Damage Control Technician

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


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Damage Control Technicians perform the work necessary for damage control, ship stability,and fire-fighting. They also instruct personnel in damage control and repair damage-control equipment and systems.[1]

Historical Overview

In the United States Coast Guard, damage controlmen were assigned to cutters are responsible for maintaining watertight integrity, emergency equipment associated with firefighting and Shipboard flooding; plumbing repairs; welding fabrication and repairs; chemical, biological, and nuclear warfare detection and decontamination. Also, train others on board ship of firefighting and repairs of damage to its infrastructure. Are also involved with the engineering watches and associated duties, since it is an engineering rating.

DCs assigned ashore are responsible for the maintenance and repairs to facility structures and Coast Guard-owned housing units. Shore side responsibilities include repairs and installations to roofs, siding, sheetrock, windows, doors, flooring, cabinets, plumbing fixtures, appliances, as well as many types of welding repairs. The shore side DC also performs small construction and renovations projects. Additionally (depending on the station), assist with nearby cutters' or small boats' maintenance. Normally, most Coast Guard stations (shore and afloat) will require cross training of other duties, including engineering for a rounded, well trained, and better response and safer station organization.

Navy DCs do the work necessary for damage control, ship stability, firefighting, fire prevention, and chemical, biological and radiological warfare defense. They also instruct personnel in the methods of damage control and chemical, biological and radiological defense, and repair damage control equipment and systems. After completion of "A" school, USN damage controlmen are assigned to ships of all types in the United States or overseas, TAR damage controlmen are assigned to NRF ships in CONUS. In a typical 20-year period in the Navy, they spend about 65 percent of their time on sea duty and about 35 percent on shore duty. Upon completing sea tours, USN damage controlmen will be assigned to shore duty in fleet concentration areas. TAR damage controlmen will be assigned to reserve centers across the nation including the heartland. While assigned to a reserve center TAR damage controlmen will train and administer selected reserve personnel. [2]

TRMN Training Information

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

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

Basic Damage Control Technician
"A" School
SIA-SRN-19A SIA-RMN-0001 (Basic Enlisted)[3]

Advanced Damage Control Technician
"C" School
SIA-SRN-11C SIA-RMN-0002 (Basic Non-Commissioned Officer)[4]
SIA-SRN-19A (Basic Damage Control Technician)

Damage Control Technician Warrant Officer
"W" School
SIA-SRN-19W SIA-RMN-0011 (Warrant Officer)[5]
SIA-SRN-19C (Advanced Damage Control Technician)

Damage Control Technician Division Officer
"D" School
SIA-SRN-19D SIA-RMN-0101 (Ensign)[6]
SIA-SRN-19C (Advanced Damage Control Technician)


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 - Missiles - Beam Weapons - Gunner
Engineering: Impeller - Power - Gravitics - Environment - Hydroponics - Damage Control
Communications: Data Systems - Electronics - Communications - Sensors
Astrogation: Helmsman - Plotting Specialist
Flight Operations: Coxswain
Medical: Corpsman - Sick Berth Attendant