Roland A. Arteaga

Council Member, President Obama’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability
President & Chief Executive Officer, Defense Credit Union Council

Roland "Arty" Arteaga has been serving as the President/CEO of the Defense Credit Union Council (DCUC) since 1 March 2010. In this capacity, he represents the interest of the credit unions operating in military bases worldwide, service as their primary liaison to the Pentagon.

Over the past eleven years, Mr. Arteaga has worked diligently with the Department of Defense (DoD) on policy and procedural matters affecting on-base credit unions and has addressed major issues and actions, such as DoD Financial Readiness, to include the Department’s Financial Education policy; the Consumer Credit Provisions of the 2007 National Defense Authorization Act (the Talent Amendment); and the DoD Personal Commercial Solicitation policy. Additionally, Mr. Arteaga has worked with the Department on Logistical Support and Base Access policies both overseas and stateside; Morale Welfare and Recreation sponsorships; the One Credit Union/One Bank policy; DoD policy pertaining to land leases; the development of the Installation Commander’s Banking and Credit Union Liaison Officer’s Desktop guide; the Department’s financial services E-Commerce efforts on and off the battlefield; and the Overseas Military Banking Program.

Prior to joining DCUC, Mr. Arteaga was the Vice President, Government Card Services at Bank of America.

Mr. Arteaga served in the United States Army from 1971 to 1999. Key among his military assignments were his tours of duty at the Battalion Commander of the 230th Finance Support Command, including duty with the 18th Airborne Corps during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm, and as the Senior Military Assistant and Executive Officer to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management & Comptroller, the Pentagon. On 1 September 1999, Colonel Roland "Arty" Arteaga retired from the United States Army after 28½ years, closing his career as the Commander of the United States Army Finance Command at the Pentagon.

On October 12, 2010, Mr. Arteaga was appointed by the President of the United States to be a member of his Advisory Council on Financial Capability.

Colonel (R) Roland "Arty" Arteaga has an undergraduate degree from St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas, and a Masters degree from Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri (Fort Sam Houston). He and his wife, Carol, currently reside in Virginia.

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