Education and Training

Carraway selected as the 2016 Air Force International Affairs Excellence awardee
DLIELC manager ensures smooth partner nation in-country English language training

By Senior Airman Krystal Wright 502nd ABW Public Affairs Approximately one-third of all international military members from around the globe who come to the U.S. for training begin here at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland at the Defense Lan-guage Institute English Learning Center, known as...

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DLIELC Pilots Virtual Training Team Program with Puerto Rico

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- To continue partner nation support across combatant commands and execute the global security cooperation mission amidst a global pandemic the Defense Language Institute English Language Center piloted a one-week virtual training team program with...

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DSCU Security Cooperation Organization NESA Center Orientation and Regional Briefing

On Tuesday, February 27, 2024, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies welcomed 18 students from the Defense Security Cooperation University’s (DSCU) seven-week Security Cooperation Organization (SCO) Operations Course. Academic Dean Roger Kangas, supported by Assistant...

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Executive Seminar: Strategic Power Competition in a Multipolar World

From 5–16 December 2022, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies hosted an Executive Seminar (ES) titled “Strategic Power Competition in a Multipolar World.” The virtual seminar’s focus on strategic power competition helped define what “global power” and “competition” mean...

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FY24 SCO Handbook/catalog now available

The DLIELC FY24 Security Cooperation Officer handbook/catalog is now available under the publications tab. In addition to the handbook/catalog, there is a seperate order form extract. Since 1954, the Defense Language Institute English Language Center (DLIELC) has performed its mission to...

Georgian Defense Minister Levan Izoria during his opening remarks at the Multinational Non-Commissioned Officer workshop
Georgian Defense Minister addresses Multinational Non-Commissioned Officer workshop.

Tbilisi, Georgia, March 19, 2019 - In remarks opening the event, Minister Levan Izoria emphasized the value of the workshop, underlined the necessity for professional NCO education and highlighted the progress Georgia has made in this regard. Organized by the Partnership for Peace Consortium...

iFEST 2021
iFEST 2021

iFEST 2021 Online Conference Mark your calendars for 31 August – 2 September to join us virtually for iFEST 2021. A year of dramatic shifts in online education and training have made iFEST 2021 a must-participate conference for the distributed learning community. iFEST brings together...

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International Correspondent Speaks at DIILS Resident Course

DIILS was pleased to have Ms. Jane Ferguson, a multi-award winning international correspondent, author, and professor of journalism, with significant experience covering conflict, disasters, and major news events, provide a presentation on “Journalists in Conflict Zones: Access, Transparency...

International Innovations in the Classroom @ I/ITSEC 2018

By Gheorghe (Gigi) Roman, ADL Colonel (USAF) Timothy Dreifke, Commandant of the NATO School Oberammergau (NSO), was invited to take part in the Signature Event Panel of the International Innovations in the Classroom at the annual Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education...

International Innovations in the Classroom @ I/ITSEC 2018

By Gheorghe (Gigi) Roman, ADL Colonel (USAF) Timothy Dreifke, Commandant of the NATO School Oberammergau (NSO), was invited to take part in the Signature Event Panel of the International Innovations in the Classroom at the annual Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education...

International Team Supports Ukraine Operation Active Endeavor Training

EUCOM International Operations Officer, Major Nathan Kearns (USAF) recently led a DIILS team  which included members of the US Coast Guard, a team member from the Greek Navy, and U.S. Navy members from EUCOM and Sixth Fleet as they assisted the Ukraine in its efforts to address Law of the Sea...

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Iraqi General Officer Capstone Seminar II

From23 August – 1 September 2022, the Near East South Asia Center’s professional military education (PME) team conducted the second iteration of the CAPSTONE strategic leader education program for a select audience of rising Iraqi senior leaders. The seminar was held in Washington, D.C.,...

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Japanese Crew Chiefs Seek 2/2 OPI Scores to Maintain Osprey

By Joyce Tupola Specialized English Instructor It’s a bird…it’s a plane…it’s a helicopter! Actually, when you google “osprey,” it’s all three. In the world of Aviation, the Ospreys are a combination of a fixed wing plane and a rotary wing helicopter, which is why it is named...

JMO PROFESSOR LEADS DIILS MISSION TRAINING DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO MILITARY

DIILS instructor in DRC, speaking through an interpreter, discussesinternational legal norms. NEWPORT, R.I. - Joint Military Operations Professor Navy Captain Kevin Brew returned recently from leading a 2-week mission to train the armed forces of the Democratic Republic of the...

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Kazakhstan introduces logistics course into military education

Astana, Kazakhstan (Jan 14, 2016) – Since 2007, Kazakhstan has been transforming its military education system through the Defense Education Enhancement Program (DEEP). In their latest milestone under DEEP cooperation, the Kazakhstan National Defense University has announced that starting in...

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Kazakhstan Leading the Way in Defense Education

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Jan 27, 2015) – If you walk the halls of Kazakhstan’s National Defense University (NDU) you will see a defense education institution amidst a remarkable transformation. The transformation is through theDefense Education Enhancement Program (DEEP), a close...

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Language center students, instructors go the distance with distance learning

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- Despite the changes and preventative measures that are part of COVID-19, students from the 637th Training Group, also known as the Defense Language Institute English Language Center (DLIELC), have innovated and transferred to a digital learning...

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Learn More About IPOC 21-2

Check out this video for a brief overview of the DKI APCSS Indo-Pacific Orientation Course, which will be offered in November 2021.

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Lebanese Embassy & NESA Center Engagement

As a follow-up to the Washington Embassy Orientation, a NESA Center team was invited to the Lebanese Embassy in Washington, D.C., to discuss future partnering and a restart of a Lebanese National Defense University (NDU). On 13 December 2023, NESA Center Professors Richard Wiersema and...

LEGAL ASPECTS OF COMBATING TERRORISM COURSE WEATHERS THE STORM

In late August 2011, DIILS welcomed 22 participants from 18 countries to Naval Station Newport to attend our three-week “Legal Aspects of Combating Terrorism” (LCT) course, which addresses the multi-faceted problem of how to defeat terrorism while adhering to the rule of law.  The course...

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