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Training Methods and Times for Star Army Personnel

Training soldiers for the Star Army of Yamatai has changed over the years; this page provides information on the various processes and the most recent changes implemented under Shinja Noriko-Chusa leadership.

Sprites

The production of Sprites depended heavily on the digital brain of the Nekovalkyrja. Programming was essentially predefined modules that would be loaded at the time of manufacture. Training consisted of two downloads, a standard personality matrix, and career information.

When a Sprite was produced it would receive a standard rudimentary personality. Their rudimentary personality matrix gave them initially very little sense of self and a definite lack of socialization. Most saw themselves as tools or that they belonged to a given vessel. This had the unfortunately side-effect of hindering sprites ability to deal with transferring to another vessel. Sprites were also capable of being controlled by the ship's AI.

Sprites received a standard level of technical knowledge to perform its intended duties. This basically consists of book knowledge of how to use respective equipment, and procedures.

In YE 31 the creation of sprites was effectively banned by the Yamatai Star Empire Anti-Slavery laws.

Mass Produced Soldiers

The production of mass produced soldiers (MPS) was a slight enhancement to the creation of a standard Sprite.

MPS enjoyed a more developed personality matrix. Though not as complex as civilians, it did give a more defined sense of self, and a better ability to socialize. It also had a very strong, bordering on fanatical sense of loyalty to the Empire. Most MPS start life believing they are nothing but weapon systems.

MPS received a standard level of technical knowledge to perform its intended duties. This basically consists of book knowledge of how to use respective equipment, and procedures.

Originally Nekovalkyrja and Yamataians (NH-22C) were subject to being mass produced. Later Yamatai Star Empire laws were passed prohibiting the production of Yamataians (NH-22C).

YE 31 Star Army Training

With the advent of anti-slavery laws, the training of Star Army personnel was refined to produce a better rounded individual. Training does take longer than the Sprite or MPS methods because individuals also receive hands on training and experience prior to being released for service.

Digital Brain Species

Training for species with digital brains consists of a download followed by practical hands on training.

For Nekovalkyrja upon creation they spend 30 days in socialization training. This training helps to create a reasonably balanced personality and an individual with basic social interaction skills.

Non-Digital Brain Species

For Nepleslian and Geshrin all course material is studied in a classroom environment.

Experimental

For Nepleslian and Geshrin an experimental training method exists. A helmet with similar properties to the Synaptic Interface Unit (SIU) of the Type 30 Mental Transfer and Backup Unit is used. It allows the curriculum to be download via direct input along the audio and visual neural pathways. This process must be repeated every other day for a five day period to ensure sufficient retention. Hands on training begin the day after the transfer is complete. Ocular migraines, headaches, ringing in the ears are common side effects experienced after the download sessions. These typically pass within twenty four hours.

Curriculum

Star Army of Yamatai training falls into three categories, Standard, Specialization, and Advanced.

This first block of training constitutes the standard basic training all members of the Star Army of Yamatai receive.

Standard Training
Course NH-33 Nekovalkyrja Minkan Nepleslian Geshrin
Socialization 30 Days N/A N/A N/A
SPINE 101 1 Day N/A N/A N/A
Phase I 30 Days 25 Days 25 Days 25 Days
Phase II 30 Days 30 Days 35 Days 35 Days
Phase III 7 Days 7 Days 7 Days 7 Days

This makes time for basic soldier training:

Specialization Training

Shipboard Careers

Soldiers who serve aboard the ships of the fleet, typically fall into these careers.

Shipboard Courses
Course NH-33 Nekovalkyrja Minkan Nepleslian Geshrin
Medic 9 months 9 months 9 months 9 months
Science 9 months 9 months 10 months 10 months
Starship Operator 3 months 3 months 3.5 months 3.5 months
Fighter/Bomber Pilot 3 months 3 months 3.5 months 3.5 months
Engineering 4 months 4 months 4.5 months 4.5 months
Star Army Cook 3 months 3 months 3 months 3 months
Space Infantry 3 months 3 months 3 months 3 months

Planetary Careers

Soldiers who serve in the Star Army Legions, typically fall into these careers.

Planetary Courses
Course NH-33 Nekovalkyrja Minkan Nepleslian Geshrin
Corpsmen 9 months 9 months 9 months 9 months
Science 9 months 9 months 10 months 10 months
Fighter/Bomber Pilot 3 months 3 months 3.5 months 3.5 months
Cook 3 months 3 months 3 months 3 months
Combat Engineer 4 months 4 months 4 months 4 months
Tank Operator 4 months 4 months 4 months 4 months
Planetary Infantry 3 months 3 months 3 months 3 months

Special Careers

Soldiers in these careers typically serve in unique positions.

Other Courses
Course NH-33 Nekovalkyrja Minkan Nepleslian Geshrin
S.A.I.N.T. 7 months 6 months 6 months 6 months
Emergency Services 4 months 4 months 4 months 4 months
Military Police 4 months 4 months 4 months 4 months

Officer Training

These courses are for personnel pursuing a command career. They are available by download with hands on training on their ship, or by attendance at one of the academies.

Advanced Training
Course NH-33 Nekovalkyrja Minkan Nepleslian Geshrin
Basic Officer Training 4 Weeks 4 Weeks 4 weeks 4 weeks
Command Tactics 2 months 2 months 2 months 2 months
Fleet Tactics 4 months 4 months 4 months 4 months

Additional Training

All Star Army of Yamatai soldiers can always go to Star Army Training Administration for additional courses once they are serving.

Starting Age

When determining your character's starting age after training:

Yonto Hei

  • Nekovalkyrja (Manufactured) 98 days
  • Nekovalkyrja (Born) starting age + 68 days. A born Neko is considered an adult at 3 months. So 158 days or roughly 5+ months
  • Yamataian 17 years is the starting age + 68 days.

Additional Training

If you choose to have your character take Specialization training, you would add the duration of that to the above starting values.

OOC Notes

Authored by Nashoba and approved by Wes on Dec 19, 2009 1).

stararmy/training/training_courses.txt · Last modified: 2018/01/13 20:25 by wes