Brig. Gen. Jan D. "Denny" Eakle is Deputy Director, Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller), Arlington, Va. DFAS is the world's largest finance and accounting operation with annual responsibilities of paying more than five million people, processing contractor invoices and making travel payments worth millions, and disbursing more than $400 billion.
General Eakle was commissioned in 1975 after completing the Air Force ROTC program at Baylor University. She earned a master's degree from Baylor before entering active duty in 1976. The general has served as a personnel policy analyst, Chief of Advertising Research and Analysis with the Office of Accession Policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and led the Enlisted Accession Policy and Compensation branches on the Air Staff. She also served with U.S. Strategic Command as Executive to the Commander in Chief and as Chief of Staff.
General Eakle's commands include the 3541st Recruiting Squadron, Lackland AFB, Texas, the 62nd Support Group, McChord AFB, Wash., and the 377th Air Base Wing, Kirtland AFB, N.M. Prior to her current position, General Eakle was Vice Commander, Ogden Air Logistics Center, Hill AFB, Utah.