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    Flyby: Lance Cpl. Kevin C. Ngo

    Flyby: Lance Cpl. Kevin C. Ngo

    Photo By Cpl. Victor A. Arriaga | Lance Cpl. Kevin C. Ngo uses a voice writing program that allows him to transcribe...... read more read more

    MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, NC, UNITED STATES

    01.23.2014

    Story by Lance Cpl. Victor A. Arriaga 

    II Marine Expeditionary Force

    Lance Cpl. Kevin C. Ngo
    Job Title: Court Reporter
    Unit: Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron
    Age: 23
    Hometown: San Leandro, Calif.
    Date Joined: Nov. 1, 2011

    MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. - Courts-martial are rare at Cherry Point. When they do happen, Lance Cpl. Kevin C. Ngo is ready to transcribe everything that is said during judicial proceedings.

    Ngo, a San Leandro, Calif. native, speaks into a microphone to record everything he says onto his laptop using a voice writing program.

    “Whenever there is a court-martial or any similar hearing, it is my job to capture and record everything that is being said,” said Ngo, a court reporter with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron aboard Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point. “We then document it and send it on its way to the next level of the case.”
    According to Ngo, using the voice writing program is his favorite part of his job, but sometimes it can be difficult.

    “We have people that talk really fast or try to talk over each other,” he said. “But it’s my job to catch it and get it done.”
    Ngo says his job is important because if he slows down at any point, he could affect the outcome of official proceedings.

    “If I don’t do my job and capture everything that is said or lose a piece of audio, they could potentially throw the case out and let someone walk away,” he said.

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    Date Taken: 01.23.2014
    Date Posted: 01.23.2014 09:41
    Story ID: 119536
    Location: MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, NC, US 
    Hometown: SAN LEANDRO, CA, US

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