CALL FOR 2009 LANGUAGE PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR AND COMMAND LANGUAGE PROGRAM OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS

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SUBJ/CALL FOR 2009 LANGUAGE PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR AND COMMAND 
LANGUAGE PROGRAM OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS//



REF/A/EMAIL/DLIFLC MESSAGE OF 12 AUG 09 (NOTAL)//
REF/B/DOC/CNO/5AUG05//
REF/C/DOC/DLIFLC/28NOV05 (NOTAL)//

NARR/REF A IS AN E-MAIL FROM THE DEFENSE LANGUAGE INSTITUTE FOREIGN 
LANGUAGE CENTER PROVIDING INSTRUCTIONS AND CRITERIA FOR LANGUAGE 
PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR AND COMMAND LANGUAGE PROGRAM OF THE YEAR 
NOMINATIONS FOR FY-09.  REF B IS THE OPNAVINST 6110.1H, PHYSICAL 
READINESS PROGRAM INSTRUCTION.  REF C IS DLIFLC PAMPHLET 351-1, 
EVALUATION GUIDELINES FOR DOD COMMAND LANGUAGE PROGRAMS.  REF A WILL BE 
PROVIDED UPON REQUEST.//

RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN IS TO SOLICIT NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2009 LANGUAGE 
PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR (LPOY) AND COMMAND LANGUAGE PROGRAM OF THE 
YEAR (CLPOY) ANNOUNCED IN REF A.

2.  EACH YEAR, THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD), THROUGH THE DEFENSE 
LANGUAGE INSTITUTE FOREIGN LANGUAGE CENTER (DLIFLC), RECOGNIZES THE 
MOST OUTSTANDING MILITARY LANGUAGE PROFESSIONALS AND COMMAND LANGUAGE 
PROGRAMS.

3.  PER REF A, THE NAVY MAY SUBMIT ONLY ONE NOMINATION FOR LPOY AND ONE 
NOMINATION FOR CLPOY TO DOD.  THEREFORE, TYPE COMMANDERS (AND 
EQUIVALENT COMMANDS) ARE REQUESTED TO SOLICIT NOMINATIONS FROM 
SUBORDINATE COMMANDS AND SUBMIT THEIR BEST CANDIDATE LPOY AND CLPOY TO 
THE NAVY FOREIGN LANGUAGE OFFICE (OPNAV N13F) FOR CONSIDERATION.

4.  PERIOD OF CONSIDERATION FOR BOTH PROGRAMS IS 1 OCTOBER 2008 TO 30 
SEPTEMBER 2009.
    A.  LANGUAGE PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR:
        (1) NOMINATION CRITERIA:
            (A) E-6 OR BELOW, ACTIVE-DUTY OR RESERVE.
            (B) 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.
            (C) MUST MEET PHYSICAL READINESS STANDARDS PER REF B.
        (2) 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 YOUR DESIGN OF A LANGUAGE PROGRAM WHICH WILL SUCCESSFULLY 
INCREASE SERVICE MEMBER LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY FROM L2/R2/S1PLUS TO 
L3/R3/S2PLUS WITHIN 4-6 WEEKS WITH UP TO 3,000 DOLLARS TO SPEND PER 
LINGUIST.  NOTE:  THIS IS TO BE AN ESSAY, NOT A RESEARCH PAPER, I.E.
NO REFERENCES OR FOOTNOTES.
    B.  COMMAND LANGUAGE PROGRAM OF THE YEAR:
        (1) NOMINATION CRITERIA:  ANY NAVY COMMAND WITH AN ESTABLISHED 
COMMAND LANGUAGE PROGRAM MAY SUBMIT A NOMINATION PACKAGE.  PER REF A, 
JOINT LANGUAGE CENTERS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE.
        (2) NOMINATION PACKAGE REQUIREMENTS:
            (A) CLPOY WILL BE EVALUATED USING REF C.  PACKAGES ARE 
LIMITED TO 12 PAGES BASED ON THE FOLLOWING TOPICS:
                1.  COMMANDER'S DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM.  WRITE NO 
MORE THAN TWO PAGES DESCRIBING YOUR PROGRAM, HIGHLIGHTING WHY THE UNIT 
SHOULD BE SELECTED FOR THIS AWARD.  INCLUDE IN YOUR ASSESSMENT THE 
PERSONNEL INVOLVED IN THE PROGRAM, SIGNIFICANT ACCOMPLISHMENTS 
THROUGHOUT THE FISCAL YEAR, AWARDS RECEIVED, THE IMPORTANCE OF LANGUAGE 
TO YOUR UNIT'S MISSION, HOW THE UNIT'S LEADERSHIP SUPPORTS THE LANGUAGE 
TRAINING MISSION, ETC.
                2.  COMMAND LANGUAGE COUNCIL.  NO MORE THAN ONE PAGE 
DESCRIBING HOW THE COMMAND LANGUAGE COUNCIL MEETINGS ENHANCE THE 
TRAINING EFFORT, AND HOW THE COUNCIL'S ACTIONS IMPROVE THE TRAINING 
MISSION.
                3.  REGULATORY GUIDANCE.  NO MORE THAN ONE PAGE 
DESCRIBING HOW REGULATIONS AND OTHER GUIDANCE ARE INTEGRATED INTO THE 
TRAINING PROGRAM, AND WHAT ADVANCES YOUR CLP HAVE MADE TO FURTHER 
REFINE/GUIDE THE TRAINING EFFORT.
                4.  LINGUIST DATABASE AND RECORD KEEPING.  NO MORE THAN 
ONE PAGE DESCRIBING THE DATABASES/RECORD KEEPING SYSTEM YOUR UNIT HAS 
IN PLACE, HOW IT IS USED TO TRACK LINGUISTS' PROGRESS, AND HOW THE 
SYSTEM SUPPORTS THE LANGUAGE TRAINING EFFORT.
                5.  TRAINING RESOURCES.  NO MORE THAN ONE PAGE 
DESCRIBING THE TYPES OF TRAINING RESOURCES USED BY YOUR COMMAND, AND 
HOW THESE RESOURCES ARE USED TO FURTHER THE TRAINING EFFORT.
                6.  INSTRUCTIONAL METHODOLOGY AND DLPT RESULTS.
NO MORE THAN ONE PAGE DESCRIBING THE INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS EMPLOYED BY 
THE CLP, TRAINING GOALS, AND PROGRAM DRIVERS.
ADDITIONALLY DESCRIBE THE SYSTEM USED TO EVALUATE LINGUISTS'
STANDING WITH RESPECT TO GLOBAL AND TECHNICAL (JOB-RELATED) SKILLS.
                7.  TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES.  NO MORE THAN ONE PAGE 
LISTING THE TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE TO YOUR COMMAND'S 
LINGUISTS, THE CRITERIA FOR SELECTING BOTH TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES AND 
THE LINGUISTS WHO PARTICIPATE, AND HOW YOUR COMMAND'S USE OF THE 
PARTICULAR MIX OF TRAINING PROGRAMS CONTRIBUTE TO YOUR MISSION.
                8.  PROGRAM EVALUATION.  NO MORE THAN ONE PAGE 
DESCRIBING THE TOOLS EMPLOYED TO EVALUATE THE OVERALL EFFECTIVENESS OF 
YOUR CLP, AND A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF HOW PROGRAM EVALUATIONS ARE 
CONDUCTED.
                9.  LINGUIST RETENTION AND INCENTIVES.  ONE PAGE 
DESCRIBING THE INCENTIVE PROGRAMS AVAILABLE TO COMMAND LINGUISTS, AND 
THEIR IMPACT ON RETENTION.
                10.  MARKETING THE CLP.  NO MORE THAN ONE PAGE 
DESCRIBING HOW THE CLP IS MARKETED AND TO WHOM.  LIST ALL SIGNIFICANT 
MARKETING EVENTS THAT OCCURRED DURING THE COMPETITION PERIOD.
                11.  THE CLP MANAGER.  NO MORE THAN ONE PAGE DESCRIBING 
THE IMPORTANCE OF THE CLP MANAGER OR THE CLP.
BRIEFLY LIST THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CLP MANAGER.

5.  NAVY NOMINEE FOR LPOY AND PROGRAM MANAGER FOR CLPOY WILL BE 
ELIGIBLE TO ATTEND THE 2009 DLIFLC COMMAND LANGUAGE PROGRAM MANAGER 
(CLPM) SEMINAR IN MONTEREY, CA TO RECEIVE AWARDS.

6.  PACKAGE SUBMISSION:  NOMINATION PACKAGES MAY BE SUBMITTED VIA EMAIL 
(PREFERRED METHOD) TO THE POC'S LISTED BELOW, OR MAILED TO N13F.  
HARDCOPY PACKAGES MAY BE MAILED TO:
     CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS
     NAVY FOREIGN LANGUAGE OFFICE (N13F)
     NAVY ANNEX FOB2 (ROOM 1536)
     WASHINGTON, DC 20370-5000

7.  SUSPENSE:  ALL NOMINATION PACKAGES MUST BE RECEIVED BY OPNAV N13F 
BY 16 NOVEMBER 2009 TO BE CONSIDERED.  COMMANDS CHOOSING TO MAIL 
HARDCOPY MUST ENSURE PACKAGES ARE MAILED EARLY ENOUGH TO BE RECEIVED BY 
N13F PRIOR TO THE DEADLINE.

8.  POINTS OF CONTACT:
- MR. DUANE BEAUDOIN, OPNAV N13F1, AT (703)693-7210/DSN 223, OR EMAIL 
AT DUANE.BEAUDOIN(AT)NAVY.MIL.
- CTICM RICHARD ROBINSON, OPNAV N13F12, AT (703)695-1976/DSN 225, OR 
EMAIL AT  RICHARD.ROBINSON2(AT)NAVY.MIL.

9.  RELEASED BY RADM DANIEL P. HOLLOWAY, N1 ACTING.//

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