The Defense Institute for Medical Operations (DIMO) is a dual-service agency comprised of Air Force and Navy personnel committed to providing world class, globally-focused, healthcare education and training to partners around the world. DIMO utilizes subject matter experts throughout the Department of Defense (DoD) to develop curriculum and teach courses around the world.
DIMO courses bring people of various countries together to help build a common base of understanding among dedicated healthcare professionals. DIMO places specific emphasis on building capability and capacity in disaster preparedness, communicable disease prevention, and other current and critical health topics. DIMO simultaneously provides a unique opportunity for the United States to contribute to coalition partnerships.
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), as DoD's focal point for international education and training, sponsors DIMO through International Military Education and Training (IMET) and Humanitarian Assistance programs. DIMO shares the DSCA vision and mandate as one of the DSCA's "schoolhouses". DIMO facilitates professional development and exchange among countries, through the promotion and implementation of Global Health.
To date, DIMO has trained 11,000 students from 97 countries. DIMO's offerings include: Disaster Planning and Consequence Management, Force Health Protection, Public Health Resiliency, Health System Management, Patient Transport and Evacuation, and Biosecurity.