Taking care of Airmen and families: 325th CPTS does it right

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  • By Senior Airman Ty-Rico Lea
  • 325th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- We have all heard the saying "money makes the world go 'round." That statement certainly rings true about the professionals at the 325th Comptroller Squadron here at Tyndall.  Their mission enables air dominance operations by providing steadfast financial services, fiscal analysis and sound budgetary decision making.

The 325th CPTS consists of 20 service members and 18 civilians providing a wide spectrum of financial services to individuals, commanders and fund managers, in-garrison and at deployed locations around the world. The squadron contains of two flights, Financial Services and Financial Analysis.

"The Financial Services flight provides customer services and support to Team Tyndall, assisting over 18,500 active duty, family, civilian and retired personnel from across the area," said Maj. Jared Mitchell, 325th CPTS commander.

The flight includes two sections: Customer Service and Customer Support.

The Customer Service section handles military, travel pay, allowances and entitlement assistance. The section also conducts in-processing and out-processing briefings.

Additionally, they help customers with automated self-service systems.

The Customer Support section manages Defense Travel System inquiries, is responsible for leave management, and acts as the intermediary for non-DTS travel voucher computation serviced by the Air Force Financial Services Center.

They are also involved in manual payment and collection of military and travel pay debts and ensuring member's entitlements are correct.

The Financial Analysis Flight is responsible for financial planning and budget execution for the 325th Fighter Wing. The FMA's role is to provide decision support to commanders and managers. FMA also manages the accuracy of the accounting system, and controls and certifies the availability of appropriated funds for the 325th FW and all of Tyndall's associate units.

It serves as the liaison between base organizations and the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), which is responsible for payments to commercial vendors and government agencies.

"Through budgetary guidance and decision support, it is our fiduciary responsibility to ensure funds are spent efficiently and properly," said 1st. Lt. Kara Noble, who was previously a flight commander for the 325th CPTS.

The 325th CPTS affects Airmen personally through military, civilian, or travel pay, and professionally through the funding and execution of their respective missions.