Ariane Whittemore has more than 30 years of experience in the Department of Defense with over 20 as a member of the SES. She held diverse positions within the Navy, Marine Corps, Office of the Secretary of Defense, and U.S, Indo-Pacific Command. Ms. Whittemore led the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure process for the Chief of Naval Operations; led the DoD effort to provide joint experience for SES; led development of an SES management capability for the Deputy Secretary of Defense; and held DoD leadership positions in financial management, logistics, human capital management and military strategy and policy. Her specific titles included: Assistant Deputy Commandant for Programs and Resources, U.S. Marine Corps; Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense; Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of Defense for personnel and Readiness; Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs); Special Assistant to the Commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command and Deputy Director for Military Strategy and Policy; Assistant Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Fleet Readiness and Logistics); and Department of the Navy, Navy Working Capital Fund Director. Her functional expertise is ins Financial Management; DoD Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution; strategic planning, and logistics and human capital management.
Ms. Whittemore’s Grant Thornton client experience includes Navy Segment Lead (Navy and Marine Corps), Lead for Defense Resale programs and nonappropriated fund projects for Office of the Secretary of Defense and all Military Services. Other clients include: Marine Corps Community Services, Marine Corps Deputy Commandant Programs and Resources, and Army Chaplains. She received a B.A. from Dickinson College and a M.P.F.M. from American University. She received multiple awards including the Meritorious Presidential Rank (2 Awards), Navy Distinguished Civilian Service (2 Awards), Joint Meritorious Service, Navy Meritorious Civilian Service, American Society of Military Comptrollers, and Comptroller of the Year. She has a CDFM certification.