The Defense Information School (DINFOS) has a long-standing mission of producing outstanding Public Affairs and Visual Information personnel for the U.S. Department of Defense. We are a component of the Defense Media Activity.
DINFOS Leadership
About DINFOS Leaders
Lieutenant Colonel Hutcheson assumed command of the Defense Information School March 12, 2015. He leads a team of 400 military, civilian and contractor professionals in training nearly 3,000 students a year in various Public Affairs and Visual Information disciplines. Previously, he served as the school’s Deputy Commandant, a position he began in July 2014.

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Director of Staff
Jimmie L. Bell is the Director of Staff at the Defense Information School. He assumed this position in March 2007, after serving three years as Deputy Director of Training. In this capacity he oversees all staff actions, quality assurance, command group functions, and he ensures operating policies and procedures are developed and followed. Prior to assuming duties at Director of Staff, he served as Deputy Director of Training; Department Head, Broadcasting and Video Production Department; and Chief of Radio Production Skills.

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Command Sergeant Major
Emma M. Krouser is a native of Saint Helena Island, South Carolina, and began her Army career at Fort Jackson, South Carolina for Basic Training in January 1989. She attended the Basic Journalist Course at the Defense Information School, Fort Benjamin Harrison, IN from April thru June 1989.
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Lieutenant (LT) Todd DeLaney was born in Jackson, Tennessee on 6 June 1971. He entered the United States Marine Corps in November of 1991 and was stationed with Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 39, Camp Pendleton, California. In 1994 he deployed with the Eleventh Marine Expeditionary Unit to Somalia and Rwanda in support of Operation Restore Hope, Operation Quickdraw, and Operation Distant Runner. LT DeLaney entered the Marine Corps Reserves in 1996 and achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant (E-6) before being honorably discharged in 1998.
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