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Aug 20 – Aug 26, 2021

Caral E. Spangler

August 20, 2021: Caral E. Spangler was confirmed by the Senate to serve as Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management and Comptroller. Ms. Spangler retired from government service in September 2020 after 39 years with the Department of Defense. In her last position before retirement, she served as the Assistant Deputy Commandant, Programs and Resources for the United States Marine Corps. She was a career member of the Senior Executive Service in every Military Service and in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller). Ms. Spangler began her career as a summer hire in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller) and advanced during postings with the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) and as a Legislative Fellow in the office of Congressman Norman Y. Mineta (D-CA). Since being promoted to an SES in 1997, Ms. Spangler served in various positions to include the Director of the investment Directorate within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller), the Director of the Budget Coordination Division in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller (FM&C)), the Deputy For Budget, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (FM&C), and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (FM&C), among others. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in Public Administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.

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