Maj Gen Al K. Flowers, USAF (Ret)

Board Member since:  2009
Committees:  Executive


Maj. Gen. Alfred K. Flowers is currently serving as Chief Operating Officer for a small business.  General Flowers was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, Washington, D.C. until his retirement from the Air Force in January 2012.  He was responsible for planning and directing Air Force budget formulations annually that total more than $119 billion. He led a staff of civilian and military financial managers who develop, integrate and defend Air Force resource requests to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Office of Management and Budget, and Congress. He managed and executed funding that supports military operations and Air Force priorities at the direction of the Secretary of Defense and Congress.

General Flowers began his career as an enlisted supply warehouseman in August 1965 at Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D. He then served as an air transportation specialist for four years beginning in September 1967. In 1971, General Flowers became an accounting specialist and served seven years in that role. After his selection to the grade of master sergeant, General Flowers was commissioned following graduation from Officer Training School as a distinguished graduate of the December 1978 class. In his first three assignments as a budget officer, he served at the squadron, major command and Air Staff levels. In 1990, he was assigned as Chief of the Budget Operations Division for Air Combat Command, where he would later serve as the Chief of Budget. The general has served on the Joint Staff as Defense Resource Manager, and in 1999 he was the Director of Budget Programs for the Department of the Air Force. He has also served as Director, Center for Force Structure, Requirements, Resources and Strategic Assessments at Headquarters U.S. Special Operations Command, and as Commander, Air Force Officer Accession and Training Schools. Prior to his current assignment, the general was Commander, 2nd Air Force, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss.  When he retired in January 2012, he had served 46 continuous years in the Air Force - the longest serving Airman on record.

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