OPTION FOR EARLY RETAKE OF DEFENSE LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TEST 5 (DLPT5) FOR MODERN STANDARD ARABIC (MSA)

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R 132019Z MAR 09

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SUBJ/OPTION FOR EARLY RETAKE OF DEFENSE LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TEST 5 
(DLPT5) FOR MODERN STANDARD ARABIC (MSA)//



REF/A/DOC/USD(PR) MEMO/5FEB09//

REF/B/DOC/DODI 5160.71/26JAN09//

REF/C/DOC/OPNAVINST 7220.7F/21FEB06//

NARR/REF A IS UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (PERSONNEL AND READINESS) 
MEMORANDUM ANNOUNCING UPDATED DLPT5 GUIDANCE FOR MSA.  REF B IS DODI 
5160.71, WHICH DEFINES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD) LANGUAGE TESTING 
PROGRAM.  REF C IS OPNAVINST 7220.7F, WHICH ESTABLISHES NAVY FOREIGN 
LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY BONUS (FLPB) PROGRAM.//

RMKS/1.  PER REF A, SAILORS WHO HAVE TAKEN THE DEFENSE LANGUAGE 
PROFICIENCY TEST 5 (DLPT5) FOR MODERN STANDARD ARABIC (MSA) ARE 
AUTHORIZED TO RETAKE THIS TEST EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY.  THE 180-DAY 
WAITING PERIOD BETWEEN TESTS, NORMALLY REQUIRED PER REF B, IS WAIVED 
FOR THE DLPT5 MSA ONLY.  THIS WAIVER IS ONLY APPLICABLE TO PERSONNEL 
WHO TESTED USING DLPT5 MSA PRIOR TO 5 FEBRUARY 2009.

2.  SERVICE MEMBERS WHO MEET REQUIREMENTS, AS OUTLINED IN REF C, MAY BE 
ENTITLED TO FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY BONUS (FLPB).

3.  POINTS OF CONTACT:
- DUANE BEAUDOIN, OPNAV N13F, POLICY BRANCH HEAD, AT (703)693-7210/DSN 
223, OR EMAIL AT DUANE.BEAUDOIN(AT)NAVY.MIL.
- STACY BLUESTEIN, OPNAV N13F, POLICY ANALYST, AT (703)693-2327/DSN 
223, OR EMAIL AT STACY.BLUESTEIN(AT)NAVY.MIL.
- SHEILA BEAUDOIN, OPNAV N13F, FLPB MANAGER, AT (703)695-0812/DSN 225, 
OR EMAIL SHEILA.BEAUDOIN(AT)NAVY.MIL.

4.  RELEASED BY VADM MARK FERGUSON, N1.//

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