What would my average day be like in the United States Army as a (35P) Cryptologic Linguist?
- 1 year agoFavorite Answer
Basically what Mrsjvb said. If you want to do "cool guy" stuff, there will be opportunities for you if you aren't a **** bag and don't **** up anything serious. Do as well as humanly possible in school no matter what and don't **** around when at language school either.
When you get the opportunity, look into Group work. (SF. Assuming you make it that far and exactly get with a group or on a SOT-A/B, you know you're doing well, but you need to do better if you ever want to be trusted to go out with the guys. Don't ever call yourself a Green Beret or insinuate that you're SF if you get this point, they will all hate you immediately).
There are a lot of other cool *** assignments you can get, at the tactical level or strategic. Different worlds though. You'll learn more about those opportunities when you get to school. The biggest thing you should worry about is not ******* up school. High PFT scores always helps too. Try to get to Airborne school.
- capitalgentlemanLv 71 year ago
US Navy linguists told me that the Army guys tend to do a lot of "army" stuff, as well as their linguist jobs. So, sports, and other military training. For the linguist stuff, it would be listening to foreign radio transmissions, getting a "gist" of what is being said. Or reading stuff that was sent over the air, or by computer. Some would find it incredibly boring, but, others really like it. The works almost always involves shiftwork.
- jeeper_peeper321Lv 71 year ago
sitting at a desk reading material and translating it or listening to intercepted communications and translating them.
- MrsjvbLv 71 year ago
Stuck in the basement with headphones on transcribing stuff for 8-12 hours at a time. Probably at Ft Meade, NSA Side.