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Release No: 938-09
December 02, 2009

Army Announces Force Structure Actions

                The Army announced today the decision to relocate the Translator/Interpreter Military Occupation Specialty (09L) Advanced Individual Training (AIT) Course from Fort Jackson, S.C. to the proponent school at the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, Fort Huachuca, Ariz.  Seven positions associated with the training will transfer from Fort Jackson to Fort Huachuca, and six civilian positions assigned to the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center at Presidio of Monterey, Calif., will also relocate.  Implementation of these changes is expected to be completed in January 2010.


                The 09L course provides soldiers technical training required to function as military entry-level interpreters/translators.  The course will expand the skills of a proficient linguist to assist in cross-cultural communications that may be necessary in tactical, operational, or strategic missions.  Relocating the course to Fort Huachuca will achieve efficiencies and synergy in the generating force through training of similar occupational specialties while saving resources as the 09L specialty and force structure matures.


                Point of contact for this notification is Lt. Col. Lee Packnett, (703) 614-2487, Office of the Chief of the Public Affairs, Office of the Secretary of the Army.

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