Information for New Students

DLIFLC is a multi-service school for active and reserve components, foreign military students, and civilian personnel working in the federal government and various law enforcement agencies.

DLIFLC is situated on the Presidio of Monterey, California. The Ord Military Community, formerly known as the Presidio of Monterey Annex, is located on the former Fort Ord, nine miles north of DLIFLC.

Directions on how to get to DLIFLC

Before orders are prepared, service commanders will ensure personnel are scheduled for training and meet ALL course prerequisites. Personnel on PCS orders should report during normal duty hours, 0745-1645 on Class Report Date (see below for additional service specific reporting criteria.) Personnel on TDY orders should report before 1200 hours (Pacific Time) on Class Report Date.
US ArmyArmy personnel may contact the 229th Military Intelligence Battalion S1 in Bldg. 616 (Taylor Hall), or by telephone at DSN 768-6336 or commercial (831) 242-6336 between 0730 and 1630 or the Battalion Staff Duty Officer by telephone at (831) 402-4839. Call the 229th Travel Office to process travel vouchers at (831)242-6885.
US Air ForceAir Force personnel may contact the 517 Training Group Charge of Quarters in Bldg. 627, or by telephone at DSN 768-5115/7169 or commercial (831) 242-5115/7169 for specific instructions.
US NavyNavy personnel may contact the Center for Information Dominance Unit (CIDU) at DSN 768-5142 or commercial (831) 242-5142 for specific instructions.
US Marine CorpsMarines should report to the Marine Corps Detachment at Bldg. 629B. During duty hours report to the ADMIN section. During non-duty hours report to the Marine DNCO. The uniform for reporting in is Alphas. Telephone numbers for ADMIN are (831) 242-5407 or DSN 768-5407; the DNCO (831) 242-6855 or DSN 768-6855.

Army finance in-processing: Tuesday, 1330 at the Weckerling Center, Bldg. 326, POM, DSN 768-5282 or commercial (831) 242-5282.

Air Force in-processing: Mandatory Briefing for all AF personnel Wednesday 0730-0930, Tin Barn, Bldg 518., DSN 768-7484/5580 or commercial (831) 242-7484/5580.

Navy finance in-processing: Conducted locally at CIDD, DSN 768-5995 or commercial (831) 656-5995.

Marine finance in-processing: Monday-Friday, 0730-1630, MCD Bldg. 626B, DSN 768-5328/5407 or commercial (831) 242-5328/5407 and off-duty commercial (831) 242-6855.

Reserve Forces / National Guard Component Liaison: Senior TRADOC Liaison NCO, Bldg. 622, second floor, POM DSN 768-5202.

Allied Liaison Office: Bldg. 326, Weckerling Center, POM, DSN 768-5110 or commercial (831) 242-5110.

Foreign Area Officer Course: Officers should report during duty hours to the FAO Office at Bldg. 326, Weckerling Center, DSN 768-5110 or commercial (831) 242-5110.

For information provided by the USAG POM please click here.

Students are required to have dress uniforms for in-processing, awards ceremonies, and other special occasions. The Class B Uniform (or other service equivalent) is generally worn in numerous variations at DLIFLC for class on Thursdays.

Due to the generally cool weather in the area it is advisable to bring a uniform windbreaker, pull over sweater or cardigan sweater.

The service equivalent combat uniform is worn for in-processing and to class Monday through Wednesday and Friday. Current policy on combat uniform wear, crests and patches, and seasonal uniforms can be obtained from your assigned unit.

Due to the varied uniform policies for all the services, students should check with their service representatives or assigned units for changing policy or special instructions.

Personnel authorized separate rations may eat in any of of the dining facilities available on POM. Family members are authorized to eat in designated dining facilities when accompanied by the Service-member. Other facilities on POM include the PX/AAFES concessions and JAVA Cafe.

There is no dining facility on OMC. Other facilities on OMC include PX/AAFES concessions, Commissary, and American Grill (located at the DoD Center).

No Officer’s or NCO Club is available on the POM or OMC.

Family housing for DLIFLC students and permanent party is available at OMC and La Mesa Village. Both sites are managed and maintained by The Parks at Monterey Bay. Off-post housing, both for renting and buying is limited and very expensive. Current information concerning family housing may be obtained from The Parks at Monterey Bay – La Mesa (831) 644-0400 or The Parks at Monterey Bay – OMC (831) 392-0740.

The Parks at Monterey Bay maintains a referral list; so please call for details.
Photo by Hiro Chang, Presidio of Monterey Public AffairsTemporary Duty (TDY/TAD) Housing: Short-Term guest housing on POM is limited for PCS in/out and TDY/TAD personnel. Temporary lodging is administered by InterContinental Hotels Group – IHG Army Hotels (all services). For reservations, phone 1-877-711-TEAM or (831) 645-1199.
Additional short-term guest housing may be available on the Naval Postguaduate School (NPS) complex with the Navy Lodge (USN), commercial (831) 372-6133, and Herman Hall (USN), commercial (831) 656-2060.
All military personnel PCS/TDY/TAD to DLIFLC shall first confirm housing availability with POM Lodging. If nothing is available, POM Lodging will issue the appropriate Statement of Non-Availability. Failure to use government lodging facilities may subject military personnel to additional out-of-pocket, non-reimbursable lodging expenses.
There are hotels / motels in the area, many with kitchenettes. For housing services office please click here.
Personal Vehicles: DLIFLC is a closed post. At the gate, personnel reporting for training will present proper ID and copy of orders assigning them to DLIFLC & POM. Guard Security will issue a temporary vehicle pass and direct all personnel accordingly. Required documentation for POVs include valid state drivers license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance. Entry will be prohibited for all persons not having required documentation.

Commercial air service is available through San Francisco, San Jose and Los Angeles to Monterey. The Monterey Peninsula airport is located approximately five miles from the POM to OMC. There is no Government-provided transportation between Monterey Peninsula Municipal Airport and the POM, OMC or NPS.

Commercial taxis are available on and off post.

Commercial, local and long distance (Greyhound) bus service is available in the area.

AMTRAK service is available in Salinas, which is approximately 20 miles east of the Presidio.

Government transportation (shuttle bus) is available during published operating hours within POM. A shuttle bus service between POM and OMC operates five days a week, Monday-Friday, from 0700-1730. There is no charge for the shuttle bus. This shuttle is primarily for personnel who reside at OMC but work or attend classes onthe POM (OMC to POM route in the morning, POM to OMC route in the afternoon).

Personnel attending Continuing Education (CE) Resident Intermediate, Advanced, Refresher and Sustainment courses held at OMC (DoD Center) who reside elsewhere will require other transportation (rental car, POV, etc).

You can contact the Transportation Office by clicking on this link.

To request course related information please write to:

Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center
Monterey, CA 93944-5006

By telephone DSN 768-5404/5186/5847 or commercial (831) 242-5404/5186/5847.

Course information may also be obtained at (ATRRS), school code 215.