Marine Corps

2671:Middle East Cryptologic Linguist (MOS 2671)

Utilize a learned language of Middle Eastern descent to intercept and analyze communications of suspected criminal organizations utilizing the language that was studied. These Marines are responsible for determining if there is any threat in the speech and passing the information along to their superiors.


Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support


Military Duties:

USMC Cryptologic Linguists (MOS 2671-2676) are proficient in different languages and cultures. While they may have different targeted areas, the basic job functions of each MOS are the same. Cryptologic Linguists complete immediate and continued training in order to be fluent in different language modalities. Modalities include areas such as listening, reading and/or speaking. The requirements to enter into a Crypotologic Linguist include being at a Level 2 in certain modalities, but the Department of Defense has given professional linguist a career goal of being at a Level 3 in the modalities that are required per the specific job.

Military Duties Translated:

Working as a Cryptologic Linguist for the Marines allows individuals to gain foreign language skills and skills surrounding electronic communications. Marines can find positions as computer operators, interpreters, foreign language teachers, electronic/radio operators or equipment technicians. While some positions can require additional training, most positions will pay similar or even more than a Cryptologic Linguist, depending on rank.

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

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