Gravitics Technician

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


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Gravitics Technicians operate, test, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair ship's gravitics arrays.[1]

Historical Overview

Gravitic sensors were sensors designed to measure the influence of gravity on their surroundings.

Warships of the Diaspora era were usually equipped with such devices to detect other ships' impeller drive. Gravitic Array Technicians were responsible for maintaining them.

Gravitic sensors 'see' FTL, therefore can monitor ships impeller drives in 'Real Time.'

Civilian ships also used gravitic sensors, but with much more limited range.

The Mesan spider drive was specifically designed to be undetectable by gravitic sensors. [2]

TRMN Training Information

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

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

Basic Gravitics Technician
"A" School
SIA-SRN-16A SIA-RMN-0001 (Basic Enlisted)[3]

Advanced Gravitics Technician
"C" School
SIA-SRN-16C SIA-RMN-0002 (Basic Non-Commissioned Officer)[4]
SIA-SRN-16A (Basic Gravitics Technician)

Gravitics Technician Warrant Officer
"W" School
SIA-SRN-16W SIA-RMN-0011 (Warrant Officer)[5]
SIA-SRN-16C (Advanced Gravitics Technician)

Gravitics Technician Division Officer
"D" School
SIA-SRN-16D SIA-RMN-0101 (Ensign)[6]
SIA-SRN-16C (Advanced Gravitics 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