NROTC Language Initiatives
Mr. Lee Johnson
OPNAV N13F
Navy Deputy Senior Language Authority
November 2008
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Drivers
• USS COLE, 9/11, OEF, OIF…
• SECDEF, OSD and the Joint Staff…
– Defense Language Transformation Roadmap
– DoDD 3000.05: Stability, Security, Transition, and Reconstruction
– Language and Regional Expertise Planning (CJCSI 3126.01)
• QDR Roadmaps…
– Irregular Warfare Roadmap
– Building Partner Capacity Roadmap
– Strategic Communication Roadmap
• Navy…
– CNO Guidance 06, 07 & 08
– Navy Strategic Plan (NSP)
– Naval Operations Concept…Maritime Strategy…Maritime Influence CONOP…
“…develop sufficient cultural, historical and linguistic expertise…”
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“The Changing Nature of Our Work”
Assumptions
• Key competencies in the Global War on Terrorism
• Essential to Effects-based Thinking/Operations:
– Strategic Communication
– Theater Security Cooperation & Engagement
– Decision Superiority
 Language proficiency for some (not all) Sailors
 Regional Expertise for some (not all) Sailors
 Cultural awareness for all Sailors
Force Multiplier in the 21st Century Security Environment
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Because, You Never Know….
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National Security Education Program (NSEP)
• DOD program provides a unique funding opportunity for
U.S. students to study world regions critical to U.S.
interests (Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe,
Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East).
• NSEP goals – undergraduate students experience
cultural and linguistic immersion in an overseas program
for an academic year.
• Current languages - Arabic, Central Asian Turkic
languages, Chinese, Hindi/Urdu, Korean, Persian/Farsi,
and Eurasian languages.
• Service commitment runs concurrent with NROTC
commitment.
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DoD Grant Awards for the 2008 ROTC
Language and Culture Project
• Eight major grants totaling $3.07 million dollars.
• Grants explore the development of long-term involvement
between Cadets / Midshipmen and regional areas as well
as projects that use culture as a vehicle to grow cadet
interest in language study.
• 2008 recipients include Arizona State University, Georgia
Institute of Technology, Indiana University, Louisiana State
University, North Georgia College and State University,
Texas A&M University, University of Mississippi, University
of South Florida, University of Texas Austin, University of
Utah, Virginia Military Institute.
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Roles & Responsibilities
• Deputy Chief of Naval Personnel for Manpower (Navy
Total Force) – OPNAV N1: Provides production guidance,
establishes NROTC accession policy.
• Commander, Naval Education and Training Command
(NETC): Supports NROTC production through policy,
planning, programming.
• Commander, Naval Service Training Command (NSTC):
Update LREC listings, monitors program, reviews majors.
• NROTC Units: Maintain current NSTC listing of LREC
academic majors / minors, mentor Midshipmen.
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Regulations for Officer Development (ROD)
for the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC)
• CNSTCINST 1533.2 dtd 02Jul07
– Chapter 4: “Professional Development”
– World Culture and Regional Studies Course (Specified Course)
• Emphasis on 3rd World, Far East, SW Asia
• Minimum 3 semester hours
• Expand in future officer corps “the awareness, knowledge, and
sensitivity of world cultures and peoples.”
• Required for USN Scholarship / Advised for USMC Scholarship (see
Table 4-1)
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Olmsted Overseas Travel and Cultural
Immersion Undergraduate Program
• $98K this calendar year (2008)
• Individual trips partnering with the USNA, USAFA, and
USMA programs
• Sample countries: Russia, China, Spain, Japan, Syria,
Turkey, Philippines, Thailand, Argentina and Eastern /
Central Europe
• Trips usually are 3 weeks or less – just enough time to
expose MIDN to country’s language and culture
http://www.olmstedfoundation.org/olmsted/web/index.cfm
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Olmsted Overseas Travel and Cultural
Immersion Undergraduate Program
3 MILITARY SERVICE ACADEMIES
SENIOR MILITARY COLLEGES, TITLE 10 SCHOOLS
The Citadel: www.citadel.edu
North Georgia College and State University: www.ngcsu.edu
Norwich University: www.norwich.edu
Texas A&M: www.tamu.edu
Virginia Military Institute - VMI: www.vmi.edu
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - Virginia Tech: www.vt.edu
MILITARY SERVICE ROTC HEADQUARTERS
United States Air Force: www.afrotc.com
United States Army: www.armyrotc.com
United States Navy: www.navy.com/careers/nrotc
United States Marine Corps: www.navy.com/careers/nrotc
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FOREX Cruises
• Countries: Finland, Canada, England, Spain,
Portugal, JMSDF, Tunisia, Brazil, Australia,
Thailand, Greece, Singapore, Turkey, Belgium,
Germany, Sweden, Japan.
– Typically 21-30 days in length
– Insight into another country’s maritime operations
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LREC Academic Major policy
• NSTC Instruction 1550.1 signed 11 April 2008
• Goal to produce 20 - 25 commissioned officers annually
– Earliest NROTC LREC commissions: Class of 2013
• Expertise in Navy-approved regions/cultures and/or
languages
• If majoring in region/culture - minor in language
• 7 ROTC Schools targeted
(Harvard/Tufts/Georgetown/Stanford/USC/Utah/NW)
• Annually review
– Languages desired may be updated
– Future program expansion to other NROTC units possible
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Regional / Cultural Areas
• Middle East
• Russia / Eastern Europe
• Africa
• Middle / Central / Latin America
• East Asia / China
• South Asia
• Southwest Asia
• Southeast Asia
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DLPT Testing – 2007-2008 School Year
• Following are tests taken at various NROTC units:
Language
# of tests
Arabic
12
Chinese
10
French
4
German
5
Italian
2
Japanese
2
Korean
6
Norwegian
1
Polish
1
Portuguese
5
Russian
4
Spanish
15
Tagalog
1
Turkish
2
Ukrainian
1
Total given: 71
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Foreign Language Incentive Pay
• Draft ROTC Foreign Language Incentive Implementation
Policy
– To encourage ROTC students to study languages of strategic
interest to the DoD
– Defense Language Office meeting - 23 July 2008
• Pilot Program: 1 October 2008 – 31 December 2013
• Services to develop policy NLT January 2009
• Services may tailor the policy to certain languages and
eligibility requirements
• Incentive pay not to exceed $3000 per year
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WHAT DO WE NEED FROM THE TEAMS?
1. Based on immediate or long term goals, what
could universities do to assist Navy in getting to
where it wants to be?
2. In particular, how can the Commanders at these
select universities assist in getting closer to
Navy’s goals.
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CONTACT INFO
• Name/Title: CDR Brian Gates, NSTC OD3
• Email: [email protected]
• Phone: (850) 452-9554
• Service: USN
• Name/Title: Lee Johnson, N13F
• Email: [email protected]
• Phone: (703) 695-3305
• Service: USN
• Background: SWO, ME Sub-specialist, Arabic
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Navy Foreign Language Office (N13F)
Functional Organization
N2
Full-Time
Military Billet
Full-Time
Government
Service
Deputy Senior Language Authority (N13F)
DISL*
Mr. Lee Johnson
N3IO
N5IS
Full-Time
Contractor
Support (N13FEA)
Contractor
Mrs. Stacy Bluestein
Strategy, Policy, Requirements &
Technology (N13F1)
YA-03
Mr. Duane Beaudoin
45997/13264/3611227
Information
Warfare/Intel
(N13F11)
LTJG
Alex Buckley
(PRD 05/11)
45997/00020/
3575594
Requirements/
Readiness
(N13F12)
CTICM
Rich Robinson
(PRD 03/11)
45997/CTI/E9
Management
Analyst (N13F13)
YA-02
45997/13266/
3611228
Current:
CTIC
Rob Medley
(PRD 09/09)
BUPERS 3
PERS - 4
Assistant Deputy SLA (N13FB)
GG-15*
Ms. Elaine Marsh
Programs & Budget (N13F2)
YA-03
Mr. Bob Marsh
45997/13262/3611226
International Officer & Exchange
Programs (N13F3)
CDR Bill Reynolds (PRD 07/10)
45997/1710/O-5 FAO OCM
(ADU FROM PERS3)
FLPB Program Manager
(N13F21)
YA-02
Mrs. Sheila Beaudoin
45997/13268
3611229
Current:
FAO (N13F32)
LT Liubov Russell
(PRD 08/10)
45997/1710/O-4
PEP (N13F31)
CDR Robert Stouse
(PRD 02/09)
45997/1000/O-4
FAO Detailer**
CDR(sel) Nardo Day
1710/O-4
FAO Placement Officer**
LCDR Karsten Spies
1710/O-4
* NIP funded billet
** Located in Millington
Additional Reporting Chain
UIC: 47315, PE: 0804738N
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PBIS Issue# 10768
Working Groups…
Following slides are intended to prepare for
the Monday afternoon working groups.
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THE FUTURE
1. What initiatives are forthcoming /
underway?
2. Please mention any immediate and/or
long term goals you have for critical
language study/study abroad in ROTC.
3. Anything else pertinent to this section
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Continued
• Arizona State University's Critical Languages Institute will offer
Tadjik, Uzbek, Tatar, or Russian and allow participants to travel
to the region for cultural immersion.
• Georgia Institute of Technology will use grant funds to develop
semester and year-long study abroad opportunities in Korea
and the Middle East for students pursuing technical degrees.
• Louisiana State University offers Arabic and Chinese through
their Global Studies Residential Hall with residential advisors
who will also serve as language tutors and LSU will fully fund
study abroad experiences for participants.
• North Georgia College and State University will develop a
creative recruiting strategy to attract cadets and midshipmen
from across the state to study Chinese.
• Texas A&M University offers study abroad scholarships and
other opportunities for students to study Arabic and Chinese.
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Continued
• University of South Florida was selected to receive a planning
award which will cover costs associated with aiding and
building critical language programs.
• University of Utah will offer participating ROTC students the
option to choose from strategic languages including Arabic,
Chinese, Russian, Korean, Persian, Hindi-Urdu and Pashto.
• Virginia Military Institute plans to develop and staff
supplementary writing, reading, and oral/aural centers to help
their students gain proficiency in Arabic and provide summer
scholarship support for selected students (targeted towards
science and engineering majors).
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