Defense Language Steering Committee

The Defense Language Steering Committee (DLSC) serves as an advisory board to the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness.  It consists of General Officers, Flag Officers, and Senior Executive Service Members from 25 components across the Department of Defense.  The DLSC recommends and coordinates policy and programs, such as Department-wide strategic planning, language requirement identification, language training, and proficiency testing.  It identifies present and emerging foreign language and regional expertise needs, and explores innovative means by which to improve the career paths for professional linguists within the Department of Defense and improve the availability of language capabilities across the force.