Title: Financial Consultant (Retired)
Company: United States Army
Location: Middleton, Wisconsin, United States
Colonel John F. Rogan has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in finance.
Col. John F. Rogan has met with success in his career by upholding his integrity, professionalism and tenacity in every facet of his career and each project at hand. These values have enabled him to achieve his personal goals, as well as contribute to society at large and impact many people along the way. Col. Rogan dedicated his career to the U.S. Army for more than two decades, during which time he has held many roles utilizing his expertise in financial management to help support the operations of this branch of the military. He enlisted in 1945 as a faculty for the U.S. Army School in St. Louis, Missouri, for two years. From there he advanced through grades to colonel through such roles as finance distributing officer in Japan, finance officer of advanced courses, member of the faculty of the U.S. Army Financial School in Indiana, deputy director of the finance department for the U.S. Civil Administration in Japan, faculty member with the Commando and General Staff College in Kansas and finance and accounting officer for the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York. From there, Col. John F. Rogan notably found success as finance and accounting officer for the chief finance and accounting policy division for the Office of the Comptroller for the U.S. 8th Army in Korea. He held this role until leaving the military in 1968. Thereafter, he continued to work for the Army in a civilian role as the director of settlement operations for the U.S. Army Financial Center in Indiana for two years.
His breadth of experience in the military gave Col. John F. Rogan the professional development needed to stand apart from other financial professionals as he had a worldly perspective and an approach to his work that showcased his true expertise in his field. His noteworthy roles over the most recent three decades include state finance director for the Wisconsin Department Administration, financial advisor for the Diocese of Madison, co-chairman on the State/Federal Cash Management Task Force in Washington, member of the National Council on Governmental Accounting and board member of the National Government Accounting Research Project. He has also been a financial consultant in private practice. In recognition of his professional excellence, Col. Rogan has been the recipient of a Leadership Award from the Catholic Charities Diocese of Madison Faith in Action, inductee into the Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame, a Veteran’s Life Time Achievement Award from the Wisconsin Board of Veteran’s Affairs, a Family of the Year Award from the Wisconsin Knights of Columbus, an Outstanding Leadership and Service Award from the Wisconsin Governor and State Legislature and a Special Award from the National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers. He was also inducted into the Army Finance Corps Hall of Fame.
One of the most important values in Col. Rogan’s life is his family and his church community. Over the years, he and his late wife Anne were incredibly involved in the church no matter where in the world the military took them. Col. Rogan was a part of many speaker’s programs where he spoke to churchgoers about his military career and the potential that it brought him to, as well as his true enjoyment and love of his profession. He has been a chairperson of the advisory board for the Holy Name Seminary and the Dioceses Appeals Committee in Madison since 1973. He has been on the board of multiple charities and volunteered his time to give back to those in need. In 2018, Col. John F. Rogan authored “Our Wartime Love Story,” as a tribute to his wife, with whom he wouldn’t have been able to create the wonderful life that he has. As he looks to the future, Col. Rogan intends to continue his work in his church while taking the opportunity to enjoy his favorite hobbies, which includes biking, walking, bowling, softball and watching movies.
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