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SUBJ: 2012 LINGUISTS, LANGUAGE PROFESSIONALS, AND COMMAND LANGUAGE PR OGRAM OF
THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS UNCLASSIFIED/
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SUBJ/2012 LINGUISTS, LANGUAGE PROFESSIONALS, AND COMMAND LANGUAGE PROGRAM OF
THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the 2012 Navy (non-career) Linguists; Command
Language Program and Language Professionals.
2. All nominees deserve congratulations for their successful use of foreign
language skills as key operational enablers. Having considered all entries,
it is my distinct pleasure to announce Navy's 2012 award
a. Command Language Program: Navy Information Operations Command
b. Navy Language Professional of the Year: CTI1 Michael Gray, NIOC
c. Linguist of the Year (non-career): HM3 Michael Sin, Naval Special
Warfare Group 10.
d. Senior Linguist of the Year (non-career): ADC Mohammad Khan, Naval
Special Warfare Group 10.
3. It is important to recognize the role which Language, Regional Expertise,
and Culture (LREC) play in modern Naval Operations. In today's operational
environment, LREC is central to everything from Humanitarian Operations to
building lasting relationships with foreign partners. LREC's importance is no
more evident than reviewing the contributions of the winners listed above as
well as those of their competition.
4. I extend my sincere appreciation for the continuing support of these vital
Navy language programs and outstanding Sailors. To our award winners, thank
you for your ongoing dedication and professionalism.
Please accept my congratulations for a job exceptionally well done.
5. Released by Vice Admiral S. R. Van Buskirk, N1.