108th Finance Section Best For FY 02

By Staff Sgt. Barbara Harbison, NJDMAVA/PA

108th Finance Section as Financial Management and Comptroller Organization of the Year for FY 02

While simultaneously supporting Operations Noble Eagle and Enduring Freedom finance taskings, the 16 members of the finance team maintained control of more than $54 million in Operations and Maintenance funds and more than $800,000 in Military Personnel funds, and dispersed $15 million in military payroll, all with virtually 100 percent accuracy. They also managed to deploy a member of their team to Oman, another selected as 108th NCO of the Year and as always, had other team members working extra duties in the wing.

The finance team, which consists of 12 full- time military employees, two full-time civilian employees and four traditional Guardsmen, also developed a user-friendly process for the demobilization phase. The unit is also the seventh best in the entire Air National Guard for government credit card delinquency.

Lt. Col. Ronald Alfors, 108th Comptroller and Chief Master Sgt. Leon Cisek, 108th Deputy Comptroller, received the award from Lt. Gen. Daniel James III, Director, Air National Guard, during an ANG Comptrollers luncheon in Arlington, Va.