Electronics Technician

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Electronics Technician (abbrev ET) is an enlisted technical specialty or rating utilized by the Royal Manticoran Navy.


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The electronics technician rating is responsible for electronic equipment used to send and receive messages, detect enemy ships, and determine target distances. They maintain, repair, and calibrate all electronic equipment used for communications, detection tracking, identification, and navigation.[1]

Historical Overview

In the United States Navy, Electronics Technician (abbreviated as ET) rating was originally established as Radio Technician (abbreviated as RT) in April 1942 AD during the height of World War II. The rating insignia adopted was that of the established Radioman (abbreviated as RM) rating, and remained until October 1945, when the rating name was changed to Electronic Technician's Mate (abbreviated as ETM). In 1948, the Navy changed the name of the rating to Electronics Technician, and a new rating insignia was created.

In 1971 the Radarman (abbreviated as RD) rating was disestablished. Former Radarmen, depending on their training, were placed in to the either the established Electronic Technician (ET) rating or either of the newly established Operations Specialist (abbreviated as OS) or Electronic Warfare Technician (abbreviated as EW) ratings.

On October 1, 1998 the Data Systems Technicians (abbreviated as DS) rating was disestablished. Former Data Systems Technicians were, depending on their training, placed in to either the Electronics Technician or Fire Controlman (abbreviated as FC) rating.

On November 3, 2015 a mostly administrative change was made to the general ET rating. Electronics Technicians who volunteered for submarine duty where redesignated as either Electronics Technician, Submarine, Communications (abbreviated as ETR) or Electronics Technician, Submarine, Navigation (abbreviated as ETV). Nuclear Power trained Electronics Technicians were redesignated as Electronics Technicians, Nuclear Power (abbreviated as ETN). Electronics Technicians serving in the service rating Electronics Technician (ET) remained designed as Electronics Technician (ET). All three new ratings as well as the Electronics Technician rating continue to use the Electronics Technician rating insignia.

The reason for the change is because even those these four service ratings (ET, ETR, ETV, and ETN) fall under the same general rating (ET), share a common history, have similar names and share the same rating insignia although the enlistment requirements, initial 'A' school training, specialized 'C' school training, job assignments (billets), specific qualification, and community managers are unique to each service rating. This prevents someone trained in any of the four service rating from easily transferring to another of the four service rating without significant training and qualification that would be required by anyone transferring from any of the other general rating in the Navy.[2]

TRMN Training Information

Members desiring to qualify to serve at the different skill levels within the Electronics Technician division must pass the following exams and prerequisites:[1]

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

Basic Electronics Technician
"A" School
SIA-SRN-12A SIA-RMN-0001 (Basic Enlisted)[3]

Advanced Electronics Technician
"C" School
SIA-SRN-12C SIA-RMN-0002 (Basic Non-Commissioned Officer)[4]
SIA-SRN-12A (Electronics Technician)

Electronics Technician Warrant Project
"W" School
SIA-SRN-12W SIA-RMN-0011 (Warrant Officer)[5]
SIA-SRN-12C (Advanced Electronics Technician)

Electronics Officer
"D" School
SIA-SRN-12D SIA-RMN-0101 (Ensign)[6]
SIA-SRN-12C (Advanced Electronics 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