Job Posting: Total Army Language Program (TALP) Program Manager – United States

Location: Fort Levenworth, Kansas (USA) and Fort Lee, Virginia (USA)


Description:  The Total Army Language Program (TALP) establishes proficiency standards; establishes program planning, reporting requirements, and an inspection program; and lists presently available training resources and regulatory guides.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development of standards, programs, and materials for training linguists. Development will address initial acquisition; general and job specific intermediate and advanced level training; and general and job-specific training materials suitable for use in a nonresident training environment.
  • In accordance with AR 350–20, provide general and job-specific resident training at the basic, intermediate, and advanced level for personnel designated to fill linguist positions or for those who are in a military occupational specialty (MOS) requiring foreign language capabilities. Some training opportunities may be total immersion courses in CONUS or OCONUS.
  • Develop measurement devices for use by the commanders and CLPMs to evaluate the general and job-specific language capabilities of Army linguists. These measurement devices should include diagnostic testing instruments.
  • Exercise supervision and management of the FLPP Program as it pertains to linguists assigned to TRADOC organizations (see Army Linguist Management (AR 611–6), Chapter 6).
  • Identify prioritized requirements through TRADOC and through the Secretary of the Army to the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) for the development and fielding of job-specific foreign language proficiency tests, diagnostic testing, instruments for global and job-specific refresher training, training materials for resident and nonresident use, and related support.
  • Assist in identifying prioritized requirements through the Secretary of the Army and through the TRADOC to DLIFLC for the development and fielding of exportable general foreign language resources.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Military linguist experience; knowledge of DLPT, FLPP standards, etc.
  • Ability to identify unit language requirements based on current status and projected needs.
  • Familiarity with linguist management training and operational requirements.
  • Exposure to developing fiscal budgets and liaising with G-3/5/7 to secure funding
  • Experience in foreign language education or related areas
  • Understand individual Soldier foreign language training requirements.
  • Coordinate all foreign language training requirements for approximately 300 TRADOC Military Intelligence personnel throughout TRADOC.
  • Develop recommended budgets to fund the training under TALP training funds for TRADOC Soldiers.
  • Develop, coordinate, staff, and respond to all TALP program taskers from HQDA G-2 for TRADOC.


  • Experience with attending the CLPM course at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (Presidio of Monterey).
  • Experience as TALP or CLPM manager with knowledge of CLPM position requirements
  • Experience as a military linguist
  • Degree in language related field

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