focused on their ultimate customers.

The initial conference was conducted in December in Washington, D.C. Over 120 resource management professionals from across the Army attended, as well as representatives of educational institutions and professional associations.

A team of officers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and the Third United States Army The Third United States Army was a field army of the United States Army. It has since become the Army Component of Central Command (ARCENT) and the Coalition Forces Land Component Command (CFLCC) for the Central Command CENTCOM Area of Responsibility (AOR), operating primarily in  who served in Afghanistan reinforced the conference theme. The team provided a comprehensive overview of their deployment and in-country operations and discussed the support provided by the resource management, finance, and contracting staffs.

Mr. Ron Castleman, director of Region VI of the Federal Emergency Management Agency The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is the federal agency responsible for coordinating emergency planning, preparedness, risk reduction, response, and recovery. The agency works closely with state and local governments by funding emergency programs and providing technical  (FEMA FEMA, See Federal Emergency Management Agency.
), was the keynote speaker. He spoke of the effective working relationship between the FEMA and the Department of Defense (DoD), particularly the close association between the FEMA and the Army. Mr. Castleman FEMA and the Army are proud of the strong bond they have established. In fact, the Army and the DoD are valued members of FEMXs team.

Briefings addressed fiscal year (FY) 2003 budget issues, the FY 2004 budget outlook, Army outsourcing initiatives, civilian manpower management topics, Army and DoD automation initiatives, and the Army's approach to implementing the Balanced Scorecard Balanced Scorecard

A performance metric used in strategic management to identify and improve various internal functions and their resulting external outcomes. The balanced scorecard attempts to measure and provide feedback to organizations in order to assist in implementing

Secretary Pack closed the conference. She stated that the gathering had met her expectations by allowing conferees to exchange valuable information, reminding them of the critical combat missions that the resource management community supports, and continuing to build on the foundation for improved teamwork among resource management professionals.

For additional information on the conference series--and on each conference as it becomes available--visit the Web site at asp.

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As always, ASMC welcomes your input and professional development news. quarters, Attn: Professional Development, 2034 Eisenhower Avenue, Suite 145, Alexandria, VA 22314, or e-mail
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Title Annotation:Certified Defense Financial Manager Examination
Publication:Armed Forces Comptroller
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Date:Jan 1, 2003
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