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Captain Kristopher Kerouac
Name Kristopher Noah Kerouac
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Physical Description||Kristopher Kerouac is not the tallest Starfleet officer in the fleet, not even by human standards. He stands at shy of six feet, at 5'7''. He has a somewhat slender frame but does work out enough to keep himself fit and able to pass physicals. For the most part, Kristopher remains clean shaven. However, he does occasionally grow a good bit of facial hair.|
|Spouse/Significant Other||Uri Brennan (MIA)|
Personality & Traits
|Strengths & Weaknesses||Strengths include: Excellent piloting skills in starships, shuttlecrafts and fighters. Kristopher Kerouac has some minor diplomatic experience. However, his strength is heavily in his ability to listen to problems and concerns, and think outside the box to seek a solution. Kerouac is also an avid reader but has selective interests. He has very minor technical skills that primarily centered around flight controls of a vessel.
• Women, Men, Physical Intimacy and Addictive substances such as alcohol.
• Limited Engineering and Operational capabilities.
• Poor diplomatic skills.
• Very weak understanding of scientific phenomena.
• Battles with depression.
|Ambitions||Kris Kerouac is an extremely ambitious individual. However, the one ambition that he has which is stronger than any other is that he is in pursuit of answers. His fiancée, Uri Brennan was aboard a Federation starship that mysteriously vanished without a trace. Kris has never given up hope that he would someday discover the truth about what happened. In fact, there is still a small spark in his heart that is telling him that Uri is still alive somewhere. He has been working for years to narrow down the possible places where Uri and his starship could have gone, and one possibility began to appear more likely than any other...the Gamma quadrant.|
|Hobbies & Interests||Hobbies:
• Building model starships
• Playing guitar
• Fast shuttles and fighters
|Personal History||Kerouac was born in the year 2348 on the planet of Turkana IV, a once forgotten Federation colony planet that was more of a hell world than it ever was a home. Kristopher Kerouac holds onto a dozen shattered and fragmented memories of his past on Turkana IV but the majority of his past has been blocked by his own barriers as he rarely reflects back on his childhood. He is often envious of childhoods and families that others have, for his was a childhood of hard labor and loneliness. He had to leave Turkana IV in order to find a sense of belonging and a family. He never knew his mother, and only vaguely recalls his father. Due to the intolerable conditions on Turkana IV, Kerouac's mother died shortly after giving birth to her child thus entrusting him in the care of Kerouac's father, an ore minor.
The planet was rediscovered by the United Federation of Planets who had sent a diplomatic team to the planet in hopes of slowly reestablishing the lost New Paris colony. However, the diplomats were met with heavy resistance and were forced out by combined opposition from the warring factions of the Alliance and the Coalition, leading the Federation diplomats to be extracted from the planet in 2352 by the USS Chocrane. Some of the Federation diplomats, however, were not deterred from the threats and remained on Turkana IV in order to continue the rebuilding of a Federation presence and Government on the planet.
Over the next few months, the foreground for a Federation provisional Government was in the beginning stages. However, due to mounting resistance from the Alliance and the Coalition and the continued public executions of the remaining Federation diplomats, the provisional Government failed before it could be put into effect. Peace efforts and rebuilding on the planet deteriorated; The USS Renegade was sent to retrieve the remaining Federation diplomats from the planet. Kerouac's father continued to raise his son on the turbulent world of Turkana IV until his death in 2358, leaving the child orphaned without a family.
The orphaned Kristopher Kerouac struggled to survive on the streets of Turkana IV's largest city as a common thief who would pickpocket in order to survive. This only lead the child to develop the necessary survival skills to avoid the rape gangs and drug lords of the planet into his early teen years. In 2361, the USS Potemkin established contact with Turkana IV but was given warning that if anyone from the Federation stepped foot on Turkana IV, they would be killed. This lead to a period of silence between Turkana IV and the Federation for several years.
As a teenager, Kristopher Kerouac fell into an even darker place within himself. Yearning to escape the pains of Turkana IV, Kristopher started to experiment with joy dust, a mood altering substance to which he soon became addicted to. Teenaged Kristopher stopped caring about anyone, even himself and became reckless. This is a part of his life that he does not discuss openly, and has taken years of counseling in order to move past. During this time, Kristopher did anything he could to keep himself happy through joy dust. He would steal weapons from the Alliance and sell them to the Coalition or steal from the Coalition and supply to the Alliance depending on who would pay more. Eventually, he was able to straighten his life out in time and quit using joy dust.
The several years of silence between the Federation and Turkana IV ended in 2367 when a freighter crash landed on the planet. Her surviving crew were taken hostage by the Alliance, and a Federation starship had come in response to the distress call. Kristopher, who was being held by the Alliance as a fugitive at the time had formed a friendship with the freighter's Captain. When the crew of the freighter was rescued by Starfleet officers, the freighter's Captain insisted that Kristopher was going with them.
Kristopher requested asylum from the United Federation of Planets which was officially granted in 2368. Kristopher briefly settled down on Earth in the village of Clifton in England. However, he applied to Starfleet Academy as a means to give back to the Federation what it had given him. He passed all the entrance exams and was admitted to Starfleet Academy in 2369. At the academy, Kristopher put himself on a command track staking classes on diplomacy and command while focusing on Flight Control. When his second year at the academy came around, he had been selected as a member of the Academy's Sapphire Squad, eventually escalating himself to the Squad's second in command by 2373 when he graduated from Starfleet Academy, finding himself graduating during wartime.
Ensign Kristopher Kerouac's first assignment was to the Sabre-class USS Denmark in a rather well to do fashion as he served as a Flight Controller from 2373 to 2375. His service during the Dominion War had provided Kristopher with experience and decoration. He was reassigned to the USS Tucana in 2375 where he served for several months on a temporary assignment. After his stint aboard Tucana, Kris was transferred back to the USS Denmark. This lead to a subsequent rank promotion to junior grade Lieutenant in 2376 with the added perks of replacing the Chief Flight Controller. As a valuable member of Denmark's crew and part of the Senior Staff, the Captain and First Officer of the Denmark were not about to let Kerouac go anytime soon.
Kristopher Kerouac continued his service aboard the USS Denmark as Chief Flight Controller for several years more but requested a departmental transfer aboard the Denmark when the Flight Leader of the ship's Starflighter Squadron had requested to transfer to another starship. The requests were approved in 2382 and junior grade Lieutenant Kerouac became Chief Operations Officer for the USS Denmark. 2383 brought about changes in the chain of command structure as Kerouac was promoted to full Lieutenant, continuing to serve as Flight Leader in addition to ascending to Second Officer.
Lieutenant Kerouac continued to serve as Flight Leader and Second Officer on Denmark for another few years. However, in 2385 an opening on the Steamrunner-class USS Iron Horse for First Officer came about and Lieutenant Kerouac felt that it would be a wise career move with Starfleet. He put in for the request and was approved. He transferred over to Iron Horse and back into the Command department as First Officer. The Iron Horse's Commanding Officer was impressed by the ambitious application of a young Lieutenant. It was certainly a risk, but it was a risk that paid off for both parties and for the Iron Horse as well. The Lieutenant was promoted to Lieutenant Commander in 2386 and remained on the Iron Horse into late September of 2387.
Lieutenant Commander Kerouac was offered the position of First Officer on a new Atlantia-class starship that would be a part of the fourth fleet. It was a dream posting regardless of where she ended up going. The starship was scheduled to launch late November or early December of 2387 in order for her crew to welcome in the new year of 2388. Lieutenant Commander Kerouac boarded the USS Katana in December while the starship awaited to leave shipyard after undergoing extensive repairs and refitting. The starship was re-launched a few days afterwards and is on her first mission since having been recalled in 2386.
|Service Record||2369-2370 Starfleet Academy: Cadet 1st Year
2370-2371 Starfleet Academy: Cadet 2nd Year
2371-2372 Starfleet Academy: Cadet 3rd Year
2372-2373 Starfleet Academy: Cadet 4th Year
2373-2375: USS Denmark: Flight Controller, Ensign
2375-2376: USS Tucana: Flight Controller, Ensign
2376: USS Denmark: Assistant Chief Flight Controller, Ensign
2376-2382: USS Denmark: Chief Flight Controller, Lieutenant (j.g.)
2382: Transferred to Starfighter Squadron
2382-2383: USS Denmark: Flight Leader, Lieutenant (j.g.)
2383: Promoted to full Lieutenant
2383-2385: USS Denmark: Flight Leader/Second Officer, Lieutenant
2385: Transferred to Command upon reassignment
2385: Promoted to Lieutenant Commander
2385-2387: USS Iron Horse: First Officer, Lieutenant Commander
2388-2388: USS Katana First Officer, Lieutenant Commander
2388: USS Katana Acting Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander
2388: Promoted to Commander
2388: USS Katana Commanding Officer, Commander
2388: Promoted to Captain
2392: USS Katana, Commanding Officer, Captain [Traveled through space & time]