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FMS CommandantColonel Richard J. Hoerner Financial Management School Commandant

Colonel Rick Hoerner enlisted in the United States Army as an Infantryman in 1985.  As a staff sergeant, he led a Ranger squad in a night combat parachute jump into Rio Hato Military Airfield, Panama, during Operation JUST CAUSE in 1989.  He earned a Bachelor of Science in Management from Auburn University.  He also holds a Master of Business Administration from Syracuse University, an Executive Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University, and a Master of Strategic Studies from the Air War College.


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Command Sergeant Major Gennaro A. Penn

Command Sergeant Major Gennaro Anthony Penn is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana.  He joined the U.S. Army as a 73C, Finance Specialist, on October 30, 1991 and attended Basic Combat Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky and Advance Individual Training at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana. 

Command Sergeant Major Penn’s previous assignments include the 10th Finance Support Unit, Vicenza, Italy;  Delta Detachment, 215th Finance Battalion, Fort Sill, Oklahoma;  Alpha Company, 24th Finance Battalion, Fort Stewart, Georgia;  United States Army Garrison, Defense Military Pay Office, Fort McPherson, Georgia;  Alpha and Echo Company, 369th Adjutant General Battalion, Fort Jackson, South Carolina;  175th Financial Management Center, Yonsang, Korea;  176th Finance Battalion, Yonsang, Korea;  United States Army Financial Management Command (USAFMCOM), Indianapolis, Indiana.  As the operations Sergeant Major for the Operational Support Team (OST) USAFMCOM, CSM Penn served in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn as a Senior Financial Management Advisor and Trainer.  He most recently served as the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, United States Army, Pacific Command Sergeant Major, Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

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413thCSB Leverages UTES during DTX

The Sandbox!  When you think of a sandbox do you have pleasant thoughts and memories of a childhood long gone, or are your impressions of an interactive environment with an array of scenario-based Army-wide exercises tailored to individual unit needs?  I hope that your thoughts are the later of the two, today’s Warriors demand adaptive and progressive training to keep their edge as the most significant fighting force ever.

The 413th Contracting Support Brigade commitment to real and relevant training shined during the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Disaster Training Exercise (DTX).  DTX is an annual capstone contracting readiness exercise that trains with the Fiscal Triad in preparation for contingency operations; however, this year incorporated the Ultimate Training Experience System (UTES), with assistance from the Financial Management School (FMS) after the suggestion from G-8 civilians.  UTES allowed for real-time collaboration of Procurement Desktop Defense (PD2), General Fund Enterprise Business System (GFEBS), and Deployable Disbursing System (DDS), eliminating Purchase Orders (PO) for Standard Procurement System (SPS) Purchase Requests (PR).  LTC Thomas Buchholz, Deputy G-8 was quoted saying, “Overall, the UTES was a valuable asset for the fiscal triad, and we hope to incorporate it into other exercises in the Pacific.”  (2017)
 
UTES allowed for the accomplishment of this year's objectives to provide “hands-on” training with the entire Fiscal Triad ensuring continuity and proficiency; additionally, provide Financial Managers the opportunity to train core deployment support tasks.  The utilization of the UTES program allowed for all aspects of the contracting process, which meant for the first time PD2 and GFEBS were able to auto-populated most of the purchase orders.  Contracts were able to flow all the way from start to finish with no errors.  Please read the attached AAR or watch the full-length video interview for more insight on this past DTX.  (https://youtu.be/-a0N2FWCWCg

In Conclusion, commanders and trainers that leverage UTES web-based virtual environment empower Soldiers to train as they fight.  Relevant based Battle Drills all executing in real-time/live production delivers a training experience previously unattainable. The ability to simultaneously, across the room or globe, bring apparent relevance to the force. Join the UTES milBook Community of Interest (COI) to hear about highlights and insights. (https://www.milsuite.mil/book/community/spaces/afms/utes)

The FM 1-06 Road Map Digital Application (App) is finally here! FM 1-06 is our Doctrine and the foundation of all that we do. The App was developed by the Financial Management School to help grow the future leaders of our Corps with a strong foundation in our doctrine. It leverages technology and the abilities of our tech savvy Soldiers by facilitating portable learning. The App provides the Soldiers with an interactive study guide that tests their knowledge of the field manual (FM) while doubling as a refresher and sustainment tool.

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