Defense Programs

Executive Comptroller Course

The Executive Comptroller Course (ECC) provides mid-level military and civilian resource/financial managers a broad perspective of the core competencies of defense financial management. The course emphasizes the application of those competencies for resource/financial management decision making in the U.S. Army.


Course Details:

Dates: Jan. 23- Feb. 3, 2023 Virtual

Contact Us:

Fran Machina | famachin@syr.edu

 

Purpose:

The Executive Comptroller Course (ECC) provides mid-level military and civilian resource/financial managers with a broad perspective of the core competencies of defense financial management. The course emphasizes the application of those competencies for resource/financial management decision-making in the U.S. Army.

 

Overview:

The course, consisting of 25 to 30 students, is divided into four general learning objectives accomplished through lectures, discussion groups, group projects, guest speakers, simulations and a Capstone exercise. Guest speakers address the real-time application of skills and challenges facing the Army and DOD. The Capstone exercise ties all instruction together, requiring students to apply everything they have learned. Upon completion of the course, 120 CPEs are awarded for the resident course, and 80 CPEs for the virtual course — including four hours of ethics training.

 

The four learning objectives are:

1. RM as Process Manager

2. Managing the Process

3. Managing Under the Constitution

4. Process Integration

 

Administration:

The resident course is a three-week program conducted at the Whitman School at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York, and Syracuse University’s Minnowbrook Conference Center in the Adirondack Mountains. Classes are conducted from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, requiring several hours of homework each day. Two in-course exams are used to monitor student progress.  Students arrive the Sunday before class and depart the last Friday evening (or Saturday morning). They are housed at a contract facility and Syracuse University’s Minnowbrook Conference Center. Transportation by a motor coach is provided for training. Tuition covers all training and required materials, housing, transportation and some meals. The virtual course is two weeks in length using Zoom.

 

Target Audiences:

Civilian:                                            

GS-12 to 14

Military:                                                                

Officer (O-3 to O-5)

Enlisted (E-7 to E-9)

*Exceptions to the target audience are allowed on a case-by-case basis.

 

Nomination Process:

Submit nominations through command channels as follows:

Civilian applicants submit to Ms. Annette Washington (annette.washington.civ@army.mil)

Military applicants submit to Ms. Kimberly Scott (kimberly.d.scott37.civ@army.mil)

 

Include:

  • Letter of Endorsement
  • SF 182
  • Civilians—CP 11 Resume Form
  • Military—Officer Record Brief / Enlisted Record Brief

 

Course Dates:

ECC 23-I: Jan. 23 - Feb. 3, 2023 (Virtual)

 

Contact Us:

Fran Machina | famachin@syr.edu