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.