There are now job openings for Linguists in America's Navy – with no experience necessary to apply.
Industry: Military, Languages, Technology, Communications
Type of Service: Full-time (Active Duty)
Type of Position: Enlisted (high school diploma or equivalent required with a demonstrated proficiency for learning foreign language)
About this Job: Navy Linguists (also known as Cryptologic Technicians Interpretive, or CTIs) are highly skilled, detail-oriented men and women. In this role:
- Receive intense foreign language training, and then use those skills to translate, interpret and transcribe foreign language communications data
- Analyze and report highly technical information of strategic and tactical importance to Fleet Commanders and national intelligence agencies
- Undergo advanced technical training to use communications systems aboard aircraft, surface ships and craft, and submarines
Key Opportunities: The foreign languages learned in this career are recognized by most universities, and Navy Linguists may be awarded credit toward a degree. With their language skills and cultural knowledge, Navy Linguists find outstanding opportunities for concurrent career development outside the Navy.
Qualifications and Requirements: Candidates must satisfy specific criteria to be eligible for employment consideration.
- U.S. citizenship: Required
- Education: High school diploma or GED or equivalent
- Gender: Male or female
- Age: 17 to 34
- Medical exam: Required
- Physical fitness test: Required
- Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB) score: Minimum of 100
- Service commitment: Minimum of two years of Active Duty