35P Cryptologic Linguist

OVERVIEW
Locate the enemy by identifying foreign language communications and provide the commander with real-time intelligence. Employ high-tech intercept systems and your language expertise while working with government agencies to protect national security. Learn a new language or use existing foreign language skills to report on the enemy using advanced signals technology.

JOB DUTIES

  • Identify and analyze foreign communications to support missions
  • Provide transcriptions and translations in a foreign language 
  • Utilize advanced signals technology 
  • Handle classified information and prepare intelligence reports

TRAINING
Basic Combat Training: 10 weeks
Advanced Individual Training: 52 weeks

*Soldiers who aren’t fluent in a foreign language will attend training at the Defense Language Institute for 6 to 18 months prior to attending Advanced Individual Training. 

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Identifying foreign communications from an assigned geographic area 
  • Analyzing foreign communications to support missions
  • Procedures for handling classified information and preparing reports

REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
Skilled Technical (ST): 91 
Learn more about the ASVAB

CERTIFICATIONS
Multiple nationally recognized certifications available.

EDUCATION
Qualified students can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus an annual stipend for living expenses. Learn more about education benefits.

Completion of MOS training can lead to college credit. Learn more about college planning and assistance.

OPTIONS FOR A SIGNING BONUS
See your Recruiter for details.

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career as a translator or analyst for embassies, companies, universities, or government agencies such as the National Security Agency and the Defense Intelligence Agency. Learn more about related occupations.


MOS Code: 
35P

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Translates and analyzes foreign communication transmissions.
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CRYPTOLOGIC LINGUIST
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STEM - Math
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Search Description: 
35P Cryptologic Linguist. Identify and analyze foreign communications. Recognize changes in transmission modes. Provide translation expertise to analysts. Provide transcriptions and translations from foreign communications.
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Career Field - Intelligence
Job Description: 
Play a critical role in the Guard. Our nation’s defense depends largely on information that comes from foreign languages. That’s where you come in. It’ll be your job to decipher that information and use equipment to eavesdrop strategically on the enemy.