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Join the premier organization for defense financial management professionals.

SDFM is an individual-based membership organization. Our members share a common passion for excellence in the defense financial management field. Bringing together individuals at all levels, from senior-level executives to those just starting their careers, we form a vibrant community of like-minded professionals.

Why Join

  • Distinguish yourself with the industry-leading Certified Defense Management (CDFM) certification program.
  • Stay ahead of the curve with SDFM professional development and training opportunities and continuing education credits. 
  • Build a robust professional network through 100+ local chapters, online communities and national meetings. 
  • Grow your leadership skills and showcase your achievements through volunteering, speaking opportunities and awards programs.
  • Give back to the profession by serving as a thought-leader, mentor and author.

Levels of Individual Membership

Persons who are or have been employed within the defense financial management field of the federal government or associated with it. The fee is $50 for one year or $120 for three years.

Individual Membership benefits include:

Retiree Membership recognizes those SDFM members who are “fully retired” and no longer working in any other profession. Retirees remain dues paying members in order to continue to receive a print copy of the Armed Forces Comptroller journal. Retirees may request to be non-dues paying and receive online journal access only.

Any individual member achieving 30 consecutive years of membership in SDFM qualifies for lifetime (non-dues Paying) membership, without any other stipulations.

Lifetime Membership benefits include:

  • All the benefits of Individual Membership, except lifetime members receive only a digital version of the Armed Forces Comptroller (AFC) Journal. Lifetime members wishing to receive a print copy may do so for a nominal fee.

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