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List of famous alumni from Defense Language Institute, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Defense Language Institute include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Defense Language Institute alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Defense Language Institute are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Defense Language Institute.

This list includes Bleu Copas, Amy Koch and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Defense Language Institute?” and “Which celebrities are Defense Language Institute alumni?”
Bleu Copas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Defense Language Institute Alumni
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Bleu Copas is an American Arabic translator. In 2006, he was discharged from the United States Army under the Don't ask, don't tell policy for being gay. The discharge was seen as controversial not only for the policy but also for the timing when the Army had a pronounced need for Arab translators with the war on terrorism. Born in 1976, Copas was raised in Tennessee in a conservative and religious environment. He reports admiring the ideal of military service as a child, and he enrolled in ROTC in college. After the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, Copas enlisted in the Army. After basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, he attended the Defense Language Institute in ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 42

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Michael J. Doherty is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Defense Language Institute Alumni
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Michael J. Doherty


Michael J. Doherty is an American Republican Party politician who serves in the New Jersey Senate representing the 23rd Legislative District. He was sworn into the State Senate on November 23, 2009, having won the seat held by Marcia A. Karrow, who had earlier been selected by a party convention to succeed Leonard Lance after his election to the United States House of Representatives. Doherty had served in the New Jersey General Assembly from 2002 to 2009. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 54

Birthplace: Ocean County, Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories, + more

Amy Koch is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Defense Language Institute Alumni
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Amy T. Koch was a member of the Minnesota Senate and its former Majority Leader. Koch represented District 19, which includes portions of Hennepin and Wright counties in the northwestern Twin Cities metropolitan area. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 46

Birthplace: Buffalo, Minnesota, United States of America

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Donald L. McFaul is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Defense Language Institute Alumni
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Donald L. McFaul


Donald Lewis McFaul was a United States Navy SEAL killed in action at Paitilla Airfield during Operation Just Cause, the 1989 United States invasion of Panama. He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart and Navy Cross for his heroism during the battle while pulling another SEAL to safety. Only two Navy Crosses were awarded for the 1989 operations in Panama. The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS McFaul was named to honor him. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 32 (1957-1989)

Birthplace: California, United States of America