Larry Hottot, Financial Services
Larry was born and raised in Niagara Falls, New York. Upon graduation from high school, he entered the US Army for the educational benefits. He retired from active duty 21 years later. During his Army career he had a variety of assignments including Germany, Washington, DC, the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) in Belgium, the US Army Finance School in Indianapolis, IN, and then back to Washington, DC, and, ultimately, to the Pentagon. He has held many financial management positions, including accounting technician, budget analyst, and accounting instructor, just to name a few. Larry managed to complete his bachelor's degree with the University of Maryland during his travels with the Army.
After his time in the military, Larry joined the Civil Service and completed 21 years as a DoD career civil servant, all in the Financial Management field. During those years he also completed his master's degree in Public Administration. While a civilian, Larry was deployed twice in support of our warfighters in Iraq for a year, and had an extended stay (two years) in Afghanistan as an Advisor to the Afghan Ministry of Interior to financially build and sustain a Special Operations Aviation unit. During his time in Afghanistan Larry was awarded the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Valor for his actions after a rocket attack on the base where he was stationed (not surprising, as Larry was also present in the Pentagon on September 11, 2001). He retired from the Government in 2015 and joined CEXEC to lead the Financial Services Division. Strategic goals include leading CEXEC into the DoD Financial Management arena to support the financial management needs and the audit readiness preparation needs of the Department.
Life out of the office will most likely find Larry around family and the pitter-patter of little paws of his Norfolk Terriers. They occupy much of his time and demand a lot of his attention.