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Top DoD official says DLIFLC the premier foreign language provider
Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, Jessica L. Garfola Wright, says that the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center is the premier language provider to the Department of Defense, not only for resident instruction but also online foreign language training materials. "When I first came here I thought, 'well they teach just a little bit of language.' I have had only a few hours here and I am thoroughly impressed with the in-depth quality and professionalism of what they do here....more
Cook Hall Dedication
The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center and Presidio of Monterey dedicated, in a ribbon cutting ceremony, a state-of-the-art learning facility in memory of Marine Corps Col. Donald Cook. Cook Hall marks the completion of the last of three General Instruction Buildings planned for the Institute that teaches 23 foreign languages and houses more than 4,000 students....more
Combined Arms Center general says the need for linguists will grow
Lt. Gen. Robert Brown, the commanding general of the Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., says the future of the military lies in better education, more cultural awareness and language skills training, and the ability to prevent conflict and shape outcomes that lead to peaceful solutions. "We are going to look to do interagency, intergovernmental, and multinational (activities) and so the need for linguists is going to increase, and certainly the need for cultural understanding is critical," said Gen. Brown....more
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