20th CPTS keeps money coming

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Isaiah Resto, 20th Comptroller Squadron (CPTS) financial analysis supervisor, right, Senior Airman Jordan Keller, 20th CPTS Budget technician, center, and Christine Jones, 20th CPTS budget analyst, manage the 20th Fighter Wing budget at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., March 2, 2018.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Isaiah Resto, 20th Comptroller Squadron (CPTS) financial analysis supervisor, right, Senior Airman Jordan Keller, 20th CPTS Budget technician, center, and Christine Jones, 20th CPTS budget analyst, manage the 20th Fighter Wing budget at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., March 2, 2018. The 20th CPTS financial analysis team allocate funds across Shaw to continue the support of the rapid, ready Weasel mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Benjamin Ingold)

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. -- SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. – Tucked away in the Creech Memorial Building, number crunchers sit and type away on flowing spreadsheets.

The 20th Comptroller Squadron financial analysis section builds the budget for the 20th Fighter Wing, funding projects and operations around the base as well as supporting U.S. Air Forces Central Command.

Budgeting for the 20th FW is a process with many parts. It begins with resource advisors, or “RA’s”, in every squadron on Shaw identifying areas in their operations that receive funding. After communication with the financial budgeting section, a budget for the base is made and sent to the Air Combat Command financial budgeting and Installation Mission Support Center.

“When a tornado, hurricane or any other natural disaster causes damage on base, the following happens,” said Staff Sgt. Matt Holguin, 20th CPTS financial analysis supervisor, “they provide us documentation, cost estimates and what needs to be done. We funnel this up to ACC or IMSC to be evaluated and to send funds to be distributed to the RA’s to pay for the repairs.”

Maintaining the chain of communication between squadron RA’s, the financial analysis team and the decision-makers at ACC and IMSC headquarters keep the green stuff available at Shaw.