Mrs. Leslie J. Ferguson serves as the Deputy to the Commander for Resource Management (DCRM), Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC). As DCRM, she leads the command’s Human Resource Management, Financial Management and Comptroller activities in support of Marine Corps acquisition programs. She directs and controls the full range of comptroller responsibilities associated with the planning, programming, budgeting, execution and accounting for all Procurement, Acquisition Research and Development, as well as Operation and Maintenance funds required for the day-to-day operations of MCSC, the Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity and affiliated Program Executive Offices.
Mrs. Ferguson previously worked for MCSC from 2007-2014; assignments included the Director of Financial Management and Deputy Comptroller, Intelligence Programs Financial Lead, and Deputy Director of Business and Financial Management for the Joint Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicle Program.
Prior to assuming her current position, Mrs. Ferguson was the Information Resources Director, and Principal Financial Advisor to the Deputy Commandant for Information, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps. She was responsible for USMC Information Warfare programs and resources, including Intelligence, Cyber, C4 and Information Operations capabilities. This assignment was preceded by her role as Deputy Assistant Director of Intelligence for Resources, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps.
She was the Principal Financial Advisor to the Director of Intelligence responsible for planning, directing, coordinating and overseeing all resource matters within the Military Intelligence Program and National Intelligence Program for the Marine Corps Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Enterprise (MCISRE).
Mrs. Ferguson came to the Marine Corps from the Navy Systems Management Activity (NSMA), where she was the Director of Budget and Accounting. Her responsibilities included the management of all aspects of the planning, programming, budgeting and execution for NSMA program activities, and oversight of comptroller accounting functions.
Mrs. Ferguson received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business/Finance from Montclair State University and an Executive Master of Business Administration from the Naval Post Graduate School. She is a certified Level III Acquisition Professional in Business, Financial Management, Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM), and has 22 years of civilian service. Mrs. Ferguson’s honors and awards include a Secretary of Defense Joint Meritorious Civilian Service Award (2010), Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award (2009 and 2014), Secretary of Defense David Packard Program Management Award (2008) and an ASN (FM&C) Financial Management Excellence Award (2008).