On 31 December 2016, The Auditor General of the Army, Randall L. Exley, retired after 45 1/2 years of Federal service. He was honored with a retirement ceremony at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, hosted by the Honorable Patrick J. Murphy, Under Secretary of the Army, on 15 December 2016.Mr. Exley began his auditing career with the U.S. Army Audit Agency as a Private First Class in 1971. After completing his military service, he became a civilian auditor with the Agency. In 1988, Mr. Exley moved to the Naval Audit Service in the Department of the Navy where he was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in July 2002. After rising to Deputy Auditor General of the Navy, Mr. Exley returned to the U.S. Army Audit Agency as The Auditor General in 2010.During his tenure as The Auditor General, Mr. Exley had many accomplishments, including leading the Agency to seven consecutive top-five placements in the Partnership for Public Service's Best Places to Work in the Federal Government.Mr. Exley was the recipient of the Distinguished and Meritorious Presidential Rank Awards, Army Meritorious Civilian Service Award, the Toastmasters International Communication & Leadership Award, the Army Commendation Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal.The Army Audit family wish Mr. Exley and his family the very best as he moves on to his next adventure.