Military interperators/translators/ling...

so, i take it these are people who go overseas knowing arabic or other languages currently useful to the military after basic training right? ok cool, but i heard somewhere that all interperators and translators in the field are women... that didn't seem right to me. is it true? and if any actual former/current... show more so, i take it these are people who go overseas knowing arabic or other languages currently useful to the military after basic training right? ok cool, but i heard somewhere that all interperators and translators in the field are women... that didn't seem right to me. is it true? and if any actual former/current military people answer this, i wonder if they could maybe just give me a bried summary of what the job is like? is arabic the only useful language? how about spanish?
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