Command Group

DLIFLC Leadership

The Defense Language Program includes both foreign and English language instruction for the DoD, with policy guidance provided by the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness). The Secretary of the Army is the Executive Agent for DLIFLC. The Defense Language Steering Committee, established under DoD 5160.41 E and chaired by the Department of Defense Senior Language Authority, recommends and coordinates language policy, identifies present and emerging language needs, identifies language training, education, personnel, and financial requirements, and serves as an advisory board to USD (P and R). As DLIFLC is a military school, it falls under a military chain of command. The Commanding General of TRADOC has administrative responsibility to manage, operate, fund, and provide personnel resources.

Colonel, Gary M. Hausman,  U.S. Army

Commandant

 

Colonel Gary Hausman was commissioned in the U.S. Army in 1994 as a Military Intelligence Officer from the University of California at Irvine. He was initially assigned to the 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, Colorado and served as a MI Platoon Leader, Assistant Battalion Intelligence Officer, Headquarters Company Executive Officer, Battalion Intelligence Officer, and Company Commander.

He was later assigned to the National Security Agency at Fort Meade, Maryland. During the next three years, he participated in the NSA’s Junior Officer Cryptologic Career Program as an intern learning the inner-workings of NSA and becoming a professional Signals Intelligence Officer.

His next assignment was as the Cryptologic Services Group Officer in Charge at the Joint Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. During this assignment, he deployed multiple times to Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

Following graduation from Command and General Staff, he returned to Fort Bragg and served as a Battalion Operations Officer and Executive Officer as part of the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade’s deployment to OIF 2007-2009. Upon redeployment, he was competitively selected to return to the Joint Special Operations Command as their Liaison Officer at NSA, Fort Meade, Maryland.  In 2012, Col. Hausman assumed command of the 743rd Military Intelligence Battalion, Buckley Air Force Base, Denver, Colorado, and in 2014 deployed to Afghanistan as a Liaison Officer in support of the Special Operations Joint Task Force-Afghanistan.

Upon return to the U.S. and completion of the Army War College Interagency/Cyber Fellowship Program at NSA, Col. Hausman served as the Executive Officer to the Commanding General of Army Cyber Command and then the Deputy Chief of Staff, U.S. Cyber Command.

His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal (1 OLC), Defense Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (1 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (1 OLC), Armed Forces Expedition Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service and Expeditionary Medals, Joint Meritorious Unit Commendation, the Army Parachutist Badge and foreign jump wings from Poland.

Col. Hausman is married and has two sons.

Colonel Stephanie R. Kelley

Assistant Commandant

 

Colonel Stephanie R. Kelley is currently the Assistant Commandant, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center and the Commander, 517th Training Group, Presidio of Monterey, California. In this capacity, Colonel Kelley directs language training for 34,000 Department of Defense personnel annually in 89 languages at 29 sites worldwide. She also oversees 1,800 faculty members and 250 joint-service staff providing language training, proficiency testing, and curriculum to train successful linguists. As the 517th Training Group Commander, Colonel Kelley leads two Air Force squadrons composed of about 1,200 Airmen, the majority of whom are Air Force Cryptologic Linguist trainees.

Prior to serving at DLIFLC Colonel Kelley was a professor of Strategy and Security Studies, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies (SAASS), Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base (AFB), Alabama. SAASS is a selective, one-year graduate school for strategists with 16 terminally credentialed faculty and 45 Air Force, Department of Defense, and international students. As a professor, she was responsible for creating warrior-scholars who have a superior ability to develop, evaluate, and employ airpower as a component of military force in support of national objectives.

Colonel Kelley enlisted in the Air Force Reserves in 1992, serving as a medical technician at Travis AFB, CA and Kadena AB in Okinawa, Japan, before commissioning through Officer Training School in 1997.

A career intelligence officer, she has served in a variety of analytical, targeting and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance positions in both Air Force and Joint commands. She has supported air operations over Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan; counterterrorism efforts in the Middle East; and ISR missions in Korea. Additionally, she taught at the Air Force Special Operations School. Prior to her current position, Colonel Kelley commanded the Measurement and Signature Intelligence (MASINT) Analysis Squadron at the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC).

EDUCATION

1996 Bachelor of Science, Psychology, University of Maryland, Okinawa, Japan

2003 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL

2004 Master of Arts, National Security Affairs (Middle East Studies), Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA.

2010 Master of Military Operational Art and Science, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL

2011 Master of Philosophy, Military Strategy, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell AFB, AL

2013 Master of Science, Political Science, University of Chicago, IL

2018 Doctor of Philosophy, Political Science, University of Chicago, IL

ASSIGNMENTS

  1. February 1997-November 1997, Student, Intelligence Applications Officer Course, 315th Training Squadron, Goodfellow AFB, TX
  2. November 1997-November 2000, Chief, Target Intelligence, 31st Operations Support Squadron, Aviano Air Base (AB), Italy
  3. June 1999 – September 1999, Chief, Targets, 332nd Air Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron, Al-Jaber AB, Kuwait
  4. November 2000 – July 2002, Chief, Mission Support Branch, Crisis Operations Division, Joint Staff J2, Washington, D.C.
  5. October 2001 – January 2002, Chief, National Intelligence Support Team, Joint Task Force – Southwest Asia, Prince Sultan AB, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  6. March 2002 – April 2002, Chief, National Intelligence Support Team, Joint Task Force 170, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
  7. July 2002 – July 2003, Counterterrorism Intelligence Officer, Joint Intelligence Task Force for Combating Terrorism, Joint Staff J2, Washington, D.C.
  8. September 2003 – September 2004, Student, National Security Affairs (Middle East Studies), Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA.
  9. November 2004 – March 2006, Student, Modern Standard Arabic Basic Course, DLIFLC, Monterey, CA.
  10. April 2006 – December 2008, Director, Middle East Orientation Course, Air Force Special Operations School, Hurlburt Field, FL.
  11. December 2008 – July 2009, Chief, Performance Technology, Air Force Special Operations School, Hurlburt Field, FL.
  12. July 2009 – June 2010, Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL.
  13. July 2010 – June 2011, Student, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell, AFB, AL.
  14. July 2010 – July 2014, Student, University of Chicago, Chicago IL.
  15. July 2014 – July 2016, Deputy Director, ISR Division, US Forces Korea J2, Yongsan Army Garrison, Republic of Korea.
  16. July 2016 – July 2018, Commander, Measurement and Signatures Intelligence Analysis Squadron, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
  17. July 2018 – June 2019, Professor, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell, AFB, AL
  18. June 2019 – present, Assistant Commandant, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center and Commander, 517th Training Group, Presidio of Monterey

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Defense Meritorious Service Medal

Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster

Joint Service Commendation Medal

Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster

Army Commendation Medal

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Second Lieutenant 7 February 1997

First Lieutenant 7 February 1999

Captain 7 February 2001

Major 1 September 2006

Lieutenant Colonel 1 January 2012

Colonel 1 June 2018

Thomas B. Donehue, U.S. Army

Command Sergeant Major

 

Command Sgt. Major Donehue is a native of Varnville, South Carolina; he enlisted in the Army in May 1992 as a cryptologic linguist.  He attended basic training at Fort Dix, NJ, the Arabic Basic Course at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, Presidio of Monterey, CA with follow on training at Goodfellow Air Force Base, San Angelo, TX.

Command Sgt. Major Donehue has served in every leadership position from Team Leader to Battalion Command Sergeant Major.  His stateside assignments include Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Fort Carson, CO; Fort Gordon, GA; Fort Huachuca, AZ; and DLIFLC, Presidio of Monterey, CA.  His overseas assignments include ARCENT support Saudi Arabia and Camp Hovey, Republic of Korea.  He has deployed to Saudi Arabia, Kosovo, the Republic of Georgia, and Iraq in support of both combat and peacekeeping operations.

Command Sgt. Major Donehue’s military education includes the Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officers Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officers Course, Company Commander / First Sergeant Course, Intermediate Arabic Course, the Basic Persian-Farsi Course, Airborne School, Jumpmaster Course, the Master Resiliency Course, and the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy.

He earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Excelsior College.

Command Sgt. Major Donehue’s awards include the Bronze Star (2nd award), Meritorious Service Medal (3rd award), Army Commendation Medal (5th award), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (third award), Army Good Conduct Medal (8th award), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal (2nd award) with Arrowhead Device, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (4th award), Humanitarian Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Service Medal, and the Airborne badge.

Command Sgt. Major Donehue is married and has four children.

Mr. Steven CollinsSteveCollins1

Chief of Staff

 

Steven Collins is the Chief of Staff of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center and the Presidio of Monterey. He is responsible for coordinating and providing full spectrum staff support for over 15,000 military language students and 2,000 staff and faculty posted at the Presidio of Monterey and at 31 locations around the world.

A 1983 distinguished graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point, he began his commissioned US Army service in Europe with the 8th Infantry Division, Mainz, Germany. From 1988-90, he was a rifle company commander in the 7th Infantry Division (Manchu Regiment). From 1990-92, he attended Yale University and earned his Master’s Degree in European History (specializing in modern European Diplomatic History). Subsequently, from 1992-95, he was an Assistant Professor of European History, US Military Academy. Afterwards, he served as the Operations Officer, and then Commander, of the 6th PSYOP (now MISO) Battalion (the US European Command-oriented PSYOP formation). He was then the Chief of PSYOP Doctrine and Training at the US Army Special Warfare Center and School, and later the Chief, Analysis Branch, for US Special Operations Command. He was posted as the Chief of the Psychological Operations and Strategic Influence Branch at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, Belgium, from 2001-2004, where he was responsible for all military information support operations in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, and Afghanistan.

His last assignment in uniform was as the Deputy Chief of Staff of Operations for the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center. After retirement from the uniformed military in 2006, he was the Dean for Field Support at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, with responsibility for over 100 academic faculty and staff, posted at 23 locations around the world. He is knowledgeable in the German and French languages. A dedicated participant in triathlons and a cyclist, he is married and has one daughter.