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2nd Lieutenant Arthur Grey

Name Arthur Grey

Position Platoon CO

Rank 2nd Lieutenant


Character Information

Gender Male
Species Human
Age 28

Physical Appearance

Height 5'11"
Weight 136kg
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Brown
Physical Description Broad-shouldered and muscular beyond the point of performance, Arthur's body is one of an aspiring bodybuilder rather than the leaner musculature of the usual working marine.

His hair is slightly longer than the corps would like, but no longer than 1.5 inches at worst. The natural curl helps keep this out of his eyes when he forgets to get it cut.

Family

Father deceased
Mother deceased
Brother(s) Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Grey
Sister(s) Lieutenant Commander Lucy Grey

Personality & Traits

General Overview Growing up, Arthur had shared his triplet brother's love of extreme sports, and humoured his sister's love of all things "science". Ever the bridge between their worlds, Arthur had nurtured a fondness of exploding things that weren't meant to be exploded. Lucy's skills had proven invaluable when wiring the detonators, and John's enthusiasm for general shenanigans meant he required very little prodding to lend a hand placing charges.

He was lured into the corps by the tales of a penetrator charge cracking a moon open, and keeps recommending orbital strikes when resented with complex strategic problems. Annoyingly for the peaceniks, his strategic ability is fairly solid, so whenever his recommendations are followed it almost always resolves the problem at hand.

If a rubik cube can indeed be called "resolved" when it has been atomized from orbit.

His physique is born from a boredom, mostly. He maintains his general marine skills enough to maintain his position, but has little patience for book learning beyond that, and harbours no desire to advance his career beyond his current level. So he spends much of his spare time pumping iron, and thinking up new scenarios that can be solved by explosions.
Strengths & Weaknesses His strengths are his physical strength, his passion for explosives, and a solid competence in all the check box skill areas marines of his rank are meant to know about.

His weakness is his brain, mainly. He is generally a good marine and leader of marines, but does not excel. This is good when you want someone who doesn't get his own men killed by arrogance, but it's bad when you need someone highly skilled in areas other than "lifting heavy things", and "solving problems by exploding them".

He would likely not have been given a commission if it weren't for the fact that Marines respect a man who is both built like a truck *and* willing to equip every marine with more explosives than the ship CO knows they have aboard.
Ambitions His ambition is to explode something bigger than a moon so he can one-up the surrogate father (Timothy Bolt) who inspired him into joining the corps.

He'd also like to gather some fun stories for the next drinks night with his siblings.
Hobbies & Interests His interests are blowing stuff up.

His hobbies involve working out at the gym while thinking about explosives and explosive strategies, and then practicing those strategies on the holodeck. His men often join him in these sessions out of hours, and enjoy every minute of it.

Other than that, not much. He is a simple man with simple tastes. Though he does go to movie night with the men, to show solidarity, as he recognises that explosives aren't for everyone.

Personal History Born on Lil' Jupiter station shortly before decomissioning.

Raised on earth by foster parents.

Recruited into the marines along with his brother, John. His sister joined Starfleet.
Service Record Several years of loyal service, explosions, and bulging biceps.

After his last tour ended, he and many of his men all applied for positions on the Lexington, Alpha Platoon.