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Headquarters, Marine Corps

Assistant Deputy Commandant, Caral E. Spangler

Ms. Spangler is the Assistant Deputy Commandant, Programs and Resources, Headquarters Marine Corps.  In this capacity she manages the Marine Corps’ Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution System (PPBES), ensures policy compliance and funding of priority needs and affordability.  She also provides advice and assistance to senior leadership and monitors and supports Congressional interest areas.  Ms. Spangler serves as the chief financial advisor for the Commandant of the Marine Corps, acts on his behalf in all matters related to appropriated and non-appropriated funds, and provides strategic leadership and oversight for all financial improvement and financial audit activities. 

 

Prior to her current assignment, Ms. Caral E. Spangler was Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management and Comptroller).  As the Principal Deputy, she advised the Assistant Secretary and Army leadership on matters relating to Army finance, accounting, financial systems, financial management workforce development, and cost and economic activities.


Ms. Spangler came to the Army from the Air Force, where she was the Deputy for Budget, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Financial Management and Comptroller), responsible for planning and directing Air Force budget formulation and execution of appropriations totaling more than $160 billion annually.  She lead a staff of civilian and military financial managers to develop, defend and execute funding to support military operations and Air Force priorities at the direction of Congress, the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of the Air Force.


Previously, Ms. Spangler was the Assistant Deputy Commandant for Resources (USMC), also known as the Fiscal Director.  As such, she was responsible for the formulation and execution of the Marine Corps' $31B budget, and had responsibility for financial systems, accounting, and financial improvement.  She was the community leader for the USMC financial management community. She held progressively more responsible positions within the Navy and the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller) in the areas of budget formulation, program integration and resource management.  She has experience with every appropriation category and every military Service.

EDUCATION
1980 Bachelor of Science degree in Economics, Michigan State University
1981 Master in Public Administration, Syracuse University, N.Y.

CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1981 - 1983  Budget Analyst, Budget Integration Division, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller), Washington, D.C.
1983 – 1987  Budget Analyst, Investment Division, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller), Washington, D.C.
1987 – 1988  Legislative Fellow, Office of Congressman Norman Y. Mineta (D-CA), Washington, D.C.
1988 – 1989  Budget Analyst, Fiscal Policies and Procedures Division, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller), Washington, D.C.
1989 – 1995  Budget Analyst, Research & Development Division (merged to form Investment Division) Office of the Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller), Washington, D.C.
1995 – 1996  Supervisory Budget Analyst, Research and Construction Branch, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller), Washington, D.C.
1996 – 1997  Budget Analyst, Investment Division, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller), Washington D.C.
1997 – 2000  Director for Military Personnel, Operations Division, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller), Washington, D.C.
2001 – 2003  Director for Operating Forces, Operations Division, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller), Washington, D.C.
2003 – 2005  Director, Investment Division, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller), Washington, D.C.
2005 – 2009  Director, Program/Budget Coordination Division, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller), Washington, D.C.
 2009 – 2012  Assistant Deputy Commandant for Resources (Fiscal Director), Headquarters, United States Marine Corps, Washington, D.C.
2012 – 2015  Deputy for Budget, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Financial Management and Comptroller), Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.

2015 – 2017  Principal Deputy, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management and Comptroller), Headquarters U.S. Army, Washington, D.C.

AWARDS AND HONORS

Meritorious Presidential Rank Award (2015)
Superior Civilian Service Award, 2003, 2009, 2015,2017
Exceptional Civilian Service Award, 2001, 2007,2017
National Partnership for Reinventing Government "Hammer Award"

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS
Certified Defense Financial Manager

Level 3 Certified DoD Financial Manager

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
American Society of Military Comptrollers (former National Vice President (Marine Corps)