Brad Bingham Chief Financial Officer, Army & Air Force Exchange Service
Chief Financial Officer
Brad Bingham is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (Exchange), at the organization’s headquarters in Dallas.
The Exchange is a non-appropriated fund entity of the Department of Defense. Established in 1895, the Exchange is the 61st largest retail organization in the U.S. With annual revenues of $8.6 billion, the Exchange employs approximately 35,000 associates, including military personnel. In 2019, the Exchange produced $369 million in earnings, all reinvested into the military community.
As CFO, Bingham is responsible for maintaining the financial integrity of the Exchange system and providing management control of financial requirements and resources.
The Exchange operates 4,000 facilities, including department and convenience stores, restaurants, malls, movie theaters, gas stations and other specialty retail businesses on military installations. The Exchange’s operations span 50 states, four U.S. territories and 32 countries. Additionally, the Exchange Credit Program manages a $2.5 billion credit card receivables portfolio. To support combat readiness and provide foreign-based service members and their families with U.S. products, the Exchange operates bakeries in Europe and Asia and water bottling plants in Europe under six licenses from U.S. consumer goods companies, including Wonder Bread, Krispy Kreme and Culligan.
The Exchange annually provides troops with more than 800,000 combat uniforms and serves more than 2.6 million lunches to Warfighters’ children at Department of Defense Education Activity schools overseas. A major employer of Veterans and military spouses, the Exchange has hired more than 1,600 Wounded Warriors since 2010 and is committed to hiring 50,000 Veterans and military spouses.
Bingham was born in Oklahoma City. He attended Southern Methodist University, earning a Master of Business Administration from the Cox School of Business. He also earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Oklahoma State University.
Bingham began his Exchange career as a Financial Analyst I at Exchange headquarters. Since that time, he has held a variety of Exchange positions, including Financial Analyst II and III (serving in the latter role first at Exchange headquarters, then Mainz-Kastel, Germany); Senior Project Manager; Pension Analyst; Chief/Director, Financial Analysis; and Vice President, Financial Analysis. He was named to his current position in October 2020.
Bingham has deployed to Kuwait and Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. His performance over his career has earned him numerous Exchange awards, including two Extraordinary Achievement awards and the Superior Accomplishment, Thanks for Caring and Sharing, Thanks for Serving, and Thanks for Contributing awards.