Accession Number:

ADA504094

Title:

Counting the Cost: How Regionalizing Marine Corps Disbursing is a Bad Investment

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-02-07

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

Though some of the senior Marines in the Corps financial management community are claiming success following the initial pilot program that studied the impact of disbursing consolidation at Camp Lejeune, issues remain to be addressed. The lack of technological infrastructure, degradation of local support to unit commanders, and the negative impact on Marines in the finance community makes Corps-wide regionalization of disbursing a bad investment in both time and money. The regionalization and consolidation of Marine Corps disbursing and finance offices began its transition upon approval of a one-year pilot program by the Marine Requirements Oversight Council MROC in December 2003. There have been many opinions about this transition and much discussion on the positive and negative implications these changes will cause. Inherent in these discussions is whether the mission will suffer and if taking care of Marines and their families remains a top priority This paper will attempt to expose some of the questions that deserve an answer before consolidation continues.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE