MIL Thinking of cross-training as an Airborne Linguist

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  1. stoms00

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    Anyone know much about the job?

    It sounds pretty neat, but what would I be doing after tech school, I'd be either e-4 or maybe e-5 by then, if that makes a difference.

    Gimme some insight :x:
     
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    Hmm so yea they'll drop you in behind enemy lines and you will have to talk to locals. Can you handle that?
     
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    I dont know but I'll let you know after I finish tech school :coold:
     
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    most likely you'd fly in the back of an RC-135 or EC-130 and listen in on cell phone calls and radio transmissions
     
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    Which is basically the same thing you do as a regualr cryptologic linguist right? Except you arent on a plane?
     
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    i think so, but i'm not all that familiar with either career field
     
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    aphoric Even if god did exist, it would be necessary to ab

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    I work with lots of guys that are former RJ guys, and have spent some time in the RJMT and on board (on the ground.) If you have a shortage language, you will have 18 hour missions at times, it is really fucking cold in the jet, and the places you will be stationed might suck. Offutt would suck, IMHO, but Mildenhall (sp) would be cool...
     
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    That's pretty much what I thought. But I kinda wish I knew someone who was one, to get a good idea on what goes on.
     
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    I'd probably end up getting some form of arabic :eek5:
     
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    what did you get on the DLAB?
     
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    164
     
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    Shit. You might end up with Mandarin Chinese because it's tougher then Arabic. I believe it qualifies as a Cat 5. I scored an 85 which sucks but i know i messed up the test. I'm learning Korean (Cat 4). If you put alot of hrs into studying the vocab then its not too bad. Now if only I would do that...
     
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    I don't know if you have seen it, but on the Army's e-learning site they have every Rosetta Stone language system available for free :eek3: Those things cost like 300 bucks for each level and every level is available
     
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    Yep I have seen that. Also have Rapid Rote but i don't really use either. I already have close to 2000 flash cards i've made in the last 2.5months so far. :(
     
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    link?
     
  16. aphoric

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    You might enjoy reading "The Price of Vigilance" by Larry Tart, it's a good read. I loved being a crypto linguist when I was actualy doing what I was trained to, but the Army likes to make linguists pick up cigarette butts and pull guard duty. I prolly would have stayed in if it weren't for that.
     
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    aphoric Even if god did exist, it would be necessary to ab

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    you can get them other ways as well...
    :cough: bittorrent :cough:
     
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    I had help preparing before the test, so I pretty much knew what to expect

    edit: wtf, I meant 134, not 164 :o

    numpad keys too close together :hs:
     
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    Tell your teacher: "Kapshida Chapshida Hapshida"
     
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    shit i was giong to say :eek4:


    i got a 108 ...i'm really hoping for arabic but im probably going to get stuck with korean :hs:
     

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