Marine Corps Enlisted Job Descriptions

MOS 2799 -- Military Interpreter/Translator

Type of MOS : FMOS

Rank Range: MGySgt to Pvt

Job Description: Interpreters supervise and participate in language interpretation activities that pertain primarily to non-intelligence functions (listening, reading or speaking) (subject to the eligibility criteria in the most current MARADMIN)

Job Requirements:

(1) Conducts bidirectional consecutive interpretation, target language to English and English to target language using phraseology selected to preserve the original intent, meaning, and emphasis.

(2) Phrases ideas to avoid language that is stilted, unnatural, and difficult to understand.

(3) Displays an impartial attitude toward each speaker and Lo facts and opinions expressed.

(4) Interprets into either English or foreign language, statements made by participants in conferences, working parties, legal proceedings, and similar activities.

(5) Interviews friendly non-English speaking civilians such as police, clergymen, and other citizens to obtain information of military value.

(6) Writes reports, including opinion as to the credibility of the person interviewed, for use by unit commander and for dissemination to lower, adjacent, and higher headquarters.

(7) Translates into either English or foreign language written material of a non-technical nature.

(8) Establishes a file of language reference materials, English and foreign language dictionaries. and glossaries of military terms.

(9) Under supervision of a counterintelligence specialist, may assist in interrogation of enemy personnel and translation of routine non-technical correspondence and documents.

(10) Provide interpreter support to the Civil Affairs Officer.

Duties:

(1) Conducts interpretation and translation of foreign language to English and English to foreign language using phraseology selected to preserve the original intent, meaning, and emphasis.

(2) Phrases ideas to avoid language that is stilted, unnatural, or difficult to understand.

(3) Displays an impartial attitude toward each speaker as to facts and opinions expressed.

(4) Interprets into either English or foreign language statements made by participants in meetings, working parties, or similar non-technical activities.

(5) Interviews friendly non-English speaking civilians such as police, clergymen, and other citizens to obtain information of a military value.

(6) May be required to assist in the writing of reports, including opinion as to the credibility of the person interviewed, for use by unit commander and for dissemination to lower, adjacent, and higher headquarters.

(7) Translates into either English or the foreign language, written material of a non-technical nature.

(8) Establishes an archive file of language reference materials and lexical aids such as English to foreign language and foreign language to English dictionaries, cultural dictionaries, and glossaries of military terms.

Related Department of Labor Occupation Codes :

(1) Interpreter 137.267-010.

(2) Translator 137.267-018.

Related Marine Corps Jobs:

Crypto Linguists, 267X.

Above information derived from MCBUL 1200, parts 2 and 3

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