CTI Culinary Specialist Submarine

The Navy MOS CTI, or Cryptologic Technician Interpretive, is a rating that translates, filters, and analyzes intercepted foreign language communications. CTIs use their foreign language skills, cultural expertise, and advanced computer systems to support strategic, tactical, and cyber information operations. They collect, process, exploit, analyze, and report on foreign language communications and digital network information.

CTIs work under the direction of a Cryptologic Warfare Officer or a Cyber Warfare Engineer. They work to identify, locate, and monitor worldwide threats.

CTIs are trained at the Defense Language School in Monterey, California. They can choose from a variety of languages, including Mandarin, Spanish, Arabic, and Russian.

To become a CTI, candidates must meet the following requirements: Be a U.S. citizen Have normal hearing Have a high school diploma or equivalent Have an ASVAB composite of GS + MK + VE = 162 Have a minimum DLAB score of 110 Be world-wide assignable Have an SSBI

According to ZipRecruiter, the annual salary for a Navy CTI ranges from $37,500 to $139,500.

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