Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta on Language and more.
Ted Ventresca from AND Magazine, Fedmil
, and Military Information Technology recently had the opportunity to speak with then-CIA Director Leon Panetta on the importance of Multi Language Fluency for all Military and Civilians during The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Policy Lunch at The Rayburn Building.
The attached video is his response.
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit, nonpartisan educational foundation that promotes Italian American culture and heritage. NIAF serves as a resource on the Italian American community and has educational and youth programs including scholarships, grants, heritage travel, and mentoring.
NIAF is also the voice for Italian Americans in Washington, DC and works closely with the Italian American Congressional Delegation and the White House. NIAF's mission includes advancing US ' Italy business, political, and cultural relations and has a business council that promotes networking with corporate leaders.
The NIAF was founded in 1975 as a non-profit organization in Washington, DC. It is entirely non-partisan.