The United States Marine Corps is supporting a new enlisted Marine Education Program. It is located at the Defense Language Institute school, and it is designed to take existing students that are studying a foreign language for their military career the possibility to enter the Foreign Service later on.
Using their learned foreign language skills, the Department Of State and other U.S. Federal Departments are working to help members of the U.S. Marine Corps that graduate from the Defense Language school to encourage them to later consider careers in the foreign diplomatic service.
The U.S. Marines are also implementing online program tools and plans to assists any Marine who wants to learn a foreign language, to try and improve their skills overall.
Brigadier General Richard M. Lake is the top intelligence officer for the U.S. Marines and he feels the Marine Corps needs to help encourage more Marines to learn foreign languages, so they can better serve the Corps and themselves on the battlefield as well as Elsewhere.
?We are out among different people, and with better language skills we would have an easier time navigating the human terrain in foreign places,? said General Lake.