Army to Inactivate MOS 09L, Translator/Interpreter

The Army will inactivate Translator/Interpreter Platoons no later than (NLT) 30 Sep 21 in order to support critical emergent Army growth.

See MILPER Message 21-172, ‘MOS 09L, Translator/Interpreter, Structure Changes for the Regular Army’ for all the information.

All Soldiers currently serving in MOS 09L must reclassify to a new MOS NLT 30 Apr 22. There are no waivers or exceptions to policy to exempt a Soldier from this reclassify-cation process. All Soldiers serving in MOS 09L must be reclassified out of the MOS.

All reclassification requests are processed through the unit Career Counselor via the RETAIN system to HRC for a decision.

Enlistment/Re-Enlistment Bonus: Any Soldier serving in MOS 09L who received an enlistment or reenlistment bonus for their current period of service are not subject to recoupment of the unearned portion of that bonus due to MOS reclassification under the provisions of this message.

Soldiers enrolled in the Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES) process should contact their unit Career Counselors with questions pertaining to the impact of this message on the IDES process.