MOS 2641 Cryptologic Language Analyst

MOS 2641 Cryptologic Language Analyst

MOS Description

Cryptologic Linguists monitor, transcribe, and translate intercepted target communications; perform analysis and exploitation of designated foreign communications; and install, operate, and perform preventive maintenance of intercept equipment. Following basic qualification as a Linguist (MOS 2712-2729), Marines attend a special course of instruction and upon completion are assigned the appropriate MOS. Intermediate and advanced language training is available. Prior to, or in conjunction with being promoted to Staff Sergeant, Marines will receive traffic analysis training (formal school or MOJT). DoD has stated a career goal for professional linguist of achieving interagency Language Roundtable "General Professional Proficiency" (Level-3) in those modalities (listening, reading and/or speaking) required to perform his or her primary function. Cryptologic Linguists are encouraged to take advantage of language training events in order to achieve this goal. Operators need to be familiar with Electronic Warfare (EW) operations to include Electronic Support, Electronic Protect, and Electronic Attack, and be prepared to contribute to MAGTF EW operations at either the team or battalion level. Knowledge within the skill set will progress from beginner to intermediate to advance as part of their career progression. Prior to advancement to Staff Sergeant (2629), opportunities are provided for linguists to attend supervisory-level courses in preparation for management/leadership assignments.

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Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the rating (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

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