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To Harry KWeyrich "...for meritorious personal service" Ifi j 1 f. * w ( Jim vk 1 f^^ V ff ' j£ JH Early in January, Executive Office partner Harry Weyrich was invited to the Pentagon office of Assistant Secretary of the Air Force Spencer J. Schedler to receive the U.S. Air Force's Exceptional Service Award. The ceremony in Washington marked the culmination of almost three years of voluntary service as a technical consultant and advisor to the Air Force Audit Agency. Harry Weyrich's association with the Air Force Audit Agency began early in 1970, with the establishment of President Nixon's "Blue Ribbon Defense Panel" to review and make recommendations on all aspects of operation and administration of the Department of Defense. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants had assembled a group to provide assistance in accounting and auditing matters, and Harry was named chairman of the committee dealing with the Air Force internal audit functions. Because of the work done by Mr. Weyrich and his committee, the Air Force Audit Agency became aware of the benefits to be gained from periodic, objective and unbiased appraisal of its world-wide operations. Among the important improvements resulting from the work of the committee were actions relating to the organization and location of Air Force Audit Agency (AFAA) field units throughout the world, location of supervisory personnel, timeliness of audit reports, and the nature of audit techniques used. In his recommendation for the award, Assistant Secretary Schedler wrote: "The personal and professional relationships nurtured during these early meetings have since evolved into what may very well be the only existing informal, totally voluntary consulting arrangement between a Department of Defense internal audit agency and a civilian public accounting firm. Throughout this period, Mr. Weyrich, motivated by nothing other than a strong sense of personal duty, has responded unhesitatingly to a continuing flow of requests for technical advice and assistance on matters relating to all phases of the accounting and audit function." One of the areas of particular concern was career development. In January 1972, Harry made an extensive presentation on the Firm's career development and training program for the Auditor General, his Deputy and other key Air Force people. "This outstanding presentation," says Assistant Secretary Schedler, 'constitutes the single most influential factor in the revitalized training program currently in operation throughout the AFAA." Also in the field of career development, Harry made available to Air Force auditors the materials used by H&S to prepare candidates for the CPA examination. In conjunction with the 'Education with Industry Program," administered by the Air University's Air Force Institute of Technology, Harry arranged for the one-year assignment of selected AFAA auditors to H&S to familiarize them with techniques and procedures which could be applied to auditing within the Air Force. In the conclusion of his recommendation for the exceptional service award, Assistant Secretary Schedler aptly sums up his agency's appreciation of the work Harry has done. ".. .Mr. Weyrich's association with the Air Force Audit Agency...as consultant, advisor and friend... represents a singularly distinctive public service by a private individual, deserving of the very highest form of personal recognition. The United States Air Force has been the sole benefactor of untiring, selfless efforts of this dedicated private citizen, an accomplished professional in his own right, to bring the sound business practices of his own distinguished profession to yet another area of government." • 13
To Harry R. Weyrich "..for meritorious personal service"
Weyrich, Harry R.
Weyrich, Harry R.
Schedler, Spencer J.
H&S Reports, Vol. 10, (1973 spring), p. 13
|Source||Originally published by: Haskins & Sells|
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|Digital Publisher||University of Mississippi Library. Accounting Collection|