Proficiency in Practice

Advanced CLPM Workshop


Where: Weckerling Center, Bldg. 326
Presidio of Monterey, CA 93944
Date: Sept. 27-29, 2016
Time: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.



DeppertCLPMWelcome to the ACLPM

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 22nd Annual Command Language Program Managers’ (CLPM) Seminar and Workshop. The first seminar was held June 6th, 1994 at the Presidio of Monterey. The seminar was initiated as a means of communicating current trends to CLPMs and providing a forum for collaboration and CLPM professional development. Over the years the event has changed; however, its focus of collaboration and CLPM professional development still remains the same. I look forward to meeting all of you personally and hearing from you what DLI can do to help you in the important work you do for military language professionals.



Guest Speaker

Mr. Roberto J. Sanchez serves as the Senior Subject Matter Expert on human capital policy and programs directed to building, maintaining, and employing foreign language and foreign area expertise within the Defense Intelligence Enterprise. He provides expertise and leadership in the development, coordination, and promulgation of policies and initiatives for development, maintenance, and utilization of military and civilian human capital employed in collection, processing, analysis, and reporting of foreign language material within the enterprise.

Before serving in his present position, Mr. Sanchez was the Associate Director for Operations and Capability, Defense Language Office, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness. In this position, he served as the lead for strategy, direction and oversight of Department of Defense language and regional expertise programs. He built policy on the development, management and utilization of DoD civilians and members of the Armed Forces with language and regional expertise skills. Prior to assuming his Defense Language Office position, he served as a key member of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness language transformation team. He wrote the Defense Language Transformation Roadmap that was approved by the Deputy Secretary of Defense providing the template for the Department of Defense to increase the number of military and civilian personnel who are fluent in needed languages and regional expertise skills. He also published Language and Foreign Area Officer Directives and Instructions to provide guidance and procedures for planners to identify and integrate foreign language and regional expertise capability requirements into security cooperation and joint adaptive planning.

Mr. Sanchez is a retired U.S. Air Force Intelligence Officer with numerous assignments in Human Resource Intelligence, Signals Intelligence, Collections, and as an all source analyst. He has been certified by the Air Force as a Latin America Foreign Area Officer. He holds multiple military awards and campaign medals.

Mr. Sanchez was born and raised in Lima, Peru. He has a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla, and a master of science in Public Administration from Troy State University. He speaks Spanish, French, Portuguese and Italian.

Advanced Command Language Program Manager Workshop

27-29 September 2016


Tuesday, 27 September 2016

0730 – 0800    Course Registration

0800 – 0815    Opening & Administrative Announcements                                           MC TBD

0815 – 0900    Commandant and Provost’s Welcome and Remarks                              COL Deppert/Dr. Leaver

0900 – 0915    Break

0915 – 1015    Proficiency in Practice                                                                                  Dr. Leaver

1015 – 1030    Break

1030 – 1130    Guest Speaker

1130 – 1300    Lunch

1300 – 1400    ODNI                                                                                                                 Mr. Sanchez/Mr. Franco

1400- 1415    Break

1415 – 1515

1515 – 1530    Break

1530 – 1540    CLP Best Practices – Marine Corps Nominee

1540 – 1550    CLP Best Practices – Navy Nominee

1550 – 1600    CLP Best Practices – Army Nominee

1600 – 1610    CLP Best Practices – Air Force Nominee

1610 – 1630    DoD CLPo Y Presentation I DoD LPo Y Presentation                              COL Deppert

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

0730 – 0800    Opening & Administrative Announcements

0800 – 0900    First Morning Breakout Session

0900 – 0915    Break

0915 – 1015    Second Morning Breakout Session

1015 – 1030    Break

1030 – 1130    Third Morning Breakout Session

1130 – 1300    Lunch

1300 – 1400    First Afternoon Breakout Session

1400 – 1415    Break

1415 – 1515    Second Afternoon Breakout Session

1515 – 1530    Break

1530 – 1630    Third Afternoon Breakout Session

Thursday, 29 September 2016

0730 – 0800    Opening & Administrative Announcements

0800 – 0900    First Morning Breakout Session

0900 – 0915    Break

0915 – 1015    Second Morning Breakout Session

1015 – 1030    Break

1030 – 1130    Third Morning Breakout Session

1130 – 1300    Lunch

1300 – 1400    Service Breakout Session

1400 – 1415    Break

1415 – 1515    Service Breakout Session

1515 – 1530    Break

1530 – 1630    Final Comments I Conference Close



Welcome to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula and the home of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center. We have several suggestions for lodging and have requested that blocks of rooms be set aside at the following locations in Monterey/Seaside.  We recommend that you call the hotel of your choice and inform them that you are part of the DLIFLC ACLPM Workshop in order to receive government rates.


 Monterey Marriott Downtown Monterey CA


Please have the guests in your group directly call Marriott Reservations at 1 (800) 228-9290 or (831) 649-4234 on or before Monday, August 29, 2016, (the “CutOff Date”) to make their room reservations. Please advise guests to identify themselves as part of the DLI Advanced Workshop Room Block Sep2016 group staying at the Monterey Marriott, located at 350 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940.

All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card. The hotel will not hold any reservations unless secured by credit card. Reservations for all guests must be received on or before Monday, August 29,2016 (the “Cutoff Date”). After the Cutoff Date, the hotel will release any unreserved rooms for general sale and, in the hotel’s discretion, will accept reservations at DLI Advanced Workshop Room Block Sep 2016’s group rate, on a space and rate available basis.

Monterey Marriott in downtown Monterey, CA
Directions to the Monterey Marriott

IHG Army Hotel, Presidio of Monterey


IHG Hotel on the Presidio of Monterey
Directions to the Presidio of Monterey

When booking online at the IHG Hotel, please select official travel and TDY on the left side of the screen.

If you are flying into Monterey, personnel staying at the IHG Hotel can be picked up from the Monterey Airport with a Hotel Shuttle at no extra cost.


Casa Munras


Please call 1-800-222-2446 or email reservations@innsofmonterey.com <mailto:reservations@innsofmonterey.com>  by cutoff date of 8/29/2016.
Located at 700 Munras Avenue Monterey, CA 93940



If you are flying, you may use the San Jose International Airport  or the Monterey Peninsula Airport. San Jose is located 71 miles north of Monterey. We recommend that you take Highway 101 southbound instead of Highway 17.  Monterey airport closes at approximately midnight. If you chose to drive please note that Pvt. Bolio Road entrance is the only visitor gate.

Driving from the North

Use Highway 101 South to the Monterey Peninsula exit near Prunedale (Highway 156 West). This five-mile road leads to Highway 1 South.

At the mouth of the Monterey Bay, Highway 1 South travels on the outskirts of Marina and Seaside, as well as the former Fort Ord, now called the Ord Military Community (OMC).

Continue along Highway 1 South until just south of the Seaside city limits; then take the Del Monte exit. Follow Del Monte until you approach the Fisherman’s Wharf intersection.

At this point there are two choices to get to the installation:

  • Move to the left lane at the Fisherman’s Wharf intersection. Follow straight ahead, passing the Portola Plaza Hotel of Monterey (on your right). At Pacific Street turn left. Go one block, turn right and go up Franklin Street. At the crest of the hill you’ll be entering the Presidio of Monterey at the Franklin Street Gate.
  • Move to the right lane at the Fisherman’s Wharf intersection and follow the signs to Cannery Row. Go through the tunnel and then get into the right lane. Veer right onto Foam Street. Take the first left turn. Then take an immediate left again onto Lighthouse Avenue (because you can’t make a left from Lighthouse onto Pvt. Bolio road). Turn right onto Pvt. Bolio Road. It will take you onto the Presidio via Pvt. Bolio Road.

Driving from the South

Use Highway 101 to Salinas. Follow Highway 68 signs to Monterey Peninsula/Highway 1 to the Pacific Grove City/17-Mile Drive turnoff (Highway 68). Turn right. Follow Highway 68 to Prescott Avenue. Turn right on Prescott Avenue.

At the first traffic light, turn right on Taylor Street. Within one block’s distance you’ll enter the Presidio through the Taylor Street Gate.


Click here for Google Maps…


POM Gate Hours:




Pvt. Bolio Gate

Mon-Sun Open 24 hrs
Bolio Visitor’s Center Mon-Fri 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

Franklin Gate


Sat, Sun, & Holidays

6:00 am – 5:30 pm


Pedestrian gate at Franklin for 24 hour, 7 day CAC ID access

Taylor Gate



Sat, Sun, & Holidays

6:00 am – 1:00pm
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm for outbound traffic only


Pedestrian gate at Taylor for 24 hour, 7 day CAC ID access

High St. Gate


Sat, Sun, & Holidays

7:00 am – 8:00 am


Pedestrian gate at High St. for 24 hour, 7 day CAC ID access


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CLPM Contact

As a participant in the CLPM Workshop at the Defense language Institute Foreign Language Center, we are asking you to participate in our After Action Review (AAR) Survey.
Your participation in the survey is completely voluntary and all of your responses will be kept confidential.

The survey is very brief and will only take about five minutes to complete. Please click the link below to go to the survey website.