Financial Management Transition Course
Course Length:2 weeks
Proponent School: United States Soldier Support Institute, Fort Jackson, South Carolina
Venue: FOBQ is a resident course conducted annually, June at Ft Jackson, SC. It is a requirement for all branch transfer officers prior to attending the Finance Captain Career Course. After successful completion of FOBQ, finance officers return to their Finance Unit to continue to develop their finance skill sets, prior to attending the Finance Captain Career Course.
Description: Provides a working knowledge of the major areas of a finance office. Provides instruction on the governing regulations, controls, safeguards, operating procedures, automated system inputs, and reporting requirements for a disbursing division. Accounting, Travel and Military Pay instruction concentrates on giving an overview of appropriated fund accounting concepts, the governing laws, entitlements, allowances, system software and hardware, and interpretation of pertinent regulations. Students will also participate in a structured physical fitness training program
Technical Training: FOBQ is designed to give you the technical skills necessary to be a finance officer. The following blocks of instruction will be covered.
- Disbursing Operations
- Military Pay
- Commercial Vendor Services
Leadership Opportunities: You will have the opportunity to serve in a leadership position during FOBQ. Several types of positions exist throughout the duration of the course. First there are class leadership positions appointed to students by the class advisors. These positions include:
- Class Leader
- Class S1
- Class S3
- Class S4
- Squad Leader
Other class positions are on a volunteer basis primarily; however all positions must be filled. These positions remain with the same student for the duration of the course. . These positions include:
- Academic Officer
- Automation Officer
- Physical Fitness Officer
- Public Affairs Officer
- Safety Officer
- Social Officer
Military and civilian: Military must have satisfactorily completed an OBC. Civilians must be GS-07 and above, on orders or assigned to positions that require knowledge of an entire finance office.