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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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Monday, October 27, 2014

Top DoD official says DLIFLC the premier foreign language provider

10/27/2014 By Natela Cutter DLIFLC Public Affairs 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,” said Wright in an interview Oct. 22.”They (DLIFLC) not only teach more than ‘a little bit’ of language, they teach you to be proficient in the language and they teach […]

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Presidio dedicates building to Medal of Honor recipient

PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. — More than 100 people turned out for the ribbon cutting and dedication of the Presidio of Monterey’s newest instructional building in honor of a Medal of Honor recipient and language graduate here Oct. 17. Building 618 is now known as “Cook Hall,” in memory of Marine Corps Col. Donald G. Cook. The building was officially opened after a ribbon-cutting ceremony outside the building followed by a dedication ceremony inside. During the ribbon-cutting event, Presidio of Monterey Garrison Commander Col. Paul Fellinger, U.S. Rep. Sam Farr and Cook’s son Thomas Cook cut the ceremonial ribbon. Then, at the end of the dedication event, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center Commandant Col. David Chapman and Farr and […]

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

2014 Ready & Resilient Campaign

09/05/2014 DLIFLC and Presidio of Monterey kick off Ready and Resilient campaign The Presidio of Monterey kicked its Ready and Resilient wellness campaign Sept. 4 with the signing of a suicide prevention proclamation, a buddy pledge, a prayer for the fallen, and a moment of silence.The proclamation and buddy pledge was signed by Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center Commandant Col. David Chapman and Presidio of Monterey Garrison Commander Col. Paul Fellinger, accompanied by DLIFLC Command Sgt. Maj. Matildo Coppi and Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew Wynn.“What is the essence of this day today?” asked rhetorically Chapman. “After nearly 13 years of conflict and the continuous deployment of our service members into harm’s way, the Army, and other Services, realized […]

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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. (Photo by Natela Cutter)

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Combined Arms Center general says
the need for linguists will grow

09/11/2014 By Natela Cutter DLIFLC Public Affairs MONTEREY, Calif., – 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 Lt. Gen. Robert Brown, during a visit to the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center Aug. 21 where he observed service members studying Turkish and Urdu.”Right now we have Soldiers deployed in 152 countries around the […]

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

DLIFLC students compete in 39th Annual Mandarin Speech Contest

SAN FRANCISCO — Service members studying Mandarin Chinese at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, Presidio of Monterey, made the trek north to test their skills and compete for honors at the 39th Annual Mandarin Speech Contest in San Francisco April 26. The day-long competition, the largest of its kind in the United States, is sponsored by the Chinese Language Teachers Association of California, or CLTAC, and was held this year at the Lowell High School auditorium. The purpose of the speech contest is to foster good language skills in Mandarin. The CLTAC, established in 1962, is a nonpolitical, nonprofit educational and professional organization that seeks to promote the study, teaching and research of the Chinese language and culture […]

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Col. Danial Pick, DLIFLC Commandant, retires

Col. 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. The incoming […]

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