MONTEREY, Calif. -- The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center announced they expect to be indirectly affected by the Army's decision to reduce and reorganize its active force structure by 80,000 members to 490,000 soldiers.
The Defense Language Institute in Monterey is part of the Army and Training Doctrine Command and is responsible for the foreign language training for about 3,500 service men and women ever year. Training is available in 24 different languages at the institute.
The program is run by the Army, but the size of the student population depends on the language needs of all the services. Most recruits go to Monterey for that training.
"We support all military services and Department of Defense agencies, so the Army reductions will not have a direct, immediate impact on our mission, though we may eventually see a decrease in our student population as a result," said Commandant Col. Danial D. Pick.