MISSION STATEMENT: F Company, 229th Military Intelligence Battalion cultivates language proficient, culturally competent, and mentally tough Soldiers in Persian Farsi, Spanish, Afghan Pashto, Indonesian and Urdu.


Upon arrival, Foxtrot Company Soldiers will report to building 630, in-process with the Orderly Room, and be assigned to a Platoon. Unmarried IET Soldiers will be assigned living quarters in buildings 630A, 630B, 646 and 829. Married Soldiers should contact the Parks at Monterey Bay prior to their arrival to fill out the housing application. In some cases, Soldiers may be on a waitlist for base housing for 4-8 weeks.  If possible, Soldiers should wait to move their families until housing is secured. Drill Sergeants will counsel all new Soldiers and verify all Unit and Installation in-processing requirements have been fulfilled prior to their class start date. Concurrently, Drill Sergeant will familiarize the Soldiers with the Company areas which will culminate in a Company level in-brief from the Command Team to discuss standards, expectations, and to answer questions. Foxtrot Company holds Company level formations at 0645 every Friday between buildings 630A and 630B where training is led, award/promotion ceremonies’ conducted. and Command Team guidance disseminated. Platoons conduct accountability formation every morning prior to class. Our Company conducts physical readiness training from 1615 – 1715 Monday through Thursday with opportunities for Soldiers to qualify for PT exemption incentives. The 2nd and 3rd Tuesday of each month are utilized for Company Height/Weight and Company APFTs (or ACFTs) respectively. Soldiers are strongly encourage to prepare for the weekly Monday afternoon Commander’s run in sunny Monterey.


·         CLASSLOAD / HOMEWORK: Courses in our target languages will follow a curriculum schedule which will be given to Soldiers once they begin class. All incoming Soldiers are recommended to re-familiarize themselves with English grammar prior to class starting. The amount of material covered during each day is comparable to a week’s worth of work at a standard college. Homework varies by teaching team, proximity to a test, and point in the course but typically ranges from 2-4 hours a night. The most academically successful students study 7-10 hours a week on their own on top of completing their nightly homework.

·         HOURS OF CLASS: Core school hours for are from 0755 to 1145 and 1300 – 1450. Lunch is from 1145 – 1300 and may be used to complete administrative requirements with their Drill Sergeants as needed, while also allowing Soldiers the opportunity to eat. Students that need additional academic assistance may be given an additional hour of in-class time before or after core school hours. “Zero” hour takes place from 0645-0745 and “Seventh” hour takes place from 1500 – 1545.


o   Multi-Language (UML):

  • Spanish BLDG 611
  • Afghan Pashto BLDG 633
  • Indonesian BLDG(s) 636-632

o   Persian Farsi School (UPF): BLDG 848

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