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01 Apr 2021 @ 9:02pm
Lieutenant Khaled al Rashid
Name Khaled al Rashid
Position First Officer
Second Position Chief Helmsman
|Physical Description||Short in stature, but fit, Khaled al Rashid has his head shaved and regulation facial hair.|
|Father||Commodore Faisal al Rashid - Starfleet|
Personality & Traits
|General Overview||Khaled is all business in his approach to his duties. He is not aiming to make friends, but for the few who are invited to his narrow universe, he is a committed friend.|
|Strengths & Character Flaws||He is competent in his secondary shipboard duties as helm officer, and has the swagger associated with that position. He's also a loyal officer, desperate to gain approval in his role as first officer. As he is new to the exec position, his eagerness to do well sometimes causes him to not trust his crew to perform duties without his supervision, or even without him doing it himself. When he gets frustrated, he tends to get short and snippy with his subordinates, which can be off-putting. Will occasionally attempt to cut corners.|
|Ambitions||Khaled makes no secret of the fact that he is on the command track toward starship captaincy. He has his career mapped out to include command, Starfleet Academy professor, promotion to flag rank and then either a position in the Admiralty or Academy commandant.|
|Hobbies & Interests||Games of chance. Model building. Unpowered flight (gliders, hang gliders). Spaceflight history of the Federation founding member worlds. Playing the uth'a (Andorian recorder).|
|Personal History||Khaled al Rashid hails from the family of Haroun al Rashid, an early president during the infancy of the United Federation of Planets. He is the son of Starfleet Commodore Faisal al Rashid, portmaster of Starbase 21.
It was never in doubt that young Khaled would enter Starfleet. He spent his youth in the deserts of Saudi Arabia on, flying gliders and falling in love with the human obsession with escaping the bonds of Earth's gravity. His father, who came up through Starfleet as an engineer, often joked that while he put starships together, his son would fly them apart.
In Starfleet Academy, Khaled was recruiting poster perfect. He maintained a fierce rivalry with fellow flight cadet Red Jarvis from Tycho City on Luna colony. Though Khaled never broke Red's time record on the Academy flight range, he did graduate with honors, while Red's multiple demerits landed him midrange in class ranking.
Despite Khaled's family connections, he could not land a posting the the prestigious Advanced Starship Design Bureau's flight testing team, and was incensed to find that the undisciplined Ensign Red Jarvis had, indeed, snagged a spot on that team.
The disappointment was momentary, though, as he drew the first of a handful of important deep space assignments as a relief helmsman on a series of scouts. He learned many practical, on-the-job lessons, like the importance of developing an almost symbiotic relationship with a starship navigator.
|Service Record||2280-84 — Cadet, Starfleet Academy/San Francisco
2284 — Ensign, Relief Helmsman, U.S.S. Phoenix/NCC-604
2284-85 — Ensign, Relief Helmsman, U.S.S. Goddard/NCC-714
2285 — Ensign, Junior Helmsman, U.S.S. Constellation/NCC-2593
2285-88 — Lieutenant Junior Grade, Senior Helmsman, U.S.S. Copernicus/NCC-640
2288-91 — Lieutenant, Senior Helmsman, U.S.S. Valkyrie/NCC-2590
2291-92 — Lieutenant, Student, Starfleet Academy Command School/San Francisco
2292 — Lieutenant, First Officer/Senior Helmsman, U.S.S. Minerva/NCC-1882