The Defense Resources Management Institute (DRMI)

Website

www.nps.edu/drmi

Executive Director

Natalie J. Webb, Ph.D.

Code DRMI/870, Halligan Hall, M5
(831) 656-2013

FAX (831) 656-2139

njwebb@nps.edu

Deputy Executive Director

Laura Armey, Ph.D.
(831) 656-2818

jarmey@nps.edu

Military Associate Chair

COL Andre L. Brown.
(831) 656-3593

andre.brown@nps.edu

Overview

The Defense Resources Management Institute (DRMI) provides integrated professional education programs in resources management and analytical decision making for military officers and civilian defense officials from the United States and more than 170 partner nations. The DRMI was established in 1965 by the Secretary of Defense as an educational institution. The DRMI’s multi-disciplinary faculty conduct graduate-level executive education courses in Monterey and tailored courses and seminars upon request at other locations in the United States and abroad.

Our approach

The DRMI’s programs enhance the efficient and effective allocation of scarce resources in today’s defense organizations by developing participants’ analytical decision making skills. Participants do not focus on learning detailed job-specific skills but rather on the concepts, techniques, and issues that pervade resources management decision making in most mid-management through executive-level positions. To accomplish this, the DRMI provides a dynamic learning environment featuring interactive lectures on key concepts from economics, management, and quantitative reasoning; facilitated small group discussions; and real-world case studies.

The mission, objectives and responsibilities of the DRMI are set forth in Department of Defense Instruction 5010.35.

Who should attend

The DRMI’s programs bring together U.S. and international military officers of grades O-3 through O-6 (active or reserve), senior enlisted U.S. military personnel with a bachelor’s degree, and U.S. and international civilian defense officials of grades GS-09 through GS-15, or equivalent. Once a year, U.S. and international flag and general rank military officers and equivalent civilian officials only attend the Senior International Defense Management course.

Courses offered

All courses are offered in residence and via distance learning (online).

All courses are E-IMET certified.

Defense Resources Management - Four weeks; offered four times each year.

International Defense Management - Ten weeks; offered twice each year.

Senior International Defense Management - Four weeks; offered once each year (August)

Data Analytics for Financial and Resources Management - Two weeks; offered twice each year.

Human Capital Resources Management - Two weeks; offered once each year.

Introduction to Budgeting Concepts - Two weeks; offered once each year.

Multiple-Criteria Decision Making - Two weeks; offered once each year.

Performance Management and Budgeting - Two weeks; offered once each year.

Risk Management - Two weeks; offered once each year.

Mobile Education Courses - One to two weeks in length, for partner nation and U.S. military services and defense agencies, upon specific request and approval.

Current resident course dates are available on our website at www.nps.edu/drmi.

Course titles and descriptions

Defense Resources Management
(MASL P162002 resident, MASL P471054 online)

This four-week course provides an overview of the long-term implications of today’s decisions, teaching participants to recognize and evaluate competing alternatives at both the strategic and operational levels of defense organizations. Faculty integrate concepts, principles, and techniques drawn from the disciplines of management, economics, and quantitative methods to teach participants to analyze tradeoffs among alternatives in terms of their costs, effectiveness, availability, and risks.
Participants: U.S. and international military officers of grades of O-3 and above; senior enlisted U.S. military personnel with a bachelor’s degree; and U.S. and international civilian defense officials of grades GS-09 through GS-15, or equivalent.
CPE credits: 121 hours. Graduate education credit: 4 units. Approved for DoD Financial Management certification.

International Defense Management
(MASL P162003 resident, MASL P471053 online)

This ten-week course provides an in-depth examination of the long-term implications of today’s resources management decisions, teaching participants to recognize and evaluate competing alternatives at both the strategic and operational levels of defense organizations. Faculty integrate concepts, principles, and techniques drawn from the disciplines of management, economics, and quantitative methods to teach participants to analyze tradeoffs among alternatives in terms of their costs, effectiveness, availability, and risks. Participants learn to define and evaluate the relationship among national security objectives, defense strategies, program alternatives/capabilities, and budget resource requirements.
Participants: U.S. and international military officers of grades of O-3 and above; senior enlisted U.S. military personnel with a bachelor’s degree; and U.S. and international civilian defense officials of grades GS-09 through GS-15, or equivalent.
CPE credits: 257.5 hours. Graduate education credit: 4 units. Approved for DoD Financial Management certification.

Senior International Defense Management
(MASL P162004 resident, MASL P471060 online)

This four-week executive education program brings together flag and general rank military officers and equivalent senior civilian officials from around the world to address contemporary security challenges and resources management issues. Participants develop skills and insights that enhance strategic-level decision making and refine their ability to define and evaluate the relationship among national security objectives, defense strategies, program alternatives/capabilities, and budget resource requirements.
Enrollment is restricted to U.S. and international flag and general rank military officers (grades O-7 and above) and equivalent defense-related civilian officials, except for countries where a lower grade is comparable to flag/general rank, in which case a waiver can be requested.
CPE credits: 106 hours. Graduate education credit: 4 units. Approved for DoD Financial Management certification.

Data Analytics for Financial and Resources Management
(MASL P159002 resident, MASL P471102 online)

In this two-week course, participants evaluate models and data to answer a variety of defense resources management questions, understand how models are used to predict outcomes, and become better communicators of analytical results to decision makers.
Participants: U.S. and international military officers of grades of O-3 and above; senior enlisted U.S. military personnel with a bachelor’s degree; and U.S. and international civilian defense officials of grades GS-09 through GS-15, or equivalent.
CPE credits: 64 hours. Graduate education credit: 4 units. Approved for DoD Financial Management certification.

Human Capital Resources Management 
(MASL P162018 resident, MASL P471059 online)

In this two-week course, participants develop an understanding of the unique role that manpower plays in defense resources management and learn how to use analytical models, derive a force structure, and design personnel policies from recruitment through retirement to achieve strategic objectives. 
Participants: U.S. and international military officers of grades of O-3 and above; senior enlisted U.S. military personnel with a bachelor’s degree; and U.S. and international civilian defense officials of grades GS-09 through GS-15, or equivalent.
CPE credits: 64 hours. Approved for DoD Financial Management certification.

Introduction to Budgeting Concepts 
(MASL P156600 resident, MASL P471056 online)

In this two-week course, participants develop an understanding of public budgeting best practices, how the execution phase of a resources management system (such as the Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution System) should link to strategic plans and actions, and outputs required to successfully formulate, execute, and evaluate budgets. 
Participants: U.S. and international military officers of grades of O-3 and above; senior enlisted U.S. military personnel with a bachelor’s degree; and U.S. and international civilian defense officials of grades GS-09 through GS-15, or equivalent.
CPE credits: 64 hours. Approved for DoD Financial Management certification.

Multiple Criteria Decision Making 
(MASL P162012 resident, MASL P471055 online)

In this two-week course, participants develop a quantitative approach to support decision making by managers in defense organizations with a focus on decisions involving many organizational objectives. The course places emphasis on formulating the problem, understanding the analytical process involved in evaluating potential solution alternatives, and interpreting the analytical results to support choosing a solution. 
Participants: U.S. and international military officers of grades of O-3 and above; senior enlisted U.S. military personnel with a bachelor’s degree; and U.S. and international civilian defense officials of grades GS-09 through GS-15, or equivalent.
CPE credits: 64 hours. Approved for DoD Financial Management certification.

Performance Management and Budgeting
(MASL P162014 resident, MASL P471058 online)

In this two-week course, participants develop a foundation for performance management and budgeting by constructing top-level goals and performance targets, working to develop performance hierarchies with measurable performance indicators, and learning about differences in supporting budgeting and accounting systems and their roles in driving performance-based outcomes. 
Participants: U.S. and international military officers of grades of O-3 and above; senior enlisted U.S. military personnel with a bachelor’s degree; and U.S. and international civilian defense officials of grades GS-09 through GS-15, or equivalent.
CPE credits: 64 hours. Approved for DoD Financial Management certification.

Risk Management
(MASL P162000 resident, MASL P471057 online)

In this two-week course, participants learn to define risk, acquire skills to assess risk, develop an understanding of basic risk management techniques, and apply risk assessment and management in several areas of defense resources management.
Participants: U.S. and international military officers of grades of O-3 and above; senior enlisted U.S. military personnel with a bachelor’s degree; and U.S. and international civilian defense officials of grades GS-09 through GS-15, or equivalent.
CPE credits: 64 hours. Approved for DoD Financial Management certification.

Mobile International Defense Management
(MASL P319016)

This one- or two-week course provides an overview of the long-term implications of today’s decisions, teaching participants to recognize and evaluate competing alternatives at both the strategic and operational levels of defense organizations. Faculty integrate concepts, principles, and techniques drawn from the disciplines of management, economics, and quantitative methods to teach participants to analyze tradeoffs among alternatives in terms of their costs, effectiveness, availability, and risks. Participants learn to define and evaluate the relationship among national security objectives, defense strategies, program alternatives (capabilities), and their budgetary resource requirements.

Mobile domestic (U.S.) courses, seminars, and workshops

Upon request, the DRMI can develop a one- or two-week course or a shorter seminar or workshop with specific content and topics tailored to the host organization’s needs.

Independent study

Upon request, the DRMI can design a tailored education program in a defense resources management topic area combining lectures, directed readings, assignments, and interactive discussions. This is not a stand-alone course; it is intended to precede or follow a scheduled resident course.

DRMI Faculty

Natalie J. Webb, Executive Director and Professor; Ph.D., Duke University, 1992.
Jomana Amara, Professor; Ph.D., University of Houston, 2004.
Jonathan Lipow, Professor; Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1994.
Francois Melese, Professor; Ph.D., University of Louvain, 1982.
Anke Richter, Professor; Ph.D., Stanford University, 1996.
Laura Armey, Deputy Executive Director and Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Southern California, 2008.
James Fan, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2017.
Ryan Garcia, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Yale University, 2011.
Elizabeth Gooch, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Georgia State University, 2014.
Erich Morman, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., George Mason University, 2013.
Sean Webeck, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Indiana University, 2018.
Douglas Burton, CDR (Ret.), USN, Senior Lecturer; M.S., Naval Postgraduate School, 1993, M.A., Naval War College 2001.
Troy D. Terronez, CDR (Ret), USN, Senior Lecturer; M.S., Naval Postgraduate School, 2000.
Erin Reeder, LTC (Ret.), USA, Senior Lecturer; M.B.A./M.P.A., Syracuse University, 2009.
Peter D. Bertelsen, Lecturer; M.B.A, Thunderbird School of Global Management, 2001.
Mitchell McCarthy, Col (Ret.), USMC, Lecturer; M.S., Industrial College of the Armed Forces, 2007.
Jerome T. Sebastyn, CAPT (Ret.), USN, Lecturer; M.A., Naval War College, 2002.
Andre L. Brown, COL, USA, Senior Military Lecturer; M.B.A., Webster University, 2012.
Jeremy Duke, LCDR, USN, Military Lecturer; M.B.A., Naval Postgraduate School, 2017.
Dax Battaglia, Lt Col, USMC, Military Lecturer; M.S., Naval Postgraduate School, 2003.
Kathleen S. Bailey, Faculty Associate-Research; M.A., Naval Postgraduate School, 2011.

Emeritus Faculty

Diana Angelis, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Florida, 1996.

James S. Blandin, Professor; Ph.D., University of Oregon, 1974.

Peter Frederiksen, Professor; Ph.D., Washington State University, 1974.

C. J. LaCivita, Professor; Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara, 1981.

James H. Morris, Professor; Ph.D., University of Oregon, 1976.

Kent D. Wall, Professor; Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1971.