"Soldiers are not allowed to have cellular phones while in a training environment. All three locations (ESL Training, BCT and AIT)are considered training environments."
BCT (Basic Combat Training) and AIT (Advanced individual Training) takes place at Ft Jackson. (or did until it was recently moved to Fort Huachaca.*
*"Earlier, spokesman Jones said the sudden and silent transfer of Lima Nine headquarters from Fort Jackson to Fort Huachuca, Arizona, had absolutely nothing to do with the Jackson Five investigation."
Of course not.
Well, Ft Huachuca would make more sense to have the MOS specific training there but why start it out at Ft Jackson to begin with?
If I remember, an interrogator/interpreter does not need a very high clearance. And the particulars of this 09L program seem to bear that out.
It would be much better to have a “one-stop-shop” for training such individuals and a place such as a BCT post would be perfect. Taking an unknown quantity, a foreign national, and placing him or her into the US Army is daunting enough. But then having to clear such individuals, background checks, etc., is almost impossible.
I would think it would be best to keep them from a place like Ft Huachuca where they could mix with soldiers from other AIT intelligence training courses, courses that are much more sensitive in nature than translating or interpreting. I would be more worried about recruitment than an intelligence compromise in such an environment.