Posted on Sep 24, 2014
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There is regulatory guidance that covers it actually
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What regulations cover it?
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AR 600-20 MAJ (Join to see) Here is the wording

4–13. Army language policy
English is the operational language of the Army. Soldiers must maintain sufficient proficiency in English to perform
their military duties. Their operational communications must be understood by everyone who has an official need to
know their content, and, therefore, must normally be in English. However, commanders may not require Soldiers to use
English unless such use is clearly necessary and proper for the performance of military functions. Accordingly,
commanders may not require the use of English for personal communications that are unrelated to military functions.
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Yes they should unless there are mitigating circumstances where they are interpreting. My brother did that in Germany, as a translator with civilians over maneuver damage. In a private conversation away from everybody that is fine, but how many people have felt someone was talking about them, right in from of them?
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Those that are paranoid and think the world revolves around them...that's who felt that way.
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It was mandated while I was in Korea, for bilingual US army people and KATUSAs. Only exception was if a KATUSA didn't understand something then it could be explained to them.
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