What is a Marine linguist job really like?

I am searching for information to help me chose a career path. I want to get some real life answers before disussing this with my parents and a recruiter. Be honest please.

Asked By: MichaelSpencer - 10/24/2011
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There's two basic paths: tactical and strategic. Tactical means you'll spend a lot of time in the field, little time practicing your language (unless you have a good language manager in your unit) and the emphasis is on use of the technical field equipment. And a lot of time in the motor pool...not a whole lot to do... More
Answered By: pinqy - 10/25/2011
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Duh, you speak underwater to fish.
Answered By: Nullmind - 10/24/2011
Depending on the language, you will be doing a job in the US translating audio and written material, or you'll be deploying with units in Afghanistan or Iraq doing interrogation and translation work. Advancement will probably be faster than other jobs (infantry, for example). You'll get an Associate's Degree in the... More
Answered By: JonathanW - 10/24/2011
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