Storekeeper

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Storekeeper (abbrev SK) is an enlisted technical specialty or rating utilized by the Royal Manticoran Navy.

Description

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Storekeepers are the Navy's supply clerks. They see that needed supplies are available including everything from clothing and machine parts to forms and food. They have duties as warehousemen, purchasing agents, stock clerks and supervisors, retail sales clerks, store managers, inventory clerks, buyers, parts clerks, bookkeepers, and even fork lift operators. [1]

Historical Overview

Storekeeper (SK) is an enlisted rating in the United States Coast Guard; until 2009 it was also a United States Navy rating, the most common supply rate in US Navy vs. CS (Culinary Specialist) and SH (Ship's Serviceman) and very much equivalent to the MOS 92 of the US Army. In the Navy this rate, together with PC (Postal Clerk), has been renamed or superseded by the rate Logistics Specialist (LS).

One of the oldest Navy ratings, Storekeepers are tasked with maintaining ship or company military supply stores. Their responsibilities generally include purchasing and procurement, shipping and receiving, and issuing of equipment, tools, consumable items or anything else obtained through the Naval Supply System.

Storekeepers are referred to, as all other Navy rates, by rate and rank combined. If a sailor is a Petty Officer Third Class holding the rate of Storekeeper, he or she would be referred to as Storekeeper Third Class or more commonly, SK3. With the recent merger of Storekeepers (SK) and Aviation Storekeepers (AK), Storekeepers can be found serving any Naval platform. For this reason, Storekeepers can be found with virtually every warfare pin offered by the Navy with only a few exceptions. Of the warfare qualification held by storekeepers, included are Aviation Warfare (AW), Surface Warfare (SW), Seabee Combat Warfare (SCW), Submarine Warfare Specialist (SS). The SK rate is also a source rating for Explosive Ordnance Disposal, the Navy SEALS, Navy Divers and SWCC. Thus enabling Storekeepers to be stationed virtually anywhere and take on diverse duties.

Storekeepers are trained at the Naval Technical Training Center in Meridian, Mississippi. Undesignated or non-rate sailors may also strike for SK without attending NTTC Meridian's Storekeeper "A" School. Coast Guard Storekeepers get training in Petaluma, California.[2]

TRMN Training Information

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

Bureau of Training Information for Storekeeper
Course Name Course Code Prerequisite(s)

Basic Storekeeper
"A" School
SIA-SRN-20A SIA-RMN-0001 (Basic Enlisted)[3]

Advanced Storekeeper
"C" School
SIA-SRN-20C SIA-RMN-0002 (Basic Non-Commissioned Officer)[4]
SIA-SRN-20A (Basic Storekeeper)

Storekeeper Warrant Officer
"W" School
SIA-SRN-20W SIA-RMN-0011 (Warrant Officer)[5]
SIA-SRN-20C (Advanced Storekeeper)

Storekeeper Division Officer
"D" School
SIA-SRN-26D SIA-RMN-0101 (Ensign)[6]
SIA-SRN-20C (Advanced Storekeeper)

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. Storekeeper: "Storekeeper"
  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