Accession Number : ADA296097

Title :   The Need For More Combat Arms Comptrollers in Resource Management.

Corporate Author : AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Ryan, Douglas

PDF Url : ADA296097

Report Date : 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The Army is moving towards civilianizing many green suit comptroller positions or limiting them to finance officers whose understanding of Army systems is limited to disbursing money. The key comptroller green suit positions should be increased and occupied by Combat Arms Officers. These officers should be trained in comptrollership through a combination of normal Combat Arms Jobs, Comptroller Jobs, and a new Internship Program. This Internship Program should bring officers into high level pentagon comptroller areas to increase their knowledge and experience. No Combat Arms Officer could have more experience on the battlefield than our civilian counterparts. Their experience in dealing with the political bureaucracy of our government is critical. Key experience from the field should be used more at that level. Key experience from Combat Arms Officers who can communicate the needs of the field is essential. Even more importantly, corps and lower level resource managers must be Combat Arms Officers who understand the needs and problems in the field and can effectively communicate them to higher levels of Resource Management. These resource managers would then be able to more effectively translate needs to our civilian counterparts at the highest levels of comptrollership. The position that comptrollers should be heavy in both the Pentagon and in Corps and lower levels can best be communicated in terms of comptroller skills and qualities. Acquisition, Accounting, Allocation, Communication, and Analytical skills best describe those necessary in comptrollership. Vision, Credibility, Integrity, and Innovation best describe the qualities necessary for good comptrolling.

Descriptors :   *COMPTROLLERS, *RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, *JOB TRAINING, HANDBOOKS, INSTRUCTION MANUALS, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, BATTLEFIELDS, ARMS CONTROL, COMBAT AREAS, BATTLES, LEADERSHIP TRAINING, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS, ACCOUNTING, MILITARY PERSONNEL, OFFICER PERSONNEL, INTERNS, ACQUISITION, ALLOCATIONS, COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE