Assistant Secretary of the Navy for
Financial Management and Comptroller
Seal of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller)
Russell Rumbaugh
since January 3, 2023
StyleMr. Secretary
The Honorable
(formal address in writing)
Reports toUnder Secretary of the Navy
SeatThe Pentagon, Arlington County, Virginia, United States
NominatorThe President with Senate advice and consent
Term lengthNo fixed term
Constituting instrument10. U.S.C. § 8016
FormationOctober 1954
First holderWilliam B. Franke
Succession18th in SecDef succession by seniority of appointment
SalaryExecutive Schedule, Level IV[1]
WebsiteOfficial website

The Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller) (abbreviated ASN FM) is a civilian office of the United States Department of the Navy. The Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller) is responsible for managing and directing all of the financial matters, including the annual budgets, of the United States Navy and the United States Marine Corps. The Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller) is also the Comptroller of the Department of the Navy. The Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller) reports to the Under Secretary of the Navy.

The office was established in 1954; disestablished in 1958; and then re-established in 1961. In June 1981, the office was re-designated as Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller), but in March 1984, the name switched back to Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller).

The Current Assistant Secretary is Russell Rumbaugh as of January 3, 2023.[2]

Assistant Secretaries of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller), 1954—present

Name Assumed office Left office President appointed by Secretary served under
William B. Franke October 4, 1954 April 16, 1957 Dwight D. Eisenhower Charles Thomas
J. Sinclair Armstrong May 28, 1957 January 2, 1959 Thomas S. Gates, Jr.
Victor M. Longstreet September 14, 1962 December 31, 1965 John F. Kennedy Fred Korth
Paul Nitze
Charles F. Baird March 7, 1966 August 1, 1967 Lyndon B. Johnson Paul Nitze
Charles Arthur Bowsher December 18, 1967 June 30, 1971 Paul Robert Ignatius
John Chafee
Frank P. Sanders August 2, 1971 May 5, 1972 Richard Nixon John Chafee
Robert D. Nesen May 31, 1972 May 15, 1974 John Warner
Gary D. Penisten October 15, 1974 May 20, 1977 Gerald Ford J. William Middendorf
George A. Peapples November 3, 1977 September 1980 Jimmy Carter W. Graham Claytor, Jr.
Edward Hidalgo
Robert H. Conn[3] May 1981 December 15, 1988 Ronald Reagan Edward Hidalgo
John Lehman
Jim Webb
William L. Ball
Rear Admiral James M. Seely (Acting) December 18, 1988 January 1990 Ronald Reagan
George H. W. Bush
William L. Ball
Henry L. Garrett III
Robert C. McCormack January 12, 1990 January 5, 1993 George H. W. Bush Henry L. Garrett III
Sean O'Keefe
Albert V. Conte (Acting) January 10, 1993 December 11, 1993 John Howard Dalton
Deborah P. Christie March 16, 1994 March 12, 1998 Bill Clinton
Gladys J. Commons (Acting) March 20, 1998 October 15, 1998
Charles P. Nemfakos November 5, 1998 July 2, 2001 Richard Danzig
Dionel M. Aviles July 17, 2001 October 8, 2004 George W. Bush Gordon R. England
Robert L. Panek (Acting) October 9, 2004 October 25, 2004
Richard Greco, Jr. October 26, 2004 2007 Gordon R. England
Donald C. Winter
Douglas A. Brook 2007 2009 George W. Bush
Barack Obama
Donald C. Winter
Gladys J. Commons November 3, 2009 August 29, 2013 Barack Obama Ray Mabus
Susan J. Rabern August 30, 2013 January 19, 2017
Thomas W. Harker[4] January 2, 2018 January 20, 2021 Donald Trump Richard Spencer
Alaleh Jenkins (Acting) January 20, 2021 January 3, 2023 Joe Biden Thomas Harker (Acting)
Carlos Del Toro
Russell Rumbaugh January 3, 2023 Incumbent Joe Biden Carlos Del Toro


  1. ^ 5 U.S.C. § 5315
  3. ^ Note: Conn's title was "Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management)" from June 1981 to March 1984.
  4. ^ "Leadership Biographies". Retrieved 2018-03-14.