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Sun Oct 29th, 2017 @ 11:29pm
Major Quinn Rad
Name Quinn "Slash" Rad
Position Wing Commanding Officer
|Physical Description||Though overall human in appearance, Quinn’s natural purple hair is hard to miss and identifies him as a member of the Catullan species. He is somewhat tall, like many fighter pilots not very bulky but trim, and in obvious good condition.|
Personality & Traits
|General Overview||Resilient, capable, experienced, and strong-willed are all terms that describe Quinn well. A consummate professional, he makes a large effort to run a tight wing. He appreciates protocol, sets a rigorous training and duty schedule, and believes wholeheartedly in the Starfighter Department’s task of protecting the Federation. While their role may be more military than other branches, Quinn does try to embrace the philosophy of peaceful exploration.
While sometimes his job is made challenging by the daredevil and rebellious nature of many fighter pilots, Quinn is understanding. After all, fighter pilot’s life expectancy is one of the lowest in Starfleet. He tolerates a level of rambunctiousness in his staff that other department heads might wince at, so long as his pilots fulfill their duties to his satisfaction. After all, he’s been doing this a while as well, and knows what it’s like to need to laugh in the face of death, to navigate the wild ride that is a fighter pilot’s life.
|Strengths & Weaknesses||+ Experienced
+ Skilled Pilot
- Risk Taker
|Ambitions||Quinn knows he’s risen about as far as he’ll likely ever manage in Starfleet, so he makes the best of what he has. To be a good leader, to keep his pilots alive, and to try to make up for past mistakes are his goals.|
|Hobbies & Interests||Flying; Starfleet fighters of the last several decades
Games; Altonian brain teaser, dabo, poker
Literature; Classic literature, real paper books
Martial Arts; Boxing, Mok’bara
Music; Classical, opera
Shore-leave; Dancing, exploring, nice restaurants
Sports; Bat’leth competitions, Geskana, orbital skydiving
Study; History, philosophy, tactics
|Personal History||One of the rare Catullans who joined Starfleet, Quinn has had to work hard in his career to shake the stereotypes of his people being flighty, naive, and weak. From his early days at the Academy, whenever there was an opportunity to test himself, push back his limits, Quinn was there. With his natural talent for piloting and a daredevil nature, becoming a member of Starfleet’s Starfighters was a perfect fit.
After serving in a number of positions in the fleet, Quinn applied for the Officer Exchange Program with the Klingon Empire, seeing it as a way to further his drive for excitement and increase his skill. His years spent with the Klingons gave him an appreciation and respect for their culture, history, and methods that he carries with him to this day.
Returning to regular Starfleet duty was difficult for Quinn at first. He’d begun to struggle with alcoholism at times, had to learn to temper the aggressive tendencies he’d picked up from the Klingons, and adjust back into Starfleet regulations. An incident in which he disobeyed a direct order to rescue one of his pilots from the Tzenkethi, resulting in the major damage to his ship and triggering a diplomatic incident, placed a large and permanent black mark on his record.
|Service Record||2397-2401 Cadet, Starfleet Academy, Earth
2401-2405 2nd Lieutenant, Pilot, USS Midway
2405-2408 1st Lieutenant, Squadron Leader, USS Illustrious
2408-2412 1st Lieutenant, Squadron Leader, IKS Klagass
2412-2415 Captain, Wing Executive Officer, IKS W’ophil
2415-2417 Major, Wing Commanding Officer, USS Constellation
2417-Present Major, Wing Commanding Officer, USS Lexington