The Cryptologic Technician Networks (CTN)
Notes from the CTN Detailing Team
Greetings from your CTN Detailers. We want to update you on some of the latest happenings within our rate by providing you with our quarterly community perspective news letter.
- There are significant changes to MNA and the process to how Sailors are selected for billets as advertised on MNA. It is critical that you understand the new selection process. Please see NAVADMIN 226/12 for further information.
PRD Extension, Special Programs Screening, Spouse Co-location, and any other personnel requests must be submitted 12-10 months prior to your PRD. All 1306 requests are to be routed through our Admin support and they can be found on our contact link.
- The Career Navigator Program (formerly Fleet RIDE) introduces a new terminology designed to change how we think, discuss, and apply enlisted career management processes in order to promote proactive Sailor involvement in their careers. Please refer to Career Waypoints (C-WAY) for additional information.
The last two important pieces are the PFA and warfare qualifications. Both of these weigh very heavily for your Detailers in making MNA selections. If you have the opportunity to earn a warfare qualification, do so! If you have a PFA issue, there is little that we, as the Detailers can do. See NAVADMIN 277/08 for full details.
Another important piece of information is the Sea-Shore Flow NAVADMIN that was released a couple of years ago NAVADMIN 361/12.
Contact MNA Help Desk at your 10 month mark to have your account enabled. After 60 days of no activity, your MNA account will be disabled. If you are still having issues contact your Detailer directly for assistance.
Submit 5 applications each month for a total of 15 applications for your 3 month negotiation window. Sailors are eligible to be directed to a billet in their first month of negotiations. Ref: NAVADMIN 226/12 #2 paragraph D.
Another important thing to remember is to update your MNA contact information. I may use this to contact you concerning selections and to discuss details about applications and orders.
Increased Distribution Authority guidance is in NAVADMIN 058/14.
Contact your detailer if you have any questions.
***Commands should visit Placement Management (PERS-4013) for questions regarding billets advertised on MNA**
*NCUs: NCU BREAKDOWN
APPLY FOR VALID BILLETS IN YOUR PAYGRADE! Do not waste applications on NSW billets (these are SCREENING ONLY), 9308 billets if you are not 9308 certified, or billets outside of your paygrade.