Army

09L:INTERPRETER/TRANSLATOR

The MOS 09L is the foreign language interpreter/translator, and they are primarily responsible for interpreting and translating spoken and written foreign languages to English and English to a foreign language.


Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support


Military Duties:

As move up the ranks of this job, your duties and expected skills will become more complex. In the beginning, you'll read and translate foreign language material into English, and vice versa. Then, you'll provide guidance to others, supervising the development of English-speaking skills in foreign nationals and foreign language skills in Army personnel.

Military Duties Translated:

Using dictionaries and thesauruses to find the exact words Using Translation Memory software Management of time to complete documents Understanding different cultures in translation Working with people from different cultural backgrounds and industries

Some civilian jobs best suited to this type of military experience:

Translator