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Commander Robert Hardwicke
Name Robert Hardwicke
Position Commanding Officer
|Physical Description||Dark haired with fair skin and medium build. Steel blue-eyes with a regal bearing. Radiates confidence.|
|Brother(s)||Thomas (TJ) Hardwicke|
Personality & Traits
|General Overview||Commander Robert Hardwicke is a physically average human male but extremely intelligent. He is a hands on leader who spends more time visiting the different ships departments than in his ready room He wants things done his way but more than willing to co-opt a good idea for his own. He is not above using deceit to get the job done.|
|Strengths & Weaknesses||A precise and analytical mind overcomes the disadvantage of being physically weaker than his Academy peers.|
|Hobbies & Interests||Fencing, Federation and Human History, Building and Running Simulations|
|Personal History||Born in Somerset, England on Earth in 2350, Robert grew up in a lifestyle of great affluence even compared to the high standards of the Federation. His family has a long lineage of civil and political power extending back to 15th Century. Both his father and grandfather are Councilors in the United Earth government and representatives to the Federation Council. Bullied by his elder brother Thomas Junior (TJ), Robert learned how to use intelligence and negotiation to avoid scrapes, a skill that would serve him well at the Academy and in his Star Fleet career.
A middling student at the Academy, he gained experience in a broad range of disciplines. He avoided team sports in favor of individual disciplines like fencing and cross country running. Although an adept pilot, his grades weren't quite good enough for an assignment to Flight Control but a few words from his family to key decision makers was sufficient to make up the difference. Upon graduation, he was assigned to the USS Yeager, a Saber-class light cruiser, as a junior Flight Control Officer. He distinguished himself against the Borg at the Battle of Sector 001 and was promoted to Lieutenant junior grade in 2373. He continued to serve on the Yeager against the Jem'Hadar at the beginning of the Dominion War and within a year was promoted Lieutenant and reassigned to a Galaxy-class heavy cruiser in battle against the Cardassians and Breen.
Robert remained aboard the USS Galaxy through the end of the Dominion War and the peacekeeping patrols that followed that conflict. Post-war decommissioning of Star Fleet vessels resulted in Robert's transfer to starbase duty, a position that he did not like. Determined to return to shipboard duty, he mustered influence and favors to secure promotion to Lieutenant Commander and assignment to a starship in Exploration Branch. An enjoyable four years passed but eventually he was reassigned to starbase duty.
Robert found duty as a Strategic Operations Officers much more to his liking, finding the work challenging and engaging.
|Service Record||Entered Starfleet Academy 2368, Graduated 2372, Commissioned as Ensign and Assigned as a Flight Control Officer aboard USS Yeager
2373 Promoted to Lieutenant junior grade
2374 Promoted to Lieutenant and Reassigned to USS Galaxy as Assistant Chief Flight Control Officer
2377 Reassigned to Starbase 8 as Assistant Chief Traffic Control Officer
2378 Promoted to Lieutenant Commander and Reassigned to USS Bellerophon as Chief Flight Control Officer
2382 Reassigned to Starbase 10 as Assistant Chief Strategic Operations Officer
2384 Promoted to Commander and Reassigned to USS Excaliber as Executive Officer
2387 Reassigned to USS Independence as Commanding Officer