The Presidio of Monterey (POM) is located in the city of Monterey, California about 117 miles south of San Francisco, on the Pacific coast. The Monterey Peninsula has a rich history, and its rugged coastline is known for its natural beauty.

The Presidio of Monterey's mission is to provide professional base support services which facilitate mission readiness and promote wellbeing for all supported elements. The primary tenant organization is the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC). DLIFLC provides foreign language education, training, evaluation, and sustainment for DoD personnel in order to ensure the success of the Defense Foreign Language Program and enhance the security of the Nation.

The Garrison staff provides the full range of service functions to tenant commands, service members and their families.