Latest News

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

 

How language opened doors for some alumni

Studying foreign languages in Monterey has been a platform from which many Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center alumni have launched…

read more...

 


More News from DLIFLC

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

One Marine student recognized as the DoD Language Professional of the Year

PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. – One Marine student here was recently recognized as the Department of Defense Language Professional of the Year. The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center student, Marine Sgt. Zachary Coates, is a Middle East Cryptologic Linguist who hails, from Kansas City, Kan. Coates enlisted in the Marine Corps in October 2006 and graduated from the Modern Standard Arabic Basic Course in August 2008. For his follow-on training, Coates was stationed with the Marine Cryptologic Support Battalion in Fort Gordon, Ga. In his time there, he provided support to the Global War on Terrorism and Overseas Contingency Operations, eventually deploying to a cryptologic support team in July 2010 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Upon returning in […]

read more...

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Top defense intelligence official says language central to new defense strategy

MONTEREY, Calif. – The under secretary of defense for intelligence, Dr. Michael G. Vickers, was pleasantly surprised Nov. 3 when he encountered his former Spanish instructor at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center while observing a Spanish language class. “Although I was able to understand what was being discussed during the class, I was also a little bit worried because I thought I was going to be re-tested in Spanish, which has atrophied somewhat,” said Vickers with a chuckle. “It was wonderful to see my old student. When I saw his face, it all came back to me,” said Dr. Deanna Tovar, who had just begun her career as a Spanish instructor in the late 1970s and is today […]

read more...

Sunday, November 4, 2012

71st Anniversary Ball

More than 350 guests attended the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center 71st Anniversary Ball on Nov. 3, held at the Naval Postgraduate School’s historic Herrmann Hall Ballroom. “We were pleased that so many of DLIFLC’s faculty and staff attended the event. This is a unique opportunity for instructors to attend a ball, interact with the Institute’s leadership, and have fun,” said Ben De La Selva, president of the DLI Alumni Association, and sponsor of the ball. The guest speaker at the event, Dr. Michael G. Vickers, currently under secretary of defense for intelligence, graduated twice from DLIFLC, the Czech course in 1977 and the Spanish course in 1979. Story and Photo Credits: Story by Natela Cutter, Strategic Communications Photo: […]

read more...

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Homework Korean Style

MONTEREY, Calif. – Students from the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center in Monterey, California made a big splash at the Korean annual video contest at their school on Oct. 4. They created their own version of “Oppan Gangnam Style” in Korean – about student life at DLIFLC, complete with students and Korean instructors dancing to the tunes of PSY’s video which has gone viral. The video, called Homework Korean Style, was produced and edited by Air Force Maj. Marcos Baca, while the performers in the video are Baca’s classmates, instructors and even the school dean. While it was initially planned as a depiction of how difficult life is as a Korean language student at the Institute, the work eventually […]

read more...

Thursday, October 4, 2012

DLI Foundation visits Institute

MONTEREY, Calif – Members of the board of directors of the newly-founded non-profit DLI Foundation visited the campus for the first time on Sept. 25, taking the opportunity to observe foreign language students in class and learn about the new technology used across the institute. Founded in 2011, the DLI Foundation aims to create programs and services in support of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center and its training mission by promoting foreign language education for industry, government, and public education. “As a DLI graduate myself, I know how profoundly this School contributed to the path I eventually took in life. An important goal of the Foundation is to enhance awareness among Americans of the need for foreign language […]

read more...

Friday, September 21, 2012

Russian linguists support naval exercise

MONTEREY, Calif. – U.S. military Russian linguists who work for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency are known throughout the entire Department of Defense as the best interpreters in DoD. “We’ve had that reputation for quite some time and we’ve worked hard making sure that we maintain that reputation,” shared Tech Sgt. Gennadiy Treyger. Treyger, and three other graduates of the DTRA – Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center’s Russian program, interpreted between Russian and U.S. service members during RIMPAC (Rim of the Pacific) 2012, the largest international maritime warfare exercise. This was Russia’s first time participating in the five-week biennial event and they sent two support ships and a destroyer, the Russian Federation Ship Panteleyev. The exercise took place in […]

read more...

Page 29 of 30« First...1020...2627282930