United States Marine Corps Enlisted Job Descriptions and Qualification Factors


The linguist OccFld contains EMOSs broken down to identify specific foreign language skills. Qualifications require that Marines obtain and maintain a minimum proficiency of level 2 with two modalities (listening, reading, or speaking) on the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT). The DLPT is the current Department of Defense standard to determine foreign language proficiency and maintain quality control. Duties may involve direct supervision and participation in language translation/interpretation activities in support of the full range of military operational and intelligence matters encountered during contingencies, operations, and exercises.

Formal schooling is provided to those Marines entering this OccFld as a part of the comprehensive training program for designated MOSs within the 26XX OccFld. However, required foreign language skills may be obtained through any combination of formal or informal training. These EMOSs will be assigned and voided by the CMC (MM) only.

Below are the Marine Corps Enlisted Military Occupation Specialties which are organized under this occupational field:

2671 --Middle East Cryptologic Linguist

2673 -- Asia-Pacific Cryptologic Linguist

2674 -- European I (West) Cryptologic Linguist

2676 -- European II (East) Cryptologic Linguist

2691 --Signals Intelligence/Electronic Warfare Chief

2711 --Afghan Pashto Linguist (MGySgt-Pvt) EMOS

2712 --Arabic (Mod Std) Linguist

2713 --Arabic (Egyptian) Linguist

2714 --Arabic (Syrian) Linguist

2715 --Persian-Afghan (Dari) Linguist

2716 --Amharic Linguist

2717 --Bengali Linguist

2718 --Hebrew Linguist

2719 --Hindi Linguist

2721 --Kurdish Linguist

2722 --Persian-Farsi Linguist

2723 --Somali Linguist

2724 --Swahili Linguist

2726 --Turkish Linguist

2727 --Urdu Linguist

2728 --Arabic (Iraqi)

2733 -- Burmese Linguist

2734 --Cambodian Linguist

2736 --Chinese (Cant) Linguist

2738 --Indonesian Linguist

2739 --Japanese Linguist

2741 --Korean Linguist

2742 --Laotian Linguist

2743 --Malay Linguist

2744 --Tagalog Linguist

2746 --Thai Linguist

2754 --Dutch Linguist

2756 --Finnish Linguist

2757 --French Linguist

2758 --German Linguist

2759 --Greek Linguist

2761 --Haitian-Creole Linguist

2763 --Italian Linguist

2764 --Norwegian Linguist

2766 --Portuguese (BR) Linguist

2767 --Portuguese (EU) Linguist

2768 --Spanish Linguist

2769 --Swedish Linguist

2776 --Albanian Linguist

2777 --Armenian Linguist

2778 --Bulgarian Linguist

2779 --Czech Linguist

2781 --Estonian Linguist

2782 --Georgian Linguist

2783 --Hungarian Linguist

2784 --Latvian Linguist

2786 --Lithuanian Linguist

2787 --Macedonian Linguist

2788 --Polish Linguist

2789 --Romanian Linguist

2791 --Russian Linguist

2792 --Serb-Croat Linguist

2793 --Slovenian Linguist

2794 --Ukrainian Linguist

2799 --Military Interpreter/Translator