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Pellegrini - Italian Speaker - Pasadena, MD, USA

Nicola Pellegrini

Pasadena, MD, USA


Italian Speaker


I am a native born Italian and although I spoke mostly a dialect in Italy I have improved my knowledge of standard Italian by taking language courses on my own for the past 14 years in both the US and in Italy. Although I do not consider myself fluent in standard Italian, my speaking skills are very good and my reading and comprehension skills are excellent.

Work History

Voice Language Analyst


From June 2013

Voice Language Analyst/Master Linguist

Department of Defense

September 1974 - June 2013

• Scanned, transcribed, gisted and analyzed Russian voice material
• Conducted quality control of work done by other linguists for 25 plus years
• Participated in the DoD's Technical Track and was awarded the title of Senior Russian Linguist in 1986 and Master Linguist in 1994
• Availed myself of many training opportunities to maintain and improve my linguistic capabilities
• Actively participated throughout my career in the training and mentoring of junior linguists.
• Was nominated for the Mentor of the Year Award in 2005
• Worked as an Italian VLA for a 6-month period in 1990
• Participated in several long-duration TDYs to foreign sites and also in a PCS to a foreign location from 2/ 2006 to 11/2008

Russian Translator/Interpreter

Swindell Dressler Corp

October 1973 - September 1974

• Translated documents for the above firm which was acting as a consulting firm for the construction of the Kama River Project maker of the Kamaz trucks
• Acted as interpreter during consultations between Soviet and US engineers


Goodfellow AFB

January 1972 - April 1972

Study the basics of radio intercept

Czech Voice Language Analyst


May 1972 - September 1973

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Intercept operator of Czech military traffic

//Note: The resume should have indicated that DLI training began in Jan 1971 vice Jan 1970. It has been corrected//

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DLI training for Czech Language

January 1971 - December 1971

Study the Czech language

Radio intercept operator

United States Army

January 1970 - August 1973

Qualifications & Certifications

Russian Language and Literature

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Russian Language and Literature

University of Virginia

Russian Language/SIGINT

National Cryptologic School

Voice Intercept Operators Course

Defense Language Institute

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