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Linguist Screener Course Essay

2101 words - 9 pages

Curriculum Goals and Development

Army Linguist Screening Course
Christian R. Chenard
Strayer University
Chesapeake, Va

6 August 2010

Dr Edwin Martinez del Rio


Curriculum Goals and Development

The curriculum goal of this paper is to present the course designed to develop screenerinterviewers for the Army's Military Intelligence personnel tasked with interviewing civilian
contractors interested in applying for positions of trust with the US Government.
This powerpoint slide presentation is the product this author put together for the United States
Army. It takes us through the major steps necessary to show how two things happen. First are the
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This first slide's goal is to address the need to train military screeners to interview contractor
civilian personnel for positions of trust with US soldiers in combat zones. In order for the
contractor candidates to qualify for those positions, they must pass the requirements needed to
obtain a Secret US government security clearance. The Screeners here are military counter
intelligence specialists charged with interviewing the candidates while going over the already filled
out personnel biographical questionnaire brought by the candidate to the interview. The interview
consists of the screener going over the candidate's whole life's highlights: where they lived, what is
their educational level, how did they obtain entry into the US, etc. any misdemeanors, felonies, etc.

Curriculum Goals and Development

Linguist Screening
CLS (Linguist screening
Interviews and evaluates
candidates for Army.

INSCOM (Intelligence and
Security Command)
Assesses screenings for possible
candidate hiring.

TiTan Corporation
• Provides viable candidates
for screening

Curriculum Goals and Development

This second slide addresses the various main players in the screening process. The Army's
Intelligence and Security Command is the overall agent for supplying contractor linguists to the
field for all branches of the Department of Defense. INSCOM is thus responsible for providing the
personnel and material resources necessary to accomplish the task. The Army hires contractor
companies to recruit and supply potential candidates for these linguist tasks. The Contractor
Linguist Screeners are part of the Linguist Screening Detachment put in place by INSCOM in
order to validate the candidates to the Army for deployment with the troops in country, as needed.
This course formalizes the training necessary to bring a military intelligence specialist up to speed
in terms of being able to properly interview and assess a candidate for this position of trust.

Linguist Screening
CLS (Linguist screening
⁃ Interviews and evaluates
candidates for Army.


Curriculum Goals and Development

• INSCOM (Intelligence and
Security Command)
Assesses screenings for possible
candidate hiring.

TiTan Corporation
This third slide explains to the new military screeners-to-be, what the lead Army
(INSCOM) agency is responsible to them for: selecting a contractor to provide candidates for
possible hire once they meet the necessary requirements for the positions of trust. An initial
background investigation has already been conducted on each linguist candidate. It was based on
the information the candidates entered on a Standard Form 86. This 20 odd page document is the
effective biographical and chronological narrative of dates, places, names, jobs and schools a

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