Comptroller (CP 11)
|Defense Comptrollership Program (DCP)|
|Modern DCPDS Course Code||15DCP|
|Length of Program||14 months|
|Location||Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY|
|Nomination Suspense Date||
October 31, 2013 |
|Dates of program||
June 2014 - August 2015 |
A civilian DCP candidate should satisfy the following criteria to be considered:
|University Requirements||A foundation in mathematical and accounting skills and concepts for the DCP's strong quantitative methods focus is expected and is tested upon students' arrival. Additional courses may be required. Candidates should also be conversant in the operation of personal computers and familiar with basic software application packages related to word processing, spreadsheets, graphics and Microsoft Excel. They should also have a basic understanding of financial accounting principles.|
|Purpose||To provide a high quality, accelerated program of advanced education and training in resource management for a select group of Defense officers and DoD/DA civilians. The goal of the program and its pre-determined operational assignments is to train and develop the most outstanding and productive civilian employees in the Army resource management field, who have demonstrated high potential for advancing to multidisciplinary keystone positions in CP 11.|
The Defense Comptrollership Program is a 14-month course of study delivered in two semesters and two summer sessions addressing Defense/Army Comptroller and Financial Management educational needs. The 60-hour graduate curriculum combines business and public administration theories. Dual degree program between the Martin J. Whitman School of Management and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Graduates are awarded a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and an Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA). Curriculum provides the future managers with the conceptual perspective, practical analytical tools, and management skills required in the increasingly complex resource management environment. Due to the unique orientation of this program, the student is normally required to successfully complete (or obtain waiver of) the required management core courses.
For complete instructions and information, applicants should refer to Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management & Comptroller) (OASA (FM&C)) announcement released 222 July 2013, subject: Announcement of Defense Comptrollership Program (DCP) Class of 2015 for Civilian Employees, Syracuse University (SU) and Follow-On Assignments.
For more information, call (703) 695-7655, DSN 225-7655 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.asafm.army.mil/proponency/powbt/careerdevelopment/dcp.html.
|Army Comptroller Course (ACC)|
ACC is a three week resident program, held at Syracuse University main campus, Syracuse, New York. The target audience for this course is journey-level Army Civilian: Career Program (CP) 11, GS09 and above, second year Department of the Army interns (mandatory), Officer: ranch Code (BC) 36 CPT-MAJ and Enlisted: Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 36 Sergeant First Class and above, Staff Sergeant with waivers. ACC is taught at Syracuse University, in Syracuse, N.Y. three times per year. ACC focuses on federal budget challenges, strategic planning, Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE), fiscal law, activity and service-based costing, manpower management, contracting, management controls, competitive sourcing, financial operations, the legislative process, and installation and Army command resource management. The course also blends current DoD/Army management and the latest in academic management techniques.
|Executive Comptroller Course (ECC)|
ECC is a three week resident program, held at Syracuse University main campus, Syracuse, New York. The target audience for this course is mid-level Officer: Branch Code (BC) 36 MAJ-LTC, Enlisted: Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 36 Master Sergeant (MSG) and above, Sergeant First Class (SFC) with waiver and Civilian: Career Program (CP) 11, GS 09 (Full Performance), GS 11-13. Financial Managers obtain a broad perspective of the core competencies of Defense Financial Management and the application of those competencies in the U.S. The course also covers core competencies resource/financial management decision making in the U.S. Army. The program critically examines all aspects of the Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE) from planning to prior year execution funds management and current issues in resource management.
|Financial Management (FM 101)|
FM 101 is a course specifically designed for personnel in the technical financial management series to increase their skills and knowledge in financial and resource management and their basic analytical capabilities. Target audience for FM 101 is Civilians GS 03-08.
|Defense Financial Management Course (DFMC)|
DFMC , is a three week professional development course for DoD Resource Management personnel taught at the Defense Financial Management & Comptroller School (DFM&CS), Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, Alabama. This course combines Air Force faculty lectures, interactive seminars, networking, small group discussions and facilitated exercises. There is an extensive and prestigious guest-speaker program to reinforce the instruction with "real world" applications. The course develops decision support skill sets to include critical thinking, analysis, advisory responsibility, strategic orientation, leadership and conflict resolution. The target audience for this course is Civilian: Career Program (CP) 11 GS 11 and above, Officer: Branch Code (BC) 36 MAJ and above and Enlisted: Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 36 Master Sergeant (MSG) and above.
|Defense Decision Support Course (DDSC)|
DDSC is a four day course taught at the Defense Financial Management & Comptroller School (DFM&CS), Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, Alabama. DDSC complements the DFMC to acquaint mid-senior level personnel with the merits of Decision Support instruction and their use by subordinates. The course defines Decision Support, introduces a Decision Support Model, describes various analysis tools and techniques (both qualitative and quantitative), and allows students limited practice in putting the concepts into action through practical exercises. To achieve maximum effectiveness, students selected for this course should possess a broad knowledge of the DoD FM environment, a strategic perspective, and above average critical/creative thinking and oral and written communication skills. The target audience of this course is Civilian: Career Program (CP) 11 GS 13 and above and Officer: Branch Code (BC) 36 MAJ or above, and Enlisted: Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 36 Master Sergeant (MSG) and above.
|Senior Resource Managers Course (SRMC)||
SRMC is a 5 day course taught at Syracuse University's Minnowbrook Conference Center in the Adirondack Mountains. SRMC focuses on current issues in the management of resource management. Careerists will gain a better understanding of the changing resource management environment of the Army and DoD; experience a venue for senior resource managers to discuss issues and share solutions; and develop solutions to management of resource management issues. The target audience for this course is Civilian: Career Program (CP) 11 GS 14 and 15, Career Program (CP) 26 (Manpower and Force Management) GS 14 and 15, Officer: Branch Code (BC) 36 Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) and Colonel (COL) and Enlisted: Senior Enlisted
Nomination Procedures: Nominations for Short Term Training (STT) should identify the class and date when applying for the course. The following documents should be submitted within the application packet:
The application packet should be submitted through the Command's Comptroller Junior Executive Council (CJEC) Member. If the applicant's position isn't within Career Program 11, the application packet must be submitted through Command Channels before submitting it to the Comptroller Proponency Office.
Additional Information: The Comptroller Proponency Office centrally funds travel, per diem and tuition costs for STT sessions for Civilian: Career Program (CP) 11, Officer: BC 36, Enlisted: Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 36, except DA interns that are centrally funded by G-1. G-1 Resource Management Office will provide procedures and any applicable fund cite instructions in notices to selectees. Cancellation notification must be made through the Comptroller Proponency Office and the Command's Comptroller Junior Executive Council Member, along with any desire to be placed in a future class. Nomination packets should be sent through the Command's Comptroller Junior Executive Member. The Comptroller Junior Executive Council member submits the nomination packet to:
The Comptroller Proponency Office (SAFM-PO),
Further information is available at
|Enhanced Defense Financial Management Training (EDFMT)||
EDFMT is a five day, intensive financial management review course taught in three modules: resource management environment, budgeting andd cost analysis and accounting and finance. The course is provided by the Department of Defense, and is licensed and copyrighted by the American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC). The course is offered at a variety of locations (including overseas locations) throughout the year to make it easier for personnel to attend and minimize travel expenses. Careerists who successfully complete the week of instruction are awarded 40 continuing professional education units. Tuition is centrally funded. The Comptroller Proponency Office may approve and centrally fund TDY and travel, subject to availability of funds. Local travel is command responsibility. The target audience for this course is Civilian: Career Program (CP) 11 GS 09 and above, Officer: Branch Code (BC) 36 MAJ and above, and Enlisted: Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 36 Master Sergeant (MSG) and above, and Sergeant 1st Class (SFC) with waiver. This course is not for interns.
Nominations should specify class being applied for by location and date and be sent through the EDFMT online application system.
|National Security Studies (NSS)|
The National Security Studies (NSS) course is a two week program on the campus of Syracuse University Maxwell School. This course is centrally funded. The target audience of this course is Civilian: Career Program (CP) 11 GS 14 and 15 Senior Level Resource Managers and Career Program (CP) 26 (Manpower and Force Management) GS 14 and 15, Officer: Branch Code (BC) 36 Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) and Colonel (COL) and Enlisted: Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 36 Senior Enlisted
Competitive professional development provides a valuable learning experience and competitive edge for future advancement. Careerists develop their own full-time or part-time course of study with local accredited colleges or university for the purpose to obtain a degree. The Financial Management Career Program-11 Competitive Professional Development Program emphasizes distribution of limited ACTEDS program funds to the maximum number of qualified nominees. Although, part-time academic programs are encouraged, full-time applications will be considered for acceptance. All degree programs, whether funded by ACTEDS or commands must be approved by the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower & Reserve Affairs).
|Full-time University Programs||
Full-time University Programs:
Special Full-time programs
Defense Masters In Business Administration In Financial Management Program (DMBAFMP). This is an 18-month course delivered in six quarter sessions at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA. It is open to GS11-13 CP11 civilians, CPT-MAJ (BC36) and to those in other career programs that include significant resource and financial management duties. Nomination packets are requested annually in special announcements posted on the ASA (FM&C) web-pages listed previously with suspense normally in Oct for course start dates in Jan.
DoD/IG/Georgetown University's Master's Degree Program.
The Department of Defense Inspector General is sponsoring a master's degree program in conjunction with Georgetown University. The curriculum includes eight one-week courses over a period of two years. Successful completion of the program will lead to a Georgetown University Master's Degree in Policy Management. This program is only open to employees GS-12 - GS-15 within US Army Audit Agency.
|Part-time University Programs||
Specific part-time training will be approved on a case-by-case basis and will be forwarded through supervisory and major command channels (with full justification) for approval by the FCR. This lower priority training may consist of evening, weekend, and/or part-time courses at the rate of fewer than 12 hours per semester. Non-degree training funding is a command responsibility.
All applications for FY2014 Competitive Professional Development Training Programs are due to Financial Management Career Program-11 NLT 90 days prior to the start of first classes. The entire process will require about 120 days contacting the college, assembling the package and obtaining chain of command endorsements to final staffing and approval. Check with your CP-11 ACOM, Army Service Component Command (ASCC) or Direct Reporting Unit (DRU) career program manager for internal deadlines.
Employees who work for an Army Staff Principal, Headquarters Department of the Army, the Army Staff, or a Program Executive office must obtain endorsement from the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army (AASA).
For more details, checklists and forms go to
|Academic Requirements for Undergraduate and Graduate University Training||
|Civilian Education System (CES)||
The Civilian Education System (CES) is the foundation of the Army's leader development program for all Army Civilians, providing progressive and sequential education courses throughout their careers. CES is centrally funded by HQDA G-37/Training Directorate for most permanent Army Civilians, including but not limited to general schedule (GS), non-appropriated fund (NAF), local national (LN) and wage grade (WG) employees. CES leadership courses, or designated equivalent courses, are required for all Army Civilians. Employees should include attendance at the CES course for which they are eligible in their Individual Development Plans (IDP).
Employees are eligible to attend the CES course that is targeted at their grade level. GS-01 through GS-09 employees are eligible to attend the CES Basic Course; GS-10 through GS-12 employees are eligible to attend the CES Intermediate Course; and GS-13 through GS-15 employees are eligible to attend the CES Advanced Course. NOTE: All Army Civilians who were hired after 30 September 2006 are required to take the Foundation Course prior to enrolling in either of the CES courses.
More information on CES courses, as well as instructions on how to enroll can be found on the Civilian Training and Leader Development website at http://www.t3ac.army.mil/Pages/Homepage.aspx
The ACTEDS Training Catalog