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Old 03-15-2013, 04:07 PM   #1
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Default CTR Questions

So I'm shipping off as a CTR in may and I have a few questions.
1. I noticed on the rating card that at one point it says A school is 19 weeks and right below that it says its only 16 weeks. So which one is it?
2. I filled out the forms for the security clearance but if I'm not mistaken there's some sort of interview as part of the process too, and if so when does this take place?
3. And about assignments; what are the best places to be stationed as a CTR, can you explain exactly what DIRSUP and PCS afloat are(I've seen references to them online but not clear definition), and how often do they get stationed on ships?
Thanks for any answers you can give, I know it's a lot of questions but I haven't been able to find a whole lot of info on my rating because of the security issues.
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:43 PM   #2
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Default currently at corry station for CTR A school

our schooling is for a little over 16 weeks. but once you get here you will not start classes right away, for me i had to wait a month before i started but i have seen people come in and start after about 2 weeks. Before you start classes you will be stuck doing boring work (escorting civilians around the secured compounds, cleaning, painting, raking leaves) and going through about a week of training. Corry station is currently one of the worst bases to be on since December but coming right out of boot camp you wont even notice and by the time you get here they might have even switched the liberty policy back. You will have 2 interviews at boot camp 1 in the beginning and one more towards the end, if you continue with this rate you will be interviewed a lot and there will be even a couple polygraphs. Just tell the truth about everything even if your recruiter told you to lie about it because he does not take into account the fact that you will have a top secret clearance and they will find out everything eventually. You might have heard about dream sheets and being able to pick your orders by how you rank in the class but that is not true, the navy will send you wherever. Right out of A school you not leave the U.S. You have about a 50/50 chance of going on a ship but the most common places are Ft. Meade Maryland, Norfolk Virginia, Georgia, San Antonio Texas, San Diego California, Hawaii, and Colorado. Hope this helps and you picked a great rate by the way. Good Luck.
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Thanks it's good to finally get some information that's not on the rating card.
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This helps out alot! I had alot of the same questions so
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our schooling is for a little over 16 weeks. but once you get here you will not start classes right away, for me i had to wait a month before i started but i have seen people come in and start after about 2 weeks. Before you start classes you will be stuck doing boring work (escorting civilians around the secured compounds, cleaning, painting, raking leaves) and going through about a week of training. Corry station is currently one of the worst bases to be on since December but coming right out of boot camp you wont even notice and by the time you get here they might have even switched the liberty policy back. You will have 2 interviews at boot camp 1 in the beginning and one more towards the end, if you continue with this rate you will be interviewed a lot and there will be even a couple polygraphs. Just tell the truth about everything even if your recruiter told you to lie about it because he does not take into account the fact that you will have a top secret clearance and they will find out everything eventually. You might have heard about dream sheets and being able to pick your orders by how you rank in the class but that is not true, the navy will send you wherever. Right out of A school you not leave the U.S. You have about a 50/50 chance of going on a ship but the most common places are Ft. Meade Maryland, Norfolk Virginia, Georgia, San Antonio Texas, San Diego California, Hawaii, and Colorado. Hope this helps and you picked a great rate by the way. Good Luck.
What kind of questions do they ask you on this polygraph?
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