AFMS Newsletter
AFMS Newsletter


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Brigadier General
Roger L. Cloutier, Jr.
Director, G-37 FM

Commandant, AFMS
AFMS Mission
The Army Force Management School (AFMS) provides force management education and training to select military and civilian personnel worldwide.
Army News
AFMS Receives TRADOC, COE Accreditation
Oct 30th 2014
For the first time in its history, the U.S. Army Force Management School at Fort Belvoir received accreditation. The school became accredited in August of this year, giving it the opportunity to expand and strengthen its place among educational institutions in the military and civilian communities.

AFMS received accreditations from U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command and the Council on Occupational Education, granting nationally recognized career and technical education. read more
SAMAS Code Book Now Available
May 21th 2014
The purpose of the SAMAS Code Book is to provide a single quick reference for each of data elements contained in the SAMAS file. It is not intended to be the authority, but merely a tool to help understand the multitude of codes used in the Structure and Manpower Allocation System database.

This document will be updated (at a minimum) after every SAMAS force lock. However, if major changes occur in any of the data fields an incremental update will be made. To ensure you have the most current version, please check the “As of” on the front cover. Copies of this document are available here.
GO/SES course develops Army’s future leaders
Dec 12th 2013
General officers and senior executive service personnel learned to become better leaders during the GO/SES Force Integration Course at the Army Force Management School on Fort Belvoir, Dec. 2-6.
The quarterly course, designed help students understand how the Army operates at a senior level, hosted 31 leaders.

According to Lt. Col. Albert Benson, Jr., deputy commandant of AFMS, students generally do not learn the information taught in the class before assuming their new leadership roles.

“It is an opportunity to be able to hear from the Army’s top leadership about things they have on their desks and what is going on throughout the Army,” Benson said. “Very few people, probably less than 2 percent of all of the people in the Army, have that privilege to hear firsthand, from a very senior level, what is moving and shaking throughout the Army.” read more
BG Roger L. Cloutier Jr., New Commandant of the AFMS!
Oct 15th 2013
Greetings to all Army Force Managers (Active, Guard, Army Reserve, and Civilians)! On 19 August 2013, I assumed responsibilities as the Commandant of the Army Force Management School (AFMS) from MG John M. Murray who is now serving with the Dog Face Soldiers at Fort Stewart as Marne 6. Thanks from all of us for a job well done! Understanding the importance of how the Army runs at all levels is critical to Global Force Management and touches almost everyone, not just Force Managers (FA 50s). It is my goal that each course provides education and training for leaders and Force Managers that is cutting-edge, relevant and actionable to help you meet the demands placed on our Army. I am continuously impressed by our Army Force Managers at all levels, military and civilian. I firmly believe that our Force Managers are strategic leaders and agents of change, superbly educated and trained on “How the Army Runs.” read more