Command Group

Colonel Gary Hausman

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.

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.

Ernesto L. Cruz - CSM

Ernesto L. Cruz

Command Sgt. Major

Command Sergeant Major Ernesto L. Cruz is a native of Arroyo, Puerto Rico; he enlisted in July 1998 as a cryptologic linguist. He attended basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, the Hebrew basic course at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center at the Presidio of Monterey, and completed follow-on training at the Goodfellow Air Force Base, San Angelo, Texas.

Mr. Steven Collins

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.