Sinking the Navy to Go Army
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"Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, so that they will not understand one another's speech."--Genesis 11:7 NASB
**For those who have been following the process of joining the military, I have an update.
After two months of waiting to contract with the Navy as a CTI (Cryptologic Technician Interpretive) we have begun to grow impatient and reevaluate our plans. We called the Army and have begun the process to enlist as a Cryptologic Linguist, basically the same job with an Army uniform.
I have to admit that it was not my first choice but I will be very glad to get this job in any branch, and I am willing to sacrifice a bit of comfort for the experience that this job will offer.
Through college I tired of Computer Science and grew more interested in Spanish and other foreign languages, however the connection was not complete until after graduation. Now I am pursuing a career as a Linguist and would like to earn a Masters Degree in time, but this is a great intermediary step in my opinion. South Korea served a similar purpose--an opportunity to travel, learn a new language, immerse myself in a foreign culture, all while paying the bills! I even met my wife while living there! This position seems the same. It really covers all my interests well and despite a few small drawbacks (boot camp won't be easy, for instance) I am ready to embrace it.
While there is nothing official and there are no promises I am confident that we will become Army property very soon. After all this waiting it will be a huge sigh of relief, also, we can tell my wife's family that we're going to marry--even though we're already married. Hehe. Here we go!
- Army.com: Cryptologic Linguist
- Navy.com: CTI
- Wikipedia: Tower of Babel
- Speculative Grammarian
hey now with osama dead, it should be a sign of relief....well sort of...ReplyDelete
I don't know what everyone is going to do when they wake up now. It kind of takes away our purpose, heh. I just hope no one tries to be just like him, then we'll just have another Where's Waldo game in real life. I don't know, I heard a guy on the radio talking about radicals like Osama and comparing them to the Nazis and how they have never come back they were dealt such a blow. It would be nice for radicals of this sort to die out, both literally and metaphorically!ReplyDelete
I just want to be a Linguist, pen and paper :)
Now if I can just get my recruiter to call me back!ReplyDelete
hang in there, you'll get the job. :)ReplyDelete