Sailors re-enlist in a position slated to merge with yeoman
YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea — Four U.S. sailors re-enlisted Wednesday for jobs that will no longer exist beginning Oct. 1.
Chief Petty Officer Franswya Talbert, Petty Officer 1st Class Laura Ozenne, Petty Officer 2nd Class Raymond Rizzo and Petty Officer 3rd Class Robert Arroyos are the last sailors in South Korea who will re-enlist as cryptologic technician administrators, said Lt. Cmdr. Ernesto Salles, officer in charge of Navy Information Operations Detachment, Seoul.
But they won’t be cryptologic technician administrators for long. In about six weeks, their job field will merge into the yeoman field.
Salles said the two jobs are similar, but CTAs have a higher security clearance.
Rizzo said the change brings mixed emotions.
“It’s saddening anytime you see your rate go away,” he said. “But the opportunities that are going to arise with this merger are going to be great.”
The group said the merger should bring a wider range of assignments, duty stations and advancement opportunities.