Morrilton Native Rose Caudle Honored With Women's Equality Day Award at NASA's Marshall Center
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
News Release: 05-178
Rose Caudle, a native of Morrilton, Ark., and an employee of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., has been recognized by NASA as an outstanding achiever.
Caudle, a supervisory budget analyst in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer at the Marshall Center, was honored with a Women's Equality Day award. The honor is presented annually to exceptional federal employees in administrative, clerical, professional and supervisory capacities.
Caudle began her professional career in 1978 as an intern with the Air Force Audit Agency in Montgomery, Ala. After completing extensive audit training, she was awarded journeyman status in 1981, a title permitting her to conduct financial, operational and internal control audits for the Air Force at a number of facilities, including Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Ala., MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla., and Andrews Air Force Base in Camp Springs, Md.
Caudle left the Air Force to join NASA in 1987, and was selected as a program analyst supporting NASA’s Space Station Program. She served the program from 1987 to 1992 at NASA offices in Reston, Va., and at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, supporting the Space Station Freedom Program, the predecessor to the current International Space Station Program.
In 1992, she went to NASA Headquarters in Washington, where she joined the Office of Space Flight as acting branch chief of the division's Institutional Resources Office, reporting to the associate administrator on institutional activities including civil service salaries and research and operations support at four NASA field centers around the country.
In 1994, Caudle was named business manager for the Level II Spacelab Carriers Program Office, which was responsible for processing and launching international payloads using Spacelab at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
She led agency-wide integration of budget requirements for the carriers program, part of the successful Spacelab program, which flew numerous microgravity science experiments aboard the Space Shuttle in the 1980s and 1990s. During her six years at Kennedy, Caudle also served the center's Institutional Management Office and provided budget support for the Level III International Space Station Project Office, which processed all elements for the space station program.
Caudle joined the Marshall Center's Budget Integration Office, within the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, as an analyst in 2000. Two years later, she was appointed chief of the office, managing all aspects of Marshall’s $2.3 billion annual budget requirements. In 2005, she joined the Shuttle Propulsion Office. As manager of the organization's Business and Management Operations Office, she assumed responsibility for the center’s shuttle propulsion budget.
Caudle earned a bachelor's degree in business administration and accounting in 1977 from Troy State University in Troy, Ala. She received her master's degree in management from Troy State in 1979. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Government Accountants and the Florida Society of Certified Public Accountants.
During her career, she has received numerous honors and awards, including the NASA Exceptional Service Medal in 2004 for outstanding service to the Office of the Chief Financial Officer.
The Women's Equality Day awards are presented by the Combined Women's Federal Programs. The Marshall Center's Women's Program annually joins with other local federal agencies to recognize the work of these individuals, and to celebrate Women's Equality Day and the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920.
Caudle and her husband Bill have two children, and reside in Madison, Ala.