LANGUAGE & CULTURAL ADVISORY SERVICES

Solutions for Bridging Cultures

LANGUAGE & CULTURAL ADVISORY SERVICES

As a proven partner to the Defense Department, Intelligence Community, and Law Enforcement Agencies, Mission Essential helps customers protect and defend their interests against terrorism, contingencies and crisis, and other hazards to global security.

Demonstrating expeditionary and operational experience, we have successfully provided thousands of linguists in high-threat areas over the past decade. Our program managers have global experience providing cost effective, high-quality solutions.

Mission Essential has an unrivaled capability in deployment and execution of advanced linguistic services. With the experience and logistical expertise of deploying over 20k linguists in support of contingencies worldwide, Mission Essential can operate anywhere with efficiency and flexibility.

Interpretation, Translation, and Transcription

Deliver verbal and written communications to and from target language(s) and English

Language Instruction and Curriculum Development

Develop and deliver language training and or curriculum based on customer requirements

Analytic Linguists

Monitoring, transcribing, translating, interpreting and analyzing source material

Cultural Advisory and Linguistics

Experienced linguist professionals with extensive experience and a cultural understanding

Cryptologic Linguists

Language professionals who Identify foreign communications using signals equipment

Our linguistic support for our customers goes beyond pure translations and interpretations. Mission Essential has existing contracts and cross trains its best personnel in technical and analytical areas. Our current linguists provide full life-cycle management of operational, logistical and contingency support.

Mission Essential delivers operational solutions for high-consequence missions.

INDIAN OCEAN, 240 NAUTICAL MILES SE OF SOMALIA // 11 APRIL, 07:00

Captain Richard Phillips knew his Somali captors were becoming desperate. With the world watching the small lifeboat in the middle of the Indian Ocean, the four pirates inside were running out of options. And making sure one of those options wasn’t violence was Mission Essential linguist, Nemo. As the sole communication conduit between the pirates and the Navy, Nemo played a pivotal role in the standoff by using his knowledge of Somali culture to win the trust of the pirates. And even when the pirates began firing, Nemo stood his ground, refusing to wear protective gear to gain the pirates’ favor. It was a decision that paid off because while a protective vest might have saved his life, not wearing it ultimately saved the mission. Nemo’s role in the standoff was only touched on briefly in the movie “Captain Phillips,” but it’s no stretch to say the mission would not have been completed without him.