ORIGINS: Chance Ventura

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ENS Chance Ventura- Helmsman, USS Hood

Ensign (O-1)


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I. Personal Data	
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Full Name:    	Chance Gregory Ventura    
Surname:      	Ventura
Given Name:     Chance    
Nickname:    	"Chase" Ventura    
Current Rank:   Ensign (O-1)
Current Billet: Cheif Helmsman, USS HOOD NCC-1703
Species:      	Human    
Gender/Sex:     Male    
Age:          	22    
DOB:          	21 August 2247    
POB:          	Hollywood, California
Parents:      	Paul Ventura (father), Amy Gregory (mother)    
Siblings:      	Mora (younger sister)    
Spouse:      	none    
Children:      	none    


A. Physical Description
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HT: 		5'8"            
WT: 		160 lbs            
EY: 		Brown             
HR: 		Black             
SK: 		Brown             
Blood Type:  	O+        
Religion:    	Christian
Citizenship: 	Earth
Languages:   	English, Tagalog, Some Chinese and Spanish        


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II.  Educational Background
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A. Academic Institutions Attended
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   -- Star Fleet Academy


B. Service Schools Attended
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   -- Star Fleet Space Warfare Officers School


C. Qualifications (MOS/MOCs)
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   -- MOC:  Helmsman, Navigation


D. Star Fleet Academy Record
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Honors:         
Academic Major:     	Engineering/Mechanical
Professional Major:     Astrophysics, Stellar Cartography
Class Rank:          	5th in class
Reprimands:         	4 reprimands:  3 for illegal street racing, 
				1 for striking a professor
Commendations:         	None
Athletics:          	Jeet Kune Do, Kendo, Gymnastics
Activities:          	Nova Squadron - Senior Year, Orienteering, World 
				War 2 Pacific Theater Reenactments,  Acting, 
				War Club, 


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III. Biographical Notes
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A. Chronology (tabular form)
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0-18:      	Grew up in Hollywood, California   
18:          	Entered Starfleet Academy.
18-22:        	Attended Starfleet Academy.
22:    		Cadet Cruise 
22-Present: 	Active duty in Starfleet


B. Background Summary
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Son of the famous actor Paul Ventura, Chance grew up with a privileged 
lifestyle, even going so far as to follow in his father's footsteps, 
making a couple of action-oriented projects, but his heart just wasn't 
in it.  All he could really find any peace in was SPEED.  

He got into motorcycles and car clubs and learned the ins and out of most 
earthbound passenger vehicles.  After a couple of brushes with the law, 
tarnishing his squeaky clean teen heartthrob image with a couple of 
'errors in judgement', his father enrolled him in Starfleet Academy in 
the hopes that a military lifestyle could curb some of his headstrong 
ways ... as well as keep him from stealing any more cars.

His first year in the Academy was, putting it mildly, ugly.  Not only did 
he barely pass most of his classes, but he almost got himself expelled 
several times for sneaking off campus during restricted hours to 
participate in some illegal street racing.

The start of his second year wrought an interesting change, though.  He 
started it off pretty much the same as his first year, but became 
captivated by a mechanical engineering class he had signed up for with 
just the barest hint of interest.  

The instructor, Alastair Secundus, recognized the passion Chance had for 
vehicles and attempted to take him under his wing, channelling his 
interests into something that Starfleet could utilize.  It was there that 
he discovered that he LOVED to fly and was good at it.  In fact, flying 
became the greatest love of his life, and he began to distinguish himself 
amongst his peers and instructors as a great natural flyer.  He dedicated 
the rest of his Academy time to becoming a pilot and pursued that aim 
slavishly.  

Perhaps a little too slavishly.

Of course, Nova Squadron fell straight into Chance's crosshairs and at 
the beginning of his third year, he applied for membership.  With his 
natural flying talent and passion, it was assumed that he was a shoe-in.  
The Academy gasped collectively when they announced the membership of 
Nova Squadron that year, and the name Chance Ventura was not on the list.  

Barely containing his anger and disappointment, he confronted his 
instructors to find out why he had been denied membership.  To his shock, 
all his instructors had approved his candidacy, except one - Alastair 
Secundus, his mentor and the man who had taught him the joys of flying.

Enraged, Chance struck his mentor and stormed off, but Secundus later 
found him and explained that despite his natural talent and ability for 
flying, it was not enough that he concentrate on JUST that.  He had to 
learn everything else he was being taught, not just piloting.  

After a few discussions and arguments, Chance eventually understood his 
mentor's point of view and agreed to work on the rest of his curriculum 
as hard as he had worked on becoming a pilot.  While the reprimand for 
striking a professor had to stay on the record, it was mitigated by the 
fact that the professor (Secundus) admitted to goading Chance into such 
an action, for a specific reason.  By the middle of the year, he had 
brought the rest of his grades up to the standard he had set for himself 
as a pilot.

Karmically, he was indeed rewarded near the end of the year when one of 
Nova Squadron's pilots was called home from the Academy due to a death in 
the family.  Chance was the unanimously agreed-upon replacement, and so 
despite a rocky third year, ended that year having brought up all his 
grades and he was now the newest member of Nova Squadron.

Chance's final year in the Academy was stellar, a complete turnaround 
from how he came in.  Automatically accepted as a member of Nova Squadron 
for his first 'official' year, he distinguished himself in the field of 
mechanical engineering.  His final project was designing a one-man flier 
that was so advanced that the Academy is considering adapting it to 
retrofit the Nova Squadron fliers.  

While he decided to hit the command track a little late, he has currently 
applied to the USS Hood as Helmsman and plans to continue his studies for 
the eventual command track.


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IV. Official Star Fleet Record
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A. Promotion History:
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2255.213:    	Entered 1st Year, Starfleet Academy
2256.214:    	Entered 2nd Year, Starfleet Academy
2257.213:    	Entered 3rd Year, Starfleet Academy
2258.213:    	Entered 4th Year, Starfleet Academy
2259.213:	Promoted to Midshipman; entered Cadet Cruise
2260.115:    	Promoted to Ensign (O-1)


B. Service History:
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2255.213:    	Entered 1st Year, Starfleet Academy
2256.214:    	Entered 2nd Year, Starfleet Academy
2257.213:    	Entered 3rd Year, Starfleet Academy
2258.213:    	Entered 4th Year, Starfleet Academy
2259.213:	Promoted to Midshipman; assigned to Cadet Cruise onm
			USS HORIZON NCC-0119
2260.155:    	Completed Cadet Cruise; Promoted to Ensign (O-1)
2260.158:	Assigned as HELM, USS HOOD NCC-1703


C.  Medals and Commendations
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None at this time.


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V. Skills Profile
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Expert-level Martial Arts & Gymnastic ability, Professional level acting 
	and singing ability.


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VI. Recent Fitness Reports
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Chance Ventura is in excellent physical condition.  Cadet Ventura possesses 
exceptional reflexes, which should come as no surprise considering 
his history.  Endurance and agility are all above average for his age 
and size.  Physical strength is average for his size and musculature.  
Vision is 20/20.  No detectable diseases or debilitating conditions 
found.  

-- Dr. Sekar
    Staff Attending, Starfleet Academy

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He hits like mule.

-- Alastair Secundus
    Flight Instructor, Starfleet Academy


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VII. Psychological Profile
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Cadet Chance Ventura is still brash and reckless, but no longer arrogant, 
as I once reported during his entry exam into the Academy.  During his time 
here, I have seen him many times and he has matured from what some would 
describe as a 'spoiled brat' to a highly motivated, focused and talented 
individual.  He is quick to rise to a challenge, but easily goaded into doing 
something foolish, if pushed.  

He posses amazing intuitive ability, that when coupled with his famous 
relexes, make it appear almost like precognition, but I have no evidence to 
prove that he possesses any such mental ability.

-- LCDR Bradley Baines
    Staff Psychologist, Starbase 11


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VIII. Current Recreational Interests
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Flying, restoring vintage automobiles and airplanes (when on Earth), Tactical 
and strategic simulations, Theater and acting.


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