Select Page

Transportation Operator Uses Language Skills Between Two Militaries

 

Best Intelligence News Websites – Staff Sgt. Lucas Miller is not officially an Army translator. The motor transportation operator from 109th Transportation Company, 17th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, never trained at the Defense Language Institute. Miller was asked for by name to deploy from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska to the Yakima Training Center in Washington to facilitate communication between the U.S. Army and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force during a bi-lateral training exercise.

“I really didn’t want to go at first,” said Miller, citing the desire to spend more time with his wife of ten years and their new 11-month-old daughter. “But I decided I couldn’t pass up the opportunity for such a unique experience.”

At 36 years old with 12 years in the military, Miller started taking the Defense Language Proficiency Test while he was a specialist to earn points towards promotion. Miller said he never thought he would need to speak anything other than English for the Army.  Read more

Read also: Buffalo Man Sentenced to Prison for Tax Evasion

Transportation Operator Uses Language Skills Between Two Militaries

Transportation Operator Uses Language Skills Between Two Militaries

Transportation Operator Uses Language Skills Between Two Militaries

Transportation Operator Uses Language Skills Between Two Militaries

Transportation Operator Uses Language Skills Between Two Militaries

Transportation Operator Uses Language Skills Between Two Militaries

Transportation Operator Uses Language Skills Between Two Militaries

Transportation Operator Uses Language Skills Between Two Militaries

Transportation Operator Uses Language Skills Between Two Militaries

Transportation Operator Uses Language Skills Between Two Militaries

Transportation Operator Uses Language Skills Between Two Militaries

Transportation Operator Uses Language Skills Between Two Militaries

Transportation Operator Uses Language Skills Between Two Militaries

Transportation Operator Uses Language Skills Between Two Militaries

Transportation Operator Uses Language Skills Between Two Militaries

Transportation Operator Uses Language Skills Between Two Militaries