Official biography
M. Keith Wert

Keith L. Wert

Director, Partner Language Training Center Europe

Keith L. Wert is the director of the Partner Language Training Center Europe at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. He has been the director of PLTCE and its predecessor since 1999. PLTCE provides language training to 400 U.S., NATO and Partner linguists each year in several different languages and dialects, including English for Special Purposes, which change according to defense sector requirements. PLTCE also offers NATO recognized professional development courses and workshops for ally and partner English language teachers and...

Peggy Garza

Chair, English Language Programs Department - PLTCE
College of International and Security Studies


Peggy GarzaPeggy Garza has been the Chair of the English Language Programs Department at the Partner Language Training Center Europe (PLTCE) since 2000 and is an employee of the Defense Language Institute English Language Center (DLIELC). Prior to her arrival at the Marshall Center, she was the Chief of the Curriculum Division at DLIELC in San Antonio, TX, supervising more than 50 English as a Second Language (ESL) professionals and support staff involved in all aspects of ESL curriculum development and testing.

Official biography
David Oglesby

David L. Oglesby

Chair, Strategic Languages Department
Partner Language Training Center Europe (PLTCE)

David L. Oglesby is the Chair of the Strategic Languages Department at the Partner Language Training Center Europe (PLTCE) at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.  He advises the Director of PLTCE on matters related to foreign language education/acquisition and provides academic leadership to the Linguist Enhancement Course instructional program.  He is also a member of the Bureau for International Language Coordination (BILC) Language Testing Working Group.  Prior to his 2015 assignment to the Marshall Center, he hel...