Col. Danial Pick, DLIFLC Commandant, retires

Pick_retirement_certificate_sm2Col. Danial D. Pick, the Commandant of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, has retired from the military after 29 years of service in the Army in a ceremony held on Soldier Field at the Presidio of Monterey April 18.

Pick is retiring after an illustrious career where he served as a military intelligence officer at various unit levels to include command. He became a Middle East Foreign Area Officer in 1996 and served multiple tours in the region.

A graduate of the DLIFLC Basic Arabic course, he speaks Arabic, Persian-Farsi, Persian-Dari and Assyrian. He served as the director of the Army’s Foreign Area Officer program at the Presidio prior to taking the position of DLIFLC commandant.

Pick_retirement_flag_salute_smThe incoming DLIFLC commandant is expected to assume command on May 22.

Pick is expected to stay in the Monterey Bay area where he lives with his family.

Posted Date: 18 April 2014