Bill Rone, a retired member of the DoD Senior Executive Service (SES), is an Executive Financial Advisor to the Air Commando Association and Foundation. He is also the Planned Giving focal point for the Foundation.
Bill’s DoD civilian career spanned over 40 years with the Air Force and 2 with the Navy. He held senior positions in Air Force Systems Command (Eglin AFB Complex), Air Force Logistics Command (Warner Robins Air Logistics Center), Naval Air Systems Command (Depot Pensacola) and his final 23+ years as Deputy Comptroller/Comptroller and senior civilian for HQ Air Force Special Operations Command. In the 34 years of those assignments, his organizations were selected by their MAJCOM/COCOM as the Outstanding Comptroller Organization seventeen times. His most significant personal recognitions include: Presidential Meritorious Rank (first look), DoD Meritorious Comptroller, AF Comptroller’s Stuart and Short awards, USSOCOM’s highest civilian recognition, AF Association’s Brereton Award and the AF Logistics Executive Award.
He has a BA in Accounting, an MBA and completed the Professional Military Comptroller School, Air War College (seminar) and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces/ICAF (residence). He holds 5 professional certifications.
Bill is currently a Military Advisor to Congressman Matt Gaetz, a member of the Eglin Federal Credit Union BoD, University of West Florida Foundation BoD and is a Director Emeritus of the Special Operations Warrior Foundation where he served over a decade as BoD Treasurer.