Mr. Peter E. Kunkel became the Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management and Comptroller) July 24. Kunkel will direct and manage all financial management activities and operations in the Army, and he will continue to serve as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management & Comptroller, where he has served since 2007.

From 2003 to 2007, Kunkel served in multiple positions in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, including the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) and Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Legislative Affairs).

Prior to coming to the Department of Defense, Kunkel was an associate director with the global investment bank UBS, LLC in New York. Kunkel served in the Leveraged Finance and Corporate Finance groups serving the health care and telecommunications industries, among others. He also performed proprietary strategic analysis for the firm's Global Industrial Group. From 1992 to 1996, Kunkel served as an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps. He commanded Company G, Second Battalion, Seventh Marines after serving earlier in the same tour as its executive officer and as a platoon commander.

Kunkel earned his J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 2000. He is licensed to practice law in New York. From 1988 to 1992, Mr. Kunkel attended Northwestern University on a Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Scholarship where he earned his B.A. in economics.

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