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​Cryptologic Technician - Networks (CTN)
Understanding the Community Overview​
​CTN Community Overview ​CTN career path
  

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General Description


     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.

Requirements

  • There are three avenues to qualify for CTN
    • AR + 2MK + GS >= 255

                 -or-

    • VE + AR + MK + MC >= 235

                 -or-

    • CT + MK + VE >= 173  and  CT >= 60

              - Cyber Test (CT) 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).

College Credit

Contact Information:
CTN TECHAD (901) 874-2967        
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