Accession Number : ADA263903


Title :   Finance Corps: Reformulated for the 21st Century


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Tant, III, Hugh B


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a263903.pdf


Report Date : 19 Jan 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 36


Abstract : This paper addresses the requirement to have a Theater Finance Command deployed to the theater of operations during the next campaign. During Desert Shield/Desert Storm the financial responsibilities within the theater of operations expanded well beyond the capabilities of the two colonel-commanded finance groups. Finance doctrine clearly called for the deployment of a Theater Finance Command (TFC). The TFC is responsible for the accomplishment of centralized funding, commercial accounting, foreign national pay, and appropriated and nonappropriated fund accounting. The TFC led by a finance general is capable of providing finance policy on the battlefield and serving as the single authority for coordination with key finance leaders in CONUS, such as the Department of Defense Comptroller, the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management), the Comptroller of the Army (COA), and Director, Defense Finance and Accounting Service. Additionally, Senator Nunn has called for more action to realize economies and efficiencies within the Department of Defense by reformulating roles and missions among the three Services.


Descriptors :   *ACCOUNTING , *ARMY , *FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT , *THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS , BATTLEFIELDS , CENTRALIZED , COMPTROLLERS , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , DEPLOYMENT , EFFICIENCY , FINANCE , FOREIGN , MILITARY COMMANDERS , MILITARY DOCTRINE , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS , MILITARY PERSONNEL , MILITARY REQUIREMENTS , MISSIONS , POLICIES , SALARIES


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE