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Friday, December 14, 2018


Spc. Lingo retires from DLIFLC, embarks on new mission

Spc. Lingo retired from the Army Dec. 6, after three years of faithful service to the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center as the institute’s mascot.



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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

DLIFLC students volunteer at the 2015 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Over the last 60 years, students of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center have volunteered, carried golf bags, and worked concession booths


Friday, February 6, 2015

Ten become U.S. citizens at Presidio of Monterey

Ten individuals were inducted as new U.S. citizens in a naturalization ceremony that took place at the Presidio of Monterey Feb. 5,


Friday, February 6, 2015

Marines win 2nd straight Commanders Cup

02/04/15 By Gary Harrington DLIFLC Public Affairs The Marine Corps Detachment defeated the Army, Air Force and Navy at the second quarter Commanders Cup Feb. 4, on Soldier Field. Just before the competition began, several awards were presented to service members. Mr. Don Conrad presented the West Point Society of the Monterey Peninsula Leadership Award and recognized, Lance Cpl. Paul Smith from the Marine Corps Detachment, Seaman John Wallace from the Center for Information Dominance Unit, Airman 1st Class Nathan Thompson from the 517th Training Group. Mr. John Alich, the presenter for the Naval Academy Leadership Award recognized Sgt. Jesse David from Marine Corps Detachment and Petty Officer 1 Christopher Franks from the Center for Information Dominance Unit. Lastly, DLIFLC […]


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Senior defense attaché shares experience with FAOs

By Natela Cutter DLIFLC Public Affairs   MONTEREY, Calif., – Maj. Gen. Charles W. Hooper, the senior defense attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt, shared advice and some of his life experiences with Foreign Area Officers at the Presidio of Monterey Jan. 13. A Joint Foreign Area Officer Course is organized each year by the DLIFLC FAO office, gathering officers from all four branches of the military for several days to teach new FAOs and their spouses about their future career path and what will be expected of them while working abroad. “You (are expected) to act as a combat multiplier…FAOs are always shaping. In the Army we call it ‘Prevent, Shape and Win,’ …the essence of your […]


Thursday, December 11, 2014

2014 POM Chapel Tree Lighting Ceremony

PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. – Community members turned out for some holiday cheer during the Presidio’s holiday tree-lighting ceremony at the Presidio of Monterey Chapel Dec. 4. Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center Commandant, Col. David Chapman was on hand Thursday evening December 4, 2014 at the Presidio of Monterey Chapel to participate in a countdown of the Presidio of Monterey Annual Christmas Tree lighting ceremony. Families, friends, and even pets showed up for the event. All were in a festive mood while participating in the countdown and sang Christmas carols while greeting Santa Claus who arrived on a shiny red fire engine. After the lighting ceremony everyone was invited into the Chapel Annex for snacks and drinks, while Santa […]


Friday, November 14, 2014

DLIFLC Hold 73rd Anniversary Ball

11/15/2014 DLIFLC holds 73rd Anniversary Ball The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center held its 73rd Anniversary Ball on Nov. 1st, with more than 350 faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends in attendance. The event, sponsored in part by the DLI Alumni Association and Foundation, was held at the Naval Postgraduate School’s historic Herrmann Hall, in Monterey.The guest speaker for the event was Ambassador Daniel Smith, Deputy Secretary for Intelligence and Research from the Department of State.”The Defense Language Institute is a world renowned organization and has no peer when it comes to producing the quality and quantity of linguists,” said Smith, thanking the faculty and staff for their contributions to national security by training some 3,500 students in 23 […]


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