R 091807Z JUN 20
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC I//
SUBJ/UPDATE #1: EXTENSION OF DEFENSE LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TEST (DLPT) SCORES THROUGH OPERATIONAL IMPACTS OF 2019 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)//
REF/A/MSGID: MEMO: ASD(MRA)/YMD:20200323//
REF/B/MSGID: MEMO: ASD(MRA)/YMD:20200406//
REF/C/MSGID: MSG: CMC WASHINGTON DC I/YMD:20200401//
REF/D/MSGID:DOC/CMC WASHINGTON DC/YMD:20160927//
POC/HQMC DCI IID IIS/MARINECORPS_FOREIGNLANGUAGEPROGRAM@USMC.MIL/TEL: DSN 224-1161//
NARR/REF A IS OSD MEMORANDUM, MILITARY PERSONNEL GUIDANCE FOR DOD COMPONENTS IN RESPONDING TO CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019. REF B IS OSD MEMORANDUM, MILITARY PERSONNEL GUIDANCE (SUPPLEMENT 1) FOR DOD COMPONENTS IN RESPONDING TO CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019. REF C IS MARADMIN 203/20, EXTENSION OF DEFENSE LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TEST (DLPT) SCORES THROUGH OPERATIONAL IMPACTS OF 2019 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19). REF D IS THE MARINE CORPS ORDER ON THE FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY BONUS PROGRAM, MCO 7220.52F.//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. This MARADMIN provides supplemental guidance to references (a) and (b) and supersedes guidance published in reference (c).
2.A. Education centers across the Marine Corps continue to be closed or have limited availability to offer testing as part of the COVID-19 response.
2.B. Reference (c) extended all Defense Language Proficiency Tests (DLPT) that expired between 16 March 2020 and 1 June 2020 for 60 days.
3.A. In accordance with ref (b), all DLPTs, including the Oral Proficiency Interview, with an expiration date between 16 March 2020 and 1 September 2020 have been extended until 1 December 2020.
3.B. Per ref (d), Marines who are entitled to a Foreign Language Proficiency Bonus (FLPB) are required to recertify annually by taking the DLPT. Due to the limited capacity for Marines to recertify, all previously authorized FLPB entitlements have been extended to match the amended test expiration dates.
3.C. Marines whose test scores are extended must plan to test prior to 1 December 2020 in order to prevent a break in FLPB payments. Testing centers will have very limited capacity to conduct DLPTs once they reopen following the COVID-19 restrictions.
4. Administration and Logistics
4.A. As the response to COVID-19 evolves, DLPTs will continue to be extended until normal operations resume at testing centers. A future MARADMIN will announce when testing centers resume normal operations and DLPT scores will no longer be extended.
4.B. DLPT Extensions for COVID-19 responses are processed by Headquarters Marine Corps with no action required of the individual Marine. Marines must review their records for accuracy and contact ForeinLanguageProgram@usmc.mil if there are any questions or inaccuracies.
5. Command and Signal.
5.A. Command. This MARADMIN applies to the Total Force.
5.B. Signal. This MARADMIN is effective upon release. Ensure widest dissemination.
6. Release authorized by Ms. J. D. Cole, SNIS, Intelligence Community Mission Manager, Director of Intelligence, U.S. Marine Corps.//