ORIGINS: Richard Lewis

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CAPT Rick Lewis- Commanding Officer, USS Constellation

Captain (O-6)


I. Personal Data
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Full Name:  		Richard James Lewis
Surname:  	        Lewis
Given Name:  	        Richard
Nickname:	        Rick
Current Rank:  		Captain (O-6)
Current Billet:  	Commanding Officer, USS CONSTELLATON, NCC-1017
Species:  		Human (Terran)
Gender/Sex:  		M
Age:  			50 Terran Years
DOB:  			June 13, 2213
POB:  			Cambridge, Massachusetts, Earth
Parents:  		James Lewis, PhD (84)
                        Elisabeth Lewis, M.D. (80)
Siblings:  		None
Spouse:  		LeAnne Lewis (deceased)
Children:  		Cadet Charles Lewis (21)

A. Physical Description
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HT: 			6'2"
WT: 			205 lbs
EY: 			Blue
HR: 			Dark Brown, Greying
SK:  			Caucasian, fair skinned
Blood Type:  		O+
Religion:  		Anglican
Citizenship:  		Earth
Languages:  		English


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II.  Educational Background
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A. Academic Institutions Attended
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   -- Harvard University
         (B.S., M.S., PhD Starship Engineering)
   -- Starfleet Academy
         (Advanced Officer Training Course)

B. Service Schools Attended
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   -- Starfleet Space Warfare Officers School

C. Qualifications (MOS/MOCs)
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   -- MOC:  Engineering Officer
   -- MOC:  Command Officer
   -- MOC:  Damage Control Procedures
   -- MOC:  Starship Design
   -- MOC:  Starship Repair and Docks Officer

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III. Biographical Notes
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A. Chronology (tabular form)
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0-18:  		Lived with parents in Cambridge, Mass.

18-22:          Attended Harvard University

22-26:          Harvard University, PhD in Starship Engineering

26:  		Entered Star Fleet

26-28:		Attended Star Fleet Advanced Officer Training Course

28-Present:	Active duty in Starfleet.


B. Background Summary
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Richard Lewis grew up with a passion for the sciences and mathematics, which 
eventually led him into engineering.  Growing up in an academic family, he 
always felt the push to pursue the theoretical side of his field, but felt a 
personal call to work hands-on with the starship systems that he studied.  
After finishing his doctorate at Harvard he decided to join Starfleet, despite 
his parent's objections.

He met his late wife during his first tour, though she was killed in an accident 
shortly after the birth of their son (who was living with Harper's parents at 
the time).  He was crushed by the death of his wife but rededicated himself to 
his career.  He has spent most of his son's life in posts that don't allow 
children, but whenever he has had the opportunity he has brought his son with him.

He is a gifted engineer, which is his true passion.  However, it became clear to 
those around him that the combination of his easy manner with his analytical 
mind lent itself well to command, and he was tapped as a first officer in 
addition to his engineering responsibilities.  He loves the opportunity to be 
"out there" and work with ships in the field, but also feels the pressure of 
returning to Earth and working more closely with Starfleet Engineering, combined 
with the chance to spend more time with his aging parents.  His son has followed 
his father and is currently a cadet at the Academy, despite Richard's quiet 
protests out of fear of something happening to his son.

He gets along well with those he works with and has an easy-going manner.  He is 
slow to anger but has a terrible temper when pushed.


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IV. Official Star Fleet Record
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A. Promotion History:
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2239.214:	Entered Starfleet Advanced Officer Training Program
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(Note: Skipped rank of Ensign due to previous education)
2241.114:	Commissioned as Lieutenant, Junior Grade (O-2)
2243.300:       Promoted to Lieutenant (O-3)
2248.290:       Promoted to Lieutenant Commander (O-4)
2252.343:       Promoted to Commander (O-5)
2258.183:       Promoted to Captain (O-6)

B. Service History
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2239.214:	Entered Starfleet Advanced Officer Training Program
2241.114:	Commissioned as Lieutenant, Junior Grade (O-2)
2241.114:       Assigned as Chief Engineer, USS COPERNICUS
2243.130:       Assigned as Chief Engineer, USS TESLA
2243.300:       Promoted to Lieutenant (O-3)
2246.60:        Assigned as Chief Engineer/First Officer, USS QUASAR
2248.290:       Promoted to Lieutenant Commander (O-4)
2250.142:       Assigned as Head of Warp Design Operations Group, SFE
2252.343:       Promoted to Commander (O-5)
2252.343:       Assigned as Chief Engineer/First Officer, USS CONSTITUTION
2255.200:       Assigned as Commanding Officer, USS CURIE
2258.183:       Promoted to Captain (O-6)
2258.153:       Assigned as Chief of Station Docks and Repair, Starbase Alpha
2261.058:       Assigned as Commanding Officer, USS DEFIANT
2263.112:       Assigned as Commanding Officer, USS CONSTELLATION


C.  Medals and Commendations
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Medal of Merit (5)
Combat Action Award (2)
Starfleet Commendation Award
Starfleet Engineering Distinguished Colleague Award


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V. Skills Profile
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Lewis is a brilliant engineer.  He combines a love of the theory and 
practice, and has been intimately involved in some of the latest developments 
in Starfleet Engineering's ship design and production. Overseeing the docks 
at Starbase Alpha is a real capstone for his career to date.  He has 
consistently demonstrated himself an excellent leader, motivating those around 
him and encouraging the development of the officers and enlisted who served 
with him in engineering departments.  His one command, of the CURIE, proved 
that he could oversee a starship, though the more informal style that works in 
an engineering department was perceived by some as weakness or a lack of 
formal discipline in a Captain.  He learned from the experience, but is not 
one to change his style. 

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VI. Recent Fitness Reports
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Captain Richard Lewis is in good physical condition.  He could do with more formal 
exercise and a better diet, but he is in good health.

-- CDR Try'ell
	Staff Attending, Starbase Alpha


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VII. Psychological Profile
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CAPT Lewis is well fit for duty.  He is well liked and relates well to his 
subordinates, but continues to be limited in his close personal friends.  His 
relationship with his son causes him some stress as he continues to fear for the 
Cadet's safety in Starfleet, likely due to the death of his wife in service.
-- LCDR Bradley Baines
	Staff Psychologist, Starbase Alpha


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VIII. Current Recreational Interests 
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Lewis' recreation is really an extension of his work.  He is always tinkering with 
something, and his current hobby is repairing and building antique timepieces.