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Star Army Starship Operator

Starship Operators are controllers and pilots of the ships of the Star Army of Yamatai. Being Starship Ops generally means being on the bridge of a ship. They are sometimes referred to as bridge bunnies and the position can often lead to becoming a Starship Captain.

The occupational uniform color for Starship Operator is Gray and the MOS code is 09.


The Starship Operations have been in service of the Star Army of Yamatai since YE 21. They receive the duties to operate on the bridge of the starship handling systems such as the overall starship systems, combat systems, sensors, and external communications and piloting the ship itself. These bridge bunnies, as they are referred to are seen as an essential part of the starship operations.

In YE 43, the Starship Operations MOS was the focus of the Accelerated Officer Program.


Members that take the Starship Operations path will be attending training and courses at the Ketsurui Academy at Ketsurui no Iori. This educational path is being strictly monitored by the Star Army Training Administration that oversees the student's progression and completion.


In YE 43, the minimum rank for this occupation was set to Shoi Kohosei and the maximum rank was set to Chusa.


Members of the Starship Operation's occupation fall into 2 main roles: System & Safety Monitor, Mission Operator, and Starship Operations.

Mission Operator

  • Occupation Code 09B

Their primary job is to speak between the commanding officers, usually the captain, of starships and the away teams that are acting under the commanding officer's orders. They can also be tasked with opening up lines of communication between ships, as they share the same seat as communications operators on many bridges. For more information go to Star Army Mission Operator.

System & Safety Monitor

  • Occupation Code 09C

They work in many different ways, especially during combat scenarios, to ensure peak performance from the ship and those maintaining it. For more information go to Star Army Systems & Safety Monitor.

Starship Operations

  • Occupation Code 09

Although the exact jobs and seating arrangements change from ship to ship, Ship Operators - while capable of sitting any seat, theoretically - are often divided into four general, overall task groups on the bridge, simplified here:

Starship Systems

Manning the Systems and Safety Monitoring station on the bridge, starship operators assigned to ship systems are responsible for adjusting the ship's combined field system for propulsion, shields, and stealth; for ship systems such as generators, capacitors, weapons, and STL propulsion, for monitoring the ship's overall condition in regards to functionality; for damage control and communicating with technicians, and to maintain onboard ship security.

In combat, the person in this position reports shield and hull integrity. 1)

Combat Systems

Combat Systems and Weapons Arrays handle the targeting and scanning systems during combat, assisted by the ship's computer. The function of this position is relatively simple: shoot the enemies. 2)

Sensors and External Communications

This position, sometimes manned by a science officer, is responsible for scientific surface and space scanners, communications with other ships, and management of the ship's electronic warfare suite. 3)

Ship Piloting and Navigation

The Ship's Pilot/Star Army Navigator usually handles piloting and navigating, both inside and outside of combat situations. In practice, some ship captains take this position. 4)


Every Starship Operation officer requires to have Star Army Common Skills. Additional skills that can benefit the character are as followed:

  • Starship Operations
  • Maintenance and Repair

Player Expectations

Players with Starship Operation characters are expected to have a basic understanding of handling operational systems on a starship an small craft within the Star Army of Yamatai and be prepared to research those topics more in-depth.

Some additional information:

  • It is a common practice in Yamataian ships to 'Plug in' prior to entering hostile territory. Using the SPINE interface, Nekovalkyrja directly links themselves to their stations and begin speaking telepathically rather than verbally. This is to compensate for the fast-paced nature of pocket-battleship combat and although non-Nekovalkyrja are allowed to become Starship Operators, they are often required to find some way to keep the blazing pace of their Nekovalkyrja counterparts, leading some captains to restrict non-Nekovalkyrja from serving as bridge personnel during combat. NOTE: A security watch is often posted inside the bridge when an operator is linked up, to ensure the security of the space.
  • It is customary for fixed, forward weaponry to be under the control of the pilot during combat situations, and any turret, missile, or mobile-based weaponry to fall under the Weapons Systems operator's responsibilities.
  • The starship operator should have a pretty intimate relationship with her computer. While an engineer may become friends with the MEGAMI, the comm/sensor specialist is always attached to a terminal, in constant contact with MEGAMI. The starship operator's job, indeed, IS to understand and be the MEGAMI's friend. In time, MEGAMI should be able to relate to the specialist, and may, in fact, pick up some of his/her quirks. Focus on developing this relationship when you have difficulty coming up with 'adventurous' or 'technical' things to do. Make this something special, a connection that only someone who constantly talks and is in contact with the MEGAMI should have.
  • Do not respond to distress signals without the captain's permission.

List of Starship Operators

These are the characters currently listed as Star Army starship operations personnel.

PageSAOY AssignmentSAOY RankSAOY Occupation
Aiura CaeyaraFort TokyoShoi KohoseiStar Army Starship Operator
Akechi Shika (あけち しか)YSS RenaissanceChuiStar Army Starship Operator
Aliset KōunYSS KōunTaiiStar Army Navigator
Amethyst FirebirdYSS FirebirdChuiStar Army Starship Operator
Arinori EmiyuYSS IntegrityShoi KohoseiStar Army Starship Operator
Arria SmithYSS EucharisShoi KohoseiStar Army Starship Operator
Asrid Naoto ThorssonYSS WyvernTaiiStar Army Starship Operator
Auda ChibaYSS Aeon IIShosaStar Army Starship Operator
Ayenee SayuriYSS Battle Of Ayenee Capital CityShosaStar Army Starship Operator
Blues Arnoul / Catharsis BlackTaiiStar Army Starship Operator
ChlorateChuiStar Army Starship Operator
Chūjitsu AnjinYSS RyūjōChuiStar Army Starship Operator
Cintanisa FrasnaFort Victory Reserve CenterChuiStar Army Starship Operator
Daniela MillerFort Victory Reserve CenterShoi KohoseiStar Army Starship Operator
Deio AsukaYSS Kaiyō IITaiiStar Army Starship Operator
Dion RothartYSS WyvernShoiStar Army Mission Operator
Ellie VixxGemini Star FortressTaiiStar Army Starship Operator
Eyverska AldisYSS SoyokazeShoi KohoseiStar Army Starship Operator
Eyverska HerdisYSS SoyokazeShoi KohoseiStar Army Starship Operator
Flanna RoseFirst Expeditionary FleetTaiiStar Army Starship Operator
Gabriela LivelyYSS ResurgenceTaiiStar Army Navigator
Hakumei HonokaFort Victory Reserve CenterChuiStar Army Starship Operator
Himeya Irenika “Nika”Fort Victory Reserve CenterShoiStar Army Starship Operator
Illustrious OnyxYSS IllustriousShosaStar Army Starship Operator
Ito ArnbjorgYSS KaiyōShoi KohoseiStar Army Starship Operator
Kalena MatsushitaYSS ResurgenceTaiiStar Army Starship Operator
Karasu KuuhakuFort Minori Reserve CenterShoiStar Army Starship Operator
Karasu RyuuSeventh Fleet: Laments Of The GhostShoi KohoseiStar Army Starship Operator
Kawazoe, RikuYSS KaiyōNitô HeiStar Army Starship Operator
Kazemura YorinYSS KanagawaShoiStar Army Starship Operator
Keiko GiYSS Aeon IITaiiStar Army Starship Operator
Ketsurui RikouYSS GenesisTaiiStar Army Starship Operator
Kim Eun-KyungYSS Azalea IITaiiStar Army Mission Operator
Kondo YukoYSS HeartbreakerShoi KohoseiStar Army Starship Operator
Kotoku KeiAsagumo-joShoiStar Army Starship Operator
Leshi MaevoSINs Of Anisa: Idol WarsShoi KohoseiStar Army Starship Operator
Lilina WintersingerYSS Azalea IIShoiStar Army Starship Operator
Maestitia (Mae) LadrielleFort ReadyShoi KohoseiStar Army Starship Operator
MaraStar Army Starship Operator
Mazu MinatoYSS MazuChusaStar Army Starship Operator
Motoyoshi TachikoYSS Battle Of Ayenee Capital CityTaiiStar Army Mission Operator
Motoyoshi TioShoi KohoseiStar Army Starship Operator
Motoyoshi-Ieyasu Daisuke (泰佑)YSS MazuShoiStar Army Mission Operator
Motoyoshi-Ieyasu KenpachiStar Army ReserveShosaStar Army Starship Operator
Motoyoshi-Ieyasu TetsuyaFort TokyoChusaStar Army Starship Operator
Motoyoshi-Yamada MizukiStar Army ReserveChuiStar Army Mission Operator
Munkata YaekoYSS HeitanShoiStar Army Starship Operator
Nanjo AgehaYSS SenbuShoiStar Army Starship Operator
Nerai'tha Uithersh ThesilisFort Victory Reserve CenterChuiStar Army Starship Operator
Nishizaki HikariYSS VesperTaiiStar Army Starship Operator
Sada TeijiYSS KaiyōShoi KohoseiStar Army Starship Operator
Sagara, KaiYSS KanagawaChuiStar Army Navigator
Sapphire FirebirdYSS FirebirdChuiStar Army Starship Operator
Savannah LandryFort NozomiTaiiStar Army Starship Operator
Savannah MadsenFort TokyoShoi KohoseiStar Army Starship Operator
SayuriFort Victory Reserve CenterShoi KohoseiStar Army Starship Operator
Shii YoukoYSS HokorimasuShoi KohoseiStar Army Starship Operator
Shima HoshikoYSS WakabaShoi KohoseiStar Army Navigator
Shina KimYSS Aeon IIChuiStar Army Starship Operator
Tachihara ReikaBlack KnightsShoi KohoseiStar Army Starship Operator
Takasugi RyokoFourth FleetSantô HeiStar Army Starship Operator
Tetsuya AsakaStar Army ReserveShoiStar Army Starship Operator
Thomas Siegfried FranksstoneYSS KōunShoiStar Army Mission Operator
Tokyo HimawariYSS TokyoChusaStar Army Starship Operator
Tokyo VioletYSS TokyoYontô HeiStar Army Starship Operator
Toy Yun-liuYSS KanagawaShoiStar Army Starship Operator
Tsukiki AliaYSS IntegrityShoi KohoseiStar Army Starship Operator
Valencia RamiroFort Minori Reserve CenterChuiStar Army Starship Operator
Valerian QwinsFort Victory Reserve CenterShoi KohoseiStar Army Starship Operator
Wakaba InahoYSS WakabaShosaStar Army Starship Operator
Wakaba YukikoYSS WakabaTaiiStar Army Starship Operator
Yamamoto KansukeYSS GeneiShoi KohoseiStar Army Starship Operator
Yamamoto, TrowaYSS ResurgenceShosaStar Army Starship Operator

List of Characters

OOC Notes

Wes created this article on 2012/08/27 13:53. Template updated by Andrew & Rawolfe.

This article got approved by Wes in this thread

Discussion: Starship Operation MOS

OOC Note: The player whose PC is in this position should assist the GM in tracking shield and structural points.
OOC Note: This is a great job for a player that loves to describe explosions. :-)
OOC Note: Scans should be posted as in-character actions, so that the Game Master can know what to post for results. If a GM posts result without being asked, it can result in the player having to echo the GM, which is not very interesting for the player.
OOC Note: Because most Star Army ships are very fast and very small, they can get out of the way of most incoming attacks. It is up to the pilot to ensure that it happens. In combat, an inattentive pilot can lead to more damage to the ship.

stararmy/occupations/starship_operator.txt · Last modified: 2023/11/18 04:57 by wes