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Defense Institutional Reform Initiative (DIRI)

 
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Purpose:

Develops effective, accountable, professional and transparent partner defense establishments in partner countries that can manage, sustain and employ national forces

Provides subject matter experts to work with partner nations to assess organizational weaknesses and establish a roadmap for addressing the shortfalls

Focus is Ministry-to-Ministry engagement

Who:

DASD Partnership Strategy and Stability Operations (PS&SO) solicits COCOMs nominations then vets them with Regional Assistant Secretaries of Defense for prioritization of effort

DSCA’s role resources the program execution through the Center of Civil-Military Relations (CCMR) at the Naval Post-Graduate School

Funding:

Separate Title 10 appropriation