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Navy Releases Revised Maritime Strategy

The sea services released a new maritime strategy, March 13, a plan that describes how the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard will design, organize, and employ naval forces in support of national security interests and homeland security objectives. 


Call For Linguist Of The Year (LOY), Language Professional Of The Year (LPOY), and Command Language Program Of The Year (CLPOY) Nominations

Nomination procedures are outlined for command language program in OPNAV Instruction 1650.31 and 1650.32 for language professional and linguist awards.   These can be found under “Governing Policies” on this site and on the Department of the Navy Issuances page:

This year's essay topic for LPOY and LOY nominees is:  "Describe a strategy to train and sustain military language professionals in your organization to a proficiency level 3/3 or better."

This essay should be no more than five double-spaced, typewritten pages and should not include references or footnotes.

Deadline to submit nomination packages to OPNAV/N13F is Jan. 16. Packages can be emailed to  Questions may be directed to CTICM Kenneth Paulsen at (703) 604-5519 or via email at

Historically, Chief of Naval Personnel has issued a NAVADMIN to announce solicitation for  LOY, LPOY, and CLPOY nominations.  Starting with the call for FY14 LOY, LPOY, CLPOY nominations, no NAVADMIN will be released.  Instead, a related article with updated information on the required essay question and references to the appropriate instructions will be posted on  In addition, the Navy Language, Regional Expertise, and Culture (LREC) Office (OPNAV/N13F) will to the greatest extent possible promulgate the information on its Navy Personnel Command Webpages, its Facebook page, and through email to LREC stakeholders and CLPMs. 

Link to the PAO story for these award nominations is:



 Navy Strategic Language List and Foreign Language Proficiency Bonus List


The Navy Strategic Language List (SLL) and Foreign Language Proficiency Bonus (FLPB) list have been signed and approved for release.  To request copies, email us at ( via your official (.mil or .gov) email address and digitally sign your email.





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