T HE P ROPER U SE OF AN I NTERPRETER. Presented by: Major Danny Boyd HQ AFSOC / A2O. OBJECTIVE. To understand the importance of utilizing an interpreter properly as well as the basic elements of such utilization. Why an Interpreter Briefing?. Where are we sending our Troops?.
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Major Danny BoydHQ AFSOC / A2O
To understand the importance of
utilizing an interpreter properly as
well as the basic elements of such
Where are we sending our Troops?
The Straits of Gibraltar
Your Interpreter is a reflection of You!
Is he or she prejudiced against your counterpart? Then as far as they are concerned, so are you.
They may not like your Terp but they won’t like you either.
…not to the interpreter
You may want to have your say, but if the
other guy doesn’t hear it – it didn’t
Translate from English to English:
If you give the Terp too much autonomy
- They may inflate the importance of their position… to themselves and others
- They could unwittingly take over control of the mission