Valerie L. Baldwin

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Valerie L. Baldwin

Valerie Lynn Baldwin was United States Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management and Comptroller) from 2004 to 2006.


Valerie L. Baldwin received a bachelor's degree from Wichita State University; a graduate degree from the London School of Economics; and, in 1991, a J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law.[1]

After law school, Baldwin worked as a trial lawyer for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.[2] She later served as a Congressional aide, including as counsel for the United States House Committee on Financial Services.[3] From October 2000 until July 2004, she was a Staff Assistant for the United States House Committee on Appropriations,[4] where she worked for the United States House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies.[3]

In 2004, President of the United States George W. Bush nominated Baldwin to be Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management and Comptroller), and after Senate confirmation on July 24, 2004,[5] she entered this office in July 2004. Shortly after she became Army comptroller, the Government Accountability Office released a report documenting that 95% of Army reservists had experienced pay problems, and Baldwin said she would make payroll management one of her top priorities.[2] She held office until 2006.[6]

Since leaving government service, Baldwin has served on the Board of Directors of DataPath, Inc., a subsidiary of Rockwell Collins.[3]


  1. ^ "Briefly", LJWorld, July 24, 2004.
  2. ^ a b "Chief Financial Officers - Army: Valerie Lynn Baldwin", Government Executive, Sept. 15, 2005.
  3. ^ a b c "DataPath Announces The Appointment of Board Members", Business Video News, Apr. 30, 2007
  4. ^ "Valerie Lynn Baldwin, Congressional Staffer - Salary Data",
  5. ^ Congressional Record, July 24, 2004, p. D828
  6. ^ See, e.g., Investment in America Forum, The Nation's Challenge: Creating a Culture of Service, May 3-4, 2006, p. 31
Government offices
Preceded by
Sandra L. Pack
Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management and Comptroller)
July 2004 – 2006
Succeeded by
Nelson M. Ford