So I got out of MCAS Miramar and served a total of 4 years as an active controller (basically my entire enlistment after the training). My question is, even though I did not get a CTO at either of my facilities (stupid MC rules), is there any way/situation that would allow me to apply for a higher pay level/band? I got out as an E-4, but the civilians I worked side by side with (even without any qualifications) were GS-12's, 13's, and 14's. I would like to think that having some verifiable experience, even without a CTO, would translate to a higher starting pay grade upon arrival at my first facility, but perhaps I am mistaken in this. And if I am, where would the 4 years of control experience actually make a difference as far as seniority and buy back time? Thanks in advance.