Strengthening national security through critical language and culture expertise
Language Training Centers (LTC) are a collaborative initiative of NSEP and the Defense Language Office (DLO) to develop expertise in critical languages, cultures and strategic regions for U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) personnel. In 2011, NSEP funded five new Language Training Centers. These first awardees include: California State University-Long Beach, North Carolina State University, North Georgia College and State University, San Diego State University, and the University of Montana. NSEP anticipates that the LTCs will provide new opportunities to meet DoD total force language training needs, enabling the DoD workforce to be better prepared and equipped with the language, cultural and regional expertise necessary for foreign nation cooperation and operations.