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Unpublished Paper
Mandatory Foreign Language Training for All Military Members
  • Samuel W Bettwy, Thomas Jefferson School of Law

For too long now, DOD and the military services have been paying lip service to the need for foreign language capability across all ranks. It’s about time that DOD made real progress by mandating foreign language instruction at all levels of military training and schooling and by obtaining the funding needed to expand DLI’s mission to include meaningful language instruction for all servicemembers, both linguists and non-linguists. And by the way, shouldn’t the service academies make foreign language proficiency a requirement for graduation?

  • National Security,
  • Foreign Language Requirement,
  • Military
Publication Date
Copyright Samuel Bettwy 2013
Citation Information
Samuel W Bettwy. "Mandatory Foreign Language Training for All Military Members" (2013)
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