Army inspector general visits DLIFLC

Story by Patrick Bray
DLIFLC Public Affairs


 

Army inspector general visits DLIFLC

The Inspector General of the U.S. Army, Lt. Gen. David Quantock (right), visited the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center at the Presidio of Monterey, California, May 21. He received a briefing on the mission and vision of the institute followed by a visit to an Arabic language classroom. (Photo by Patrick Bray, DLIFLC Public Affairs)

Army inspector general visits DLIFLC

Lt. Gen. David Quantock, the Inspector General of the U.S. Army, sits with an Arabic language student as they listen to Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center students conduct a debate in Arabic. Quantock visited DLIFLC May 21 to learn more about the mission and vision of the institute. (Photo by Patrick Bray, DLIFLC Public Affairs)

MONTEREY, Calif. – The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center welcomed Lt. Gen. David Quantock, the Inspector General of the U.S. Army, to the institute on the Presidio of Monterey, California, May 21.

Quantock is visiting installations in Northern California and is the first inspector general to visit DLIFLC. He received a briefing from Steve Collins, chief of staff of DLIFLC, on the mission and vision of the institute followed by a visit to an Arabic language classroom.

“It’s amazing what you have here,” said Quantock. “I didn’t realize the size of this institution.”

DLIFLC is regarded as one of the finest schools for foreign language instruction in the world. The Institute provides resident instruction in 23 languages to approximately 3,500 military service members, five days a week, seven hours per day, with two to three hours of homework each night. Generally, students spend between 26 and 64 weeks at the Presidio, depending on the difficulty of the language.



Posted Date: 21 May 2015