Susumu Kodai (20) CV: Daisuke Ono
Officer, Yamato Tactical Division. Chief Tactical Officer.
Rank: Lieutenant (Space Lieutenant 1st Rank)
Born: Kanagawa Prefecture
Prior to being assigned to the Yamato, he was a Space Lieutenant Third Rank (Ensign) attached to the 7th Aviation Group, Space Tactical Division, but due to the death of the Tactical Officer candidate (Susumu’s older brother, Mamoru), he received a battlefield promotion and was appointed as Tactical Officer.
All weapon types, such as the primary guns, secondary guns, anti-aircraft guns, as well as the Wave Motion Cannon in the ship’s bow and even command of the fighter squadron, fall under his purview. The Bosun, who runs the decks, is part of Tactical Division, as well.
A graduate of the Project Izumo (Project Yamato’s predecessor, the plan to flee the Earth) Cosmo Navy Officer Candidate School, he is hand-picked to be a key member of Project Yamato (due to the top secret nature of the project, however, the cadets themselves were not informed of this).