CALL FOR 2022 NAVY LANGUAGE PROGRAM AWARDS:
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NARR/REF A IS OPNAVINST 5400.46A, COMMAND LANGUAGE PROGRAMS AND AWARDS.
REF B IS DEFENSE FOREIGN LANGUAGE INSTITUTE FOREIGN LANGUAGE CENTER PAMPHLET
351-1, EVALUATION GUIDELINES FOR DOD COMMAND LANGUAGE PROGRAMS.//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN solicits nominations for the Fiscal Year (FY)
2022 Language Professional of the Year (LPOY), Command Language Program of
the Year (CLPOY) and Linguist of the Year (LOY) Awards in line with reference
2. Each year, Navy recognizes the most outstanding Command Language Program
(CLP), military and civilian language professionals, and non-career linguists
contributing to mission success through the use of foreign language. The top
Navy CLP and the winner of the Shannon M. Kent Award for Language
Professional Excellence will go on to compete at the DoD level. The DoD
program is managed by the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center
(DLIFLC) and recognizes the most outstanding military language professionals
(E6 and below) and CLPs across the military services.
3. Award Criteria:
a. CLPOY. Established by Chief of Naval Operations as an annual
recognition of the top Navy Command Language Program.
b. LPOY. Recognizes Sailors and Navy civilians whose occupational
specialties require proficiency in a foreign language.
(1) Shannon M. Kent Award for Language Professional Excellence
(cryptologic technician - interpretive (CTI) rating only, E-6 and below).
(2) Senior LPOY (CTI rating only, E-7 to E-9).
(3) Officer LPOY (foreign area officers (FAO) only).
(4) Civilian LPOY.
c. LOY (open to all communities except CTI and FAO).
Recognizes personnel who have distinguished themselves while using foreign
language skills, even though their primary duties do not require foreign
(1) LOY (E-6 and below).
(2) Senior LOY (E-7 and above).
(3) Officer LOY.
(4) Civilian LOY.
4. Nomination Process. Additional nomination criteria and package
requirements are provided in reference (a). Templates are posted online at
https://www.mynavyhr.navy.mil on the Language and Culture page under Career
Management, along with this years essay topics for LPOY and LOY nominees
only, which will be announced in December. In line with reference (b), Navy
may submit only one nomination to DoD for LPOY and CLPOY, therefore, type
commanders (TYCOM) (and equivalent commands) are requested to solicit
nominations from subordinate units and submit only their best candidate LPOY
and CLPOY to the Navy Language, Regional Expertise and Culture Office (OPNAV
N13F) for consideration. The period of consideration for all awards is 1
October 2021 to 30 September 2022.
5. Submission. Submit nomination packages by e-mail or DoD SAFE to OPNAV
N13F (firstname.lastname@example.org). Packages without an endorsement from the
TYCOM (or equivalent command) will not be considered. Due to processing
delays of traditional mail, hardcopy packages are not desired.
6. Deadline. All nomination packages must be received no later than
31 March 2023 to be considered.
7. Point of Contact. OPNAV N13F, email@example.com.
8. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until 31 May 2023.
9. Released by Rear Admiral J. P. Waters, Acting N1B.//