United States Army Garrison
Presidio of Monterey
The Presidio of Monterey (POM) is located in the city of Monterey, California about 117 miles south of San Francisco, on the Pacific coast. The Monterey Peninsula has a rich history, and its rugged coastline is known for its natural beauty.
The Presidio of Monterey's mission is to provide professional base support services which facilitate mission readiness and promote wellbeing for all supported elements. The primary tenant organization is the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC). DLIFLC provides foreign language education, training, evaluation, and sustainment for DoD personnel in order to ensure the success of the Defense Foreign Language Program and enhance the security of the Nation.
DLIFLC is regarded as one of the finest schools for foreign language instruction in the country.
Instruction takes place in eight separate language schools and the Emerging Languages Task Force (ELTF), where new, surge languages are taught in response to the needs of the sponsoring agencies. The present facilities at the Presidio of Monterey accommodate approximately 3,500 Soldiers, Marines, Sailors and Airmen, as well as select DoD members and the U.S. Coast Guard. To attend DLIFLC one must be a member of the Armed Forces or be sponsored by a government agency.
For many years the Presidio was a sub-installation of the nearby Fort Ord. When Fort Ord closed on 30 September 1994, the Presidio of Monterey again became a separate installation under The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC). It retains some military family housing and support facilities at the former Fort Ord, such as the Post Exchange and Commissary in the Ord Military Community. When the Army established the Installation Management Agency the Presidio of Monterey Garrison was separated from TRADOC. On Oct. 24, 2006 all Army garrisons were realigned under the U.S. Army Installation Management Command to provide better service throughout the Army.
The Garrison staff provides the full range of service functions to tenant commands, service members and their families.