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

CDR Genevieve Ubina
National Language Service Corps


Commander (CDR) Genevieve Ubina is the director of the NLSC. During her military career, she served as the fire control officer and ordnance officer aboard the guided missile frigate USS WADSWORTH (FFG-9), where she earned her surface warfare officer qualification. She also served as the Combat Information Center (CIC) officer and training officer aboard the auxiliary command ship USS CORONADO (AGF-11), homeported in San Diego, California.

CDR Ubina then transitioned into the human resources community, where she served as an instructor and trainer at the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) at Patrick Air Force Base in Florida, and served as an enlisted programs officer at the Navy Recruiting District (NRD) in San Antonio, Texas. CDR Ubina was the personnel programs officer to the Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet Submarine Force (COMSUBPAC), and she was the commanding officer of the Honolulu Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. She also served as the advanced education specialist section head in the Navy Education Branch and the deputy of Enlisted Force Plans and Policy at the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV) in Arlington, Virginia.

CDR Ubina graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, in 2000. She is a board-certified professional of human resources, and she holds a master’s degree in human resources management from Webster University and a master’s degree in national security and strategic studies from the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.

So far in her career, CDR Ubina has been honored with the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, two Meritorious Service Medals, a Joint Commendation Medal, two Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, and two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, and as well as numerous unit and service medals and ribbons.

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.