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The Department of Foreign Languages' mission is to educate, train and inspire cadets to develop foreign language, cross-cultural, and regional competencies which enhance their service as officers in the United States Army.
DFL's Department Head Colonel Rickie McPeak in Afghanistan
From left to right: Lieutenant Colonel Kevin Parker, Chief of Military Science at West Point and Chief of Staff of the National Military Academy of Afghanistan (NMAA) Advisory Team, Colonel Ed Naessens, Team Chief, NMAA Advisory Team, and Head, Department of Physics and Nuclear Engineering at West Point General Petraeus, Commander, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), Colonel Rickie McPeak, NMAA Senior Academic Mentor, Head, Department of Foreign Languages, Dr. Michael Edwards, NMAA Language Department Advisor, from the Department of English and Philosophy at West Point Colonel Mike Meese, General Petraeus's Deputy Chief of Staff, and Head of the Department of Social Sciences at West Point