One of the more advanced training careers in the Army is working with Language and Cryptological intelligence. The Army has at its command quite a variety of cruisers, destroyers, aircraft, submarines, and aircraft carriers. But it still values the sailors and their ability to think and react as its most valuable asset. Military personnel and Servicemembers with world Language experience are in a group of elite workers that are valued for their skills, intelligence, adaptability, and their strong character.
You will work to deal with classified and top secret information, and be part of the Army command and control structure. The work of a Crypto logic Language Technician is highly classified. You could be called upon to interpret and translate different foreign language information and data, and other classified communications type data. If you already know any
Spanish, French, Korean, Arabic, Hebrew or other languages fluently, then you may be well suited to work in this field. Training for this field after boot camp is quite long, more than a year in some cases. You will often attend foreign language school, and become proficient in a language other than English. You will continue to receive training both in formal settings and in the field throughout your career. The workers in this specialty also are experts in the analysis of communications of a foreign nature. Your type of skills is required in both the air, surface and sub surface mission platforms. You must have a clean record, and never have been convicted of a felony. You should be able to stand up to an intensive background check in order to qualify for a top-secret clearance. If you are working in this skill field, you could be called upon to act as a physical interpreter for a U.S. Dignitary, or for Army Officials needing a skilled translator. You could be the key to assist critical negotiations with foreign powers.
Or you may have a duty station overseas, examining the radio and communications traffic to or from a foreign power. You may serve as a person responsible for deciding the intentions of an enemy or terrorist organization. If you work in this field you will have the opportunity to volunteer and receive cross training as members of both overseas and stateside Army Bases because people in your specialty serve in both environments.