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Wed Mar 1st, 2017 @ 10:08pm
Position Commanding Officer
|Physical Description||J’Dem is slight of build in appearance, belying his inherent Vulcan strength. He is moderately muscled, showing his physical fitness, but many times stronger than the average human of his height and weight.|
Personality & Traits
|General Overview||Languages: English, Vulcan, Cardassian
Computer Skill: Proficient. Security Systems Expert
Piloting Skill: Basic training only
Tactical Skill: Strategic expert in personal combat and covert operations.
Combat Skill: Hand to hand combat expert. Moderate to Expert marksman.
Starship Operation: Basic training only
Engineering Skills: Basic training only
Medical Skills: Basic training only/Emergency first aid.
Science Skills: Expert – Biology
J’Dem has been a Starfleet officer for over 20 years, with skills cultivated in Biology, Security, and Covert Operations. Like most Vulcans, he is adept at hiding his emotions and excels at the application of logic to almost any situation. Still, unlike most Vulcans, he considers his time among humans a gift, rather than a trial.
Instead of undergoing Kolinar, like most of his contemporaries, J’Dem opted to develop and control his emotions, recognizing them as a valuable tool during his time serving in Starfleet. Since emotions typically run deeper for Vulcans than for humans, he has extensive training in learning to use emotions in his work.
J’Dem is typically Vulcan. He is given to logic and will criticize his inferiors when they act outside of the rules or do not follow protocols. He likes to meditate, hone his covert operations and tactical abilities with the use of real life and simulated scenarios, and does his best to fit in despite the fact that he feels like a fish out of water. Although several of his comrades have mentioned the stench of humans, J’Dem has never noticed that they smell all that different from Vulcans.
|Strengths & Weaknesses||J’Dem is an expert in hand to hand combat and small group tactics. He is also adept at working with humans, and recognizing the role of human emotion in decision making. While this allows him to effectively Captain his mostly human crew, it also allows him the occasional opportunity to be consumed by his own emotions, since he chose not to suppress them completely as some Vulcans do. He is aware that he has emotions like anyone else, and sometimes passively observes them unfolding. He does tend to have a strong reign on them and can curtail them most of the time. He has had extensive training in releasing his control over his emotions and regaining that
control in the past as part of his under cover assignments.
|Ambitions||Protect his Crew and be the best Starfleet Captain he can be.|
|Hobbies & Interests||J’Dem is interested in Chess, Captaining his ship, and the staff martial art of Anbo-Ryu. He finds little time to pursue other interests.|
|Personal History||J’Dem was born and raised on Vulcan in the normal Vulcan fashion. After showing some inclination toward the environmental sciences as a child, his talents in the field were cultivated extensively.
Like all young Vulcans of his time, J’Dem was ruled by his emotions and unhappy with the way Vulcan youths were indoctrinated into a life free of emotion. Just before his enrollment into the Vulcan Science Academy, J’Dem’s father decided it would be best if his son spent time studying under a Vulcan Master. Resultingly, he was sent to a local monastery to study under the famous P’Jel.
Over time, J’Dem came to understand the profound logic behind Vulcan religion. The sect was one of the few that toed the line between pure logic and the minimal use of emotions and as a result of his experiences there, J’Dem became adept at controlling his emotions - even to the extent that he could call on them when necessary (for more details, please read J’Dem’s character fiction at http://www.angelfire.com/trek/horationelson/characterfiction/jdemfiction.html).
After his time at the monastery, J’Dem was enrolled on the behalf of his father into the Vulcan Science Academy where he majored in biology. Upon graduation, he was assigned to the Vulcan Science Vessel Merris as the assistant Science Officer. During one of their routine missions, the Merris was boarded by the Cardassians. During the interlude, J’Dem showed a latent talent for covert operations – a tendency that was not overlooked by his superiors.
Soon after his 2 year service on the Merris, J’Dem was asked by Vulcan High Command to enroll in Covert Operations assignments which he accepted. During his training, J’Dem specialized in Cardassian culture and tactics and undercover work. It was during this time that his emotional control abilities were recognized by his superiors. Upon the completion of his training, he was assigned to the Kadar as assistant Tactical Officer in order to hone his skills (for more information, see the following messages).
After his assignment was completed, J’Dem was again called by Vulcan High Command to participate in the Starfleet Officer Exchange Program to both broaden his horizons and to hone his flexibility as a potential covert operations officer. His first assignment in Starfleet was as Chief Security Officer on the USS Ranger.
|Service Record||Vulcan Science Ship Al’Ianar - Cadet Cruise
Vulcan Science Ship Al’Ianar - Security Officer
USS Pegasus - Chief of Security
USS Ranger - Chief of Security/Chief Tactical Officer
USS Genesis - Chief Tactical Officer
USS Horatio Nelson A - Chief Tactical Officer
USS Horatio Nelson B - Captain