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. This event is the second Regional Member Chapter launch to date with the first launch taking place in Washington, D.C. last fall. The Regional Chapter initiative was created as a result of NLSC Member feedback obtained over the past three years during Meet & Greets held nationwide.

The Chapter Launch will provide an opportunity for NLSC staff and Members to interact with distinguished guests and learn more about the NLSC Chapter initiative. Expected speakers will include an NLSC Member, an NLSC client agency, and program leadership.

“The NLSC Chapter will provide language-related opportunities to the Honolulu membership and fulfill their sense of wanting to do more,” stated NLSC’s Deputy Director of Operations Verónica Coon who oversees Domestic (CONUS) and International (OCONUS) NLSC Operations including Member assignments and engagement. “Our hope is Members will feel useful when they are not on assignments and involved in NLSC’s volunteer and language opportunities in their local area.”

The NLSC continues to increase its membership in the Honolulu, HI area with individuals who are available and willing to use their language skills and cultural knowledge in support of federal agencies on the Island with foreign language needs.

About the National Language Service Corps:

The NLSC is a federal program sponsored by the Department of Defense through the Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO), under the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (OUSD) for Personnel and Readiness (P&R). Designed to support federal agencies in times of national need, the NLSC program provides and maintains a readily available civilian corps of over 3,800 on-call volunteers with languages determined to be important to the security and welfare of the United States. For more information, visit www.nlscorps.org.

PR/Media Contacts:

Department of Defense Public Affairs Press Desk at (703) 697-5131
General Dynamics Information Technology Public Relations at (703) 246-0528 NLSC News