An Initiative of the defense language and national security education office

Objectives

Project Global Officer (Project GO) is a collaborative initiative that promotes critical language education, study abroad, and intercultural dialogue opportunities through language study scholarships for ROTC students. The program was designed to improve the language skills, regional expertise, and intercultural communication skills of future military officers through domestic language study and domestic and overseas language and cultural immersion.

Project GO supports Goal Two of the Department of Defense’s Strategic Plan for Language Skills, Regional Expertise, and Cultural Capability to “build, enhance, and sustain a Total Force with a mix of language skills, regional expertise, and cultural capabilities to meet existing and emerging needs in support of national security objectives.” The program’s goal is to develop future military officers within all of the U.S. Armed Forces who possess the necessary linguistic and cross-cultural communication skills required for effective leadership in the 21st century operational environment. The program has provided ROTC students with language learning opportunities and has funded critical language infrastructure since its inception.