The second step is to contact the CO of CID (Center for Information Dominance). Don't worry, the CO is an O-4 so you don't have to email an O-6 to do this. This office has the quota control for Navy Language billets. Again, contact me personally and I can pass on that information. This is currently where I am in the process. I will update this blog post as I find out more.
NOTE: There is a similar process for Army and Air Force personnel. If you are reporting to Monterey/DLI, I would be happy to help you get in touch with the right people.
*If you are an Africa FAO and want to get your spouse into a French class, you will likely find that the French classes are all full. In that case, it is best to get him/her into a Portuguese class. Sometimes there will be a no-show for the French class and the spouse can slide into that spot.
BONUS: Please check out the language resources on FAOWeb! They are superb. Your spouse can also get an account.
In particular, check out the CL-150 Rapid Rote program. When you register for this program, you will be able to download the Rapid Rote app from Itunes. This app gives you progressive language flash cards in just about every language you can think of that work on your Iphone/Android.
Perhaps most importantly you can sign up for "Broadband Distance Learning Courses" if you aren't here in Monterey (especially for those overseas). These are specifically designed courses conducted over VTC for your specific schedule. You can also sign up for a virtual diagnostic assessment--a great way to find deficient areas in your proficiency to specifically target.
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