2021 SHANNON M. KENT AWARD FOR LANGUAGE PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE, LANGUAGE PROFESSIONALS OF THE YEAR, LINGUIST OF THE YEAR AND COMMAND LANGUAGE PROGRAM OF THE YEAR ANNOUNCEMENT:
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SUBJ/2021 SHANNON M. KENT AWARD FOR LANGUAGE PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE,
LANGUAGE PROFESSIONALS OF THE YEAR, LINGUIST OF THE YEAR AND COMMAND
LANGUAGE PROGRAM OF THE YEAR ANNOUNCEMENT//
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REF B IS DLIFLC PAMPHLET 351-1, EVALUATION GUIDELINES FOR DOD COMMAND
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the Shannon M. Kent Award for Language
Professional Excellence and the Navy (non-career) Linguist, Senior Language
Professional, Officer Language Professional and Command Language Program of
the Year for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021.
2. All nominees deserve congratulations for their successful use of foreign
language skills as key operational enablers. Having considered all entries,
it is my distinct pleasure to announce the 2021 Navy award winners:
a. Command Language Program of the Year:
Navy Information Operations Command Georgia (NIOC GA).
b. Shannon M. Kent Award for Language Professional Excellence:
CTI1(IW) Theamichaela Coyle, Information Warfare Training Command,
c. Senior Language Professional of the Year:
CTIC(IW) Krystina Marshall, Cyber Strike Activity SIXTY THREE.
d. Officer Language Professional of the Year:
CDR Arthur Fong, Navy Region Indo-Pacific J3 Pearl Harbor Hickam.
e. Linguist of the Year:
AM1(AW) Constantin Cazac, Defense Threat Reduction Agency.
3. As the winners of the Shannon M. Kent Award for Language Professional
Excellence and Command Language Program of the Year, CTI1 Coyle and NIOC GA
will go on to compete at the Department of Defense level and will be
Language Program Manager Workshop, 23-25 August 2022.
4. Language, regional expertise and culture (LREC) capabilities play a
significant role in modern naval operations. In the current operational
environment, LREC is central to everything from humanitarian aid operations
to building lasting relationships with our foreign partners. LRECs
importance is clearly evident in the contributions of the winners listed
above as well as those of their competition.
5. I extend my sincere appreciation for the continuing support of these
vital Navy language programs and outstanding Sailors. To our award winners,
thank you for your ongoing dedication and professionalism. Please accept
my congratulations for a job exceptionally well done!
6. Released by Vice Admiral Richard J. Cheeseman Jr., N1.//