For Immediate Release
DHS Press Office
I thank the Senate for confirming Chip Fulghum as Chief Financial Officer at the Department of Homeland Security. Chip has served as Budget Director and Acting Chief Financial Officer for the Department, where he has acted as a steward of taxpayer dollars, cutting waste while ensuring that the Department runs efficiently and effectively.
Good leadership begins with adding other good leaders to our team. Filling vacancies across the Department of Homeland Security is a key priority of mine. I appreciate the swift action that the Senate has taken thus far to confirm the Department’s nominees. I am pleased that, since and including my own in December of last year, there have now been ten Senate-confirmed presidential appointments to senior-level positions within this Department. I urge the Senate to confirm the two remaining pending nominations for positions in the Department.
Chief Financial Officer, Department of Homeland Security
Chip Fulghum is the Budget Director in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer at the Department of Homeland Security, a position he has held since 2012. In addition, he served as Acting Chief Financial Officer from 2013 to 2014. Mr. Fulghum served for 28 years in the U.S. Air Force from 1984 to 2012, and retired with the rank of Colonel. From 2010 to 2012, he was Director of Air Force Budget Programs, and from 2008 to 2010 he was Chief Financial Officer for Air Education and Training Command at Randolph Air Force Base. Previously, he served as Chief of the Air Force Budget Integration Division at the Pentagon from 2006 to 2008, Chief of Budget Operations and Budget at Randolph Air Force Base from 2001 to 2005, and Chief Financial Officer for Anderson Air Force Base from 1999 to 2001. Mr. Fulghum received a B.A. from The Citadel, an M.B.A. from Golden Gate University, and a Masters in Aerospace Studies from The Air University.