John is a ten-year U.S. Navy veteran who learned Arabic and Somali at the Defense Language Institute. He did extensive counterinsurgency and cryptologic linguist work during his Navy career, to include three deployments to combat zones. He also spent time working for the National Security Agency and Defense Intelligence Agency. He’s currently pursuing a graduate degree in Linguistics while seeking defense contractor work in the D.C. area. His research interests in Linguistics include Natural Language Processing and Second Language Acquisition.