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Colonel Steven Minkin is the Director of Financial Management and Comptroller for Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA. He is the Chief Financial Officer for the largest operational command in the Air Force and the principal financial advisor to the ACC commander. He provides strategic guidance and oversight for the management and execution of appropriations in excess of $61 billion. He is responsible for a financial network with more than 950 people and the formulation, justification, and execution of ACC's $4.1 billion annual Operations and Maintenance budget. This budget supports 4 Numbered Air Forces, 34 wings, 1,300 aircraft, and approximately 94,000 active-duty and civilian personnel.


Colonel Minkin was commissioned through ROTC. His previous assignments include comptroller squadron commander, wing budget officer and finance officer, cost analysis officer, and academic instructor. He has served at the Major Command and Air Staff levels. His most recent assignment was as the HQ PACAF Chief of Budget Operations.


1992 Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, University of Miami

1995 Master of Management, Webster University

1997 Squadron Office School, Residence, Maxwell AFB, AL

2006 Master of Military Operational Art and Science (ACSC)

2007 Air War College, Correspondence

2010  Doctor of Management, University of Phoenix


1. October 1992 – August 1994, Cost Analysis Officer, HQ Human Systems Center, Brooks AFB, TX

2. August 1994 – October 1995, Action Officer, Commanders Action Group, HQ Human Systems Center, Brooks AFB, TX

3. October 1995 August 1998, Chief, Financial Management, 480 Intelligence Group, Langley AFB, VA

4. August 1998 – October July 2000, Chief, Cost Accounting Systems, Directorate of Financial Management, Human Systems Center, Brooks AFB, TX

5. July 2000 – March 2001, Deputy, Financial Services Flight, Directorate of Financial Management, Human Systems Center, Brooks AFB, TX; 6. March 2001 – June 2002, Chief, Financial Analysis Flight, 16th Comptroller Squadron, Hurlburt Field FL

7. June 2002 – May 2003, Chief, Aircraft Sustainment, HQ Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field FL

8. May 2003 – July 2003, Commander, 363rd  Comptroller Squadron, Prince Sultan AB, KSA

9. July 2003 – June 2004, Commander, 379th  Comptroller Squadron, Al Udeid AB, Qatar

10. June 2004 – August 2005, Commander, 314th  Comptroller Squadron, Little Rock AFB, AR

11. August 2005 – June 2006, Student, Air Command & Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL

12. June 2006 July 2008, Instructor, Defense Financial Management and Comptroller School, Maxwell AFB, AL

13. July 2008 – August 2010, Chief, Budget Integration, Directorate of Budget Operations, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

14. August 2010 July 2011, Chief, Process Improvement, Business Transformation Office, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

15. July 2011 – June 2013, Chief, Budget Operations, Financial Management and Comptroller, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI

16. June 2013 – Jan 2015, Chief, Financial Analysis, Financial Management and Comptroller, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI

17. Feb 2015 – Jul 2017, Chief, Budget Operations Integration, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Financial Management and Comptroller, Washington, D.C.

Present: Director of Financial Management and Comptroller, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langely-Eustis, VA.


Legion of Merit

Meritorious Service Medal with six oak leaf clusters

Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters Army Commendation Medal

Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster National Defense Medal with one device

Armed Force Expeditionary Medal

Global war on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal


2006 Francis Hesselbein Leadership Award, Air Command and Staff CollegeWar College Distance Learning Program

2016 American Society of Military Comptrollers National Award – Author of the Year


“Reflections on Command,” Air Power Journal, Winter 2006

“Three Trends Dramatically Changing How We Learn,” Air Force Comptroller Magazine, Spring 2010

“Creating Your Own Best Practices,” Air Force Comptroller Magazine, Fall 2011

“Leading and Implementing Virtual Teams in the United States Air Force,” International Journal for Networking and Virtual Organisations, March 2012

“Best practices: Making the good great,” Armed Forces Comptroller, 2016

“Understanding and Implementing Business Analytics”, Air Force Comptroller Magazine, 2017


Second Lieutenant July 26, 1992

First Lieutenant July 26, 1994

Captain July 26, 1996

Major 1 February, 2003

Lieutenant Colonel 1 February, 2008

Colonel 1 April, 2014

(Current as of July 2017)