Course Admissions

U.S. Participants:

U.S. DoD and other U.S. federal government agency participants may apply to attend any DRMI resident and virtual courses (link below). DRMI typically requires that military participants rank O-3 and above, or E-7 through E-9 with a college degree, and that civilians rank GS-09 and above. However, exceptions are available on a case-by-case basis.

DRMI is a DoD sponsored activity, therefore no tuition is charged for DoD personnel, however, the participant's agency is responsible for travel and per diem. Capacity in DRMI courses is limited and requests for admission are confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis. If the course dates you have requested are not available, you will be added to a stand-by list and notified accordingly. You will receive additional information approximately 4-6 weeks in advance of the course start date. U.S. participation in the Senior International Defense Management Course has additional requirements. Please contact DRMI directly for information about that course. 

For additional information regarding U.S. participation in DRMI resident or virtual courses, please contact DRMI’s administrative office at 831-656-2104, DSN 312-756-2104, or email

International Participants:

Partner nation participant course admission requests are made through the U.S. embassy security cooperation office in country. For additional information about DRMI resident courses, please contact the international programs and funds manager at

Mobile Courses:

We would love to come to you. For more information about scheduling a domestic or international mobile course, please contact the mobile programs coordinator at