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I know that there were threads about "What do you do for a living?" and I've seen some names of people that were actually IN the military or used to be in the military. Let's have out own thread, for a change :headbang


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I'm in the US Air Force. Active duty, E5, been in 6.5 years. Job: Linguist
 

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BTW, it doesn't have to be US military only.

and if you posted in this thread, you might want to subscribe to it, so you find out when a another military member has posted
 

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JESTER600 said:
just curious, what is a linquist? are you a translator?
hmmm, how can explain this. Let's put it this way: I know computers and a couple of languages. Military Intelligence

Info from the Air Force web site:

CRYPTOLOGIC LINGUIST APPRENTICE

As a Cryptologic Linguist Apprentice, you will work with communications equipment to conduct frequency search missions, transcribe recorded voice communications signals, translate graphic language material, and analyze transcripts of voice and graphic communications signals to determine its intelligence value. Although there are overseas assignment locations, the majority of personnel working in the career field are stationed at joint-service CONUS locations with a few exceptions. Your particular language specialty has a major influence on assignment opportunities. You are not required to speak a foreign language upon enlistment; simply have the aptitude to learn one. Technical training is quite lengthy, but provides Airmen the opportunity of earning an Associate's Degree through the Defense Language Institute.
 

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DeathRidesRed said:
Canadian Army
a couple of you guys work with me.

BTW, what rank does the 3 inverted stripes on the chest mean? For US Army/Marines, it's a Sgt (E5)
 

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US Army 86-88 got discharged when I blew my knee out.
what rank does the 3 inverted stripes on the chest mean?
I think you are talking about the cheverons, it's on a tab that buttons to one of the top buttons on the shirt, right? If so they run roughly the same until you get past sgt. Then I think they start to use crowns or something above the cheveron to show weather it's staff sgt or colour sgt. It's been a while since I've delt with this and I might even be thinking of the British.
 

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US Army, 1991-2002. First a 31C, Single Channel Radio Operator. Basically, I humped a a radio for awhile. Moved to C2 birds (MH-60) and finally base station ops. Not too many radios I haven't used.
Second MOS was 96B military intelligence analyst. My life's work. I specialized in counter-terrorism for a good while as well.
I'm a defense contractor now, still using my clearance from the military. So it's not alot different.
 

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United States Air Force 2F051 Fuels. I've only been in a year now, I'm an E-3 A1C (took a NICE pay cut from my old job) =( but it's ok. I drive around a big fuel truck all day and fill up F-16's. It's cool getting to work around such pieces of art, but it's a boring, unfulfilling job. If I decide to stay in the military I'm going to go officer, and have a boring, unfulfilling desk job (but get paid alot better doing it). If I get out, I'm going to Paramedic school and going back to being a Firefighter in the civilian world.
 

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AO2/E-5 (AW/NAC) US Navy..... 9 Years as of Aug 8th this year


Aviation Ordnance Naval Aircrewman on P-3 Orion. I also play with aircraft weapon systems....i.e. Harpoon, Maverick. In a month or so I'm going to Small Arms Rangemaster School. I'm also going to College and will apply for a Commissioning hopefully in the intelligence field..
 

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Army. 10 years in. 5 enlisted as an MP and 5 years as an artillery officer.
 

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Really wouldn't call a linguist "military intelligence" At least in the Navy.

Ex-Navy, 1994-2003 Intelligence Specialist...last tour was on a cruiser doing Independent duty supporting the Naval mission of the war.
 

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Re-enlisting sumemr 2005 if I get accepted into the Warrant Officer Aviation Program.

For some reason I have a burning desire to hunt terrorists with my Apache.
 

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Rascus said:
Really wouldn't call a linguist "military intelligence" At least in the Navy.
:dunno That's what we are though. I work in joint environment and Navy ARE considered Intelligence in that job. I wish I could debate this with you, but not here though :banned
 

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USMC/SSGT(E-6) Dec 1992 - Oct 2002

Hmmm...yes the Marine Corps is "under" the DEPT of the Navy...but we are proud of our Naval heratige. I'll add that the Marine Corps doesnt answer to the CNO:

*Chain of command(for the USMC):

Commander in Cheif (President)

Secretary of Defense

Secretary of the Navy

CMC...Commandant of the Marine Corps

*Chain of command for the US Navy:

Commander in Cheif (President)

Secretary of Defense

Secretary of the Navy

CNO...Chief of Naval Operations


Ya see, different Chain of Command :flipa
 

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you know I HAD to say that. I give crap about that to all my Marine buddies. Every time the LESs come in, I'm like: "Hey, Navy paid you this time!"

Don't take it personally/offensively :)
 
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