2008 LANGUAGE PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS

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R 150124Z NOV 08
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
TO NAVADMIN
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UNCLAS //N01650//
NAVADMIN 325/08
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/NOV//
SUBJ/2008 LANGUAGE PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS// 


REF/A/DOC/DLIFLC MEMORANDUM (NOTAL)// REF/B/DOC/OPNAVINST 6110.1H// 
NARR/REF A IS THE DEFENSE LANGUAGE INSTITUTE FOREIGN LANGUAGE CENTER 
MEMORANDUM, ANNOUNCING THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE LANGUAGE PROFESSIONAL 
OF THE YEAR COMPETITION FOR FY-08.  REF B IS THE OPNAVINST 6110.1H, 
PHYSICAL READINESS PROGRAM INSTRUCTION.// RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN IS TO 
SOLICIT THE 2008 LANGUAGE PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS, 
ANNOUNCED PER REF A.
2.  EACH YEAR, THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD), THROUGH THE DEFENSE 
LANGUAGE INSTITUTE/FOREIGN LANGUAGE CENTER (DLI/FLC), RECOGNIZES THE 
MOST OUTSTANDING MILITARY LANGUAGE PROFESSIONALS AND THEIR 
ACCOMPLISHMENTS, AS WELL AS, THE CRITICAL ROLE OF MILITARY LINGUISTS IN 
SUPPORT OF WARFIGHTER MISSIONS.  
3.  PER REF A, THE NAVY MAY ONLY SUBMIT ONE CANDIDATE FOR CONSIDERATION, 
THEREFORE ONLY ECHELON II COMMANDS MAY SUBMIT NOMINATIONS TO THE NAVY 
FOREIGN LANGUAGE OFFICE (OPNAV N13F).  
IT IS REQUESTED THAT ECHELON II COMMANDS SUBMIT THEIR SINGLE BEST 
CANDIDATE.  
4.  ALL NOMINATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO OPNAV N13F, NO LATER THAN 1 
DECEMBER 2008.  
5.  NOMINATION CRITERIA:
    A.  E-6 OR BELOW
    B.  ACTIVE-DUTY OR RESERVE COMPONENT.
    C.  MUST HAVE A CURRENT L2/R2 ON THE DEFENSE LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY 
TEST (DLPT), OR LEVEL 2 ON AN ORAL PROFICIENCY INTERVIEW (OPI) IN THEIR 
PRIMARY LANGUAGE.
    D.  MUST MEET PHYSICAL READINESS STANDARDS PER REF B.
6.  NOMINATION PACKAGE REQUIREMENTS:
    A.  COMMANDING OFFICER'S NOMINATION LETTER, INCLUDING SUBSEQUENT 
ENDORSEMENTS, DETAILING THE SAILOR'S MISSION ACCOMPLISHMENTS, 
CONTRIBUTION TO LANGUAGE TRAINING, AND PERSONAL SELF-IMPROVEMENT.
    B.  AN 8X10 HEAD AND SHOULDERS PHOTO OF NOMINEE.
    C.  COPY OF NOMINEE'S CURRENT OFFICIAL SCORE REPORT OF DLPT RESULTS 
FOR EACH LANGUAGE TESTED.
    D.  AN ESSAY WRITTEN BY THE NOMINEE, NOT TO EXCEED FIVE DOUBLE-
SPACED TYPEWRITTEN PAGES ADDRESSING THE FOLLOWING TOPIC:  
"DESCRIBE THE RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO PROFESSIONAL LINGUISTS TO IMPROVE 
THE PROFICIENCY TO 2+/2+/2 AND A RECOMMENDED TRAINING PLAN THAT CAN BE 
USED BY ALL.  INCLUDE RESOURCES THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE (THINK WEB 
BASED, DISTANCE LEARNING AND RESIDENT COURSES) AND THE RESOURCES 
CURRENTLY AVAILABLE PROVIDING INCREASED LANGUAGE TRAINING ENHANCEMENT."
7.  NAVY NOMINEE WILL BE ELIGIBLE TO ATTEND THE 2009 DLI/FLC COMMAND 
LANGUAGE PROGRAM MANAGER (CLPM) SEMINAR IN MONTEREY, CA TO RECEIVE 
AWARD.
8.  PACKAGES MUST BE SUBMITTED VIA EMAIL IN PDF AND/OR MICROSOFT WORD 
FORMAT TO THE POINTS OF CONTACT LISTED BELOW.
9.  POINTS OF CONTACT:  
- MR. DUANE BEAUDOIN, OPNAV N13F1, (703) 693-7210/DSN 223, EMAIL AT 
DUANE.BEAUDOIN(AT)NAVY.MIL.  
- CTICM RICHARD ROBINSON, OPNAV N13F11, (703) 695-1976/DSN 225, EMAIL 
AT RICHARD.ROBINSON2(AT)NAVY.MIL.
10.  RELEASED BY VADM M. E. FERGUSON III, N1.// 
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