Student Life

A day in the life of a DLIFLC student

DLIFLC students attend class in military uniform of their corresponding branch of service and conduct physical training to meet the standards of their services. The military service commanders ensure their service members both Active, Reserve, and National Guard components, learn the Warrior Tasks and Drills necessary to complete their military mission. Because the core mission is language acquisition, DLIFLC students spend five days a week, seven hours per day in class learning their target language, with two to three hours of homework each night.Air Force Running

As a joint-service institute, DLIFLC strives to balance the demands of military training with the requirements of language education. While the service commanders ensure their service members, Active, Reserve, and National Guard components learn the warrior ethos, values, discipline, and necessary skills, the institute is obligated to support their efforts through resourcing, planning, and coordination. Special events and command ceremonies are enriched through the involvement of all the services represented.

Though students spend a lot of time studying, they still find time to volunteer. DLIFLC is proud of its students’ community involvement that involves cleaning up local beaches, taking part in the Monterey Special Olympics, and helping disabled veterans partake in the annual Wheelchair Salmon Derby. DLIFLC does the utmost to prepare its emerging warrior-linguists with confidence in the contemporary operating environment. While the faculty ensure they are capable and relevant in their linguistic abilities, the cadre of the service units make certain they are combat ready.


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 through 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.

Temporary Duty (TDY/TAD) Housing

Photo by Hiro Chang, Presidio of Monterey Public AffairsShort-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 Postgraduate 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.

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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.

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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.

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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 on the 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.

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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.

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US Army Army 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 Force Air 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 Navy Navy personnel may contact the Information Warfare Training Command Monterey (CIDU) at DSN 768-5142 or commercial (831) 242-5142 for specific instructions.
US Marine Corps Marines 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.

DLIFLC In-processing

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 Component Liaison (U.S. Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers): Building 616, Taylor Hall, second floor; DSN 768-3183/commercial (831) 242-3183; or

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.

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