35P CRYPTOLOGIC LINGUIST

OVERVIEW
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 strategically eavesdrop on the enemy.

JOB DUTIES

  • Identify and analyze foreign communications
  • Recognize changes in transmission modes
  • Provide translation expertise to analysts
  • Provide transcriptions and translations from foreign communications


TRAINING

Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and six to 52 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part in the field.

Advanced Individual Training: 6 to 52 weeks, based on language, at Goodfellow Air Force Base, TX 

Soldiers who aren’t fluent in a foreign language will attend training at the Defense Language Institute for six 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


HELPFUL SKILLS

  • Talent for foreign languages
  • Interest in speech, communications and foreign languages
  • Good at working with people as a member of a team
  • Enjoy reading and writing


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
Skilled Technical (ST): 91

WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
352N Traffic Analysis Technician

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career as a translator for government agencies, embassies, universities and companies that conduct business overseas.