SUSPENSION OF DEFENSE LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TEST (DLPT) 5 AS TEST OF RECORD FOR MODERN STANDARD ARABIC (MSA)

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NAVADMIN 259/07
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SUBJ/SUSPENSION OF DEFENSE LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TEST (DLPT) 5 AS TEST 
OF RECORD FOR MODERN STANDARD ARABIC (MSA)// 


REF/A/DOC/DUSD(PLANS)/24SEP06/-/NOTAL//
REF/B/MSG/CNO/152204ZDEC06//
REF/C/DOC/CNO/OPNAVINST 7220.7F/21FEB06// NARR/BY REF A, DEPUTY UNDER 
SECRETARY OF DEFENSE PLANS (DUSD/PLANS) SUSPENDED DLPT VERSION 5 (DLPT5) 
AS OFFICIAL TEST OF RECORD FOR MODERN STANDARD ARABIC, PENDING 
RESOLUTION OF TECHNICAL ANOMALIES.
REF A ALSO REINSTATED DLPT VERSION IV (DLPT IV) ON AN INTERIM BASIS.
REF B IS NAVADMIN 352/06, DLPT TRANSITION AND FOREIGN LANGUAGE 
PROFICIENCY BONUS (FLPB) CERTIFICATION.  REF C IS NAVY FLPB PROGRAM 
INSTRUCTION.// RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE SUSPENSION OF 
DEFENSE LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TEST (DLPT) 5 AS TEST OF RECORD FOR MODERN 
STANDARD ARABIC (MSA).  PER REF A, THIS NAVADMIN:
    A.  TEMPORARILY MODIFIES NAVY POLICY RELATIVE TO TESTING IN MSA.
    B.  REINSTATES THE DLPT IV AS THE OFFICIAL TEST OF RECORD FOR MSA, 
PENDING DLPT5 REINSTATEMENT.  
2.  THE FOLLOWING IS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY:
    A.  SAILORS WHO HAVE TAKEN THE MSA DLPT5 MAY CHOOSE TO RETAIN THEIR 
CURRENT DLPT5 SCORE, CONTINUE UNDER THE DLPT5 WAIVER AS PROMULGATED IN 
REF B, OR RECERTIFY VIA DLPT IV NO LATER THAN
31 DECEMBER 2007.
    B.  DLPT IV IS DELIVERABLE WORLD-WIDE TO OFFICIAL COMMAND MAILING 
ADDRESSES.  COMMAND LANGUAGE PROGRAM MANAGERS, NAVY COLLEGE OFFICES, 
AND OTHER AUTHORIZED TESTING LOCATIONS SHALL COORDINATE WITH THE NAVY 
FOREIGN LANGUAGE TESTING OFFICE, AT (850) 452-1001/DSN 922, EXTENSIONS 
1538 OR 1510, OR EMAIL AT SFLY_DEFENSE_LANGUAG(AT)NAVY.MIL, TO OPTIMIZE 
AVAILABLE TEST RESOURCES. 
    C.  MSA DLPT5 IS PROJECTED TO BE REINSTATED AS TEST OF RECORD ON OR 
ABOUT 1 JANUARY 2008.  AT THAT TIME, PER REF C, ANNUAL CERTIFICATION 
FOR FLPB WILL BE BASED SOLELY ON DLPT5 SCORES, AND DLPT IV WILL BE 
REMOVED FROM THE TEST INVENTORY.  OPNAV N13F WILL ANNOUNCE DLPT5 MSA 
REINSTATEMENT VIA SEPARATE MESSAGE.
    D.  THIS TEMPORARY POLICY MODIFICATION APPLIES ONLY TO THE DLPT5 IN 
MSA.  ALL OTHER DLPT5 EXAMS REMAIN VALID, INCLUDING THOSE IN ARABIC 
IRAQI AND LEVANTINE.
3.  POINTS OF CONTACT:
- CTICS DAVID BAKER, OPNAV N13F1, AT (703) 693-7210/DSN 223 OR EMAIL AT 
DAVID.BAKER1(AT)NAVY.MIL; OR CTIC ROBERT MEDLEY, OPNAV N13F2, AT
(703) 693-7213/DSN 223 OR EMAIL AT ROBERT.L.MEDLEY(AT)NAVY.MIL.
4. RELEASED BY VADM J. C. HARVEY, JR., N1.//

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