The ISDC is divided into functional branches which represent the professional fields required to support the ISDC’s mission.

Branches provide training and qualification structures for crew careers and typically include a number of specialisations which represent discrete (usually technical) disciplines within that branch.

Branches are represented aboard vessels by the ship's departments, which form part of the vessel's chain of command.

Available Branches

Engineers are highly specialised technologists, responsible for the maintenance and repair of critical ship systems.

The Tactical Branch is responsible for the defence of the vessel through the operation of warfare systems.

Operations is responsible for the efficient running of the vessel, including logistical, resource and operational management.

The Navigation Branch is responsible for vessel maneuvering, tracking location and reaching the intended destination.

The Science Branch provides the expertise necessary to analyse and document deep-space discoveries.