ORIGINS: Jack Veld

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CAPT Jack Veld- Commanding Officer, USS Constellation

Captain (O-6)

I. Personal Data
Full Name:  		Jonathan Veld
Surname:  		Veld
Given Name:  		Jonathan
Nickname:		Jack
Current Rank:  		Captain (O-6);
Current Billet:  	CO, USS CONSTELLATION NCC-1017
Species:  		Homo sapiens sapiens (Terran Human)
Gender/Sex:  		Male/XY
Age:  			41 Terran Years 
DOB:  			13 May 2219 
POB:  			Richmond, virgina, Earth
Parents:  		William Veld (DOB: 2191)- Commodore, Starbase 7, Starfleet
	  		Ariel Winters (DOB: 2194)- Attorney
Siblings:  		William "Billy" Veld (DOB: 2217)- Starfleet (deceased);
			Sarah Sharpe (DOB: 2223)- Mid-level management, CJI Materials
Spouse:  		Brianna Veld (DOB: 2224)- Associate Professor, Duke University
Children:  		Aiden Veld (Male; DOB: 2247)- student
           		Spencer Veld (Male; DOB: 2249)- student

A. Physical Description
HT: 			5'11" (180cm)
WT: 			165 lbs (75kg)
EY: 			Green 
HR: 			Sandy 
SK:  			Light Tan;  Small (1cm) scar on right side of forehead 
				(covered by eyebrow)
Blood Type:  		AB+
Vision:  		O: +.05, S: +.025 (effectively 20/20)
Religion:  		Roman Catholic
Citizenship:  		Earth; United Federation of Planets
Languages:  		Terran Standard (native speaker), Andorian (fluent), Tellarite
				(passable), Vulcan (passable)

II.  Educational Background
A. Academic Institutions Attended
   -- Star Fleet Academy {Graduated *cum laude*}
         (Bachelor of Science, Political Science)
B. Service Schools Attended
   -- Star Fleet Space Warfare Officers School
   -- Star Fleet Command School
C. Qualifications (MOS/MOCs)
   -- MOC:  Tactical Officer
   -- MOC:  Navigation/Astrogation Officer
   -- MOC:  Damage Control Procedures
   -- MOC:  Command Officer

D. Star Fleet Academy Record
Honors: 		*Cum Laude*; 
Academic Major: 	Political Science
Professional Major: 	Tactics, Damage Control Operations
Class Rank:  		47/340;
Reprimands: 		1
			Involved in a bar fight involving several cadets and 
			officers just returning from their Cadet Cruise.
			No major injuries; however, he gained his eyebrow scar
			in this fight.
Commendations: 		3
Athletics:  		Null gravity handball, soccer
Activities:  		Wargaming Society   

III. Biographical Notes

A. Chronology (tabular form)
0:		Born on the USS FRANKLIN NCC-0322

0-17:  		Lived with mother and grandparents on Earth; attended Terran 
			public schools.	Graduated from high school a year early.

17:  		Entered Starfleet Academy, early admission.

17-21:		Attended Starfleet Academy.

21:		Cadet Cruise aboard USS GALILEO; passed with High Honors.  
			Commissioned into Starfleet as a Lieutenant, Junior 
			Grade (O-2).

21-27:		Active duty in Starfleet.

27-28:		Entered Officer's School; graduated With Distinction.

28-Present:	Active duty in Starfleet.

B. Background Summary
Jack Veld is a man of great passion, opinion and intellect.  He is a Thinking
Man: an avid reader, quick to debate philosophy and literature.  He despises
warfare, and seeks to avoid it at nearly any cost.  As such, he is an accomplished
diplomat, which was a large reason why he was given command of CONSTELLATION.

His childhood, unlike many of his colleagues, was relatively normal, if one accepts
being raised by his grandparents as normal; with his father in Starfleet, his mother 
lived with hispaternal grandparents first in Richmond, then in Alexandria.  He was
always an intelligent child, and he enjoyed a lot of success in school, eventually
graduating from high school a year early and gaining Early Entry into Starfleet

The first real traumatic moment of his life did not occur until he was already
serving in the fleet: his older brother, Billy, was killed during the Klingon
raid of Altair VI in 2245.  However, this event did little to derail his career.

Despite his distaste of combat, he **is** quite a capable warrior: he was something
of a tactical genius at the Academy (he would end up making Tactics his professional
major), and has acquitted himself well when faced with combat during his career,
earning several awards and medals.  Most notably, he earned the Karagite order of
Tactics for his defense of the Andorian colony planet of Tashnal from superior 
Klingon forces in 2251. In this engagement, Jack assumed command of the destroyer
KURSK when Captain Gav (an andorian) was injured in the intial Klingon volleys.
Using KURSK's superior maneuverability, he inflicted large enough losses on the
Klingon squadron that they were forced to withdraw.  Jack then turned his efforts
to directing the damage control efforts, eventually stabilizing a badly-damaged KURSK
until relief could arrive.  Due tot his event, Veld is recognized as a Hero of the 
Andorian People by the Andorian government.  As such, he wears a thin blue ribbon 
underneath his Starfleet insignia in recognition of his standing.  This event 
confirmed his place on the short list for starship command.

The other watershed moment in his career occured during his time in command of the
small cruiser HAWKING.  HAWKING was dispatched to the Pollux system, in order to
mediate a dispute between two applicants for Federation membership, now emboiled in
a war over the precious deposits of dilithium in the asteroid belt between the
planets.  Veld was able to get the two sides to sit down and, despite their 
xenophobia and greed, managed to bring peace to the system while fairly dividing the
profits of the asteroid belt between them.  Shortly thereafter, Veld was promoted and
given command of CONSTELLATION.

Jack is not an addictive personality; however, he is not one to turn down a drink.  In
fact, Jack keeps a very-well-hidden stash of alcohol- Andorian Bourbon, Scotch (single
malt only), even a couple of dusty bottles of Romulan Ale, though he rarely EVER takes 
those out given hoe difficult it is to get those.  He does NOT keep a operational still
on board...though he was busted for that once in his younger days.

IV. Official Star Fleet Record

A. Promotion History:
2236.214 (August 1):	Entered 1st Year, Starfleet Academy
2237.213 (August 1):	Entered 2nd Year, Starfleet Academy
2238.213 (August 1):	Entered 3rd Year, Starfleet Academy
2239.213 (August 1):	Entered 4th Year, Starfleet Academy
(NOTE- skipped the rank of Ensign due to passign the Cadet Cruise with High
2240.366:	Promoted to Lieutenant, JG (O-2)
2245.319:	Promoted to Lieutenant (O-3)
2247.151:	Promoted to Lieutenant Commander (O-4)
2253.261:	Promoted to Commander (O-5)
2259.105:	Promoted to Captain (O-6)

B. Service History
2236.214:	Entered 1st Year, Starfleet Academy
2237.213:	Entered 2nd Year, Starfleet Academy
2238.213:	Entered 3rd Year, Starfleet Academy
2239.213:	Entered 4th Year, Starfleet Academy
2240.183:	Assigned to USS GALILEO NCC-0481 for Cadet Cruise
2240.366:	Completed Cadet Cruise; promoted to Lieutenant, JG (O-2)
2241.001:	Assigned as Helmsman, USS MIDWAY NCC-0449
2245.319:	Promoted to Lieutenant (O-3); Reassigned as Chief 
				Navigator, USS ARCURUS NCC-0436
2246.213:	Reassigned to Command School
2247.151:	Graduated from Command School; promoted to Lieutenant 
				Commander (O-4)
2247.213:	Reassigned as Instructor, Starfleet Academy (Advanced 
2250.152:	Reassigned as First Officer, USS KURSK NCC-0644
2253.261:	Promoted to Commander (O-5); reassigned as CO, USS
				HAWKING NCC-0515
2259.105:	Promoted to Captain (O-6); reassigned as CO, USS 

C.  Medals and Commendations
Starfleet Commendation Award x4
Karagite Order of Tactics
Hero of the Andorian People
Silver Star
Combat Action Award x2
Medal of Merit- Diplomacy
Outstanding Unit Citation x2
Wounded Lion

V. Skills Profile
His greatest skills are his tactical awareness and his diplomatic abilities.
Both are natural gifts he has refined either in school or on the job.  He is
a cometent marksman, but not anything special.  He is adequate in hand-to-
hand combat; he has not learned to use his wiry frame to its fullest in this

VI. Recent Fitness Reports
Jack Veld is in superb physical fitness, if a little on the thin side.  His
muscle mass is not what it could be on his frame, but this has not been a 
problem for him.  No physical limitations found; No diseases or conditions
found.  He is cleared for active duty.

-- Dr. Sekar
	Staff Attending, Starfleet Academy

VII. Psychological Profile
Calling him a 'reluctant warrior' would be an understatement; this man loathes
combat, and will try to avoid it if at all possible.  While this might be
somewhat naive of someone commanding one of Starfleet's most modern ships,
he comes by it honestly: he has seen combat up close and personal, and has seen 
what its cost is in terms of humanity.  He simply refuses to pay that price if 
he can help it.

Otherwise, Jack Veld is as well-adjusted as you would want in an officer: keen
mind, compassionate, tough, and fair.

-- LCDR Bradley Baines
	Staff Psychologist, Starbase 11

VIII. Current Recreational Interests
Jack is an avid reader.  Has been known to indulge in have a few drinks with
his most senior officers when the occasion calls.