John Arthur “Art” Hagler



Senior advisor providing strategic leadership, operational expertise, and budget management for multi-billion-dollar military programs across DoD. Improved visibility of cost information and decision support tools for appropriated and working capital funds. Developed and communicated budgetary information for Congress, ensuring program requirements were resourced to support manpower, materiel, and mission objectives. Led large and small teams (700+ employees) and leveraged the DoD Planning Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) system to oversee over $45 billion in defense resources. Supported major digital business transformation efforts to improve cybersecurity, audit compliance, and operational outcomes. A strategic leader who sets organizations up for success by effectively utilizing resources to achieve goals and objectives.


Defense Logistics Agency 2019-2023

Ft Belvoir, VA

CFO – Director of Finance, SES Tier III

  • Led a team of over 700 geographically dispersed civilians.
  • Provided resources to ensure military Services received spare parts, clothing, food, fuel and medicine to meet readiness objectives.
  • Oversaw financial management for the ~$45B working capital fund and ~$1B general fund.
  • Supported audit readiness objectives.
Army G4 (Logistics) 2014-2019

The Pentagon

Director of Resource Management, SES Tier II

  • Led formulation of the Program Objective Memorandum (out-year budgets) for Army sustainment programs.
  • Justified and defended over $12B annually in peacetime and wartime accounts.
  • Monitored program execution.
Assistant Secretary of the Army 2010-2014

(Financial Management & Comptroller)

The Pentagon

Director of Military Personnel & Facilities (2012-2014), SES Tier I

Director of Business Resources (2010-2012), SES Tier I

  • Led budget formulation and execution for the following active Army appropriations: Military Personnel, Military Construction, Army Family Housing, and BRAC (~$60B annually including wartime funding).
  • Led budget formulation and execution for the Army Working CapitalFund.
  • Defended resource requests before OUSD(C), OMB and Congressional Staffs.
  • Improved internal controls and cleared a departmental material weakness.
  • Participated in senior leader forums designed to integrate business operations with broader Army plans and to resolve emergent issues.

Army War College 2009-2010

Carlisle, PA

Resident Student

  • Examined conceptual, technical and interpersonal competencies required to lead and manage large complex organizations.
  • Analyzed key concepts in the study of war, national security policy and strategy, and obtained a better understanding of the relationships amongst military, economic, diplomatic, and information elements of national power.
  • Analyzed systems used to formulate and employ land power as required by COCOMs in response to strategic threats.

Assistant Secretary of the Army 2003-2009


The Pentagon

Chief, Military Personnel Division (2006-2009)

Chief, Industrial Operations Division (2003-2006)

  • Led budget formulation and defense for the active component Military Personnel, Army appropriation.
  • Obtained resources required to recruit, retain, and compensate the All-Volunteer Force during wartime.
  • Led budget formulation and defense for the government-owned and operated maintenance depots, arsenals, ammunition production, and storage facilities.

Army Installation Management Command 2002-2003

Arlington, VA

Budget Analyst

  • Helped stand up a new Major Army Command in this position.
Army Material Command 1999-2002

Arlington, VA

Budget and Management Analyst

Assistant Secretary of the Army 1993-1999


The Pentagon

Budget Analyst (1995-1999)

Presidential Management Intern (1993-1995)


  • Thirty years as a defense resource manager serving at the highest organizational levels.
  • Building large and small teams, developing talent, communicating intent, and achieving intended program results.
  • Providing other senior leaders with strategic advice and budget strategies to garner resources to meet Service readiness requirements.
  • Leading change by leveraging automation and quantitative data to improve business insights and results.
  • Sharing knowledge and training others on defense business operations and the defense budget process.


  • DoD FM Certification, Level III, 2016 to present.
  • Certified Defense Financial Manager, 2003 to present


U.S. Army War College

Master’s Degree, Strategic Studies


N.C. State University

Master’s Degree, Public Administration


Wake Forest University

Bachelor’s Degree, Political Science



Vanguard Senior Executive Leadership Program, 2021

U.S. Army Senior Executive Education Program: Advanced Course, 2017

Senior Acquisition Management Course, 2015

U.S. Army Senior Executive Education Program: Intermediate Course, 2014

LOGTECH for Executives, 2014

APEX – Mar 2012

Army Force Management – Dec 2011

SES On-Boarding Course – Aug 2011

National Security Management Course –May 2008

Federal Executive Institute, Leadership for a Democratic Society – April 2006