The Mission and Role of the Finance Corps -- 1995 and Beyond, Will There be One?
Author(s)Arteaga, Roland A.
Contributor(s)ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
KeywordsAdministration and Management
Economics and Cost Analysis
Military Forces and Organizations
*DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
*MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL
PERSIAN GULF WAR
*ARMY FINANCE CORPS
DFAS(DEFENSE FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING SERVICE)
TO&E(TABLE OF ORGANIZATION AND EQUIPMENT)
USAFAC(UNITED STATES ARMY FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING CENTER)
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AbstractDuring the Program Budget Decision cycle of October to December 1991, an adjustment to Defense Management Review Decision No. 910, dated January 1991, was issued and approved by the Department of Defense (DoD). In essence, the decision directed the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) to assume full control of, and to consolidate and capitalize all finance and accounting functions of the DoD components. Additionally, the mandate dictated that the implementing group conduct a study to determine the "disposition of the tactical finance and accounting function." This edict has caused much consternation and concern among the Finance Corps, and has begged the question of survivability. The purpose of this paper is to shed some light on the issue, and to ascertain whether the United States Army Finance Corps has had and continues to have a vital role in the U.S. Army. If so, the author will examine the changes necessary to ensure the Finance Corps' place in tomorrow's tailored force.