Military Linguist: Understanding the Threat
WO2 David Thomas, Intelligence Corps Selection Warrant Officer
Capt Christopher Browne ETS (Pool of Linguists)
Sgt Scott Huntley, the Corps Selection Sgt
We are pleased to announce that the Army’s Intelligence Corps and Educational and Training Services (ETS) Branch will be joining us on campus to discuss their experiences of being linguists. The roles of linguists in the military are varied, ranging from interpreting and offering cultural insights and explanations, through to analysing intercepted communications and combating the cyber threat.
The Army employs people as linguists who have never studied languages before, providing they pass a language aptitude test and the selection process. There are two routes in: the Intelligence Corps, and the Educational and Training Services (ETS) Branch. Our speakers will discuss both full time career options, and the opportunities for part-time employment in the Army Reserve, particularly in the ETS. They will also remain for approximately an hour after the talk itself for one-to-one questions, during which time they will be happy to discuss the opportunities available to work in the Intelligence Corps for non-linguists.
In short, this talk will particularly appeal to linguists broadly defined (forensic linguistics, modern languages, EFL/TEFL/TESOL, etc.) but it is likely also to be of interest to anyone who speaks another language besides English fluently, and/or has an interest in language, global peacekeeping, travel, and understanding other cultures.
1000-1100 (talk), 1100-1200 (one-to-one Q&A session), Friday 11th March, Cavendish Colloquium in Faraday Building. (Go through Faraday’s main doors. At the top of the stairs, take a sharp left and go up to the next floor.)
All staff, students, and visitors are welcome to attend.