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DoDEA Names New Associate Director for Financial and Business Operations

For Immediate Release — June 4, 2013 |
: DoDEA Educational Communications Officer | (571)-372-0613
: DoDEA Educational Communications Officer | (571) 372-0614

ALEXANDRIA, VA — June 4, 2013 — Marilee Fitzgerald, Director, Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), today announced the selection of Mr. Robert M. Brady as DoDEA’s new Associate Director for Financial and Business Operations.

Prior to his selection as DoDEA's Associate Director for Financial and Business Operations, Mr. Brady served in the Pacific Division of Headquarters Marine Corps where he was responsible for financial management and force posture planning for the multi-billion dollar Marine Corps Pacific realignment plan required by the United States-Japan 2006 "Roadmap for Realignment Implementation" initiative. Prior to his Civil Service assignment with Headquarters Marine Corps, Mr. Brady served on active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps as a Naval Aviator with more than 3,500 flight hours in the AH-1 "Cobra" aircraft.

With 35 years’ experience in the military and government sectors, Mr. Brady has extensive experience in programming, planning and budgeting for globally dispersed organizations and developing and executing comprehensive budgets for procurement, operations and maintenance, and military construction appropriations.

A native of Holliston, Mass., Mr. Brady is a thirty-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and is extremely familiar with the home and school transition issues facing military families. Mr. Brady graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a Bachelor’s degree in history and he also holds a Master’s degree in National Security Strategy from the National War College.

DoDEA Director, Ms. Marilee Fitzgerald, commented on Brady’s experience and background in managing organizational budgets and his abilities in coordinating diverse functions such as information technology, logistics, procurement, and security.

“Our interview panel was impressed with Mr. Brady's qualifications and his commitment to serving military families,” she said. His enthusiasm for our mission, his breadth of knowledge, and a sincere desire to better serve military families are impressive,” said Ms. Fitzgerald. “Mr. Brady has extensive experience in and out of government and his strong background in business operations and finances will be valuable as we plan, organize and deliver on our DoDEA Strategic Plan-2013-2018 commitments."

“It is our honor and privilege to have Bob join an already outstanding DoDEA team. I’m confident he will skillfully manage DoDEA’s financial and business operations in these challenging times and help administrators and educators as they guide our students to achieve their highest potential,” Ms. Fitzgerald added.

As the Associate Director for Financial and Business Operations, Mr. Brady will serve as the principal advisor to the Director, DoDEA, in the areas of programming, budgeting, accounting, reimbursable program management, procurement, information management and technology, and logistics. Mr Brady will have the authority and responsibility for developing, coordinating, integrating and executing DoDEA’s financial management policies, programs, and processes. Additionally, he will provide management oversight necessary for directing the activities of the Resource Management, Procurement, Logistics, and Information Management and Technology Divisions.

Brady is looking forward to his new assignment serving military families and children.

“I am honored for the opportunity to serve the DoDEA community and become part of Ms. Fitzgerald's worldwide team that provides such important support to our military families. I am very much looking forward to working with that entire team to insure we provide the right amount of resources at the right time for continued support of the superb education DoDEA provides for the children of our Servicemembers. "

Mr. Brady will assume his new duties as DoDEA’s Director of Financial and Business Operations with DoDEA in early June. He and his wife reside in Stafford, Va., and have one daughter.

DoDEA plans, directs, coordinates, and manages pre-kindergarten through 12th grade education programs for Department of Defense dependents that would otherwise not have access to a high-quality public education. DoDEA schools are located in Europe, the Pacific, the United States, Guam, Cuba, and Puerto Rico. DoDEA also provides support and resources to Local Education Activities throughout the U.S. that serve children of military families.

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