Recording and Reporting Foreign Language Proficiency, Regional Expertise, and Cultural Knowledge of the Armed Forces
INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA ALEXANDRIA United States
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The Defense Language National Security Education Office DLNSEO asked IDA to develop a methodology to inventory core, regionaltechnical, and leadershipinfluence competency domains. This would be accomplished through an examination of relevant demographic, academic, military, professional education, and personal experience data, maintained at the enterprise level by the Defense Manpower Data Center DMDC via military Service extract. By assessing the completeness and quality of these data elements, IDA determined that gaps exist in the data holdings, even though appropriate DOD policy and guidance exist regarding what data are supposed to be extracted from each military service to DMDC. Oftentimes, these data exist and are documented by each military service, but not provided to DOD enterprise-wide holdings. Recommendations are to improve the quality and completeness of the DMDC data, at to consider importing directly from the military services all data related to foreign language proficiency, regional expertise, and cultural knowledge.
- Military Forces and Organizations