31st Comptroller Squadron
Published January 01, 2010
The 31st Comptroller Squadron is responsible to the 31st Fighter Wing commander for the management of all appropriated funds and oversight of nonappropriated funds. In this capacity, the 31st CPTS provides decision support and advice to senior staff on all financial matters. Furthermore, the squadron provides military and travel pay support, accounting liaison and financial analysis services to all Aviano Air Base and associated units to include geographically separated units located throughout the Mediterranean region. Being the only squadron that works directly for the wing commander, the 31st Comptroller Squadron is also matrixed as the lead wing staff agency; handling administrative duties, long range planning, and oversight of 18 WSAs.
The 31st Comptroller Squadron was first constituted as the 31st Finance Disbursing Unit, Fighter, Jet, on June 15, 1948 at Turner Field (later AFB), Ga., later achieving squadron status in 1988. The 31st CPTS has had numerous activations and inactivations as the financial management career field has transformed over the years from squadron status to flight status and back to squadron status (most recently achieving squadron status in 1998).
The squadron has had numerous awards and decorations to include:
- Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (6 times)
- Air Force Comptroller Organization of the Year
- Air Force Finance Flight of the Year
- Air Force Financial Analysis Flight of the Year
- Kosovo Air Campaign (1999)
The unit's current emblem was approved in 1995. Blue and yellow are the Air Force colors. Blue alludes to the sky, the primary theater of AF operations. Yellow refers to the sun and the excellence required of AF personnel. The sword and wings reflect the unit's support to its parent wing and its mission to defend the peace through air power. The sword is silver and yellow suggesting the squadron's comptroller functions.
31st Fighter Wing Public Affairs Office
Unit 6140, Box 100
Aviano AB, Italy
APO AE 09604