Member of Personnel Force Innovation program recognized by Sgt. Maj. of the Army
Sgt. 1st Class Latara Smith was recognized by Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael A. Grinston during an Indiana AUSA event in November. Smith works for the Personnel Force Innovation program out of Defense Finance and Accounting Service in Indianapolis, IN as a case manager. Personnel Force Innovation (PFI) is an Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) program assigned to DFAS and is designed to support Department of Defense agencies with Defense Working Capital Funds or Foreign Military Sales funds. PFI processes and assigns military manpower from the reserve components to perform critical work at these agencies in order to support the DoD mission. Soldiers and Airmen are used to cover surge work, critical specialty skills, or to fill a gap while the appropriate civilians are hired or service members assigned. For more information on the Personnel Force Innovation program, visit