DoD Instruction 5160.70: Management of the Defense Language, Regional Expertise, and Culture (LREC) Program
DoDI 5160.70 establishes policies, assigns responsibilities, and provides procedures for managing the Defense LREC Program, adds regional expertise and culture as mission critical competencies of the Defense LREC Program, and establishes initial culture learning guidelines.
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