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U.S. Army Garrison Presidio of Monterey

Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center
1759 Lewis Rd, Monterey, CA 93944

Presidio of Monterey (POM) is an active duty U.S. Army installation, located in the city of Monterey, California about 117 miles south of San Francisco on the Pacific coast. It is currently the home of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLI-FLC). The mission of POM is to provide professional base support services which facilitate mission readiness and promote well-being for all supported elements. The primary tenant organization is the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLI/FLC). DLI/FLC provides foreign language education, training, and evaluation  for DoD personnel in order to ensure the success of the Defense Foreign Language Program and enhance the security of the Nation.  USAG POM supports a joint-service population of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Coast Guard and their Family Members.


DLIFLC is regarded as one of the finest schools for foreign language instruction in the nation. Resident instruction is provided in more than a dozen languages and several dialects, five days a week, seven hours per day, with two to three hours of homework each night. Courses last between 26 and 64 weeks, depending on the difficulty of the language.


To further advance student knowledge in a particular language, DLIFLC has designed an immersion program, which consists of an off-site facility where students spend from one to three days in an isolated environment with their instructors and are not allowed to speak English. The facility is equipped with kitchens and sleeping quarters, while the program consists of real-world exercises, from bargaining for food and clothing at a marketplace, to going through customs or making hotel reservations. DLIFLC also sends a number of students on 30-day, in-country immersions.

Arriving at Presidio of Monterey

All new service members are required to attend the Joint Services Inprocessing Briefs (JSIB) which are held each Tuesday morning. During the JSIB Service Members are given installation information regarding all agencies on post, and services available for Service Members and Family Members.


Documents required as part of reporting-in procedures are:  for Army, Air Force, Marines, and Navy, you must report with your orders.  For National Guard and Reserves, you need 10 copies of your orders: all amendments and Title 10 or Title 32 orders.



If you arrive during duty hours, report for duty with the 229th Military Intelligence Battalion (MIBN).  Report to the Taylor Hall, Bldg. 616, 2nd Floor, Room 216 (229th MIBN S-1) between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., telephone 831-242-5642/5589.  If you arrive after duty hours or on weekends, WITHOUT pinpoint orders, report to the respective Company’s CQ to which your language is assigned. All careerist Soldiers arriving after duty hours WITH pinpoint orders, report to the respective Company listed below:


A Company – Arabic Bldg 603A – CQ831-242-5514
B Company – All Soldiers coming from Basic Training, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Hebrew, German, Serbo-Croatian – Bldg. 622, 3rd Floor – CQ 831-242-5224
C Company – Arabic Bldg 631B – CQ 831-242-5656
D Company – Japanerse, Chinese, Thai, Tagalog, Indonesian, Korean – Bldg. 831 – CQ 831-242-5645
E Company – SFC’s and above; all others; all Officers – Bldg. 831 – CQ 831-242-5645
F Company – Persian Farsi, Pashtu, Urdu, DTRA Students – Bldg. 831 – CA 831-242-5645


Air Force

If you are reporting to the 311th or 314th Training Squadron, check in with the Commander’s Support Staff located in Bldg. 627, Rm. 147 between the hours of 0700-0900 Monday-Friday. If you need more information or help to get to the Presidio of Monterey please call DSN: 768-5115 or (831) 242-5115. For incoming staff members, if you did not receive a sponsor package and would like to request one, please call 768-5875 or 5730.



All Marines attending training at either the Naval Postgraduate School and/or the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center are assigned to the Marine Corps Detachment, Presidio of Monterey and will report to the Commanding Officer, MARCORDET Presidio. The Marine Coprs Detachment is prepared to receive new-joins 24 hours a day. Normal working hours are from 0730-1630 Monday-Friday. During this time, check-in will be conducted at the Detachment S-1. After normal working hours and during the weekend and holidays, check in with the Detachment Duty NCO located in the Marine Corps Detachment, Bldg. 629B. If you experience any problems you can reach the Duty NCO at 831-242-6855. Uniform for check-in is Service “A” for all personnel.



Both staff and students follow the same check-in process. When you arrive at the base go to the CIDU quarterdeck located in Building 629A Rifle Range Road. The quarterdeck is manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Bring your orders with you so that they may be stamped and you can receive further instruction. You are required to be in uniform if checking in during normal working hours.

Base Population

There are 42,850 Active Duty Joint Service Members, military family members, DoD personnel, civilians, students, and retirees assigned to Presidio of Monterey.