Financial Management School
FMS Unit Logo
Marine Corps Combat Service Support Schools

Creating the DoD’s best trained, most professional, Financial Managers through realistic and relevant training for service across the U.S. Marine Corps.


The mission of Financial Management School is to provide entry, intermediate, and advanced level training in Defense Financial Management and to sustain the transformation of Marines for service in the Marine Corps in order to support Marine Corps garrison and expeditionary Financial Management operations.

Mailing Address

Financial Management School
PSC BOX 20041
MCCSSS Area Officer of the Day:


Financial Management School
DSN: 750-0243
COM: 910-450-0243

BOQ and SNCO Billeting Ms. Mary Cantu
COM: 910-450-0066

Admin Clerk
COM: 910-450-0243

Academics Chief
COM: 910-450-1087

Academics Officer
COM: 910-450-5354

Finance Instructional Section OIC
COM: 910-450-0511

Comptroller Instructional Section OIC
COM: 910-450-1090

Executive Officer
COM: 910-450-0452

On May 27, 1986, the Disbursing Instructional Section, Personnel Administration and Disbursing School Company, and the Fiscal Instructional Section, Supply School Company, consolidated and officially activated as the Financial Management School Company. The new school was placed under the command of Captain R.C. Edelbrock.

In June 1986, Financial Management School implemented the first Financial Management Officer Course. The course was based upon the former Disbursing Officers Course and graduated technically proficient officers in the functional areas of Financial Management consistent with their first duty assignment. The curriculum included military pay, travel, public vouchers, accounting for public funds, budgeting, resource evaluation and analysis and management controls.

In March 1992 Financial Management School began the first Basic Disbursing Clerk Course. The course consolidated and expanded upon the former Personal Financial Records Clerk and Basic Travel Clerk Courses. The 8-week curriculum included military pay and allowances and travel entitlements and procedures. In June 1994 Financial Management School implemented the first Fiscal Budget Technician Course. The course was designed around the former Fiscal Accounting Course. The 6-week curriculum included basic Marine Corps accounting techniques and procedures, budget formulation, funding control and a working knowledge of formal mechanized accounting techniques.

All courses underwent major revision during 1995 and 1996 in response to the increasingly dynamic Financial Management field. Commensurate with these changes, in April 1996 Financial Management School launched the first Financial Management Career Course. The 5-week curriculum provided skills progression training in accounting and budgeting issues.

In January 1997 the courses then known as the Basic Disbursing Clerk Course and the Advanced Disbursing Course were changed to the Basic Finance Technician Course and the Advanced Finance Course in keeping with joint operational terminology. The Advanced Disbursing Course was removed from the school curriculum in July 1997.

During the summer of 1997, courses were again reviewed and modified. The end result was the implementation of "Just-In-Time" training. All courses were streamlined to ensure only core classes are taught in order to graduate marines sooner for duty in the Fleet. In doing so, the school became a benchmark for other Marine Corps entry-level schools.

In October of 2001, with coordination with Defense Finance Accounting Service personnel in Kansas City, the Comptroller Instructional Section started using the SABRS emulation in the classroom. In the past, SABRS screens were printed and provided in the student handouts with blanks to 'fill in.' With the emulation, each student is now able to enter the accounting system via 3270 and process accounting information, research, and view reports as he or she would in a Comptroller office.

In the fall of 2014, Financial Management School commenced a comprehensive review of existing Programs of Instructions, including identifying gaps in training systems and the needs of the operating forces and supporting establishment. As a result of this review, and new Financial Management Training and Readiness Manual that was signed in December 2014, significant changes to the existing Programs of Instruction were made.

Updated Programs of Instruction
  • Basic Finance Technician Course (3432)

  • Advance Finance Course (3432)

  • Financial Management Resource Analysts Course (3451)

  • Advance Resource Management Course (3451)

  • Financial Management Officers Course (3404) 

  • Advanced Financial Management Officers Course (3404)

  • Appropriations Law Course

These courses are taught by dedicated military instructors and have been developed over the years based on the evolving needs of the financial management community and changing financial management environment.

As Financial Management School looks to the future, there will be increasing demand for a more educated financial management workforce as we enter an austere fiscal environment and cope with our Nation’s larger fiscal challenges. The mission of the Marine Corps Financial Management School is to train and educate the Financial Management workforce in the fundamentals of DoD resource management while sustaining the transformation of Marines for service in the operational and supporting establishments. Since 1986, the Financial Management School has stayed at the forefront of advances in budgeting, accounting, disbursing, and resource evaluation and analysis in order to prepare Marines and civilians for the challenges they will face in all operational environments. Today, Financial Management School is implementing a new systems training environment, incorporating advanced methods of instruction focusing on case studies, tactical decision games, and practical applications, and developing new courses of instruction across a continuum of training and education and targeted at appropriations law and contingency operations, while continuing to graduate nearly 400 financial management professionals annually. These efforts will ensure that Financial Management School continues to provide efficient, effective, and relevant financial management training in the coming years and in more challenging fiscal environments.

Commanding Officers of Financial Management School
  • Capt R.C. Edelbrock (21 May 1986 – 30 Jun 1987)

  • Maj E.R. McLyman (01 Jul 1987 – 28 Sep 1989)

  • Capt C.R. Samson (29 Sep 1989 – 26 Jul 1990)

  • Maj W.H. Malone (27 Jul 1990 – 23 Jul 1992)

  • LtCol D.A. Woodard (24 Jul 1992 – 24 Oct 1994)

  • LtCol E.F. King (25 Oct 1994 – 01 Aug 1996)

  • LtCol D.R. VanPeursem (02 Aug 1996 – 13 Jul 1998)

  • LtCol D.A. Brabant (14 Jul 1998 – 20 Jul 2000)

  • LtCol R.J. Blewis (21 Jul 2000 – 6 Aug 2002)

  • LtCol T.J. Fuhrer (7 Aug 2002 – 5 Aug 2005)

  • LtCol K.J. Hackbarth (04 Aug 2004 – 7 Jul 2006)

  • LtCol M.E. Cordero (7 Jul 2006 – 18 Jul 2008)

  • LtCol R.A. Gallant (18 Jul 2008 – 28 Jul 2009)

  • LtCol R.T. Brady (28 Jul 2009 – 1 Jul 2011)

  • LtCol R.D. Brewster III (1 Jul 2011 - 11 Jul 2013)

  • LtCol D.E. Moore (11 Jul 2013 - 29 Jul 2015)

  • LtCol J.J. Yoder (29 Jun 2015 - 14 Jul 2017)

  • LtCol A.K. Kessel (14 Jul 2017 - 12 Jun 2019) 

  • LtCol M.E. Feuquay (12 Jun 2019 - 25 Jun 2021)

  • LtCol S.P. Dagher (25 Jun 2021 - 30 June 2023)

  • LtCol J.M. Mauro (30 June 2023 - Present)

Registration Instructions

For registration to enroll in any Career Progression level course, please contact Mrs. Monica Knowles at or by phone at (910)450-1087.  For students that are not local to the Camp Lejeune area and require TECOM Funding, the cut-off date to secure funding is 3 weeks prior to the convene date of the class.  To ensure a timely registration, submit as early as possible but no later than 5 weeks prior.  For the most up to date information on class date changes or cancellations, please contact Mrs. Knowles.


FY 2024




Course CID




Basic Finance Technician Course

Class Number


Convene Date

Graduation Date




23 Oct 23

14 Dec 23




16 Nov 23

24 Jan 24




24 Jan 24

14 Mar 24




22 Mar 24

9 Apr 24




10 May 24

2 Jul 24




7 Aug 24

26 Sep 24


Course CID




Financial Management Resource Analyst Course



27 Oct 23

14 Dec 23




16 Jan 24

29 Feb 24




23 Apr 24

6 Jun 24




30 Jul 24

12 Sep 24


Course CID




Financial Management Officer Course



23 Jan 24

16 Apr 24




8 Jul 24

27 Sep 24


Course CID




Advanced Resource Management Course



11 Mar 24

19 Apr 24


Course CID




Advanced Finance Course



15 Apr 24

24 May 24


Course CID





Advanced Financial Management Officer Course



4 Dec 23

15 Dec 23




25 Mar 24

5 Apr 24


Course CID





Appropriations Law Course





24 Jan 24

26 Jan 24




9 Jun 24

11 Jun 24


Entry Level Students checking into Financial Management School during normal working hours should report to Entry Level Receiving located at Building M132 aboard Camp Johnson (the third building on the left after passing through the main gate co-located with H&S Company). After normal working hours report in person to the Marine Corps Combat Service Support Schools (MCCSSS OOD) at Bldg. M131, Camp Johnson, (the first building on the right after passing through the main gate). All personnel will report in the Service Alpha uniform.

Permanent Personnel and Advanced Students will report directly to Financial Management School located on the second deck of building M79 during working hours in the Service Alpha uniform. For afterhours reporting, report to the MCCSSS OOD in building M131, Camp Johnson. (The first building on the right after passing through the main gate).

Uniform/Equipment Requirements Students should bring appropriate Service uniforms. Students will report in the Service "A" uniform. Marine Corps Combat Utility Uniform (MCCUU) will be worn for all periods of instruction. Service "B" or “C” uniforms, depending on the season, will be worn on the first Friday of every month. The uniform for graduation is the uniform of the day for that day. PT gear (green/green) is also required as is sweats, and the Marine Corps running suit.

Billeting Government quarters are available for all enlisted students. Sergeants and Corporals will be billeted in Barracks M448, at no cost. SNCO’s and Officers will be billeted in the BOQ/SNCO quarters and will be charged for billeting. Contact Ms. Mary Cantu for reservations at 910-450-0066. If billeting is not available ensure you receive a statement of non-availability prior to making reservations for commercial lodging. If you have any problems with these facilities, bring them to the attention of your faculty advisor immediately.

Messing is available for all enlisted students. SNCOs and officers on TDY orders from outside the local area will receive per diem based on billeting location or as directed on orders. FMS does not issue non-availability statements for messing.

Parking POVs and rental vehicles will be parked in the lot located behind the softball field adjacent to M79 or the parking lot adjacent to building M131 beside the flagpole. Parking in any other areas is not permitted.


Marine Corps Combat Service Support Schools is located aboard Camp Johnson. The entrance to Camp Johnson is located off of the Highway 17 bypass. To gain entrance from the northbound side of highway 17, follow the Camp Johnson exit after the large bypass bridge. If coming from the southbound side of highway 17, take the exit toward Camp Lejeune and make a right towards the Beirut/Montford Point memorial. When you reach the first traffic light, make a left and go over the small bridge to Camp Johnson.

From I-40

Take exit 364 (Hwy 24 East) towards Kenansville
Follow Hwy 24 into Jacksonville to Camp Johnson

From I-95

Exit on Hwy 70 East in Selma, NC
In Kinston, NC, take Hwy 258 East towards Jacksonville, NC
Hwy 58 will merge with Hwy 24 East which leads to Camp Johnson

From Hwy 17

Follow to Jacksonville, NC, where you will pick up Hwy 24 East which leads to Camp Johnson

Financial Management School Leaders

Lieutenant Colonel Joseph M. Mauro
Commanding Officer, Financial Management School

        Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Mauro was born in Elyria, Ohio.  He enlisted in the Marine Corps

Read Biography

First Sergeant Karlson J. Philip
First Sergeant, Financial Management School

Karlson J. Philip was born in Grenada, in the Caribbean Islands. His parents emigrated from Grenada

Read Biography

Gunnery Sergeant Stephanie P. Moore
MCCSSS Instructor of the Year

Gunnery Sergeant Stephanie P. Moore GySgt Moore attended High School in Long Island, New York.

Read Biography

Financial Management School Policy Letters
DownloadFinancial Management School Prohibited Activities and Conduct Policy LetterProhibited Activities and Conduct Policy Letter
DownloadFinancial Management School Sexual Assault Prevention Policy and Response LetterSexual Assault Prevention Policy and Response Letter
DownloadFinancial Management School Safety Policy LetterSafety Policy Letter
DownloadUnit, Personal and Family Readiness Program (UPFRP)Unit, Personal and Family Readiness Program
MOS Smart Packs
DownloadProvides basic information to someone assigned to MOS 3404.MOS 3404 SmartPack PPT
DownloadProvides basic information to someone assigned to MOS 3432.MOS 3432 SmartPack PPT
DownloadProvides basic information to someone assigned to MOS 3451.MOS 3451 SmartPack PPT