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NAVADMIN 338/05
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SUBJ/MERGER OF THE INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN (IT) AND
/CRYPTOLOGIC TECHNICIAN (COMMUNICATIONS) (CTO) RATINGS//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  CNO HAS APPROVED THE MERGER OF THE INFORMATION
SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN (IT) AND CRYPTOLOGIC TECHNICIAN (COMMUNICATIONS)
(CTO) RATINGS INTO THE IT RATING.  THIS MERGER WILL APPLY TO ACTIVE
DUTY, FULL-TIME SUPPORT, AND SELECTED RESERVE SAILORS IN THE IT AND
CTO RATINGS.  AS AN ELEMENT OF THE NAVY’S TOTAL FORCE STRATEGY, THIS
2. MERGER WILL CAPITALIZE ON THE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES FOUND
IN THE TWO RATINGS AND APPLY THEM TOWARD A UNIFIED MISSION.
MERGING THE IT AND CTO RATINGS WILL IMPROVE EFFICIENCY, SUPPORT
OPTIMAL MANNING, AND BETTER ALIGN THE COMBINED RATING WITH
COMMERCIAL INDUSTRY PRACTICES.  REDUNDANCY OF FUNCTIONS AND TRAINING
WILL ALSO BE REDUCED.  ANTICIPATED BENEFITS ARE REDUCED
INFRASTRUCTURE COSTS AND IMPROVED CUSTOMER SERVICE AND QUALITY OF
LIFE FOR SAILORS.
3.OFFICIAL CONVERSION FROM CTO TO IT FOR RATED SAILORS WILL BE
AUTOMATIC AND WILL OCCUR ON 1 MAR 06 FOR ACTIVE DUTY E1-E5, 1 JUN 06
FOR RESERVE E1-E5 AND 1 OCT 06 FOR BOTH ACTIVE AND RESERVE E6 AND
ABOVE PERSONNEL.  NO INDIVIDUAL PERSONNEL ACTION BY COMMANDS OR
MEMBERS WILL BE REQUIRED.
4. THE IT RATING BADGE WILL BE UTILIZED FOR THE NEW COMBINED
RATING.  ALL CTO PERSONNEL E1-E5 SHALL REPLACE UNIFORM RATING BADGES
FROM CTO TO THE IT RATING BADGE ON 1 MAR 06.  ALL CTO PERSONNEL
E6-E9 SHALL CONVERT UNIFORM RATING BADGES TO THE IT RATING BADGE ON
1 OCT 06.  THE FOLLOWING EXCEPTION APPLIES:
CRYPTOLOGIC TECHNICIAN (COMMUNICATIONS) WHO TRANSFER TO THE FLEET
RESERVE OR THE RETIRED LIST BETWEEN 1 MAR 06 AND 31 DEC 07 FOR E5,
OR BETWEEN 1 OCT 06 AND 30 SEP 08 FOR E6-E9 MAY CHOOSE TO RETIRE IN
THEIR NEW OR PREVIOUS RATING.  THE ENLISTED MASTER FILE, HOWEVER,
WILL REFLECT ALL PERSONNEL IN THE IT RATING EFFECTIVE 1 MAR 06,
1 JUN 06, AND 1 OCT 06 RESPECTIVELY.
5. FOLLOWING IS THE NAVY-WIDE EXAM ADMINISTRATION SCHEDULE:
E7 (ACTIVE):
LAST SEPARATE EXAM – JAN 06
FIRST MERGED EXAM – JAN 07
E7 (SELECTED RESERVE):
LAST SEPARATE EXAM – FEB 06
FIRST MERGED EXAM – FEB 07
E4 – E6 (ACTIVE):
LAST SEPARATE EXAM – MAR 06
FIRST MERGED EXAM – SEP 06
E4 – E6 (SELECTED RESERVE):
LAST SEPARATE EXAM – FEB 06
FIRST MERGED EXAM – AUG 06
6. FOLLOWING IS THE E7 AND E8/9 SELECTION BOARD SCHEDULE:
E8/9 (ACTIVE):
LAST SEPARATE BOARD – SPRING 06 (FY07 BOARD)
FIRST MERGED BOARD – SPRING 07 (FY08 BOARD)
E8/9 (SELECTED RESERVE):
LAST SEPARATE BOARD – SPRING 06 (FY07 BOARD)
FIRST MERGED BOARD – SPRING 07 (FY08 BOARD)
E7 (ACTIVE):
LAST SEPARATE BOARD – SUMMER 06 (FY07 BOARD)
FIRST MERGED BOARD – SUMMER 07 (FY08 BOARD)
E7 (SELECTED RESERVE):
LAST SEPARATE BOARD – SUMMER 06 (FY07 BOARD)
FIRST MERGED BOARD – SUMMER 07 (FY08 BOARD)
7. CNRC WILL RECRUIT ONLY IT NEW ACCESSIONS IN FY06. ALL NEW
ACCESSION RECRUITS WILL ATTEND INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN “A” SCHOOL
8. THIS NAVADMIN DOES NOT MODIFY ANY PREVIOUS GUIDANCE CONCERNING EARLY SEPARATION, FLEET RESERVE, CONVERSION PACKAGES, OR PERFORM TO SERVE (PTS) REENLISTMENT REQUESTS.  PTS REENLISTMENT REQUESTS DATED PRIOR TO 1 MAR 06 SHALL BE SUBMITTED IAW GUIDANCE FOR THE IT AND CTO RATINGS.  PTS REENLISTMENT REQUESTS DATED 1 MAR 06 OR LATER WILL BE SUBMITTED PER GUIDANCE FOR THE IT RATING (AS PROMULGATED IN THE FINAL CREO/REGA MESSAGE OF FY05).  SELECTIVE REENLISTMENT BONUS (SRB) AND SPECIAL DUTY ASSIGNMENT PAY (SDAP) PAYMENTS FOR APPLICABLE IT/CTO PERSONNEL WILL CONTINUE TO BE PAID AFTER THE 1 MAR 06 CONVERSION DATE.
9.POINTS OF CONTACT DURING THIS MERGER ARE AS FOLLOWS:
A. ENLISTED COMMUNITY MANAGERS:
LCDR GREGORY HAIRSTON, SURFACE COMBAT SYSTEMS/OPERATIONS ENLISTED COMMUNITY MANAGER (PERS-4011D5), (901) 874-2356/DSN:  882 OR EMAIL:
GREGORY.HAIRSTON@NAVY.MIL.
LCDR WILLIAM KRAMER, CRYPTOLOGIC ENLISTED COMMUNITY MANAGER
(PERS-4011D8), (901) 874-2870/DSN:  882 OR EMAIL:
WILLIAM.J.KRAMER1@NAVY.MIL.
B. RATING TECHNICAL ADVISORS:
CTOCM JOSEPH KELLY, (901) 874-2967/DSN 882 OR EMAIL AT
JOSEPH.E.KELLY@NAVY.MIL.
ITCS STANLEY GREENE, (901) 874-3784/DSN 882 OR EMAIL AT
STANLEY.GREENE@NAVY.MIL.
C. DETAILERS:
ITCS MICHAEL LEAVY, (901) 874-3792/DSN 882 OR EMAIL AT
MICHAEL.LEAVY@NAVY.MIL.
CTOC DAVE CASEY, (901) 874-4693/DSN 882 OR EMAIL AT
DAVID.CASEY@NAVY.MIL.
D. SRB/SDAP:
MMC JOHN DOVEL, (901) 874-3215/DSN 882 OR EMAIL AT
JOHN.DOVEL@NAVY.MIL.
E. CONVERSIONS:
YN1 MICHAEL THURMAN, (901) 874-3193/DSN 882 OR EMAIL AT
MICHAEL.THURMAN@NAVY.MIL.
10. RELEASED BY VADM J. C. HARVEY, JR., N1/NT.//
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