- 25 Mission Posts
06/06/2020 @ 12:19pm
Lieutenant Commander Charles West
Name Charles Michael West
Position Executive Officer
Rank Lieutenant Commander
|Specialization||Warp Theory, Dilithium Reaction Engineering, Minor in Xenobiology|
|Physical Description||Charlie is a fit, well muscled man, though his build leans more toward runner than linebacker. He's generally well groomed, but the beard is the first thing to go when he's busy. On duty, he's usually running around with his duty jacket open, working feverishly, while off duty he can be found in jeans and a comfortable cotton shirt of some kind.|
|Other Family||Lieutenant JG Vanessa West - Starfleet Science [Cousin]|
Personality & Traits
|General Overview||Charlie is generally a likable and approachable guy. He's known to get lost in his thoughts while working on experiments or research, but is generally open and social. He's easy going and enjoys his off time as much as his work time, finding a healthy balance of the two to be his preference. Charlie can be the life of the party, but generally needs some alone time so he can recharge and get ready for the next bout of social interaction.|
|Strengths & Weaknesses||+ Intellegence
- Needs alone time
- Can get hyper focused on projects
|Ambitions||Charlie would like to get into a major research lab to work on the tech when it's even more high tech than the he gets to work with now.|
|Hobbies & Interests||RC cars and planes, Classical Guitar, industrial design|
|Personal History||Charlie was born in Topeka, Kansas to Mick and Amanda West, two argo-specialists in the plans of the Americas. By the age of two, Charlie was already exploring the world around him, fascinated by everything that he could get his hands on. Even more fascinated by his new baby sister. He and Sam grew up the best of friends, and that never changed. If someone hurt her feelings, they heard from Charlie. If Charlie liked a girl, Sam made sure that the girl found out. Allies, friends, and siblings like no other.
They both excelled in school, but as their college careers came to an end, they bid each other farewell. Samantha decided that a quiet life as a midwestern farm girl was the one for her and married her long-time boyfriend Allen Meyer, while Charlie headed for Starfleet academy.
Charlie ran the top of his class in the academy, especially in classes related to warp theory and propulsion mechanics. From an early age, Charlie loved anything with an engine of any kind that would go from dirt bikes to hover boards, and he ate up the information about massive warp cores, nacelles, and warp stream mechanics. Charlie graduated top of his class in warp theory, with honors. He was ready to apply his knowledge wherever it was viable.
Charlie served the next ten years across three ships, the USS Markham, the USS Parkland, and USS Houston. All of which were fantastic ships, with wonderful crews that took him all around the galaxy. He got to see the formation of stars and the death of planets, but he couldn't get his teeth around anything like he wanted to. That is until the USS Newton came calling.
Charlie jumped at the chance to join up with a research focused mission statement, and was eager to get his hands dirty with some real work to better the Federation.