US Air Force
John Vonglis - Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Financial Management and Comptroller
To be successful, the modern air force needs its planes to be nimble in the air and its financial officers to be nimble on the ground. Vonglis says that need, emphasized by operations in Bosnia, Afghanistan and Iraq, has been one of the driving forces behind what he calls perhaps the biggest change in financial management at the Air Force since the move from cash to checks - the move to the new Financial Services Center at Ellsworth AFB. But Vonglis says that endeavor was more than consolidation from work being done at 93 locations to one. Rather, he says it is part of the bigger push behind Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century.