Col. Danial D. Pick served as the Commandant of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center from 2010-2014. He became a Middle East Foreign Area Officer in 1996 and served multiple tours in the region. A graduate of the DLIFLC Basic Arabic course, he speaks Arabic, Persian-Farsi, Persian-Dari and Assyrian. He served as the director of the Army’s Foreign Area Officer program at the Presidio prior to taking the position of DLIFLC Commandant. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Defense Language Institute Foundation and as Deputy City Manager at the City of Monterey.