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Mr. Stephen “Sully” Sullivan

Chief Financial Officer and Director for Resources, Installations, and Materiel

Office of the Chief of Army Reserve

Mr. Stephen “Sully” Sullivan was selected to the Senior Executive Service in August 2019. Since June 2021, he is serving as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Director for Resources, Installations, and Materiel (DRIM) for the Office of the Chief of Army Reserve (OCAR). In this role, he is responsible for the oversight of the Chief of Army Reserve’s Title 10 responsibilities for four separate appropriations: Reserve Personnel, Army (RPA); Operation and Maintenance, Army Reserve (OMAR); Military Construction, Army Reserve (MCAR); and the National Guard and Reserve Equipment Account (NGREA) totaling $8.2 billion. As the CFO/DRIM, he also oversees the real property accountability, sustainment, restoration, and modernization; equipping; and logistics requirements for 189,500 Soldiers and 11,000 Civilians supporting 2,161 units, 5 installations, and 742 separate facilities operating in all 50 states, 5 U.S. territories, and 24 countries.

Prior to joining OCAR, Mr. Sullivan served as the Associate Director for Military Operations in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) (OUSD(C)) where he was responsible for the oversight of the Operation and Maintenance and Working Capital Fund accounts of the Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force. The $208 billion annual budget request resourced the training, organic and depot maintenance, supplies and equipment, civilian manpower, installation support, and operations (including overseas contingency operations) which sustain the readiness of the Military Departments and the global operations of the Combatant Commands in support of the National Defense Strategy.

Previously in the OUSD(C), he served as the principal financial analyst and program manager for the $4.7 billion Afghanistan Security Forces Fund (ASFF) annual funding program which resourced the equipment, training, infrastructure, and sustainment requirements of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) consisting of the 382,000 members of the Afghan National Army, National Police, Air Force, and Special Security Forces.

Mr. Sullivan attained the rank of Colonel and retired from the U.S. Army in 2017 at the culmination of a 23-year active duty career as an Aviation and Financial Management officer. His service includes two year-long combat deployments in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM (Camp Arifjan, Kuwait) and OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM (Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan) and assignments with the 3rd Infantry Division (Fort Stewart, GA and Kandahar, Afghanistan), the 18th Financial Management Center (Fort Bragg, NC and Camp Arifjan, Kuwait), the 10th Mountain Division (Fort Drum, NY), and the 25th Infantry Division (Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii).

He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College – Intermediate Level Education, the Aviation Officer Basic & Advanced Courses, Initial Entry Rotary Wing Training, and the UH-60 Aircraft Qualification Course. His awards and qualifications include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal (2nd Award), the Army Aviation Association of America – Order of Saint Michael (Bronze Award), Distinguished Member of the Regiment of the U.S. Army Finance Corps Association, as well as the Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification, Senior Army Aviator, Parachutist, and Air Assault Badges.

Mr. Sullivan has attained the Department of Defense Financial Management Certification – Level 3 and Certified Defense Financial Manager with Acquisition Specialty (CDFM-A) qualifications. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business as well as Bachelor of Science degrees from Grove City College in Physics and Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in Business Administration – Accounting.

Mr. Sullivan and his wife, Jill, reside in Nokesville, Virginia with their two teenage daughters.