The National Language Service Corps completes a successful year in 2013
2013 was a good year for the National Language Service Corps (NLSC) beginning with The President of the United States signing the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act which established the NLSC as a permanent program within the Department of Defense. NLSC Members are grateful for the opportunity to grow as a language resource serving government agencies.
Throughout the past year NLSC Members provided foreign language and cultural support for several Department of Defense (DoD) and non-DoD agencies as the program expanded its membership to over 4,600 Members covering over 300 languages. The NLSC supported missions including seven overseas assignments spanning four continents. Members worked side by side with their government counterparts, distinguished visitors, and law enforcement providing much needed short-term foreign language services during a time when fiscal responsibility was first and foremost on everyone’s mind.
Language demand and language support have grown dramatically since the program’s inception, and is expected to increase in 2014.The NLSC looks forward to using our linguistically talented Members to support the government’s language needs.
Additional News on the NLSC:
The NLSC Launches Regional Chapter in Los Angeles, California
The National Language Service Corps (NLSC) launched a Regional Chapter in Los Angeles, California on Saturday, October 5th 2013, at the University of California at Los Angeles
The Secretary of Defense Authorized to Maintain the National Language Service Corps
The Secretary of Defense Authorized to Maintain the National Language Service Corps.
The NLSC Launches 2nd Regional Chapter Initiative in Honolulu, Hawaii
The National Language Service Corps will be launching a Regional Member Chapter initiative in Honolulu, Hawaii on Friday, September 14th 2012 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort and Spa
National Language Service Corps Begins Seventh Assignment with the U.S. Central Command
The National Language Service Corps (NLSC) is currently planning its seventh assignment with the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM). CENTCOM represents one of 10 combatant commands in the United States military, and one of six responsible for the planning and operations in designated geographical regions throughout the world.
NLSC Concludes First Mission with U.S. Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC)
The NLSC Member on assignment provided Vietnamese language support and fully integrated into the JPAC recovery teams that were responsible for excavating ground and aircraft crash sites.
ASTM releases language testing standards
NLSC-driven effort results in new industry standards for language proficiency testing.
NLSC Member serves as Interpreter for Navy Secretary
Vietnamese-speaking Member assists Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and Vietnamese speaking residents in Gulf town meetings.