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Mon Sep 25th, 2017 @ 11:13am
Lieutenant Alexander Vickers
Name Alexander Allen Vickers
Position Chief Intelligence Officer
|Physical Description||Standing shorter than most with light hair and eyes and a medium-pale complexion, Alex has the kind of face that seems familiar, but you just can't place where you've seen it. He doesn't stand out in a crowd and his only truly distinguishing feature is a scar on his arm, which is usually hidden by a tunic or jacket sleeve.|
|Sister(s)||Constance Vickers (Deceased)|
Personality & Traits
|General Overview||Soft-spoken and reserved, Alex is naturally inquisitive and loves learning for its own sake. Almost naturally, he takes his statements short and concise during conversation. This makes him a natural information sponge. He often surprises friends by remembering minor details mentioned in passing many months or years before. He also surprises people that do not know him by his introversion yet candor when he does speak.|
|Strengths & Weaknesses||Strengths: Alex has a nick for memory retention and has also excelled in his infiltration skills.
Weaknesses: Alex’s main personal trait is his largest weakness: his introverted attitude can sometimes cause him more problems than good.
|Ambitions||Alex does not place a great deal of emphasis on his ‘long term’ goals; instead, he focuses on the job at hand and tries to complete it to the best of his ability. It is his assumption that hard work and dedication on every task will lead him in the future.|
|Hobbies & Interests||3-D Chess, Reading, Historical studies, Cultural Studies, and Logic Games|
|Personal History||Born on September 31st, ____, Alexander Allen Vickers grew up on Earth and showed an early aptitude for Math and logic puzzles. Though he excelled in academics and got along well with his instructors, his peers largely ostracized him and he made very few friends. Due to this, Alex learned to fend for himself early in life, which would ultimately help him greatly later in life. Tragedy struck Alex’s life at a fairly young age when his parents and younger sister died in a hopper crash when he was 14.
Alex then moved in with his aunt and uncle who lived nearby until he finished high school. He graduated 9th in his class with a 3.99 Grade Point Average. Alex took a part-time job while in high school at a rare items shop where he would befriend Thomas Meyer, the rogue-ish brother of future-Admiral Antoine Meyer. A little more than a year after Alex graduated, Meyer decided to pursue other opportunities off-world and the shop's owner offered Alex a management position and partial ownership of the shop because of his hard work and dedication. Alex took a few days to consider the offer, but ultimately decided that the rare commodities trade wasn't really for him. He decided to follow the example of Tom's older brother and applied to Starfleet Academy. After a few weeks filled with exams, tests, and interviews, he was accepted to the Academy.
While at the academy Alex found some of the acceptance he had always lacked as a child, but he still kept largely to himself. His natural ability to solve complex problems quickly was noted by several of his instructors and, though he was specializing in Helm and Tactical Ops, Alex was encouraged to take many classes in advanced Science and Engineering fields. Always one to enjoy learning for the sake of knowledge, Alex took most of the courses his instructors recommended.
Alex never took much interest in sports beyond participating in unorganized recreational activities. During his spare time, he read, played Tri-Dimensional Chess, and took long walks in the Academy Arboretum. As he progressed through his studies he began to excel in his elective courses in Engineering and Science, as well as scoring well in his Tactical and Security courses. He scored slightly below average in the piloting studies and decided to drop that course of study and focus on Tactical, with a 2nd specialization of Engineering.
Vickers graduated from the Academy 5th in his class overall, 1st in his course of study. Due to the political situation of the time, he was immediately assigned to the USS Sutherland as a Tactical Officer. He served aboard the Sutherland for a year before being re-assigned. He gained high praise from the Sutherland's CO and XO for his abilities and attitude. Consequently, at the end of his tour of duty on the Sutherland he was assigned as Assistant Chief of Security aboard the newly-commissioned USS Artemis.
Two days before he was due to report for duty aboard the Artemis, the ship (while on its trial runs) vanished with all hands and support craft aboard. Alex was redirected to Starbase 386 to await further orders. No explanation was ever found for the ships disappearance, although many theorized that the base may have fallen victim to an outside alien force.
While on 386, Alex was approached by a member of Starfleet Intelligence, who offered him a position as a field operative. He agreed and was listed as being on "Detached Assignment" for the next two years. All information regarding that period is classified in the interest of Federation security.
Finally, in ____, Vickers received orders to report to the USS Fairfax as an Intelligence Officer. He spent a year on the Fairfax and was commended for excellence in the performance of his duties before being reassigned again. When the Fairfax put into Starbase for a refit in mid-____, Vickers was reassigned to the USS Pandora as Assistant Chief Intelligence Officer.
He spent a few months on the Pandora before receiving orders to investigate a possible security threat to the Federation. He was officially still listed as being assigned to the Pandora, but as being “Missing-In-Action” to provide cover for his mission. During his investigation, he had to infiltrate a smuggling ring operating in the area of Starbase 249 for several weeks as he kept an eye on his suspect. Upon the conclusion of that assignment, he put in for department head level position and was assigned to the USS Mansfield to report aboard as their new Chief Intelligence Officer.
Working in permanent starship intelligence was a bit of a switch for Vickers and it took him several weeks to settle back into the position, especially as the missions the Mansfield was assigned were very tumultuous, causing Vickers to spend a good amount of time away from the ship. Eventually, however, Vickers grew to enjoy the assignment and was sad when it ended.
He was re-assigned as an Attaché to Admiral Meyer after two years on the Mansfield and spent the next three years assisting the Admiral with various bureaucratic and diplomatic matters, as well as being sent on fact-finding missions to worlds across the Federation. In mid-____ Vickers was given orders to report to the USS Victory as the ship’s new Chief Intelligence Officer, marking his first return to that post since leaving the Mansfield 3 years previously.
|Service Record||Starfleet Academy Cadet Training Courses (4 Years)
USS Sutherland; Tactical Officer (1 Year)
USS Artemis; Assistant Chief of Security (Ship Lost before Maiden Voyage)
Detached Assignment; Classified (2 Years)
USS Fairfax; Intelligence Officer (1 1/2 Years)
USS Pandora; Assistant Chief Intelligence Officer
USS Mansfield; Chief Intelligence Officer (2 Years)
Starbase 386; Attaché to Admiral Meyer (2 Years)
USS Victory; Chief Intelligence Officer (Current)