army in Korea.They live in US Army bases and spend most of their military service time with US soldiers.They usually have their own military occupational specialty like American soldiers and also translate Korean into English and vice versa when doing combined field training with ROK Army.Every man in Korea has to serve in the military for 21 months. Because it is needed to get high english test score to apply KATUSA, KATUSAs are almost all college students and highly educated.They get promoted much faster than american soldiers to sergeant which is their final rank before ETS, but paid much less than US army soldiers because ROK government doesn’t pay much to their mandatory military service members.They contribute and encourage to mutual relationship between ROK army and US army.
We need a KATUSA to translate this
Usually highly underpaid shammers who somehow manage to get more done in less time than a Chinese sweatshop worker.
Notorious for only knowing minimal spoken English, with the exception of “lunch time,” “Pass”, and “fall out”
Because all able Korean man between the age of 18 and 31 have to serve mandatory military service for the country, being beaten, abused, and starved for two years, applying for a KATUSA service is highly desirable and those who pass the test are highly envied, and thus treated like a public enemy.
“I’ll bring my KATUSA over to translate this shit.”
“It’s okay my KATUSA will clean it up.”
“Ask the KATUSA to call the local steak house to find out the time.”