NLSC is an initiative of the Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO)
NLSC Leadership

CDR Giuliana M. Vellucci
National Language Service Corps


Commander (CDR) Giuliana Vellucci is the current Director of the NLSC within the Defense Language and National Security Education Office. A native of Fairfax, VA, she graduated from Villanova University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication and minor studies in Political Science and Naval Science.

As a Surface Warfare Officer, she served aboard USS McCAMPBELL (DDG 85) and USS PHILIPPINE SEA (CG 58). Assigned to Commander Naval Forces Europe, Commander Naval Forces Africa, Commander SIXTH FLEET (CNE-CNA-C6F), she shaped international engagements as a Regional Desk Officer. She then completed a lateral transfer to the Human Resources community where she served on the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV) staff in N1 as the Manpower, Navy Appropriation Budget Coordinator.

CDR Vellucci attended the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA from where she earned her Masters of Science in Management, focus in Manpower Systems Analysis, and received the Chief of Naval Personnel Award for Academic Excellence in Manpower, Personnel, and Training Analysis. She completed her HR LCDR milestone tour serving as the Training Officer aboard USS GERALD R. FORD (CVN 78).

She then reported to the Pentagon where she served on the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness staff, followed by the OPNAV Staff, as the Director of Protocol to the Chief of Naval Operations.

CDR Vellucci is the recipient of a Defense Meritorious Service Medal, two Meritorious Service Medals, three Navy Commendation Medals and a Navy Achievement Medal. She is ascribed two Meritorious Unit Awards and has achieved certification as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR).

The Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO) administers the NLSC as part of its mission to develop and execute programs to remedy foreign culture and language shortfalls across the U.S. Government. DLNSEO’s administration is guided by the National Security Education Board (NSEP), which serves as the governing and advisory body for NLSC. Learn more about the leadership at DLNSEO and the guidance provided by NSEP.