Mission Essential & SOF


Mission Essential provides global language services to the U.S. Federal and State Governments, friendly foreign nations, and multinational corporations. Renowned for supplying difficult-to-find language experts in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, Mission Essential provides intelligence support, training and technical services to the Department of Defense, the intelligence community, and development agencies.










Mission Essential understands the uniqueness of the SOF enterprise and global mission and provides an exceptional capability with seamless integration to enable effective mission performance. Our talent discovery and management programs are rooted in a judiciously designed, comprehensive, and proven system of recruiting, training, digital and physical support, leadership, and organizational culture focused on producing solutions for the customer's needs and challenges.

→ Identify, attract, and retain extraordinarily skilled, culturally competent, and diverse linguist population.

→ Proven assessment, vetting, management, and individual alignment process for our linguist population, supported by HAYSTACK (Mission Essential's proprietary Human Capital Management suite) for real-time customer reporting, tracking, and alerting.

→ Proven employee pre-deployment, deployment, and redeployment process to match the customer's global and evolving requirements.

→ USSOCOM operational management and support office tailored for the customer and is seamlessly supported (24/7) by a Corporate PMO and functional staff with OCONUS reach, and a proven global digital communication platform.

→ 17 years of proven performance and demonstration to thrive in time-critical, permissive, or hostile environments.

→ Mission Essential is a customer-centric company, focused on producing solutions for the customer without reducing the quality of the services and support we provide.


Mission Essential services and support specialties are fully capable of filling or augmenting USSOCOM's specific global operational capacity gaps of linguistic, cultural, or intelligence expertise in SOF training, operations, and activities. Mission Essential's team of professionals understands the SOF mission, is culturally attuned to the SOF environment, and driven to support America's Elite with excellence.


→ Operational Linguists (Interpret / Translate / Transcribe)

→ Linguist Analyst

→ Voice Intercept Operator

→ Cultural Advisor / Subject Matter Expert

→ Pre-deployment Language Instruction

→ Cultural Advisory and Linguistics

→ Interrogation and Witness Testimony Support

→ Language Technologist

→ Intelligence Analysts (GEOINT, MASINT, etc.)

→ OSINT (Linguist Enabled) Analyst

Mission Essential & SOF


Mission Essential has an industry-leading transition process built on years of experience. Our many special operation veterans within our management team help us tailor this process to SOF missions. The company's Haystack methodology focuses on the synergy of three key elements; People, Process, and Technology, to enable business continuity. This combination allows Mission Essential to provide the best transition experience in the industry, delivering the highest level of talent in a process-driven, technology-enabled collaborative environment with our customers. 



Mission Essential's experience meeting initial capacity requirements and sustained capacity requirements lead the industry. Our recruiting team, recruitment processes, and recruiting technology enable us to source elite linguists – including special skill linguists – quickly, which ensures our pipeline and fill rates exceed our customer's requirements.

Mission Essential & SOF


Mission Essential is widely known for its best practices in supporting the field. Our 24x7 Employee Services Center (ESC) provides a single location for our field teams to engage. The ability to resolve field team issues at any time allows our team members to focus on supporting the mission.

Mission Essential & SOF


Mission Essential is a known industry leader for proprietary best-practices in the training, certification, logistics, and deployment of our field personnel. Using parts of our Haystack technology stack, we can remotely deploy training and certification programs to enable our field personnel to meet the customer's requirements.


The idea of Mission Essential began with our Chairman and Founder, a SOF Veteran, who, while in theater, recognized a deficiency in the quality of the contractor services provided. He knew he could provide a better partner to the warfighter. For the last 17 years, Mission Essential has done just that, providing elite language personnel while holding ourselves to a higher standard of quality and service.


12 October - 14 October
Walter E. Washington Convention Center

AUSA 2020

Washington, DC

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