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Our Purpose

DIMO’s purpose is to provide a jointly executed capability that permits and builds strong, resilient, comprehensive international partnerships. DIMO’s programs strive to improve communications between military and civilian agencies, as well as strengthening international coalition partnerships and achieve theater security
   
    
cooperation objectives.   Although the majority of our programs consist of exportable courses based on “train the trainer” concepts via mobile education teams (MET) and mobile training teams (MTT), DIMO also offers resident courses. These courses include an Executive Healthcare Resource Management course, an HIV/AIDS Planning and Policy Development course, and a Gender-based Violence Course that bring international military students stateside and expose them to U.S. culture in addition to providing a robust learning environment for the course curriculum.  DIMO’s purpose is to provide a jointly executed capability that permits and builds strong, resilient, comprehensive international partnerships. DIMO’s programs strive to improve communications between military and civilian agencies, as well as strengthening international coalition partnerships and achieve theater security

DIMO utilizes Tri-Service subject matter experts as instructors from the “Total Force”: Tri-Service military plus Public Health Service Active Duty, Guard and Reserves, as well as DoD, Interagency colleagues, and a few non DoD civilians. Courses are funded through multiple funding sources but primarily by Department of State (Title 22) Programs like International Military Education and Training (IMET), Expanded-International Military Education and Training (E-IMET), Foreign Military Sales (FMS), Humanitarian Assistance (HA), and Counterterrorism Fellowship Program (CTFP) sources.

DIMO Divisions

Administration
Responsible for the administration and management of program resources for all international and domestic programs for the Defense Institute for Medical Operations (DIMO). The Admin division coordinates and manages security, logistics, training, finance and budget management, memorandums of agreements, manpower, contract management and IM/IT management.
 
Medical Programs Division
Reviews, updates, and develops DIMO courses. Adapts programs to meet partner nation and combatant command goals, designs and writes courses emphasizing adult learning and evidence based practices and maintains current training aids and supplies. Integrates cutting edge medical technology adaptable to host resources. Advises stakeholders on long-term capability building.
 
Mission Operations Division
Coordinates, plans, and executes international mobile training courses with several outside agencies, Security Cooperation Officers and Attaches in support of the Combatant Command’s Lines of Effort and Campaign Plans. Oversees/coordinates mobile team readiness, staffing, and resources for mission execution from start to finish. Liaises with teams 24/7 during mission execution for assistance and support.

 

About DIMO

The Defense Institute for Medical Operations (DIMO) is a joint security cooperation school for which the Air Force is the implementing agent (JSCET/ Army Regulation 12–15, SECNAVINST 4950.4B, AFI 16–105).  DIMO was established in Oct. 2002 when the USAF Institute for Global Health merged with the Navy’s Defense Healthcare Management Institute.

In Oct. 2003, DIMO transitioned to the International Education Exportable Division within the International and Expeditionary Education and Training Department of the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine (USAFSAM), Brooks City-Base, TX. In 2011, under Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC), USAFSAM moved to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and DIMO realigned in 2012 under Air Force Medical Support Agency (AFMSA) as a Geographically Separated Unit (GSU).

On Apr. 1, 2019, DIMO was returned to the command of USAFSAM as the International Education Department directly reporting to the USAFSAM commander, still as a GSU. The 59th Medical Wing and the 502nd Air Base Wing in San Antonio-Lackland provides us space and facility support.

VISION
To achieve security cooperation through health education and training in the global environment.

MISSION
To be the premier provider of security cooperation focused health education and training that builds strong, resilient, international partnerships.

Contact Us

Defense Institute for Medical Operations
1320 Truemper Street Bldg. 9122
JBSA-Lackland, TX 78236
Commercial:  (210) 671-1078/1127
DSN: 473-1078/1127
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