DoD Professional Military Comptroller School: Ira C. Eaker College for Professional Development, Maxwell AFB AL 36112-6429
Ira C. Eaker
The DoD Professional Military Comptroller School (PMCS) has been recognized as the premier resource management course for financial professionals. Taught at the graduate level, the School’s mission is “To improve accountability and fiscal readiness of DoD personnel by providing world class financial management education.” It seeks to expand the students’ capacity to adapt to the economic, political, and technical environments affecting military organizations–with a continuous focus on the primary mission of supporting the commander and warfighter.
PMCS plays a critical role in the professional development of today’s resource managers. The School offers a 6-week course five times a year and a 2-week Guard/Reserve course once a year. Each Service and DoD Agency selects its own students based on general PMCS guidelines and allocated seats per class. Typical students are Majors through Colonels and GS-12s through GS-15s from all financial management disciplines. On a case-by-case basis the school will grant waivers for Captains and GS-11s if space permits and time-in-grade, experience, and chain-of-command endorsements indicate the individual is capable of successfully completing the course. PMCS accepts CMSgts assigned as MAJCOM Functional Area Managers. Also, we continue to accept students from outside the normal financial management career disciplines with the prospective student’s major command or agency comptroller endorsement.
In virtually every class, students identify the hand-picked faculty and dynamic guest lecturer program as overall PMCS strengths–with both reflecting the school’s DoD focus. The faculty include Air Force, Army, Navy, and DFAS representatives, while guest lecturers span the various Services, DoD agencies, and organizational levels. PMCS uses 60 to 70 lecturers per class, with approximately 25 percent being general officers or senior executive service personnel.
As PMCS proudly enters its 36th year, it extends special thanks, best wishes, and sincere farewells to LTC Steve Hodges, LCDR Yolanda McCarden, Maj Rod Troyanowski, Maj Jennifer Kleinschmidt, Ms Glenda Scheiner, Lt Bernard Callands, MSgt Jamie Johnson, and Ms Arma Trawick. These individuals made significant contributions to both the school and the DoD resource management community through overcoming numerous challenges. LTC Hodges retired from the Army after 21 years of faithful service. LCDR McCarden moved to the Bureau of Naval Personnel in Washington DC. Maj Troyanowski retired from the Air Force after 20 years of faithful service. Maj Kleinschmidt moved after less than a year with PMCS to become the Executive Officer for the Air University Commander. Ms Scheiner completed her career broadening tour with a promotion to the Aeronautical Systems Center at Wright Patterson AFB OH. Lt Callands moved to Little Rock AFB to become the Financial Services Officer. MSgt Jamie Johnson ended his tour by moving to Osan AB Korea. Ms Trawick retired from the Air Force after 20 years of faithful service. As we say goodbye to these dedicated individuals, we also welcome others–LTC Ellis Colvin, US Army Europe, Heidelberg, Germany; LCDR Paul Simpson, US Naval Support Activity, La Maddalena, Italy; Maj David Albrecht, US Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado; Maj(S) Brian Kehl, AFIT, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia; 2Lt Ann Arnold, HQ SSG, Maxwell AFB-Gunter Annex, Alabama; Mr Martin Cain, Career Broadener, Air Force Audit Agency Training Office, March ARB, California; TSgt Debra Riech, First Sergeant Academy, Maxwell AFB, Alabama; and Ms Josephine Stokes, Academic Instructor School, Maxwell AFB, Alabama. These individuals bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the faculty, making them an invaluable part of preparing DoD resource managers to support the most important customers in the world.
For more information, including details of the student-selection process and an upcoming class schedule, please visit the PMCS internet site at “http://www.maxwell.af.mil/au/cpd/pmcs/index.html” or “http:// pmcs.maxwell.af.mil”.
Colonel Donna Taylor, USAF BA, International American University of Puerto Rico; MBA, Webster University. Major Background: Comptroller.
LTC Ellis Colvin, USA. BA, Government and Sociology, Wofford College; MSA, Health Services Administration, Central Michigan University; MBA, Finance, Hawaii Pacific University Major Background: Budget.
Maj Shannon Whited, USAF. BS, Accounting, University of Akron; MEd, Educational Psychology, University of Oklahoma; Certified Acquisition Professional, Financial Management & Comptroller–Level I; Financial Management Professional Development Program–Level II. Major Background: Budget.
Mr Gregory Lewis, DFAS. BS, Management, Indiana Wesleyan University; MBA, Anderson University; Certified Defense Financial Manager. Major Background: Accounting and Finance.
PMCS Staff–TSgt Debra Riech and Ms Josephine Stokes
Lt Col Chase Fiquett, USAF. BS, Marketing, University of Alabama; MBA, University of South Dakota; Finance Management and Comptroller–Level II; Certified Defense Financial Manager. Major Background: Budget.
Maj David Albrecht, USAF. BS, General Studies, US Air Force Academy; MBA, Management, Webster University; Financial Management Professional Development Program–Level I Major Background: Budget.
Mr Martin Cain, USAF. BS, Accounting, University of Nevada; MBA, Management, Golden Gate University; Certified Government Financial Manager; Certified Internal Auditor; Certified Cost Analyst; Professional Designation, Cost and Price Analysis. Major Background: Audit.
LCDR Paul Simpson, USN. BS, General Sciences, US Naval Academy; MS, Operations Research, Naval Postgraduate School: MS, Military Operational Art of War, ACSC. Major Background: Budget.
Maj (S) Brian Kehl, USAF. BS, Accounting, Brigham Young University: MS, Cost Analysis, AFIT; MA, Economics, George Mason University; PhD, Economics, George Mason University; Certified Cost Analyst: Certified Acquisition Professional, Financial Management & Comptroller–Level II, Major Background: Cost Analysis
2Lt Ann Arnold, USAF. BS, Business Administration, McMurry University; MBA, William Carey College Major Background: Accounting and Finance.
Ira C. Eaker College for Professional Development, Maxwell AFB AL 36112-6429
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