Enlisted Information Warfare Community (IWC) Assignments
"Information Superiority for the Warfighter"
Please contact your rating detailer if you are interested in volunteering for these must-fill opportunities in new construction ships.
- USS FORD CVN-78, Norfolk VA (CTT3, IT1, IT3)
- USS JOHN FINN DDG-113, San Diego CA (CTR2)
- USS MICHAEL MONSOOR DDG-1001, San Diego CA (CTT2)
- USS MURTHA LPD-26, San Diego CA (ITCS)
- USS PORTLAND LPD-27, San Diego CA (CTM3, CTR2, CTR3, CTT2, CTT1, CTTC, ITC, ITCS)
- USS RAFAEL PERALTA DDG-115, San Diego CA (CTM3, CTR2, CTT2, CTT1, CTTC)
- USS THOMAS HUDNER DDG-116, Norfolk VA (CTT1, CTTC)
- USS ZUMWALT DDG-1000, San Diego CA (CTT2)
Applications are now being accepted for the CT Ratings to Naval Special Warfare Tactical Information Operations (TIO) Program.
Are you a Cryptologist that is interested in enhancing your career with a challenging job? Are you a hard charging Sailor that wants to make a direct impact on Naval Special Warfare Operations around the globe? Are you looking for a position to showcase your cryptologic expertise? Look no further. The Naval Special Warfare Tactical Information Operations (TIO) Program wants you!
TIO program billets require duty in arduous and combat environments. Duty is frequently isolated and independent, and involves deployment with NAVSPECWARCOM personnel. They are highly trained and equipped to provide a wide variety of tactical cryptologic support to Naval Special Warfare. The following ratings are currently eligible for assignment: CTI/CTM/CTN/CTR/CTT
NAVSPECWARCOM TIO personnel are designated either
Tactical Information Operations operators (TIO-O),
Tactical Information Operations analysts (TIO-A), or
Tactical Information Operations equipment managers
TIO billets are located within the following NAVSPECWARCOM commands.
Special Reconnaissance TEAM (SPECRECON TEAM) ONE, Coronado, CA
Special Reconnaissance TEAM (SPECRECON TEAM) TWO, Virginia Beach, VA
Mission Support Center (MSC) Coronado, CA
If you are interested in applying, contact the TIO Recruiting Directorate:
Information Systems Technician (IT) operates and maintains the Navy's global satellite telecommunications systems, mainframe computers, local and wide area networks, and micro-computer systems used in the fleet. Administrative support is also provided with the operation of automated equipment that keeps records of personnel training, disbursement, health, assignments and promotions within the Navy. They ensure the all-important communications link between units at sea and stations ashore.
Cryptologic Technicians Interpretive (CTI) are the Navy's linguists. CTIs attend language training at the Defense Language Institute (DLI), in Monterey, California. They specialize in the analysis of foreign language materials and the preparation of statistical studies and technical reports. Language training is open to men and women in Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Persian-Farsi, Russian, and Spanish. Additional languages are available to CTIs that qualify for an additional language. A Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB) score of 100 or better is required. Language assignment is determined at DLI based on aptitude, school quotas, and Navy requirements.
Cryptologic Technician Maintenance (CTM) branch offers a career in the installation, configuration, diagnosis, and repair of state-of-the-art electronic, computer, and network hardware and software systems.
Cryptologic Technician Networks (CTN) rating offers a career in computer network operations and defense. CTN's perform a variety of duties associated with computer network operations across global networks. Approximately 1,400 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 the situational awareness required to plan and execute 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.
Cryptologic Technician Collection (CTR) perform a variety of duties worldwide at numerous overseas and stateside shore commands, aboard surface ships, aircraft and submarines. Duties include performing collection, analysis and reporting on communication signals using computers, specialized computer-assisted communications equipment, video display terminals and electronic/magnetic tape recorders.
Cryptologic Technicians Technical (CTT) perform a variety of specialized duties associated with the collection and processing of airborne, shipborne, and land-based radar signals. They operate electronic intelligence receiving and direction finding systems, digital recording devices, analysis terminals, and associated computer equipment. Systems they operate produce high-power jamming signals used to deceive electronic sensors and defeat radar guided weapons systems. Additionally, intelligence derived from collection and processing update national databases which are crucial to tactical and strategic units throughout the world.
Intelligence Specialist (IS) Intelligence specialists analyze intelligence data. They break down information to determine its usefulness in military planning. From this intelligence data, they prepare materials that describe in detail the features of strategic and tactical areas all over the world.
Maintenance and Material Management (3-M) Coordinators at Sea (3MC) Are there no in-rate billets available for you at sea? Are you a highly motivated leader and desire increased responsibility and challenge? Do you desire an assignment to a specific geographical area? Consider assignment as a 3MC. Contact your detailer to determine your eligibility. Remember – your detailer must release you to the 3MC Detailer before he (the 3MC Detailer) can discuss specific duty station assignments with you. Check out the 3MC webpage for additional information.