Robert M. “Mike” Maxwell
Chief Financial Officer and Director of Resource Management and Materiel
Office of the Chief of Army Reserve (Photo by Monica A. King)
Robert M. “Mike” Maxwell, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Chief Financial Officer and Director of Resource Management and Materiel for the Office of the Chief of Army Reserve.
In this capacity he is responsible for oversight of the Chief of the Army Reserve Title 10 responsibilities for three appropriations: Reserve Personnel Army (RPA), Operation and Maintenance Army Reserve (OMAR), and Military Construction Army Reserve (MCAR) affecting more than 215,000 Soldiers and civilians in 1,500 units and over 1,000 facilities.
As the Director of Materiel he oversees all equipping, supply, property accountability, and logistics support for all units and Soldiers in the Army Reserve.Prior to joining OCAR, He was the Director of Resources for United States Africa Command in Stuttgart, Germany there he was responsible for conducting analysis and strategic assessments, formulating and implementing all aspects of military and civilian personnel policy and manning, leading financial programming actions and providing financial management to prepare the command for current and future operational requirements.
Prior to joining AFRICOM, Mr Maxwell was Deputy Director of Strategic Planning, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington D.C. In this capacity, he developed and evaluated future strategies, policies and objectives to deliver the Air Force of the future.
He managed a strategic planning process that was used to focus and implement Air Force strategies, policies and objectives. Mr. Maxwell also linked strategy with analysis for on-going four year defense reviews and annual defense planning guidance through the office of the Secretary of Defense.
Before returning to Government in 2009, Mr. Maxwell was employed by Science Applications International Corporation, a Fortune 500 defense technology and consulting firm. As an SAIC Corporate Vice President and Division Manager of the Defense Business Solutions Division, he had executive responsibility for all aspects of managing a $50 million consulting practice comprising approximately 300 consultants, analysts and technical staff performing consulting work to a range of DOD clients in strategic planning, resource allocation, and financial management.
Additionally, he served as a member of senior review panels for defense planning and resourcing including the Beyond Goldwater-Nichols study to re-examine role of the joint community and combatant commands. Mr. Maxwell served as an Air Force officer in a series of planning and resource allocation assignments, including Chief of the Support Division of the Directorate of Programs where he was responsible for programming all Air Force agile combat support activities.
He was special assistant for the 1997 Quadrennial Defense Review and Director of Programs and Resources for U.S. Southern Command. He also served operationally in mobile radar and command and control systems including operational squadron command.
EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science degree in business, Mississippi State University, Master of Business Administration degree (Accounting), Mississippi State University, Armed Forces Staff College, National Defense University, Norfolk, Va.Air War College, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
Career Chronology: 1. Prior to Oct 1987, various operational command and control and staff assignments 2. October 1987- July 1990, Commander, 607th Tactical Control Training Squadron, Luke AFB, Ariz. 3. August 1990- June 1991, student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala .4. July 1991- April 1993, Special Assistant to the Commander, U.S. Southern Command, Quarry Heights, Panama 5. April 1993- July 1994, Director of Programs and Resources (J8), Headquarters U.S. Southern Command, Quarry Heights, Panama 6. August 1994 -August 1997, Chief, Support Division, and special assistant for the Quadrennial Defense Review, Directorate of Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. 7. September 1997 - February 2002, Assistant Vice President and Program Manager, Science Applications International Corporation, McLean, Va. 8. March 2002 - December 2008, Vice President and Division Manager, Defense Business Solutions Division, SAIC, McLean, Va. 9. December 2008- October 2011, Deputy Director, Strategic Planning, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. 10. October 2011- 12 Jun 2016, Director of Resources (J1/8), Headquarters U.S. Africa Command
Awards and Honors: Defense Superior Service Medal Legion of Merit Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal
Professional Memberships and Associations: American Society of Military Comptrollers