Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8
Directs and coordinates the resource management activities of the command. Advises the CG and staff on matters dealing with programming and budgeting, finance and accounting and related policies, management improvement programs, cost/economic analysis, manpower management and documentation, and equipment management and documentation.
Program, Budget, and Analysis Division:
Provides advice and assistance to USARJ Commanders and staff on matters pertaining to program development, budget formulation, and budget execution. Performs General Operating Agency responsibilities. Receives funding allowance documents (FADs) from USARPAC via the Program Budget Accounting System (PBAS) and issues funding allotments and ceilings to subordinate commands, processes prior-year fund requests, and prepares recurring reports on the status of current and prior-year funds. Develops and directs policy, procedures, and guidance for budget formulation and execution. Develops the USARJ CBE/Resource Management Update (RMU), POM, and other budget formulation data, as required, to include current-year financial plan and subsequent updates. Coordinates special funding programs for command programs, such as Pacific Theater Requirements System (PTRS) and Commander-in-Chief (CINC) Initiative Funds, and other command-unique programs. Conducts USARJ and 10th SG budget execution reviews. Analyzes the impact of resource changes on command readiness and operations. Validates unresourced requirements (URRs) and submits URRs to the Junior Program Budget Advisory Committee (JPBAC) for prioritization. Monitors execution of actual spending against financial plans. Identifies excess funding available for reprogramming to other requirements or notifies USARPAC of funds available for withdrawal.
Manpower, Equipment, and Management Analysis Division:
Provides advice and assistance to USARJ Commanders and staff on matters pertaining to manpower requirements and documentation, equipment requirements documentation, strategic planning, Command Plan and TAA initiatives, and other manpower programs.
Management Analysis and Equipment Branch:
Provides management services to USARJ Commanders and staff. Conducts programmed and special management studies within the command. Provides policies and coordinates the organizational/functional analysis of the command and maintains the Organization and Functions Manuals for USARJ and 10th SG. Coordinates intra-command transfer of missions, organizations, and functions. Issues command directives to implement approved changes. Administers the Organizational Improvement (OI) Program. Conducts OI reviews designed to improve the productivity and efficiency/effectiveness of an activity by identifying and recommending improvements in procedures, processes, equipment, or organizational structure. Manages command TDA/MTOE equipment requirements and performs continuous analysis to ensure that requirements are IAW personnel authorizations necessary for mission accomplishment. Prepares subordinate commands' final comments to the Basis of Issue Plans (BOIPs) and other documentation related to BOIP development cycles. Coordinates validation of quantities allocated to command units/activities. Monitors all types of changes proposed for common table of allowances (CTAs). Conducts post publication review of CTAs, when requested by USARPAC or proponent agencies. Reviews and prepares for MACOM approval, requests for all nonexpendable TDA equipment requirements that are not controlled by HQDA. Provides to USARPAC the command evaluation on equipment actions requiring HQDA approval. Conducts equipment surveys of command subordinate commands.
Manpower and Documentation Branch:
Advises USARJ Commanders and staff on requirements determination, documentation, and manpower management matters. Formulates, recommends, and implements policies and procedures pertaining to structure, requirements determination, allocation, utilization, documentation, and control of manpower within the command. Develops and/or consolidates all command initiatives for submission to USARPAC to compete for HQDA resources in the TAA process. Conducts a comprehensive analysis to identify and submit in the TAA key force structure, shortfalls that would affect how the command performs its peacetime or wartime missions, or shortfalls needed to enhance the command's readiness posture. Provides technical advice to the subordinate commands' staff offices and assigned units. Serves as the command focal point for the Functional Area Assessment (FAA). Coordinates issues and management problem areas with responsible staff agencies. Analyzes and processes concept plans for all TDA reorganizations. Reviews the requirements portion of the TDA. Controls and allocates command manpower authorizations. Programs projected authorization ceilings for command staff offices and subordinate commands. Reviews and controls end strength authorizations to be included in the CBE/RMU. Controls U.S. military skill and grade authorizations IAW command grade ceilings and the Standards of Grade Authorization.
Cost Sharing Division:
Serves as the Army's resource management expert for the unique GOJ Host Nation Support (HNS) Cost Sharing Programs for all Army, DoD, and NAF under Army Executive Agency in Japan. Represents the Army at USFJ Joint Service Component committees, such as the Joint Labor Resource Committee, the Joint Finance Committee, and Utilities Cost Sharing Ad Hoc Committee. Administers the G-8 Bilateral Coordination and Activities Program. Requires frequent contact with GOJ officials and JGSDF. Develops policy, procedures, and other allocation guidance for the labor and utilities cost sharing programs under Army Executive Agency in Japan. Administers, coordinates, and monitors the actual execution of all cost sharing programs for 31 Commands and Activities under Army Executive Agency. Develops cost sharing fund allocation methodology and algorithms for effective allocation and reallocation. Develops and manages the GOJ monetary contributions for foreign national personnel and utilities allocations for all Army activities in Japan. Develops, coordinates, and presents the Army negotiation parameters and position for the negotiation strategy for the Special Measures Agreements. Provides advice and assistance to the G-8, other staff offices, subordinate commands and other Army activities on cost sharing programs. Analyzes the impact of cost sharing programs on Army resources and missions. Develops special studies, models, and projections for cost sharing issues.
Managerial Accounting Office:
Provides advice and assistance to the G-8, other staff offices, subordinate commands, and other Army activities on matters pertaining to accounting policy/services. Assists and advises the G-8 on accounting staff activities. Formulates and establishes command-wide accounting policies and procedures for APF funds, and ensures that policies and procedures meet statutory, regulatory, and management requirements. Interprets and implements APF funds policies promulgated by higher authorities. Reviews external and internal audit reports of command finance and accounting operations and makes recommendations to correct deficiencies, and reviews other audits and inspection reports relating to financial/accounting services to maximize the benefits of lessons learned. Reviews financial aspects of command ISSAs, MOUs, and MOAs, as required.