Poleo, J. Anthony
Director DLA Finance
On Jan. 4, 2007, Mr. Tony Poleo was selected to be the Chief Financial Officer, Defense Logistics Agency.
The Defense Logistics Agency, headquartered at Fort Belvoir, Va., is responsible for providing the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and other federal agencies with a variety of logistics, acquisition and technical services in peace and war. These services include logistics information, materiel management, procurement, warehousing and distribution of spare parts, food, clothing, medical supplies and fuel, reutilization of surplus military materiel and document automation and production. This worldwide mission is performed by approximately 26,000 civilian and military personnel with an annual budget of approximately $35 billion.
He began his DLA career as an undergraduate cooperative education student in 1981 and returned full-time to the DLA Directorate of Financial Operations upon graduation in 1984. From 1984 to 2001, Mr. Poleo held various and progressively more responsible positions in the DLA Financial Operations Directorate. In 1986, he interned as the Defense legislative aide to Senator J. Bennett Johnston, United States Senate.
From 2001 to his selection as CFO, Mr. Poleo served as the Principal Deputy Comptroller, DLA Directorate of Financial Operations.
Mr. Poleo received his B.S. in Business (Finance) degree from Virginia Tech in 1984. In 1989, he earned a Masters Degree in Public Financial Management from American University. He holds Defense Financial Management and Government Financial Management certifications. Mr. Poleo has also completed the Program for Senior Executive Fellows at Harvard University and the Leadership for a Democratic Society program at the Federal Executive Institute.