Job Description: Cryptologic Linguists monitor, transcribe, and translate intercepted target communications; perform analysis and exploitation of designated foreign communications; and install, operate, and perform preventive maintenance of intercept equipment. Following basic qualification as a Linguist (MOS 2712-2729), Marines attend a special course of instruction and upon completion are assigned the appropriate MOS. Intermediate and advanced language training is available. Prior to, or in conjunction with being promoted to Staff Sergeant, Marines will receive traffic analysis training (formal school or MOJT). DoD has stated a career goal for professional linguist of achieving interagency Language Roundtable “General Professional Proficiency” (Level-3) in those modalities (listening, reading and/or speaking) required to perform his or her primary function.

  • Branch Branch: Marines
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  • Desinnation Designation: 2671
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  • Entry Type Entry Type: Enlisted
  • Required Test ASVAB: GT: 105
  • Degree Degree: High School
  • Age Age: 17-29
  • Citizen Citizen: U.S. or Permanent Resident
  • Category Category: Signals Intelligence/Ground Electronic Warfare
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