Data Systems Technician

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


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Data Systems Technicians are responsible for ship's computer systems including: digital computers, video processors, buffers, key sets, digital-display equipment, data-link terminal sets, and related equipment. They clean, maintain, calibrate and adjust this equipment. Data Systems Technicians run operational tests, diagnose problems, make routine repairs, and evaluate newly installed parts and systems units.[1]

Historical Overview

The United States Navy occupational rating of data systems technician (abbreviated as DS) was a designation given by the Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS) to enlisted members who satisfactorily complete initial data systems technician "A" school training. The primary training location for the DS rating was Combat System Technical Schools Command (CSTSC) at Mare Island Vallejo, CA.

It was established in 1961 and merged into the electronics technician and fire controlman ratings on 1 October 1998.[2]

TRMN Training Information

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

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

Basic Data Systems Technician
"A" School
SIA-SRN-11A SIA-RMN-0001 (Basic Enlisted)[3]

Advanced Data Systems Technician
"C" School
SIA-SRN-11C SIA-RMN-0002 (Basic Non-Commissioned Officer)[4]
SIA-SRN-13A (Basic Data Systems Technician)

Data Systems Technician Warrant Officer
"W" School
SIA-SRN-11W SIA-RMN-0011 (Warrant Officer)[5]
SIA-SRN-13C (Advanced Data Systems Technician)

Data Systems Technician Division Officer
"D" School
SIA-SRN-11D SIA-RMN-0101 (Ensign)[6]
SIA-SRN-13C (Advanced Data Systems 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