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Professional development opportunities.

The American Society of Military Comptrollers is pleased to publish information on professional development opportunities received from the field. If you have professional development information that you would like publicized, please send it to ASMC in care of John Raines at

Syracuse University, Resource Management Executive Education for the Department of Defense

The Army-sponsored program at Syracuse University has four components:

* The Defense Comptrollership Program is a 14-month graduate program leading to dual degrees: a master of business degree and an executive master of public administration degree. As part of graduation requirements, students must pass the Certified Defense Financial Manager certification examination, perform 24 hours of community service, and receive training in Lean Six Sigma.

* The Army Comptroller Course is designed for officers newly assigned to the comptroller career field.

* The Professional Resource Management Course targets mid-level military and civilian managers. It is three and a half weeks long and provides an overview of the comptroller career field.

* The Senior Resource Managers Symposium is designed to provide a venue for senior resource managers to discuss issues, share solutions, and perform strategic risk analysis.

For more information on these course offerings, please visit, or contact Colonel (R) David Berg, Director of Army Programs and Executive Education, at (315) 443-2898 or

Defense Resources Management Institute

The Defense Resources Management Institute is an educational institution sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense Located at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, the school offers on-campus programs on a regularly scheduled basis and may make programs available at other locations in the United States and overseas through special arrangements. One offering is the four-week Defense Resources Management Course, which is designed for forward-thinking managers working in any functional field concerned with resource allocation and use, including the broad spectrum of financial management, operations, logistics, manpower, procurement, and related fields For more information, visit the Web site at

Defense Financial Management and Comptroller School

The Defense Financial Management and Comptroller Course (DFMC) is a four-week, professional continuing education course that is conducted five times a year for mid-career and senior Department of Defense resource managers. This course is located at the Ira C. Eaker College for Professional Development at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. The DFMC develops individuals' capacities to adapt the comptroller's role to the economic, political, and social environment of the military organization. A strong emphasis is placed on personal/interpersonal skill sets (leading teams, conflict resolution, communications, etc.) and on the comptroller's role as an advisor for decision support. For more information visit the Web site at

Enhanced Defense Financial Management Training Course

The Enhanced Defense Financial Management Training Course is an intensive, five-day financial management review course taught in three modules. The modules cover me resource management environment, budgeting and cost analysis, and accounting and finance. Intended to improve overall technical and managerial capabilities of Defense financial managers, the course is an excellent way to begin preparing for the Certified Defense Financial Manager examination. The Department of Defense centrally funds several of these courses each year locations throughout the continental United States and overseas The ASMC also can arrange special classes. For more information, visit the ASMC Web site at www.asmconline. org/certification/training.
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Date:Jan 1, 2007
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