At any given moment, hundreds of complex networked computer systems are operating in tandem to
keep ships and submarines operating at their best. The specialized training you’ll receive in this field will
pave the way to careers in IT and network support, computer programming, web development and
SOFTWARE ENGINEERING JOBS IN THE NAVY
INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN
When a network goes down, vital information may be lost, from global satellite data to special
intelligence communications. That’s why it’s critical that trained Information Systems Technicians
are on board to make sure networks and related systems are designed and operated properly
and errors are fixed without any interruption to the mission.
CRYPTOLOGIC TECHNICIAN NETWORKS
As a Cryptologic Technician Networks, you fight in the battlespace of the future. Use state-ofthe-
art technology to perform offensive and defensive cyber operations, investigating and
tracking enemies while also protecting our networks from attacks. As an expert in
communication defense and forensics, you’ll be expected to rise to the ever-evolving challenge
of maintaining cybersecurity.
Collect intel on everything—data on foreign cultures, enemy movements, current weather
forecasts, etc. Then, use it to create cohesive intelligence briefings for high-ranking Navy
officials. Your deep understanding of global culture and battlespaces makes you a critical
component of mission readiness. Solid intel isn’t easy to come by, but as an IS, you can save lives
by helping us stay ready for anything.
PAY AND BENEFITS
From the day you start, you’ll receive:
• Competitive salary
• Potential to earn a bonus upon enlistment
• Free health insurance
• Free housing
• A retirement plan
• Paid training
• College credit
• Navy College Program and Tuition Assistance
• Post-9/11 GI Bill, up to 100% tuition
• Professional credentials and certifications
• College credit hours toward a bachelor’s or associate degree through the American Council on
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
• U.S. citizen or equivalent
• High school graduate or equivalent
• 17 years of age or older
General qualifications may vary depending upon whether you’re currently serving, whether you’ve
served before or whether you’ve never served before.
These roles perform a variety of duties worldwide, at numerous overseas and stateside shore
commands, aboard surface ships, aircraft and submarines. They generally divide time between
assignments ashore and afloat.
Serving part-time as a Navy Reserve Sailor, your duties will be carried out during your scheduled drilling
and training periods. During monthly drilling, Sailors in the Navy Reserve typically work at a location
close to their homes.
Take a moment to learn more about the general roles and responsibilities of Navy Reserve Sailors.