President Donald Trump intends to nominate John Roth, formerly deputy comptroller for program and budget the Defense Department, as assistant secretary for financial management at the U.S. Air Force, the White House announced Thursday.
Roth previously managed DoD’s more than $550 billion annual budget and served as the principal adviser to the defense secretary on budgetary matters.
He also performed the duties of the defense undersecretary for comptroller and acting principal deputy defense secretary for comptroller.
Before that, Roth was deputy director of the investment directorate at the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Comptroller.
He began his federal civilian service as a Department of the Navy trainee under the DoN’s Centralized Financial Management Program.