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. Since January 2012, NLSC Members have augmented CENTCOM’s language support by assisting with on-site translation of materials as well as interpretation for individuals and small groups.

CENTCOM’s request has incrementally called on more support in languages such as Russian, Dari, and Arabic. To date, over 32 Members have been dispersed from Florida, Virginia, Amman and Kyrgyzstan supporting agency exercise planning and implementation; and additional missions are expected through 2013. Participating NLSC Members stated that these opportunities was a once in a lifetime experience.

About the National Language Service Corps:

The NLSC is a federal program sponsored by the Department of Defense (DoD) through the Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO), under the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (OUSD 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 3,600 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