Dr. Jamilah Y. Rattler

Dr. Jamilah Y. Rattler is the Executive Director, 637th Training Group, and Provost, Defense Language Institute English Language Center (DLIELC), at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. She is the senior civilian on the command team and serves as the top education advisor and senior management consultant to the commanding officers and staff. Her role is to establish, revise, and review policies, procedures, mission objectives, and organizational design.

Before joining DLIELC, Dr. Rattler served for over two decades in multiple positions including; Training and Mobility Exercise Coordinator for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Training Officer for the U.S. Coast Guard, Lifelong Learning Branch Director for the U.S. Marine Corps, and, Training Program Manager, Instructional Systems Designer, and Education Services Officer/Director for the U.S. Navy. She has a wide range of international experience having served in assignments around the globe throughout Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security organizations. She is also a proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force enabling her to provide perspectives from both the military and civilian standpoint.

Dr. Rattler is an active member of Federally Employed Women (FEW), Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and Blacks in Government (BIG), as well as an Associate Professor at Southwestern College School of Professional Studies.

2001 Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Wesley College, Dover, Del.
2004 Master of Arts in Education, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Ariz.
2014 Doctor of Philosophy in Education, Northcentral University, Scottsdale, Ariz.


FEMA Administrator’s Award 2017
DHS Secretary’s Unity of Effort Award 2018

National Defense Service Medal
Meritorious Service
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Air Force Good Conduct medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
Southwest Asia Service Medal

(Current as of August 2020)