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The Institute welcomes new Command Sergeant Major
A Change of Responsibility ceremony was held at the Presidio of Monterey during which the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) welcomed a new Command Sergeant Major Matildo Coppi, U.S. Army, and bid farewell to his predecessor Alan Pendergast, who retired after 33 years in the service. ...more
DLIFLC instructor retires after 55 years of service
"I owe a lot to DLI, the Army, and to this country. If I had stayed in Iran... who knows? This country gave me opportunities to succeed as a teacher and a manager," said Dr. Mahmood Tabatabai, at his retirement luncheon attended by his closest colleagues. Tabatabai accepted a Persian Farsi teaching position at the then Army Language School in 1959. "I remember the day I received the Western Union telegram," that announced his acceptance for the job, he recounted with a smile. ...more
Navy Rear Admiral gives pep talk to future military attaches
Rear Admiral Douglas Venlet, the Navys senior Foreign Area Officer, says that "FAOs don't kick in the door, we open it from the inside," while speaking to more than 140 multi-service members and their spouses who attended a week-long Joint Foreign Area Officer Course at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center....more
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