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Airborne Cryptologic Language Analyst


Minimum Education Requirement:
high school diploma or GED with 15 college credits


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Airborne Cryptologic Language Analyst

Career Description

Arabic, Persian Farsi, Chinese, Russian, Spanish, Hebrew, Pashtu and Korean are just some of the languages you can learn as an Airborne Cryptologic Language Analyst. Why do you need to know a different language? Because your primary job will be to receive, record, translate, evaluate and report on foreign communications and intelligence. Many of the skills and equipment you’ll use are classified, and since you’ll be part of an aircrew, you could find yourself in any part of the world doing your job.

Career Tasks

  • Conduct frequency search missions; operate direction-finding equipment
  • Transcribe/translate/summarize intercepted voice and graphic communications
  • Analyze and report collected intelligence to locate and develop foreign intelligence targets

Relevant Interests & Skills

  • Aircraft
  • Intelligence
  • Foreign Languages


After eight and a half weeks of Basic Military Training, every Airman goes to technical training to learn their career. Here's the basic information about Airborne Cryptologic Language Analyst technical training:

School locations: Lackland AFB [TX], Goodfellow AFB [TX], Monterey [CA], Fairchild AFB [WA]

Length of course: varies

College degree earned: Intelligence Studies and Technology

College credits earned: varies