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Cryptology ~ CTI ~ CTM ~ CTN ~ CTR ~ CTT ~ Corry Station Pensacola Florida and Monterey California


Cryptology ~ CTI ~ CTM ~ CTN ~ CTR ~ CTT ~ Corry Station Pensacola Florida and Monterey California

Welcome!.. We are the Cryptology group! We are committed to helping the sailors and family members of "Spooks".  Spooks are what sailors call the CTI, CTN, CTT, CTR, CTM in the fleet.   Come join the gang!

Location: Corry Station Pensacola Florida and Monterey California
Members: 837
Latest Activity: May 21

Welcome one and all...

We love helping sailors and their families who are at Corry Station Pensacola, NAATC (NAS) Pensacola, and Monterey California...

Corry Station is very unique from other bases in the Pensacola area. The Cryptology group  are the experts on Navy-For-Mom for sailors stationed at Corry Station.  Our knowledge also extends to the "Spooks" at NAATC Pensacola, and Monterey California.  We enjoy helping family member with all information or just to pass the time chatting.


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Comment by navymom3 on October 11, 2011 at 7:38pm
momoffour- the zone are the number of years they have been in. zone one is 6 years or less.
Comment by momoffour(Ship 11 div 119) on October 11, 2011 at 6:12pm
Hey Craig, what are the zones and how can we tell what our Sailor is LOL!!
Comment by Craig on October 11, 2011 at 9:31am

Paula - DO NOT encourage him to sign a two year extension for a "C" school.  It's not worth it.  Here's why, The school maybe 4 additional months for the "C" school but the payback is 2 additional years.   Why extend your time in the Navy when he truly doesn't know yet what the true Navy life is all about?  Doing 4 years is nothing.  After his 4 years he can either use the STAR program to get a "C" school, or he can use his GUARD 2000 to be the 1st on the list to go to his choice of duty station (if the billet is available).  If he goes to is a Joint Service command that isn't run by the Navy, they might send him to "C" school anyways.  If they do, he doesn't have to extend his time because the schooling is paid for under the command OPTAR (ie their pot of money).  But why would they send some sailor that already has a NEC?  They won't.  


This link shows the critical Naval Enlistment Codes (NEC) for the various ratings.  These jobs are HOT!  The Navy is in short supply of them.  Just go to the middle of the page and look for "Critical NEC List in Fleet Ride".  You will see the CTR's with NEC 9138, 9105, 9147, 9149, and 9150 are needed.


Secondly, if you go to the same link above and find "Creo Listing" you will see that for CTR's, the creo is a 1.  Which means they are undermanned.  

Undermanning usually means more reenlistment bonus money.  But with todays sucky economy, more sailors are staying is, so the bonus for CTR is 0.  That will change in 4 years, I think.  You can see the lastest bonus levels here:  (NAVADMIN 253-11)


So, the bottomline is he gains nothing with having an NEC at his level right now.  He will loose more benefits than he will gain.  (ie GUARD 2000, a future reenlistment bonus (if any), the STAR program... the list is alot of stuff.


So.....  Craig's thought of the day is not to do it.  However, my disclaimer is, it's his life, and you can only give him the details.  The bottomline is it's his choice....

Comment by Paula (was Capricorna) on October 11, 2011 at 6:31am

Pamela - that's great about your son being 2nd in his class.  Congrats on the graduation! 

Sunshine73 - not sure if they get to choose to go to C School either, but he would have to agree to 2 additional years so there must be some element of choice there.

Can someone shed light on how this works?

Comment by Pamela on October 10, 2011 at 10:38pm
Can't wait for my son to graduate on Friday.  He's 2nd in his class!  Only by a minute amount!!  He's so ready for his 21 day leave before heading to Japan.  I'm so anxious to see him.  Anyone else's son graduating this Friday?
Comment by sunshine73 on October 10, 2011 at 6:10pm
Paula~ I didn't know sailors got to pick whether or not they go to C school. My son is so ready to go to the fleet. He is so tired of school.
Comment by cinder on October 8, 2011 at 11:14pm
That means he is doing very well in his classes. Maybe he is not sure about that long of a commitment but an extra 2 years sounds long to him but in the scheme of life that is hort. My son is a 6 year Ctt and is happy.
Comment by Paula (was Capricorna) on October 8, 2011 at 10:01pm
Son signed up for 4 year CTR.  He is doing well in A School.  Son arrived home on first leave today for a 3 day weekend.  He will graduate in mid-November and has soft orders for Hawaii.  He said Instructor wants to talk to him about attending C School.  That would mean he would have to extend his commitment an additional 2 years. It doesn't sound like he is interested.   Should I encourage him to attend C School?
Comment by sunshine73 on October 7, 2011 at 6:07pm
My sailor enjoyed his time there until most of his buddies graduated A school and moved on. Now he wants to move on too. He is ready to work and not do the school part. One of the reasons that he joined the Navy was because after 2 years of college, he was tired of it. He will be in Kunea.
Comment by Paula (was Capricorna) on October 7, 2011 at 11:54am

Hi all and Happy Friday!  My son is coming home tomorrow for a 3 day weekend!  I'll get more details when I see him (maybe...  he's pretty tight lipped).

sunshine73 - my son is very ready to get out of P'cola too and he hasn't been there as long as your sailors have been!

Susan R - I can't imagine anyone being in Corry since 09/2008!  Your son deserves a medal!


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