Military Terms in Chinese

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    Hey all,

    I need to be able to pronounce military terminology in Chinese and was hopefully some of you might help or point me in the right direction. I have a dictionary, but certain english military terminology doesn't make sense or give the correct meaning. Like what is the PLA's equivilent of a US Army Signal Officer?...in Chinese Mandarin. I got a tons of terminologies that needs the PLA's equivilent! Any help you guys can provide would be greatly appreciated.

    Also, if this is the wrong forum...I'm an idiot, I apologize in advance, Mods please move to correct forum.
     
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    I grew up in China, maybe I can help?
    Signals--信号(xìn hào)
    Officer--军官(jūn guān)
     
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    Besides the Signal Officer, what else are you interested in?
     
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    Stuff like network security, network infrastructure, satellite communications, of such nature
     
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    I see. My point was that since we don't know what we're thinking, you'll probably have to provide a comprehensive list of all the terms that you want to know. I'm not very good at providing romanization of pronunciation for Chinese words so I'll have to let someone else pick up the slack...
     
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    There are two 通讯员 in a PLA company, the direct translations are 通讯-----communication, 员----personnel, especially a person in charge of something. But they are not officers, they are low level surgents or just soilders.

    Anyway, just give us your list and see what we can do.
     
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    Hi! Thanks for responding all. Unfortunately, this is shortnoticed. Therefore, I won't have time to compile a list. However, Szbd, can you tell me how to pronounce those words...communication personnel? I want to be able to look somewhat intelligable :) Again, thanks for all of your responses!
     
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    通(tong1)讯(xun4)员(yuan2)

    the number is the tone. 1 is flat tone, 2 is up, 4 is down, 3 is down then up.
     
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    Awesome!!!!! Thanks Szbd!!!
     
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