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The First Inspectors General
Department of Transportation
Frank S. Sato was born in March 16, 1929, in Puyallup, Wash. He received a B.A. in accounting from the University of Washington in 1953.
From 1953 to 1965, Sato was with the U.S. Air Force Auditor General's Office, serving in various positions, finally as Chief of the Logistics Audits Division. Since 1965 he has been with the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Comptroller), serving as Director for Special Activities Audits, Director for Audit Operations, Director for Defense Agencies Audits, and Deputy Comptroller for Audit Operations. Since 1974 he has been Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Audit. He also serves as Director of the Defense Audit Service. Sato is national president-elect of the Association of Government Accountants and is active in accounting and auditing associations.