In January 2018, Mr. Joseph P. Bentz was selected as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Management and Budget) (DASA (M&B)) in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works (ASA (CW)). As the DASA (M&B), Mr. Bentz serves as the principal advisor on management and budget issues to the ASA (CW), and is responsible for all matters related to the development and implementation of the Civil Works budget and the reimbursable international and inter-agency support activities of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Mr. Bentz was selected for the Senior Executive Service in May 2009. From July 2013 until December 2017, Mr. Bentz served as the Principal Deputy Auditor General for the U.S. Army Audit Agency. His responsibilities included developing and overseeing the execution of the Army's Internal Audit Plan to ensure it meets the needs of the Army leadership and overall management of audit operations to include prioritizing audit workload, allocating audit resources, and optimizing audit processes. In addition, Mr. Bentz directed the planning, execution, and reporting of the Army's most sensitive and significant audit efforts. Prior to being selected as Principal Deputy, he served in Agency executive positions as Deputy Auditor General, Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Audits, Deputy Auditor General, Installations, Energy and Environment Audits, and as Deputy Auditor General, Policy and Operations Management. With the Army Audit Agency since 1987, Mr. Bentz held a variety of staff auditor and leadership positions in the Northeast Region and National Capital Region including overseeing the audits of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from 1999 to 2003.
Mr. Bentz received his Master of Business Administration from Syracuse University and his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Scranton. Mr. Bentz has received multiple awards and honors throughout his career including the Presidential Rank Award, Meritorious Civilian Service Award, Superior Civilian Service Award, Commander's Award for Civilian Service, Leonard F. Keenan Award for Distinguished Service - Syracuse University, The Auditor General Award, Association of Government Accountants Special Achievement Award, and the Army Resource Management Award.