Fire Control Technician

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Fire Control Technician (abbrev FT) is an enlisted technical specialty or rating utilized by the Royal Manticoran Navy.

Description

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Fire Control Technicians maintain the electronic equipment used in ship's weapons systems. They are responsible for the operation and maintenance of the complex electronic, electrical, and mechanical equipment required to ensure the accuracy of Navy guided-missile systems. They are also responsible for ship safety by recognizing and analyzing data from several critical systems including lidar, radar, gravitics, visual, radio, and missile telemetry inputs.[1]

Historical Overview

Fire control technician (abbreviated as FT) is a United States Navy occupational rating.

Fire control technicians perform organizational and intermediate level maintenance on United States Navy Submarine combat control systems and equipment, and associated test equipment including tactical computer systems and peripherals.[1]

The Fire Control Technician (FT) is responsible for all operational and administrative aspects of the submarine's computer and control mechanisms used in weapons systems and related programs. You cannot enlist with a guarantee for this rating. Instead, you enlist in the Navy's Submarine Electronics/Computer Field (SECF). Following Basic Enlisted Submarine School (BESS) and the first portion of the Submarine Learning Center pipeline course, you are assigned to be trained as ET-COM, ET-NAV, FT, or STS. Your rating is determined from your preferences, scores received in the above two schools, and the "needs of the Navy."

Fire Control Technicians must attend the following "A" Schools:

  • Groton, CT — 4 weeks (Basic Enlisted Submarine School)
  • Groton, CT — 18 weeks (Submarine Learning Center)

Note: The Submarine Learning Center includes Apprenticeship Technical Training, Tactical Computer Network Operations, or TCNO, and FT "A-School." Some students may be selected for advanced training ("C-School,") prior to shipping out to the fleet.[2]

TRMN Training Information

Members desiring to qualify to serve at the different skill levels within the Fire Control Technician's department must pass the following exams and prerequisites:[1]

Bureau of Training Information for Fire Control Technician
Course Name Course Code Prerequisite(s)

Basic Fire Control Technician
"A" School
SIA-SRN-08A SIA-RMN-0001 (Basic Enlisted)[3]

Advanced Fire Control Technician
"C" School
SIA-SRN-08C SIA-RMN-0002 (Basic Non-Commissioned Officer)[4]
SIA-SRN-08A (Basic Fire Control Technician)

Fire Control Technician Warrant Officer
"W" School
SIA-SRN-08W SIA-RMN-0011 (Warrant Officer)[5]
SIA-SRN-08C (Advanced Fire Control Technician)

Fire Control Technician Division Officer
"D" School
SIA-SRN-08D SIA-RMN-0101 (Ensign)[6]
SIA-SRN-08C (Advanced Fire Control Technician)

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Student Manual v2.0a (Bureau of Training) Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "BuTrain" defined multiple times with different content
  2. Fire Control Technician: "Fire Control Technician"
  3. Policy Change re TSC exam pre-requisites, posted 2 Nov 2015 in RMN - Bureau of Training Group
  4. Policy Change re TSC exam pre-requisites, posted 2 Nov 2015 in RMN - Bureau of Training Group
  5. Policy Change re TSC exam pre-requisites, posted 2 Nov 2015 in RMN - Bureau of Training Group
  6. Policy Change re TSC exam pre-requisites, posted 2 Nov 2015 in RMN - Bureau of Training Group


RMN Technical Specialties
Command: Boatswain - Master-at-Arms - Operations Specialist - Intelligence Specialist
Admin: Personnelman - Navy Counselor - Yeoman
Logistics: Steward - Storekeeper - Disbursing Clerk - Ship's Serviceman
Tactical: Fire Control - Electronic Warfare - Tracking Specialist - Sensors - Missiles - Beam Weapons - Gunner
Engineering: Impeller - Power - Gravitics - Environment - Hydroponics - Damage Control
Communications: Data Systems - Electronics - Communications
Astrogation
Flight Operations:
Helmsman - Plotting Specialist - Coxswain
Medical: Corpsman - Sick Berth Attendant