Chief Petty Officer John Blake, Engineer's Mate

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John Blake

Species

Human

Place of Birth Transport Ship Shadow

Gender

Male

Date of Birth April 19, 2342

Age

41 (biological) 44 (official)

Marital Status Married

Hair

Black

Eyes Brown

Height

1m68 / 5' 6"

Weight 63 kg / 138 lbs

Skin Tone

Caucasian

Physique

Slim Build

Description

Fit but does not look after his body

CPO

Family

Wife Debra Blake Civilian Engineer (ship design)
Mother Jill Blake Chief Engineer Transport Ship Shadow
Father Unknown

Special Notice

His biological and official ages differ. See Service Records.

 

Personal Profile

Traits, Quirks

Mumbles to himself when working.

 

Interests

Tinkering and designing, on the holo-deck engineering in history esp. 1960ís earth(what he thinks is history is based of films like grease and such like.)

 

Ambitions

To be challenged and enjoy life, no real long team ambitions John's just living for the present

 

Likes

Engineering (carving models, fixing oddments he picks up on his travels and inventing); music with feeling, especially jazz.

 

Dislikes

Being told what to do by non-engineers; being quoted rules and regulations that he knows to be floored or incorrect.

 

Strengths

Natural feeling for engineering, John can thing through engineering problems and simulate possible solutions in his head in a lot more detail than others.

 

Limitations

Workaholic, feels uncomfortable being ordered around by superiors who have yet to prove themselves to him. John often uncountable around other people as he was brought up with little company. He has an additive personality. He is not an academic man.

 

Skills

Fixing things. John has an above average IQ and mental mathematics. He has experience with other races star ship equipment.

 

Languages

Federation Standard, English.

 

Personal History

Before Starfleet

 

John grew up on the transport ship Shadow, his mother was the CE and is unsure of who his father is. He grew up spending most of his free time in engineering helping his mother due to his interest of engineering and the closest person to his age was 8 years older. He gained a feel for engineering, not a by the book knowledge a real feeling of engineering.

At 17 years old he jumped ship, leaving just a note to his mother, they have hardly spoken since, she wanted him to follow in her foot steps. He then spent the next 9 years going from one transport to another, sometimes just working for the ride and food. He wanted to make it on his own and did not accept hand out from the Federation or any one else. He started just to survive but found he enjoyed the challenge and put a bit aside, but lost most by getting involved in some doggy dealing that forced him to run before they where caught. John got into and out of a more than a few scrapes as he found out about others races and their customs. John travelled mostly in the outlying lands of the Federation and alien territories as he enjoyed the social space it generated working on alien ships.

 

John finally got a break and settled down on Outpost 47 and managed to earn the credits to have a have a comfortable life, mostly doing jobs for the shops but did other work. During his time he became one of the real characters in the OP, with his bad sense off dress, quite often covered in grease or such like plus the fact the he used to trade rather than using credits. Security kept an eye on him but never managed to make anything stick. It was 6 years before John decided to go and find a new challenge.

John moved to Earth. He could not really get settled in as he was an outsider, with his rough attitude and bad sense of dress. The high security meant that he could not continue his doggy dealings. John lasted for just less than a year before in moved on.

 

Starfleet

After 6 month training John started working for Starfleet as a designer working on the power distribution. He worked mostly on starship design but helped in troubleshooting other projects. John slowly gained the respect of his bosses and some of the rules where relaxed for him. John ended up one of the characters of the design teem, despite him preferring to work alone nearly everyone knew who he was. After working closely together for some time he got romantically attached to Debra Cross, a computer system analyst. Their relationship worked as they where both alike. They hardly saw each other as they both worked hard. After his contract was over he decided to enrol in Starfleet proper for a challenge and something new.

In February 2385, while serving aboard the USS Swiftsure, John married civlian ship designer Debra Cross.

 

Career Summary

John has been a bit of a Ďfish out of waterí during his career, his lack of discipline nearly got him through out of Starfleet on several occasions. He did not get well in training as he sometimes knew as much as the instructors. His excellence in engineering, did not come out until he came to the USS Arizona, that had a more relaxed engineering department, he demonstrated his skill and devotion on the job.

After a long stint on the USS Swiftsure, John was reassigned to the USS Poseidon NCC 89515 and finally to the USS Avalon NCC 76262-A.

 

Medical Profile

Medical Report

Although John is not partially fit he is relatively healthy except for his lack of sleep and too much caffeine. John could do with looking after himself better. Iíve seen him working aches and pains that would at least slow down most people. I donít know that he has a fear or medical personnel or just has problems asking for help so I suggest an eye is kept on him during times of stress I also passed this on to his DH.

Psychological Report

John is a workaholic with slightly limited social skills. He turns to work to block things out which could cause the problems to get bigger as he does not confront the problem. John need a real out let to get away from everything but he has not taken to any of my suggestions. I can foresee the possibility of serious problems if his work is ever a problem. I suggest forever monitoring, obvious despite his dislike of counsellors.

 

Service Record

2372-75

Works as Civilian Design Contractor for Utopia Planetia Fleet Yards.

 

2376

Basic Training (Starfleet Academy), Advanced Engineering Training (Starfleet Academy).

 

2377

Completes Training Cruise aboard USS Churchill.Assigned to USS Arizona as Engineerís Mate, Crewman.

 

2378

Transferred to USS Bismarck-B. Promoted to Petty Officer 3rd Class.

 

2379

Promoted to Petty Officer 2nd Class. Transferred to USS Swiftsure NCC 26543 as Engineerís Mate.

 

2380-2382

The USS Swiftsure is reported missing with all hands early in 2380. The ship reappeared early in 2383 in orbit of Earth after a temporal jump of 3 years. **Details classified**

 

2383

Promoted to Petty Officer 1st Class

 

2385

Transferred to the USS Poseidon mid 2385. Promoted to Chief Petty Officer on stardate 10910.08

 

2386

Transferred to the USS Avalon NCC 76262-A mid 2386.

 

PADD

Player Awards

 

Service Ribbons

3 Year Service Ribbon
100Posts Ribbon  25 Posts Ribbon
3 Year Service Ribbon

125 Posts Ribbon

 

 

Mission Ribbons

 

USS Poseidon

 
Mission Ribbon
 
 
Winds of Change
11006.16
 
Mission Ribbon
Mission ribbon
Mission ribbon
 
The Darkest Hour
10912.12
Child's Play
10910.17
New Voyages
10908.10

USS Swiftsure

 
Mission Ribbon
 
Mission Ribbon
 
What We Leave Behind
10905.03
 
Bounty
10811.07
Mission Ribbon
Mission Ribbon
Mission Ribbon
Mission Ribbon
Tesseract
10810.11
Inherit The Stars
10807.31
Full Moon
61314.0
Dark Veil
61128.3
Mission Ribbon
Mission Ribbon
Mission Ribbon
Mission Ribbon
Nova!
60926.2
The Hand Off
60712.2
The Last God
60501.9
A Matter of Time
60113.3
Mission Ribbon
     
Debacle
59908.7
     
 

Sim Awards

     
McCoy Cluster
     
McCoy Cluster
11001.10 - 60991.9
Cross for Distinguished Service
Award
Award
Award
Cross for Distinguished Service
10910.08
Joint Service Achievement Medal
61128.3
Cross of Distinction
60501.9

Legion of Honour
stardate -------

Fleet Awards        
Award
Award
   
Sixth Fleet
Meritous Unit Citation
10910.18- 10809.02 - 61111.9

Sixth Fleet
Order of Meritous Service
10901.16