1N3X1 - Cyptologic Language Analyst

Air Force Enlisted Job Descriptions

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Specialty Summary. Performs and supervises recording, transcribing, translating, analyzing, and reporting of assigned voice communications. Related DoD Occupational Subgroup: 123200.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Operates and manages operation of communications equipment. Operates radio receivers, recording equipment, typewriters, keyboards, computer consoles, and related equipment. Tunes receivers to prescribed frequencies or performs frequency search missions, or both, over specified portions of radio spectrums to locate and monitor stations and frequency use.

Monitors and records communications, adding appropriate comments to assist in transcription and analysis. Performs preventive maintenance on mission equipment.

Transcribes and processes communications. Transcribes, translates, analyzes, and reports on assigned communications. Translates spoken or written material from one language to another. Uses wording aids, and references. Recognizes essential elements of information for reporting activity. Assists analysts in identifying, analyzing, and reporting activities.

Maintains technical aids, logs, and records. Compiles and maintains operation records and statistics. Ensures logs, forms, and correspondence are properly completed, annotated, and distributed. Monitors and maintains handbooks, working aids, and analytical references to ensure applicability and currency. Reviews, updates, and compiles data for operational use.

Specialty Qualifications:

Knowledge. Knowledge is mandatory of: a designated language; radio communications operations theory; communications techniques; operation of acquisition, recording, and processing equipment; communications networks; formats, terminology, and theory of traffic analysis; organization of designated military forces; procedures for processing and distributing intelligence data; and methods for handling, distributing, and safeguarding military information.

Education. For entry into this specialty, completion of high school with courses in foreign languages is desirable.

Training. For award of AFSC 1N33XX, completion of a designated basic foreign language course or demonstrated proficiency and a cryptologic course is mandatory.

Experience. The following experience is mandatory for award of the AFSC indicated: (Note: See Explanation of Air Force Specialty Codes).

1N35XX. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 1N33XX. Also, experience performing cryptologic activities.

1N37XX. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 1N35XX. Also, experience performing or supervising cryptologic activities.

Other. The following are mandatory as indicated:

For entry into this specialty:

No record or history of temporomandibular joint disorder or pain.

A minimum score of 100 on the Defense Language Aptitude Battery; or demonstrated proficiency in a designated language.

For award and retention of AFSC 1N33XX:

Ability to aurally comprehend, read, and write a designated language with practical fluency.

Ability to type at a rate of 25 words per minute.

For award and retention AFSC 1N33XX, 1N35XX or 1N37XX, eligibility for a Top Secret security clearance, according to AFI 31-501Personnel Security Program Management, and for sensitive compartmented information access.

NOTE: Award of the 3-skill level without a final Top Secret clearance is authorized provided an interim TS has been granted according to AFI 31-501.

Note: This job requires a Sensitive Job Code- (SJC) of "F."

*Specialty Shredouts:

Suffix Portion of AFSC to Which Related

AFSC 1N3X0 - Cryptologic Linguist (Language Not Yet Assigned)

AFSC 1N3X1 - Germanic Cryptologic Linguist

A German
B Dutch
C Flemish
D Swedish
E Afrikaans

    AFSC 1N3X2 - Romance Cryptologic Linguist

    A Spanish (Latin American)
    B Portuguese (Latin American)
    C French
    D Italian
    E Romanian
    F Haitian - Creole
    G Molodovan

      AFSC 1N3X3 - Slavic Cryptologic Linguist

      A Russian
      B Polish
      C Czech
      E Belarusian
      D Serbo-Croatian
      E Russian (White)
      F Hungarian
      G Lithuanian
      H Slovenian
      J Bulgarian
      K Ukranian
      L Macedonian
      M Albanian

        AFSC 1N3X4 - Far East Cryptologic Linguist

        A Chinese (Mandarin)
        B Vietnamese
        C Thai
        D Cambodian
        E Lao
        F Japanese
        G Korean
        H Chinese (Cantonese)
        J Tagalog

          AFSC 1N3X5 - Mid East Cryptologic Linguist

          A Arabic
          B Arabic (Syrian)
          C Hebrew
          D Persian
          E Turkish
          F Greek
          G Indonesian
          H Hindi
          J Armenian
          K Azeri
          L Pushtu
          M Georgian
          N Tadzhik
          P Kazakh
          Q Turkmen
          R Uzbek
          S Persian (Dari)
          T Punjabi
          V Sindhi
          W Urdu

            AFSC 1N3X6 - African Cryptologic Linguist

            A Swahili
            B Zande
            C Berber (Shawia)
            D Bedawi (Beja)
            E Sidamo
            F Somali
            G Nubian
            H Bari
            J Dinka
            K Nuer
            L Otuho
            M Shilluk
            N Fur
            P Amharic
            Q Aramaic
            R Assyrian
            S Tigre
            T Tigrinya

              AFSC 1N3X7 - Turkic Cryptologic Linguist


              A Chechen
              B Circassian
              C Kirgiz
              D Tatar
              E Uighur

                AFSC 1N3X8 - Polynesian Cryptologic Linguist


                A Bikol
                B Cebuano
                C Ilocano
                D Javanese
                E Sudanese
                F Tausug
                G Brahui
                H Telugu
                J Kanarese
                K Malayalam
                L Tamil

                  AFSC 1N3X9 - Indo-Iranian Cryptologic Linguist


                  A Assamese
                  B Baluchi
                  C Bengali
                  D Bihari
                  E Kurdish (Kurmanji)
                  F Kurdish (Sorani)
                  G Nepali
                  H Sinhala (Singhalese)

                  Strength Req: G

                  Physical Profile: 333121

                  Citizenship: Yes

                  Required Appitude Score : G-69 (Changed to G-72, effective 1 Jul 04).


                  Training : Training for Cryptologic Linguist is in two parts: The first part is language training, conducted at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California (see related article).

                  The length of the training depends on the language being learned. Language training lasts between 47 and 63 weeks, depending on the difficulty-level of the language.

                  Following language training, technical job training is conducted at Goodfellow AFB, Texas. Again, the length of the training depends on the language, and can last between 10 and 22 weeks

                  Also see AFSC 1A8X1, Airborne Cryptologic Linguist.


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