United States Army
New York, NY
Mar 28, 2017
Jobs Outside Higher Education
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Institution Type
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Job Description

Our nation's defense depends on information from foreign language newspapers, magazines, radio broadcasts and other sources. Therefore, it's very important that some members of the Army be able to communicate in the many languages of the world. Nowhere is this more important than in the Middle Eastern countries of Iraq and Afghanistan. The Army needs Soldiers who speak Middle-Eastern languages to serve as Interpreter/Translators and help with the rebuilding efforts.

The Interpreter/Translator is primarily responsible for conducting interpretation (oral) and preparing translations (written) between English and a foreign language, as well assisting in unit foreign language and cultural awareness familiarization training. 09L Soldiers specialize in a number of Middle-Eastern languages. Some of your duties as an Interpreter/Translator may include:
  • Prepare non-technical translations into the target language and performing sight translations from a target language into English
  • Perform oral interpretation
  • Assist military contracting officer with a local purchase
  • Provide interpretation support at a military traffic control point
  • You may even be required to assist security personnel in screening the local population at military checkpoints
  • Other duties may include providing interpretation assistance for the Public Affairs Office (PAO) during local media events and translation of local newspapers or pamphlets


Job training for an Interpreter/Translator requires you to demonstrate proficiency of English and a foreign language. You may be required to attend English language training at Fort Jackson prior to attending Basic Combat Training. The length of your stay will depend on the level of your English language proficiency. Once you have successfully completed this, you must attend and successfully complete nine weeks of BCT where you will learn the basic skills necessary to become a Soldier. Immediately following BCT you will attend Advanced Individual Training. While at AIT, you will learn the specific skills required to successfully perform Interpreter support in the following areas:
  • Checkpoint Operations
  • Medical support
  • Locally Employed Personnel Screening
  • Training Host-Nation Forces
  • VIP Escort
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Cultural Awareness

Related Civilian Jobs

The skills you'll learn as a Interpreter/Translator will help prepare you for a future as a civilian translator or interpreter with government agencies, embassies, universities and companies that conduct business overseas as a civilian translator or interpreter.

There's also potential for you to pursue a career as a government service executive. You'd be involved in determining and formulating policies, providing overall direction of federal, state, local or international government activities, as well as planning, directing and coordinating operational activities at higher management levels.

Also Free College Courses the entire time you are in the service.

Up to $129,020 to go to College while serving.
Up to $86,536 to go to college AFTER the military with your rent covered by the Military for 3 full years.
Up to $20,000 dollar sign on bonus.
Student Loan repayment of up to $20,000.
Free Medical and Dental.
30 days paid vacation.
Free Travel.
And much, much more...

You must be:

Under 35
No Major Law Violations (Sexual Misconducts, Domestics..)
No Major Medical issues (Missing Limbs, Mental Health Issues..)
Be a US Citizen or Hold at least a green card (I-551)
High School Diploma/GED holder

New York, NY


Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:04:53 PDT