Gold Fleet- Maximilian Von Hesse, Chief Operations Officer USS CIRCE
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LCDR Maximilian Von Hesse, Chief Operations Officer USS CIRCE NCC-27000
================================================================ I. PERSONAL STATISTICS ================================================================ Surname: Von Hess Given Name(s): Maximilian Current Rank: Lietuenant Commander Current Billet: OPS, USS Circe Species: Human Gender/Sex: Male Age: 63 (363) Standard Terran Years Date of Birth: October 7, 1897 Place of Birth: Schönhausen, Prussia, Earth (Alternate Universe) Parents: Count Karl Von Hess Frau Gertrude Schleissen Siblings: None Spouse: Countess Mary Plantagenet, Deceased 1934 Children: Son Gerhardt Von Hess, Born 1919, deceased 1943 Religion: Buddhist, Former Catholic HT: 6'1" m; WT: 190 lbs kg; Eyes: Blue; Hr.: Gray; Comp: Fair ================================================================== II. EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND ================================================================== A. Academic Institutional Background: -- Berlin Military Prep. School -- Prussian Institute of Military Science 1913 -- Starfleet Academy 2416 (Exit Exam, Curriculum Completed on USS THUNDERCHILD 2415) B. Service Schools Attended: -- Formation Flying taught by Oswalde Boelcke, 1916 -- Operations Branch Training, Trained on USS THUNDERCHILD 2415 C. Qualifications (MOC's) -- Operations Officer, Helmsman D. Star Fleet Academy Record: Academy Record: Class Rank: N/A, Completed Academy Curriculum on board USS THUNDERCHILD Academic Major: Political Science; Professional Major: Operations Qualifications: Operations Officer; Commendations: 4; Reprimands: 0 Awards: Iron Cross, 2nd Class (February, 1916) Iron Cross, 1st Class (October, 1916) Orden Pour le Merite "The Blue Max" (October, 1917) Reprimands: None Activities: ================================================================== III. BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES ================================================================== A. Chronology (tabular form): ----------------------------- EXAMPLE 0-13: Lived with parents. Max's father was a nephew of the famed German chancellor Otto Von Bismarck. 13-16: Attended high school, a special school for aristocrats leading to both military and political careers. 16-20: Attended the Prussian Military Academy, commissioned as a Lieutnant in the newly formed Luftwaffe. 27: World War One. Rank Hauptmann (Captain ? O-3) assigned to Jagdstaffel 2 alongside other soon to be ace pilots Max Immelmann, Oswald Boelcke, Werner Voss, Ernst Udet and Manfred Von Richtoven. 31: Armistice. Max held the rank of Oberst (Colonel ? O-6) and was in command of Jagstaffel 4. Ended the war with 48 confirmed kills, ranked 13 in the world and 4th in Germany (Tied with Werner Voss). Oberst Von Hess was feared and respected on both sides for his deadly marksmanship and his unwavering chivalry. Was once shot down in 1917 and returned to his side of the lines by British (Canadian) Ace Billy Bishop, as thanks for letting allowing Bishop to withdraw when his guns jammed some weeks earlier. 31: Signing of the Treaty of Versailles. Moved to England with his wife, who as a cousin of the late Queen Victoria secured him a proper position befitting his aristocratic ancestry. Entered Oxford University majoring in history and foreign policy (dual major). 36: Moved to Boston and took a position teaching political science and German history at Harvard University. 41: Naturalized United States citizen. Ran (unsuccessfully) for congress. Tenured at Harvard. 51: In the top-secret military base known as Area 51, Max's brother-in-law, a scientist working in cryogenics for the United States Army had successfully frozen and reanimated three human test subjects. When Max was found to have an inoperable tumor in his brain he became the subject of a long-term test to be initiated with a twenty-year duration. 351 (51): The facility storing Max's cryo-chamber had long since been forgotten with the excitement of manned space flight, the Vietnam war, and the widespread fear of Communism. Fortunately, the facility where that chamber was housed was self-sufficient, powered by a hydroelectic generator running off an underground river, he sat there until a mining project was begun in the Nevada desert in 2244. 51 (351): Miners enter the old subterranean base known as Area 51. Starfleet intelligence quickly seal off the area, and eventually a treasure trove of 20th century history is unearthed, including a living human, Maximillian Von Hess, frozen on February 7, 1949. 53: After two years of both learning and teaching, Max became a professor of ancient studies at Harvard University. 55: Max accepted a position as dean of Antiquities at Harvard University. 57: Max is brought before the President of the Americas United as a special advisor on the USS THUNDERCHILD. He accompanies President Washington on a visit to the THUNDERCHILD, and remains on board as the ship leaves the solar system 61: Max enters the ASR universe as USS THUNDERCHILD returns to her proper place and time. During the last four years, Max completed the standard Starfleet Academy curriculum with the assistance of Captain Gatewood and the officers and crew of the THUNDERCHILD. Max's studies were confirmed by the Academy proper and he was directly commissioned as a Lieutenant (JG). 63: Newly promoted to Lieutenant Commander, Max is assigned as Operations Officer / Second Officer on the USS Circe. B. Background Summary: ----------------------- Max Von Hess was born on Earth, only in the alternate universe encountered by USS THUNDERCHILD. Most of Earth's history was identical in that timeline, until the first emergence of USS THUNDERCHILD in 1961.
Raised to be every bit the 19th century aristocrat, became a pilot in the first world war, and at war's end had a total of 48 confirmed kills, fourth behind Manfred Von Richthofen (80), Ernst Udet (62) and Erich Loewenhardt (53) and tied with Werner Voss. After WWI, studied history and political science and became a professor at first Oxford, and later Harvard. When Max was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor in 1948, he became the test subject in a top- secret long-term cryogenics experiment conducted by his brother-in-law, a scientist working for the United States Army. Frozen for 300 years, Max was found in 2248, and after 2 years of modern studies (and historical lecturing), was invited to teach at his old alma mater Harvard. A few years later he accepted a position as Harvard University's dean of antiquities, and through that position became an advisor to Americas United President Washington. Von Hess accompanied President Washington on a visit to THUNDERCHILD, and when that ship left the solar system, Von Hess remained on board. During his three years on THUNDERCHILD Von Hess completed the standard curriculum for Starfleet Academy, and upon THUNDERCHILD's return he immediately enrolled at the academy proper and was graduated six months later at the rank of Lieutenant JG. Von Hess remained assigned at the academy as a history teacher despite his desire to go into space. Finally this year he had to threaten his resignation in order to be given a shipboard assignment, as the operations officer of the USS Circe. ========================================================================= IV. OFFICIAL STAR FLEET RECORD ========================================================================= A. Promotion History: ---------------------- 130601 Commissioned as Ensign B. Service History: -------------------- See narrative above C. Medals and Commendations: Iron Cross, 2nd Class, 1915 Iron Cross, 1st Class, 1916 Orden "Pour le Merite" (The Blue Max), 1917 ========================================================================== V. SKILLS PROFILE ========================================================================== Max is by all accounts a brilliant man, with an eidetic memory and a quick mind. He was tied for Germany's number 4 high-scoring ace pilot in the First World War (his black and yellow Fokker DVII nearly as feared across the French skies as Von Richtoven's Red Fokker Dr.I). He is also an amateur boxer of considerable skill, and still competes in matches today. Of course it is not piloting or boxing which are his main claims to fame today (though he still embarrassed both his piloting and hand to hand combat instructors at Starfleet Academy), but rather his eccentric demeanor and old-fashioned manors. ========================================================================== VI. RECENT FITNESS REPORT ========================================================================== For a man of 61 years, Max is extremely fit, and I would imagine in better shape today than he was in those 1920s boxing photographs. ========================================================================== VII. PSYCHOLOGICAL PROFILE ========================================================================== An interesting case. Dr. Von Hess is both trapped in the past and living in the present. I'm not sure how to diagnose such an individual, who in effect is living his second life, but I can say that his spirits are good and while many of his mannerisms are quite out of date, he is more than amply stable. An amazing conversationalist. ========================================================================== VIII. CURRENT RECREATIONAL INTERESTS ========================================================================== Boxing, sailing, motorcycling, holodeck flight simulation, building of a full-scale replica Fokker DVII ========================================================================== IX. MISC INFORMATIONS ========================================================================== Once again, definitely NOT an entry-level character. Max is a man with a lot of history and wisdom to match. His previous teaching background, not to mention his wise demeanor and skills at diplomacy led Starfleet Academy to welcome his application despite his age. Strangely for a Lieutenant Commander, Von Hess has never yet been assigned to Starship duty, though he was a civilian advisor on USS THUNDERCHILD and assumed many duties usually assigned to Starfleet officers on account of that ship's depleted crew.