Did anyone else take a language course while in the military? I graduated at the top of my class in Chinese at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center www.dliflc.edu in 1979. It was a really great experience! My lifelong friend, who joined the Air Force the same week as I did, just retired as a Senior Master Sergeant a year ago with about twenty-eight years of service. He also took a language course when he was assigned as an attache at the American Embassy in Armenia. Although, he took a short-course in Armenian. There was a lieutenant who was in charge at the embassy during his stay. When she left on trips, he was in charge. He had quite a responsibility.