35P Cryptologic Linguist Signal Intelligence Recruit

Job Description For MOS 35P Cryptologic Linguist

The 35P Cryptologic Linguist Recruit is responsible for intercepting foreign communications by using signal equipment, and translating/interpreting that information. In combat, Cryptologic Linguist support the mission by providing critical information to Army leaders.

35P Cryptologic LinguistTraining Requirements For 35P Cryptologic Linguist

Job Training for Cryptologic Linguist consists of 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 3 to 52 weeks of Advanced Individual Training.

Advanced Training is currently conducted at Goodfellow AFB, located in San Angelo, TX.  The 344th Military Intelligence Battalion trains recruits as 35P Cryptologic Linguists to be competent and confident Warriors who are capable of immediately and fully supporting the Army and our Nation at War

Training times will vary depending on language assigned. Soldiers who are not currently fluent in a foreign language will be required to complete 6-18 months of language training at the Defense Language Institute (DLI), prior to attending AIT.

35P requires a 60-month enlistment, plus training.

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  1. Identifying foreign communications from an assigned geographic area
  2. Analyzing foreign communications to support missions
  3. Procedures for handling classified information and preparing reports

Skilled Linguist are able to receive a foreign language proficiency additional Pay up to $300-$400 a month per language ($1,000 max)

MOS Qualifications For 35P

ASVAB Score:  31+ AFQT, 110 ST Line Score (91 ST with 105 DLAB)

Age: Must be between 17-35

Citizenship: Must be a U.S. Citizen, with valid Passport, Birth Certificate or Naturalization Certificate.

Education: Must be a high school graduate or higher

DLAB: RA 105, AR 95 (scores of 95-104 are eligible to receive a waiver). The DLAB will be used to determine the foreign language applicants will be eligible to learn at the DLI.

Here’s a link to The Official DLAB Training Manual: Study Guide and Practice Test: The Best Tips and Tricks to Raising Your DLAB Score

PULHES Profile: 222121

Security Clearance: TOP SECRET/SCI access eligible

  • No charges above minor traffic (exception to policy possible, depends on charges).
  • Must not have a significant amount of personal debt.
  • Never been a member of the peace corps.

Vision: Normal, ETPs authorized for individuals with Red/Green vision.

Physical Demands Rating: Very heavy

Additional Notes: The current and approved minimum DLAB score for accessions into this MOS at any given time will be reflected in the REQUEST program in accordance with the category of languages required and being recruited.

Skilled Linguists are eligible to receive to foreign language proficiency pay, between $300 and $500 per month.

35P Cryptologic Linguist ACASP Progam

The Army remains in critical need of Soldiers with certain language capabilities. The 35P ACASP, skilled linguist enlistment option is available for both Regular Army and Army Reserve applicants. This program offers eligible applicants in all areas of the command, that are proficient in certain foreign languages, the opportunity to obtain large monetary incentives and accelerated
promotion to Specialist.

Eligible ACASP Languages

Applicants must pass the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) with a 2 in Listening and a 2 in Reading, in order to be considered for the 35P ACASP Program. The Army is currently accepting the following languages:

  • Arabic
  • Korean
  • Persian Farsi
  • French
  • Chinese Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Pashtu
  • Indonesian
  • Tagolog
  • Hebrew
  • Serbo-Croatian

35P ACASP applicants do not need to attend language training at DLI. DLAB or OPI is not required.

 Additional Resources for 35P


About the Author MSG Washington

MSG Washington has served within the ranks of the United States Army since June of 2001. With ten years of recruiting experience, he is an expert on Recruiting Operations, who willingly assists applicants across the Country with their enlistment process.

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