Hi there, I'm 23 and since the age of 16 I've been working as network admin/technician. After doing lots of research and speaking to various people I've decided that I want to join the RN. The only job that really interested me was Communications Technician, however I'd have to go and re-sit my maths GCSE before applying and then swot up for a few months in order to make the grade on the RT. I went down to my local AFCO to get some more information. As soon as I told him my civvy job he tried to sway me into joining up as a CIS. He give me a very brief description of the job and would actually consider joining as one (if the CT route were to go wrong!) I want to know specifically what the CIS role entails, the bloke down the AFCO was nice enough but seemed a bit clueless if I'm honest! (maybe he just wanted to shoot off home as it was friday afternoon) he told me that the job would entail "errmm things with radio links and satellite stuff..." and that theres "quite a bit of information on the RN website" :slow: If anyone serving in CIS could give me some more information it would be greatly appreciated. I'm interested to know things like.. Your day-to-day role specialist training the gear you have! (i know certain things cant be disclosed) opportunities for promotion traveling opportunities Ideally I would have pitched these questions to the AFCO guy but he seemed to be telling me what he thought I wanted to hear. All advice appreciated!