Colonel James A. Kievit
Colonel James Kievit is the 31st Commandant of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center. He graduated as a Distinguished Military Graduate from Pennsylvania State University in 1998 and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Infantry. His education includes a Bachelor of Science degree from PSU, and a Master of Arts in Global and International Studies from the University of Kansas. His military education includes the Infantry Officer Basic Course, Infantry Captains’ Career Course, Combined Arms Staff School, Civil Affairs Qualification (J.F.K. Special Warfare Center), the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and the United States Army War College.