Chuck Brooks is the Director of the Mission Support Resources Management Office (MS RMO). The MS RMO provides budget formulation and execution for the Safety, Security, and Mission Services (SSMS) budget and the Construction and Environmental Compliance and Restoration (CECR) budget, which have a combined value over three billion dollars. His team develops program resources guidance, supports development of the Mission Support Directorate’s (MSD) budget submission and presentation to the NASA Administrator, assists development of the OMB budget submission and presentation to NASA OMB examiners, and helps develop the MSD Congressional Justification and presentation of the President’s Budget for House and Senate Appropriations staffs. The MSRMO ensures compliance with applicable appropriations law as well as provides the Mission Support Directorate’s Associate Administrator with recommendations on optimizing the Mission Support portfolio.
Prior to his current assignment, Brooks served as the deputy director of MS RMO.
Before joining MSD in 2019, Brooks served as the Deputy Chief Financial Officer at NASA’s Langley Research Center, a role in which he emphasized cost savings and precision in budget creation, assessment, execution, and reporting. He also practiced value and risk management to ensure business continuity and efficiency at the center.
Brooks started his NASA career in 2006 as an accountant. Over the years, he has taken on positions with increasing responsibility in budget management, policy compliance, program implementation and assessment, and auditing and reporting. He has worked in a variety of organizations within the agency including the Space Technology Mission Directorate, the Office of the Chief Information Officer, and Langley Research Center.
Prior to joining NASA, Chuck worked in various leadership and management capacities at facilities of several companies such as Alcoa, Teledyne, and SAIC. As a consultant, he implemented enterprise resource planning applications from Oracle and Baan in various business units of Alcoa and Nortel Networks.
Throughout his career, Brooks has taught graduate and under-graduate accounting classes at the college level. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration accounting from Radford University and has a master’s degree in business administration from Old Dominion University.