FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Oct. 1, 2012) - U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) hosted the Manpower and Force Management Course at its Marshall Hall headquarters here, Sept. 17-28, for 35 students most of whom are assigned at Fort Bragg.

The course is typically conducted at the U.S. Army Logistics University at Fort Lee, Va., with students travelling in from Army locations world-wide to attend.

As an efficiency measure, the FORSCOM Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7Force Management Division, worked with University to bring the instructor to Fort Bragg, netting considerable savings for the Army while still accomplishing the training mission.

The course provides force management officers - uniformed and Department of the Army civilian,
comptrollers and management analysts, the principles and skills necessary to analyze, validate, and standardize Army force structure. During the 80 hours of instruction, the students use the Army-approved process to identify manpower requirements, validate an organizational structure, and restructure an organization to enhance its capabilities and improve its business practices.

Among the students attending this course were members of the FORSCOM staff, U.S. Army Reserve Command, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Training Center, and the Fort Bragg Mission Support Element.