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Thu Jul 22nd, 2021 @ 7:46am
Commander Charles Gillespie
Name Charles Anthony Gillespie VII
Position Chief Science Officer
|Hair Color||Sandy Blond|
|Physical Description||Tall and muscular. A definite presence in a room.|
|Father||CPT Charles A Gillespie VI (deceased)|
|Mother||Ann Marie (Nelson) Gillespie|
|Brother(s)||David (32), Jonathan (28), Andrew (21)|
|Other Family||Related to FADM Charles A Gillespie, Commander Starfleet (2273 - 2280)|
Personality & Traits
|General Overview||Generally upbeat, but very focused on what he is doing at the moment. Works hard, plays hard. He is a bit haunted by his service in the Federation-Cardassian and Dominion Wars.|
|Strengths & Weaknesses||Prefers decisive action, which has its own problems. Often burdened by the weight of his family name and reputation, which leads to second guessing if given too much time to make a decision.|
|Ambitions||While he wants to achieve the flag rank denied to his father, his greatest ambition is to explore deep space.|
|Hobbies & Interests||Enjoys being outdoors and with his friends in social situations. Fascinated by the wet-water navy of the United States. Is learning seamanship.|
|Personal History||Born June 7th, 2350 in Estes Park, Colorado. Oldest of 5 children. He is amongst the latest in a long line of Gillespies to serve in Starfleet since the Four Years War. Growing up, he always waited for his father to come home. Accustomed to living at shore facilities, Chuck learned much about the workings of Starfleet and the intricacies of interstellar navigation. Entered the Academy at 18 and graduated in the top 10% of his class. He was a member of Nova Squadron and distinguished himself with his piloting skills. However, he was always suspicious that high-ranking family members pulled strings to get him in the squadron.
He served during the Dominion War, which led developing his talents in Strategic Operations. Unfortunately, he also lost his father and fiance' when the USS Ticonderoga was lost at the Battle of Cardassia in 2375.
He majored in astrophysics at the Academy and completed his Master's Thesis on the effect of cosmological phenomena on FTL navigation.
|Service Record||2372 - Graduated Starfleet Academy. Assigned CON officer, USS Farragut.
2376 - Promoted to LT. Assigned to Starfleet Academy as instructor, starship navigation.
2378 - Assigned OPS Officer, USS Belknap.
2382 - Promoted to LCDR and assigned Chief OPS Officer, USS Belknap. Served with distinction during border conflicts with the Breen.
2385 - Promoted to CDR and assigned Chief Strategic Operations Officer, USS Independence. Reassigned Chief Science Officer, USS Independence.