Air Force officers in the rank of lieutenant colonel and below and all enlisted members who have not completed a mandatory foreign language assessment survey can still do so by logging on to

The survey was to have been sent to more than 524,000 active, Reserve and Guard members in the Air Force, according to an Air Force news release.

The service is trying to gauge the level and scope of its members’ foreign language proficiency. Survey results may impact prioritization of foreign language development, the release stated.

The service does not plan to require airmen to take the Defense Language Proficiency Test if they profess proficiency in a foreign language, but could pursue this avenue in the future for specific languages of strategic value, according to Air Force officials.

The survey must be completed by Saturday.

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