Bob Jennings is the chief of the Norfolk District Resource Management Office. In this position, he serves as the district's Chief Financial Officer and principal advisor to the district commander and senior leaders on resource and fiscal law issues. He directs the district's accounting, budgeting, management analysis, and manpower programs. As a member of the district’s corporate board, he shares in providing governance to the entire district.
Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Jennings was the Chief, Resource Analysis Branch. There, he was responsible for overseeing the management, manpower, and budget functions of the district. He coordinated the formulation and execution of the district's $500 million operating budget. Mr. Jennings synchronized workload, funding, manpower, and cost data, and closely managed revolving fund account balances in support of the regional business center.
Mr. Jennings also spent more than ten years at the Headquarters, US Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) at Fort Monroe, Virginia. He served in a variety of positions within the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8, including Chief, Training Division, where he was responsible for preparation of TRADOC budget submissions for programs funded in excess of $3 billion, and Senior Program Analyst where he developed and coordinated TRADOC mission requirements in the Program Objective Memorandum and the Army Plan.
Prior to TRADOC, Mr. Jennings was the Norfolk District Budget Officer. In this capacity, he administered a complex $250 million annual budget including multiple direct, multi-year civil and military appropriations, revolving funds, and reimbursable funds. He also provided technical leadership on budgetary and fiscal law matters, and managed the administrative control of receipt, and distribution, release of all funding authorizations.
Mr. Jennings also worked as a staff accountant, where he served as the principle advisor to the RMO and staff on matters of fiscal policy, and provided technical guidance on funding propriety and interpretation of public law and agency financial regulations. He served on a long term assignment with the Corps of Engineers Financial Management System (CEFMS) Project Office during the development of CEFMS.
Mr. Jennings is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in management from Virginia Tech, and has served as a Department of the Army civilian employee since 1978. He began his career as a program analyst trainee at the Norfolk District while participating in the cooperative education program during his college enrollment.
Mr. Jennings is a graduate of the Professional Resource Management Course and the Professional Military Comptroller School. His awards include two Achievement Medals for Civilian Service, the Commander's Award for Civilian Service, the Superior Civilian Service Award, and the Meritorious Civilian Service Award. He is a life member of the American Society of Military Comptrollers and a Certified Defense Financial Manager.