The thesis presents an evaluation of the adequacy of entry level financial management training provided to Marine Corps officers assigned the primary Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 3415. A financial management questionnaire was distributed to selected senior civilians and all Marine Corps officers who have been assigned either the MOS 3415 or the MOS 9644. The thesis compared the perceived adequacy of the respondents' reported education and training to what the respondents stated was required in order to sufficiently perform their financial management duties. The authors conclude that: (1) an inconsistency exists between the MOS Manual and actual assignment policy for MOS 3145; (2) a requirement for entry level financial management training exists; and (3) the scope of financial management training depends on whether the Marine Corps desires inter or intra service instruction along with the level of proficiency to be obtained. The authors recommend: (1) a definitive policy for assignment of the primary MOS 3415 be implemented; (2) the Marine Corps examine the feasibility of establishing an entry level course of instruction; and (3) specific entry level billets be identified for assignment.The authors conclude that: (1) an inconsistency exists between the MOS Manual and actual assignment policy for MOS 3145; (2) a requirement for entry level financial management training exists; and (3) the scope of financial management ...
|Title||:||An Evaluation of the Education and Training Requirements for Entry Level Marine Corps Officers in the Military Occupational Specialty 3415|
|Author||:||Brian F. Reed, Randall D. McMahon, NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA.|