Command Group

DLIFLC Leadership

The Defense Language Program includes both foreign and English language instruction for the DoD, with policy guidance provided by the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness). The Secretary of the Army is the Executive Agent for DLIFLC. The Defense Language Steering Committee, established under DoD 5160.41 E and chaired by the Department of Defense Senior Language Authority, recommends and coordinates language policy, identifies present and emerging language needs, identifies language training, education, personnel, and financial requirements, and serves as an advisory board to USD (P and R). As DLIFLC is a military school, it falls under a military chain of command. The Commanding General of TRADOC has administrative responsibility to manage, operate, fund, and provide personnel resources.

Colonel, Gary M. Hausman,  U.S. Army



Colonel Gary Hausman was commissioned in the U.S. Army in 1994 as a Military Intelligence Officer from the University of California at Irvine. He was initially assigned to the 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, Colorado and served as a MI Platoon Leader, Assistant Battalion Intelligence Officer, Headquarters Company Executive Officer, Battalion Intelligence Officer, and Company Commander.

He was later assigned to the National Security Agency at Fort Meade, Maryland. During the next three years, he participated in the NSA’s Junior Officer Cryptologic Career Program as an intern learning the inner-workings of NSA and becoming a professional Signals Intelligence Officer.

His next assignment was as the Cryptologic Services Group Officer in Charge at the Joint Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. During this assignment, he deployed multiple times to Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

Following graduation from Command and General Staff, he returned to Fort Bragg and served as a Battalion Operations Officer and Executive Officer as part of the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade’s deployment to OIF 2007-2009. Upon redeployment, he was competitively selected to return to the Joint Special Operations Command as their Liaison Officer at NSA, Fort Meade, Maryland.  In 2012, Col. Hausman assumed command of the 743rd Military Intelligence Battalion, Buckley Air Force Base, Denver, Colorado, and in 2014 deployed to Afghanistan as a Liaison Officer in support of the Special Operations Joint Task Force-Afghanistan.

Upon return to the U.S. and completion of the Army War College Interagency/Cyber Fellowship Program at NSA, Col. Hausman served as the Executive Officer to the Commanding General of Army Cyber Command and then the Deputy Chief of Staff, U.S. Cyber Command.

His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal (1 OLC), Defense Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (1 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (1 OLC), Armed Forces Expedition Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service and Expeditionary Medals, Joint Meritorious Unit Commendation, the Army Parachutist Badge and foreign jump wings from Poland.

Col. Hausman is married and has two sons.

Colonel, Wiley L. Barnes,  U.S. Air Force

Assistant Commandant


Colonel Wiley Barnes is currently the Assistant Commandant, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center and the Commander, 517th Training Group, Presidio of Monterey, California. In this capacity, Col. Barnes directs language training for 34,000 Department of Defense personnel annually in 89 languages at 29 sites worldwide. He also oversees 1,800 faculty members and 250 joint-service staff providing language training, proficiency testing, and curriculum to train successful linguists. As the 517th Training Group Commander, Col. Barnes leads two Air Force squadrons composed of 1,200 Airmen, the majority of whom are Air Force Cryptologic Linguist trainees.

Prior to serving at DLIFLC, Col. Barnes was the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Operations Division Chief, Intelligence Directorate, United States European Command (EUCOM J2), responsible for Collection Management, Intelligence Watch, and the Joint Reconnaissance Center. He previously served as EUCOM J2 Plans Branch Chief, where he led deliberate and crisis action planning. Before arriving at EUCOM, he was a National Defense Fellow at the Atlantic Council in Washington, D.C. and commanded the Air Intelligence Squadron (AIS) at Scott AFB, Illinois.

A second-generation Airman, Colonel Barnes was commissioned as a Distinguished Graduate of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps. His assignments include intelligence support to B-1 and C-130 operations; Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) U-2, RQ-4, and MQ-1 operations; 28th Bomb Wing senior intelligence officer; and instructor at Air Force Officer Training School (OTS). He is a School of Advanced Air and Space Studies (SAASS) graduate and served in the Concepts, Strategy, and Wargaming Division (Skunk Works), the Chief of Staff of the Air Force Strategic Studies Group (CSAF SSG), and the Air-Sea Battle concept development team on the Headquarters Air Force staff.

Colonel Barnes has deployed in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, with duty as the 480th Intelligence Wing DCGS liaison officer at the Combined Air Operations Center (CAOC) and as the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing senior intelligence officer.


 1996 Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn.

2002 Distinguished Graduate, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

2005 Master of Arts in Organizational Management, George Washington University, D.C.

2005 Air Force Intern Program (Intermediate Developmental Education), Pentagon, D.C.

2007 Air Command and Staff College (correspondence), Maxwell AFB, Ala.

2010 Master of Airpower Art and Science, School of Advanced Air & Space Studies (SAASS), Maxwell AFB, Ala.

2012 Air War College (correspondence), Maxwell AFB, Ala.

2015 National Defense Fellowship, Atlantic Council, Washington, D.C.

2015 Joint Forces Staff College (JPME II), Norfolk, Va.


  1. Feb 1997 – Nov 1997, Student, Intelligence Fundamentals & Applications Courses, Goodfellow AFB, Texas
  2. Nov 1997 – Jun 1999, Threat Intelligence Analyst, Air Armament Center, Eglin AFB, Florida
  3. Jun 1999 – Apr 2002, C-130 Intelligence & Force Protection Instructor, Intelligence Flight Commander, Combat Aerial Delivery School, Little Rock AFB, Ark.
  4. Apr 2002 – Aug 2003, Instructor, Officer Training School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
  5. Aug 2003 – Jul 2005, Air Force Intern, Pentagon, D.C.
  6. Jul 2005 – Jun 2007, U-2 & RQ-4 ISR Mission Commander, UAV Flight Commander, Assistant Director of Operations, 13th Intelligence Squadron, Beale AFB, Calif.
  7. Jun 2007 – Jun 2009, B-1 Intelligence Flight Commander, Senior Intelligence Officer, Wing Executive Officer, 28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota
  8. Jun 2009 – Jul 2010, Student, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies (SAASS), Maxwell AFB, Ala.
  9. Jul 2010 – Jun 2012, Joint Integration Branch Chief, Concepts, Strategy, and Wargaming Division (Skunk Works) and Airpower Strategist, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Strategic Studies Group (CSAF SSG), Headquarters Air Force, Pentagon, D.C.
  10. Jul 2012 – Jun 2014, Commander, Air Intelligence Squadron, Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Ill.
  11. Jul 2014 – Jun 2015, National Defense Fellow, Atlantic Council, Washington, D.C.
  12. Jun 2015 – Aug 2015, Student, Joint Forces Staff College (JPME II), Norfolk, Va.
  13. Aug 2015 – Jun 2017, Plans Branch Chief, then ISR Ops Division Chief, Intelligence Directorate, U.S. European Command, Stuttgart, Germany
  14. Jul 2017 – Present, Assistant Commandant, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center


  1. Aug 2015 – Jun 2017, Plans Branch Chief, then ISR Ops Division Chief, Intelligence Directorate, U.S. European Command, Stuttgart, Germany, as a lieutenant colonel and colonel


Defense Superior Service Medal

Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters

Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters

Twelfth Air Force Field Grade Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Officer of the Year Award

Air Mobility Command Company Grade Intelligence Officer of the Year Award

Squadron Officer School – Distinguished Graduate, Squadron Outstanding Graduate, Chief of Staff Trophy (#1 Flight)


 Second Lieutenant Dec. 14, 1996

First Lieutenant Jan. 7, 1999

Captain Jan. 7, 2001

Major Sep. 1, 2006

Lieutenant Colonel Dec. 1, 2010

Colonel Apr. 1, 2017

Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas B. Donehue,  U.S. Army



Command Sgt. Major Donehue is a native of Varnville, South Carolina; he enlisted in the Army in May 1992 as a cryptologic linguist.  He attended basic training at Fort Dix, NJ, the Arabic Basic Course at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, Presidio of Monterey, CA with follow on training at Goodfellow Air Force Base, San Angelo, TX.

Command Sgt. Major Donehue has served in every leadership position from Team Leader to Battalion Command Sergeant Major.  His stateside assignments include Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Fort Carson, CO; Fort Gordon, GA; Fort Huachuca, AZ; and DLIFLC, Presidio of Monterey, CA.  His overseas assignments include ARCENT support Saudi Arabia and Camp Hovey, Republic of Korea.  He has deployed to Saudi Arabia, Kosovo, the Republic of Georgia, and Iraq in support of both combat and peacekeeping operations.

Command Sgt. Major Donehue’s military education includes the Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officers Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officers Course, Company Commander / First Sergeant Course, Intermediate Arabic Course, the Basic Persian-Farsi Course, Airborne School, Jumpmaster Course, the Master Resiliency Course, and the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy.

He earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Excelsior College.

Command Sgt. Major Donehue’s awards include the Bronze Star (2nd award), Meritorious Service Medal (3rd award), Army Commendation Medal (5th award), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (third award), Army Good Conduct Medal (8th award), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal (2nd award) with Arrowhead Device, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (4th award), Humanitarian Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Service Medal, and the Airborne badge.

Command Sgt. Major Donehue is married and has four children.

Mr. Steven CollinsSteveCollins1

Chief of Staff


Steven Collins is the Chief of Staff of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center and the Presidio of Monterey. He is responsible for coordinating and providing full spectrum staff support for over 15,000 military language students and 2,000 staff and faculty posted at the Presidio of Monterey and at 31 locations around the world.

A 1983 distinguished graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point, he began his commissioned US Army service in Europe with the 8th Infantry Division, Mainz, Germany. From 1988-90, he was a rifle company commander in the 7th Infantry Division (Manchu Regiment). From 1990-92, he attended Yale University and earned his Master’s Degree in European History (specializing in modern European Diplomatic History). Subsequently, from 1992-95, he was an Assistant Professor of European History, US Military Academy. Afterwards, he served as the Operations Officer, and then Commander, of the 6th PSYOP (now MISO) Battalion (the US European Command-oriented PSYOP formation). He was then the Chief of PSYOP Doctrine and Training at the US Army Special Warfare Center and School, and later the Chief, Analysis Branch, for US Special Operations Command. He was posted as the Chief of the Psychological Operations and Strategic Influence Branch at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, Belgium, from 2001-2004, where he was responsible for all military information support operations in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, and Afghanistan.

His last assignment in uniform was as the Deputy Chief of Staff of Operations for the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center. After retirement from the uniformed military in 2006, he was the Dean for Field Support at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, with responsibility for over 100 academic faculty and staff, posted at 23 locations around the world. He is knowledgeable in the German and French languages. A dedicated participant in triathlons and a cyclist, he is married and has one daughter.