Cryptologic Technician - Networks (CTN)
CTN Community Overview
CTN Career Path
The Cryptologic Technician - Networks branch offers a career in computer Networks. CTN's perform a variety of duties associated with computer network operations across global networks. About 1,900 men and women serve worldwide in the CTN rating. Advanced training in computer network operations, using state-of-the-art technology is readily available. Within a short period, today’s CTN quickly develops highly marketable computer network skills. A combination of technical and analytical computer network skills provides solutions to produce Cyber capabilities and non-kinetic effects in support of operational commanders and national intelligence requirements. Initial training is located in Pensacola, Florida.
What They Do
Duties performed by CTNs include:
- Defensive Cyber Operations
- Digital Forensics Analysis
- Digital Network Analysis
- Exploitation Analysis
- Interactive Operations
- Expeditionary Operations
- Research and Development
- Cyber Planning
- Working Environment
CTNs are assigned to computer networking system departments and divisions. They may be assigned to either day work or shift work in a large facility or one of the individual or two-person independent duty assignments at sea or ashore. Departments and divisions are usually divided into specialized mission area shops and are normally air-conditioned, well-lighted, and completely equipped.
- ASVAB: AR+2*MK+GS=235-254 with Cyber Test Score 65 or higher, or
- Cyber Test requirement is for new accession Sailors entering service after 30SEP2016
- Must be high school graduates or equivalent with successful completion of 10th grade
Must be U.S. citizen
Notes The applicant must be U.S. citizen and his/her immediate family members must be either U.S. citizens or citizens from a country on the ICD 704 low risk country matrix. Moral turpitude offense(s) are generally disqualifying. Personal security screening interview will be conducted by a Naval Cyber Forces Command special security representative. Former members of the Peace Corps are not eligible. Must be a high school graduate or equivalent (GED, CPT, home study or other equivalency).