As noted, the Defense Institute for Medical Operations (DIMO) needs subject matter experts (SMEs) from throughout Department of Defense (DoD) to develop curriculum and teach courses around the world. Maintaining the DIMO high standard requires the development and maintenance of a pool of eligible and qualified instructors.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer instructor to help DIMO "strengthen global medical capabilities" around the world, complete a self-nomination form below (click "Volunteer Form" header below) and return it to us with your resume/curriculum vitae. DIMO will review your submission, and if qualified, match you to suitable courses and put you in the queue for future missions.

History of DIMO
The Defense Institute for Medical Operations (DIMO) was established in October 2002 when the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) directed the merger of the Air Force's Institute for Global Health merged with the Navy's Defense Healthcare Management Institute. In October 2003, DIMO transitioned to the International Education Exportable Division within the International and Expeditionary Education and Training Department of the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine (USAFSAM). Subsequently, DIMO was realigned under the Air Force Medical Support Agency (AFMSA) in 2010.

The primary goal of DIMO is to become the DoD's focal point for exportable health training that builds cooperation and is committed to providing world-class, regionally-focused health development. DIMO's programs strive to improve communications between military and civilian agencies, as well as strengthening international coalition partnerships.
How to Volunteer

If you would like to volunteer, please download the self-nomination form by clicking the link below (Volunteer Form). Then submit the completed form along with a curriculum vitae (CV) and/or resume to DIMO.        

Volunteer Form

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Volunteer Instructions

Working with DIMO offers personal, professional, organizational and leadership benefits. Our missions provide joint, inter-agency, inter-governmental, and international experience. Potential mission team members should have the following:


1. DIMO instructors should be current, qualified and recognized as subject matter experts. Having only received training in a particular topic is not sufficient.  Favorable examples include:  actively working in the specialty, history of deployments practicing that specialty, publications, speaking positions, and membership on relevant boards.


2. Potential DIMO instructors should have instructor experience. Teaching personnel in an international setting has additional challenges beyond those commonly experienced when teaching US personnel. Favorable examples include:  a history of, or currently teaching US students or foreign nationals in the topics being requested.


3. DIMO instructors should have cross-cultural experience, present a professional image and appropriate military bearing. Examples may include:  subject-matter exchanges, deployments, mission trips, international health work, and language or cultural expertise. 

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Defense Institute for Medical Operations
1320 Truemper Street Bldg 9122
JBSA-Lackland, TX 78236
Commercial Phone:
(210) 671-1078/1127 
DSN 473-1078/1127

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