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About DRMI

The Defense Resources Management Institute (DRMI) provides integrated professional education programs in resources management and analytical decision making for military officers of all services, and civilian defense officials from the United States and 170 partner nations. Established in 1965 as an educational institution by the Secretary of Defense, the DRMI is located at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. The DRMI's multi-disciplinary faculty conduct graduate-level executive education courses in Monterey and tailored courses and seminars at other locations in the U.S. and abroad upon request.


Upcoming Courses

Upcoming Courses

All courses are currently offered both in-residence (Monterey) and via distance learning (online)


Defense Resources Management Course

(MASL P162002 resident, P471054 distance learning) / 4 weeks

29 August – 24 September 2021

International Defense Management Course

(MASL P162003 resident, P471053 distance learning) / 10 weeks

12 October – 16 December 2021

Multiple Criteria Decision Making Course

(MASL P162012 resident, P471055 distance learning) / 2 weeks

24 October – 5 November  2021

Risk Management Course

(MASL P162000 resident, P471057 distance learning) / 2 weeks

7 – 19 November 2021

Data Analytics for Financial and Resources Management Course

(MASL P159002 resident, P471102 distance learning) / 2 weeks

5 – 17 December 2021


Online Course Module

52nd Senior International Defense Management Course Featured in New Video


OUSD(C) Financial Management "Brown Bag" Webinar Series for DoD DFMCP Personnel

The DRMI is now hosting the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)/Chief Financial Officer Financial Management "Brown Bag" Webinar series for DoD personnel who are Defense Financial Management Certification Program (DFMCP) certified and those seeking DFMCP certification. Each one-hour webinar will be presented by a DRMI faculty member and will confer one CET credit. They will be hosted "live" in Zoom for Government from 1200-1300 Eastern. For a list of webinar topics and dates, and to register, click here.









Attending Our Courses

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Answers to all of your questions are in the Participant Handbook and our Incoming Students page

Latest News

News and Announcements


Defense Resources Management Course (DRMC 21-4) Begins

The fourth convening of the DRMC in 2021 began on 29 August with 29 participants from 13 partner nations (Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Jordan, Madagascar, Namibia, Norway, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, and Zambia) and the United States. This four-week course will graduate on 24 September.

52nd Senior International Defense Management Course (SIDMC 21)

The 52nd annual Senior International Defense Management Course began on 2 August with 38 flag and general rank military officers and senior defense officials from 24 partner nations (Albania, Bangladesh, Benin, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Eswatini, Germany, Ghana, Jordan, Korea, Latvia, Lebanon, Malaysia, Moldova, Niger, North Macedonia, Philippines, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, and Ukraine) and the United States. This four-week course will graduate on 27 August.

Recent DoD COVID-19 guidance and Health Protection Condition Level B (HPCON B): 

  • All personnel are required to wear a mask indoors, regardless of vaccination status.

  • Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to physically distance from others.

  • International arrivals are no longer required to ROM/quarantine, if fully vaccinated.

  • Allowance for vaccinations other than FDA-authorized: any COVID-19 vaccine authorized by a partner nation.

  • Social distance encouraged for all and not required for fully vaccinated, where distancing is required, it is now reduced to 3 feet or 1 meter. 

  • COVID-19 testing is still required for international travel regardless of vaccination status.

Defense Resources Management Course (DRMC 21-3)

The third convening of the DRMC in 2021 began on 13 June with 18 participants from 5 partner nations (Jordan, Liberia, Malaysia, Oman, and Ukraine) and the United States. This four-week course will graduate on 9 July.

Defense Resources Management Course (DRMC 21-2)

The second convening of the DRMC in 2021 began on 17 May with 16 participants from 6 partner nations (Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, and the Philippines) and the United States. This four-week course will conclude on 11 June.

Defense Resources Management Course (DRMC 21-1)

The first convening of the four-week DRMC in 2021 began on 19 April with 11 participants from 6 partner nations (Djibouti, Germany, Hungary, Pakistan, Senegal, and Trinidad-Tobago) and the United States. The course participants graduated on 14 May. 

International Defense Management Course (IDMC 21-2)

The ten-week IDMC 21-2 convened on 8 February 2021 with 18 participants representing 10 partner nations: Albania, Bangladesh, Benin, Bulgaria, Korea, Moldova, Morocco, Senegal, Togo, and Tunisia. The course concluded on 15 April 2021 with a socially-distanced outdoor graduation.

All Courses Now Offered Both in Residence and Online (Virtually)

Due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, the DRMI is now offering all courses both in residence in Monterey and online (virtually) via distance learning platforms. Online/distance learning course offerings are currently scheduled through FY 2022. 

DRMI Pivots to New "Blended Learning" Environment

The DRMI resumed resident course instruction in August 2020 under a new “blended learning” environment, combining video conferencing and in-person classroom interaction in strict compliance with health and safety requirements.