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Pentagon Heritage Display Honors Foreign Area Officers

A new display at the Pentagon honors military officers who serve as regionally focused experts in political-military operations with advanced language skills,



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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 […]


Christmas Tree lighting

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 […]


This is a DLI Ball Photo that was taken on November 1, 2015 at the Naval Post Graduate School

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 […]


Ambassador visit

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 […]


Cook Hall unveiling

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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