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Fri Mar 9th, 2018 @ 1:15am
Lieutenant JG Makaio
Position Chief Flight Operations Officer
Rank Lieutenant JG
|Birth Location||Dorvan V|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Physical Description||Makaio has a naturally athletic build, attributed to growing up in the mountain region of Dorvan V. While he keeps his hair long to honor his ancestors, he often wears it tied up in a regulation knot even while not on duty.|
|General Overview||Makaio is a natural pilot. He learned from a young age how to navigate with the stars on his home planet of Dorvan V, which lent itself easily when he began learning how to navigate a starship.
Having survived the Dominion war on a planet within what was then known as the DMZ, Makaio learned to survive hardships with his family, retreating into the mountains as the dominion overran their cities. It was here that he learned to hunt, fish, and fight.
The dominion war devastated Dorvan V, leaving very little infrastructure. As a result, Makaio's education was severely stunted for several years both during and after the war and his people survived and rebuilt with the aid of the Federation.
|Strengths & Weaknesses||Makaio's strengths include his physical agility, and his celestial navigation techniques.
|Hobbies & Interests||Makaio spends most of his free time either outside or in the holodeck running and hunting. He is also quite accustomed to camping out either in modern tents or in handmade shelter.|
|Languages||English, Cardassian, several native american languages|
|Personal History||Born in 2368 to Acatl and Oquaka on the native american colony of Dorvan V, Makaio would experience much turmoil in his life before even making it to his teenage years. By the age of seven Makaio had seen the Federation attempt to force his people from their home, the rise of the Dominion within the Alpha Quadrant, the ensuing war, and the recovery efforts lead by the Federation.
Having witnessed both the heroic acts of starfleet infantry and the years of assistance given by the Federation following the withdrawal of the Dominion in 2375, Makaio soon found himself wishing to join Starfleet. While many others on the colony still viewed Starfleet with a level of skepticism due to their attempted forced relocation, Makaio's family supported him and with the help of an officer he had met as a boy, he was enrolled in Starfleet Academy at the age of 19.
|Starfleet Training||The four years in the academy were extremely enlightening as well as challenging for Makaio. While he had studied hard to gain entrance, the years of living on a war torn colony had taken a noticeable toll on his overall academic performance. It was during his first year at the academy that Makaio met with another member of his tribe who had joined Starfleet many years prior. Together, and with a surprise visit from his father, Makaio embarked on his first vision quest.
Makaio emerged from the vision quest with a renewed sense of self and dedication to his goals. He soon found himself guided to the flight navigation and stellar cartography courses. In a matter of months it became obvious that Makaio had found his niche within the Starfleet life and he began excelling.
While Makaio was never able to fully overcome his deficits in the general sciences and other academic areas, his flight proficiency scores were among the best in his class and he was even rated a grade three engineer.
|Career History||Makaio graduated from Starfleet academy in 2391 at the age of 23. While he had hoped to be assigned a posting on a starship, Makaio found himself piloting a transport ship from San Fransisco to the Utopia Planetia shipyards of Mars. It was at this posting that he met several prominent members of both Starfleet and the Federation that would allow him to quickly gain the posting he had so much desired.
In the year 2392, while transporting a number of crew tranfers to the USS Orlando, Makaio got speaking with an admiral who suggested his flight scores should have merited a higher posting. Shortly after, Makaio received orders to report to Starbase 332 where he would take a shuttle to the USS Thames to begin his new role as Chief of Flight Operations.
|Service Record||2387-2391: Starfleet Academy - Cadet
2391: Promoted to Ensign
2391-2392: Sol Sector - Transport Pilot
2392: Promoted to Lieutenant (JG)
2392-Present: USS Thames - Chief of Flight Operations