MONTEREY, Calif. -

The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center awarded its 10,000th Associate of Arts degree Thursday.

Spc. Alexis Lavonsia Fyne was presented with an AA degree in Persian Farsi by Assistant Commandant Col. Ginger Wallace of the U.S. Air Force.

“Reaching 10,000 degrees in such a unique and intense program as DLIFLC proves the strong work ethic and determination of our students,” said Kalyn Shubnell, the AA Degree program manager.

The DLIFLC AA degree is based on the successful completion of studies in the foreign language major in residence at DLIFLC and the completion of specific general education requirements.