BG Roger Scearce, USA (Ret.)

Roger ScearceRoger Scearce is a senior partner with Vanguard Advisors, LLC., one of HJS’ valued corporate partners. Vanguard’s mission is to provide world-class advisory and consulting services to business and government leaders. Before creating Vanguard, Roger was employed by American Management Systems as a Senior Vice President, leading their DoD Strategic Account Group, with emphasis on Acquisition Systems and Financial Enterprise Solutions. In this role, he contributed his wealth of experience in DoD financial management, acquisition, and governmental accounting to grow this strategic practice significantly for AMS. Further, during 2002-2003, in partnership with Team IBM, he also served as Deputy Program Manager, DoD Financial Management Enterprise Architecture [FMEA].

Before joining AMS, Mr. Scearce was a career military officer, rising to the rank of Brigadier General, U.S. Army. His last active duty assignment was Deputy Director, Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS). With the Director, he managed the day-to-day finance and accounting operations and activities of the Defense Department worldwide. During his tenure, DFAS employed approximately 20,000 civilians and 2,000 military personnel at five major centers and 19 operating locations throughout the U.S. and Pacific.

Prior to his appointment as DFAS Deputy Director, he served as the Director for Finance, Headquarters DFAS, where he led the development and oversight of military pay; civilian pay; contract and vendor payments; and transportation and travel pay policy and procedures, including associated systems. He was also responsible for DoD financial policy as it related to disbursing, cash, and debt management. In addition, he provided direction toward streamlining, consolidating, and upgrading hundreds of financial and accounting systems and procedures that led to more accurate and timely financial information for DoD.

Earlier leadership roles and assignments included serving as Commandant of the U.S. Army Finance School and Chief of the U.S. Army Finance Corps; Commander 266th Theater Finance Command, U.S. Army, Europe; and Associate Director, Resource Management Systems, while serving on the faculty of the U.S. Army War College. His combat service during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm was with the 22nd Support Command (Theater Army Area), and included initial duty as Asst. Chief of Staff, Resources and Financial Management/Commander, Host Nation Activities, and later as 22nd SUPCOM Chief of Staff.

Roger graduated from Florida Southern College in 1971 with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting, and earned his MBA from Syracuse University in 1979. His military education includes the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course; Finance Officer Advanced Course; Army Comptrollership Program; U.S. Army Command and General Staff College; U.S. Army War College; and General Officer CAPSTONE course.

He is a past National Vice President of the American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC), as well as immediate Past President of the Association of Syracuse Army Comptrollers. He is also an active member of the Association of Government Accountants (AGA), and the Association of the United States Army (AUSA). As a community volunteer service, Mr. Scearce also serves as a director on the board of Andrews Federal Credit Union, Suitland, Maryland.

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