CDR Genevieve Ubina
National Language Service Corps
Commander (CDR) Genevieve Ubina is the director of the NLSC. During her military career, she served as the fire control officer and ordnance officer aboard the guided missile frigate USS WADSWORTH (FFG-9), where she earned her surface warfare officer qualification. She also served as the Combat Information Center officer and training officer aboard the auxiliary command ship USS CORONADO (AGF-11), home ported in San Diego, California.
CDR Ubina then transitioned into the human resources community, where she served as an instructor and trainer at the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute at Patrick Air Force Base in Florida and as an enlisted programs officer at the Navy Recruiting District in San Antonio, Texas. CDR Ubina was the personnel programs officer to the commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet’s Submarine Force, and she was the commanding officer of the Honolulu Military Entrance Processing Station in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. She also served as the advanced education specialist section head in the Navy Education Branch and the deputy of Enlisted Force Plans and Policy at the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations in Arlington, Virginia.
CDR Ubina graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, in 2000. She is a board-certified professional of human resources, and she holds a master’s degree in human resources management from Webster University and a master’s degree in national security and strategic studies from the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. CDR Ubina has been honored with the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, two Meritorious Service Medals, a Joint Commendation Medal, two Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, and numerous unit and service medals and ribbons.
National Language Service Corps
NLSC Associate Director Ernesto “Ernie” Andrada is responsible for ensuring NLSC provides capability across the full range of language needs throughout the Federal Government.
Prior to joining NLSC and its administrator, the Defense Language and National Security Education Office, Mr. Andrada served 22 years in the U.S. Navy, retiring as a lieutenant commander in 2007.
He began his career as a non-commissioned officer, where he served with Fighter Squadron 84 and Fighter Squadron 41 at Naval Air Station Oceana, where he deployed aboard the USS Nimitz and the USS Roosevelt. He also served with the Aviation Intermediate Maintenance Department in NAS, Oceana, VA, and at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY.
As a commissioned officer, Mr. Andrada completed various sea and shore rotations. He served as the disbursing/sales and services officer on the USS McFaul and completed a department head tour aboard the USS Ticonderoga, both in Pascagoula, MS. He served as the budget officer for the Alcohol, Drug Abuse, Health and Physical Readiness Division at Navy Personnel Command and as the supply officer for the Center for Career Development, Navy Personnel Command, both in Millington, TN.
Mr. Andrada’s final tours were with the Bureau of Naval Personnel, Washington, DC, as the executive assistant to the director of the Financial Management Division and as a budget analyst with the Budget Submitting Office.
Mr. Andrada earned an executive master’s degree in business administration from the Graduate School of Business and Public Policy at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA, and has both a bachelor’s of science degree in civil engineering and master’s degree in engineering from Old Dominion University. He earned his certified defense financial manager—acquisition (CDFM-A) certification in 2010 and his DoD financial management certification in 2016.
The Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO) administers NLSC as part of its mission to develop and execute programs to remedy foreign culture and language shortfalls across the U.S. Government. DLNSEO’s administration is guided by the National Security Education Board, which serves as the governing and advisory body for NLSC. To learn about the leadership at DLNSEO and NSEP, visit: