Update on CT, IT and IS Ratings

Update on CT, IT and IS Ratings

Postby Enlisted Community MGR » Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:45 pm

Good Afternoon,
Thank you to everyone for the great questions and discussions concerning the CT, IT and IS ratings.

For the first time in a long time, we are at capacity across the NNFE ratings. Big Navy is actually in a draw down and NNFE is still growing. This has been a challenge for the NNFE ECM and OCM, but we have been successful in fencing cuts across our ratings and designators. We are fortunate to have a lot of publicity with the stand up of US Fleet Cyber Command/TENTH Fleet and the growth required to build the cadre of Cyber Forces to meet tactical and national Cyber mission requirements.

As far as traditional ways of joining the ranks of the Cyber Forces as a CT, IT and IS - those ratings are closed until at least next summer (2010). That being said, referencing the the comments I saw today concerning interest in the IS rating. The only way into the IS rating at this time, is if you are a reserve IS rated Sailor wishing to come back on active duty or a reservists in another rating who is willing or able to convert to IS in the reserves and followed by going back to active duty as an IS. The IS TECHAD is not accepting anyone into the rating unless they have already completed IS A School.

I will continue to keep you posted on health, retention and advancement opportunities across the CT, IT and IS ratings.

Have a great day.
LCDR Stacy Bowman
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Postby 1610MATROS » Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:22 pm

Commander Bowman,

Appreciate the update. Please post as much info as you possibly can. The masses will appreciate it. Do you have Rating briefings for each of the branches?

All the best.
Thank you.
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Postby DME0104 » Wed Oct 21, 2009 2:40 am

Enlisted Community MGR wrote:Good Afternoon,
Thank you to everyone for the great questions and discussions concerning the CT, IT and IS ratings.

For the first time in a long time, we are at capacity across the NNFE ratings. Big Navy is actually in a draw down and NNFE is still growing. This has been a challenge for the NNFE ECM and OCM, but we have been successful in fencing cuts across our ratings and designators. We are fortunate to have a lot of publicity with the stand up of US Fleet Cyber Command/TENTH Fleet and the growth required to build the cadre of Cyber Forces to meet tactical and national Cyber mission requirements.

As far as traditional ways of joining the ranks of the Cyber Forces as a CT, IT and IS - those ratings are closed until at least next summer (2010). That being said, referencing the the comments I saw today concerning interest in the IS rating. The only way into the IS rating at this time, is if you are a reserve IS rated Sailor wishing to come back on active duty or a reservists in another rating who is willing or able to convert to IS in the reserves and followed by going back to active duty as an IS. The IS TECHAD is not accepting anyone into the rating unless they have already completed IS A School.

I will continue to keep you posted on health, retention and advancement opportunities across the CT, IT and IS ratings.

Have a great day.
LCDR Stacy Bowman





Wow...it looks like I just squeaked in. I took the Oath on June 11, 2009 with a guarantee for IS A school at the rate of E-3. If this rate was close to capacity, why was I given a $20,000 bonus?
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Postby OWIStop » Sat Oct 24, 2009 6:06 am

CT is closed for awhile, but there were some IS reserve slots - may be gone now. IT has single digit slots now...My lil brother is putting in a package for IT:D
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Postby lx hemi » Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:45 am

Enlisted Community MGR wrote:Good Afternoon,
Thank you to everyone for the great questions and discussions concerning the CT, IT and IS ratings.

For the first time in a long time, we are at capacity across the NNFE ratings. Big Navy is actually in a draw down and NNFE is still growing. This has been a challenge for the NNFE ECM and OCM, but we have been successful in fencing cuts across our ratings and designators. We are fortunate to have a lot of publicity with the stand up of US Fleet Cyber Command/TENTH Fleet and the growth required to build the cadre of Cyber Forces to meet tactical and national Cyber mission requirements.

As far as traditional ways of joining the ranks of the Cyber Forces as a CT, IT and IS - those ratings are closed until at least next summer (2010). That being said, referencing the the comments I saw today concerning interest in the IS rating. The only way into the IS rating at this time, is if you are a reserve IS rated Sailor wishing to come back on active duty or a reservists in another rating who is willing or able to convert to IS in the reserves and followed by going back to active duty as an IS. The IS TECHAD is not accepting anyone into the rating unless they have already completed IS A School.

I will continue to keep you posted on health, retention and advancement opportunities across the CT, IT and IS ratings.

Have a great day.
LCDR Stacy Bowman



I'm putting in my IS conversion package in April (1yr til PRD). What's the IS community looking like then? Guess I'll have to keep my fingers crossed!
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Postby IS Community Manager » Mon Mar 08, 2010 3:36 pm

lx hemi wrote:I'm putting in my IS conversion package in April (1yr til PRD). What's the IS community looking like then? Guess I'll have to keep my fingers crossed!


Hi there,

We are not accepting conversion packages for FY10; we've already met our goal (if that was your intent). We are however accepting packages for
FY11. Please feel free to contact me or the IS TechAd if you have additional questions.
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Postby lx hemi » Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:35 pm

IS Community Manager wrote:Hi there,

We are not accepting conversion packages for FY10; we've already met our goal (if that was your intent). We are however accepting packages for
FY11. Please feel free to contact me or the IS TechAd if you have additional questions.


OK, since my PRD isn't until April 2011 anyhow, can I still submit the package next month to get approved for FY11? Or do I have to wait until Oct 1?
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