355 CPTS Mission Spotlight

Staff Sgt. Jose Flores from the 355th Comptroller Squadron, reviews Defense Travel System vouchers for approval/disapproval at the Financial Management Office Sept. 12. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Noah R. Johnson)

Staff Sgt. Jose Flores from the 355th Comptroller Squadron, reviews Defense Travel System vouchers for approval/disapproval at the Financial Management Office Sept. 12. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Noah R. Johnson)

Airman 1st Class Tiffany Cody from the 355th Comptroller Squadron, reviews Senior Airman Ryan Bowen's Leave and Earnings Statement at the Financial Management Office Jan. 9. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Noah R. Johnson))

Airman 1st Class Tiffany Cody from the 355th Comptroller Squadron, reviews Senior Airman Ryan Bowen's Leave and Earnings Statement at the Financial Management Office Jan. 9. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Noah R. Johnson))

MSgt Kelly S. Papineau and 2nd Lt. Morgan P. Crowder from the 355th Comptroller Squadron, review financial records at the Financial Management Office Jan. 9. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Noah R. Johnson)

MSgt Kelly S. Papineau and 2nd Lt. Morgan P. Crowder from the 355th Comptroller Squadron, review financial records at the Financial Management Office Jan. 9. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Noah R. Johnson)


Unit:
355th Comptroller Squadron

Motto/Slogan/Nickname:
Desert Lighting... Strikes!

Mission:
Secure resources to enable the full effects of combat power while providing superior financial services to the Davis-Monthan Desert Lightning Team--Anytime, Anywhere.

Vision Statement:
Maintain high standards of financial stewardship by developing and nurturing professional staff of financial advisors capable of providing accurate, responsive decision support and financial services to team Davis-Monthan at home and deployed--Conquering fiscal challenges anytime...Anywhere.

Description:
The 355th Comptroller Squadron is responsible for preparing, defending and executing the 355th Fighter Wing's $103.8M annual budget. The Comptroller is the Wing's Chief Financial Officer and principle financial advisor to the Wing's senior leadership. The 355th Comptroller Squadron manages timely and accurate pay and travel services to over 36K military, civilian and retired Davis-Monthan customers annually. Being the only squadron that works directly for the wing commander, the 355th Comptroller Squadron directs the administrative duties for 18 wing staff agencies. Furthermore, the squadron is responsible for oversight of the Wing's Non-Appropriated Funds, Air Force Audit program, Report of Survey Program and is the Wing Banking and Credit Union Liaison. Both the Financial Services and Financial Analysis Flights were named Air Combat Command's Flights of the Year for 2012.

Members:
CPTS personnel - 33 military, 9 civilians
Wing Staff Personnel - 129 military, 23 civilians
Total - 193 Personnel

FY12 Budget:
Operations and Maintenance - $79.5M
Medical - $24M
Military Family Housing - $272.8K
Total - $103.8M