R 181030Z JAN 23
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC I WASHINGTON DC//
SUBJ/MARINE CORPS FY2022 LANGUAGE PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR AND COMMAND LANGUAGE PROGRAM OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS//
REF A/FY2022 DOD COMMAND LANGUAGE PROGRAM OF THE YEAR COMPETITION MEMORANDUM//
REF B/FY2022 DOD LANGUAGE PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR COMPETITION MEMORANDUM//
NARR/REF A, DATED 8 DECEMBER 2022, PROVIDES DOD GUIDANCE FOR SERVICE PROGRAM MANAGER NOMINATIONS OF COMMAND LANGUAGE PROGRAMS TO THE DEFENSE LANGUAGE INSTITUTE FOREIGN LANGUAGE CENTER TO RECOGNIZE OUTSTANDING COMMAND LANGUAGE PROGRAMS. REF B, DATED 8 DECEMBER 2022, PROVIDES DOD GUIDANCE FOR SERVICE PROGRAM MANAGER NOMINATIONS OF LANGUAGE PROFESSIONALS TO THE DEFENSE LANGUAGE INSTITUTE FOREIGN LANGUAGE CENTER TO RECOGNIZE OUTSTANDING LANGUAGE PROFESSIONALS.//
POC-IID/E. CHARROUF/CIV/USMC FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAM MANAGER, CMC I WASHINGTON DC I/703-614-1484/ERIN.CHARROUF@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. Purpose. Per the references, this MARADMIN solicits nominations for FY2022 Marine Corps Language Professional of the Year (LPOY) and the Command Language Program of the Year (CLPOY).
2. Background. These awards recognize the contributions of Marine Corps language professional and language capable Marines and Command Language Programs (CLPs) during FY2022.
3. Execution. LPOY nominations are open to active-duty and reserve Marines who meet the criteria below and whose linguistic knowledge and abilities provided outstanding support directly to operating forces. Marines from any MOS who meet the criteria are eligible and encouraged to apply. CLPOY nominations are open to any command wishing to recognize outstanding CLPs for accomplishments during FY2022.
3.a. LPOY and CLPOY nomination packages from the FMF require endorsement from the first O6 in the nominee’s chain of command. An awards board will convene during June 2023 to review nominations and select winners. The Marine LPOY and CLPOY winners will also be the Marine Corps nominees for Department of Defense (DoD) LPOY and CLPOY. The DoD LPOY and CLPOY board will occur at the Defense Language Institute-Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC), Monterey, CA during July 2023.
3.a.1. Nominations for Marine LPOY must be unclassified and received by HQMC Intelligence Division NLT 15 May 2023. Nominee’s actions must have taken place from 1 October 2021 – 30 September 2022. Actions outside this date range will not be considered. Eligibility for this award:
a. E6 and below
b. Applicants must have current Interagency Language Roundtable scores of 2 or higher in both listening and reading on the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) or a score of 2 or higher on the Oral Proficiency Interview in their assigned language. More favorable consideration will be given to scores in excess of 2.
c. Applicants must meet Marine Corps height, weight and physical fitness standards.
3.a.2. Packages must include:
a. Unit Commander's nominating memorandum detailing the nominee’s accomplishments, contributions to the mission, and to the Command Language Program. The nominating memorandum will specifically address the criteria that qualify the candidate for the award.
b. A copy of the nominee's current Foreign Language Proficiency 118 remarks, Basic Training Record (BTR), or similar official documentation of FY22 DLPT scores for each language tested. Test scores not valid during FY22 will not be considered.
c. A copy of the Marine’s BTR to demonstrate the Marine meets Marine Corps height, weight and physical fitness standards at the time of submission.
d. An essay (not a research paper; i.e., no references or footnotes) by the nominee, not to exceed five double-spaced typewritten pages, 11 point Arial font, addressing the following topic: "Describe a strategy to train and sustain military language professionals in your organization to a proficiency level of 3/3 or higher in their assigned language within the first ten years of their careers.”
3.a.3. CLPOY nomination packages must be unclassified, shall not exceed 12 pages, and must be received by HQMC Intelligence Division NLT 15 May 2023. Nominee’s actions must have taken place from 1 October 2021 – 30 September 2022. Actions outside this date range will not be considered. Packages must include the following information and adhere to the nomination package template, which can be obtained by contacting the MARADMIN POCs.
a. The Commander's description of the program, not to exceed two pages, highlighting personnel involved in the program, significant accomplishments throughout the fiscal year, awards received, the importance of language to the unit's mission, and how the unit's leadership supports the mission.
b. The Commander's descriptions, in bullet format and not to exceed one page, of the following items:
(1) Role of the Command Language Council.
(2) Command regulations and guidance on the language program.
(3) Command linguist database and record keeping.
(4) Training resources that the command utilizes and their employment.
(5) Instructional methodologies employed by the command and the system used to evaluate linguists.
(6) Training opportunities available to the command’s linguists and selection criteria, including the contribution of language training to the unit’s mission.
(7) Tools used to evaluate the overall effectiveness of the CLP.
(8) Incentive programs in place for the unit’s linguists.
(9) Marketing by the command of its CLP.
(10) Responsibilities and importance of the unit CLP Manager.
3.a.4. Per the references, the Marine Corps LPOY awardee and CLPOY awardee representative will be present at the DoD LPOY/CLPOY recognition ceremony at DLIFLC, Monterey, CA in September 2023. Additionally, the Marine Corps CLPOY awardee representative will present a 10-15 minute “best practices” brief to colleagues at DLIFLC, Monterey, CA in September 2023.
3.a.5. Submit all nomination packets via email in PDF format to ForeignLanguageProgram@usmc.mil.
4. Direct all questions to MARADMIN POCS.
5. Release authorized by MajGen W. H. Seely III, Director of Intelligence, U.S. Marine Corps.//