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Thu Aug 8th, 2019 @ 11:43am
Lieutenant JG Connor Burton
Name Connor James Burton
Position Chief Engineering Officer
Rank Lieutenant JG
|Physical Description||Connor is a Human man of average height with a lean, muscular build. He usually maintains his hair at short o mid length in a slick style, with a short beard. While on duty, he tends to opt for the mission jacket over his uniform even while onboard the ship for the sake of the additional space for tools. While off duty, he'll usually be found in dark colours, occasionally maintaining the jacket even then.|
Personality & Traits
|General Overview||Connor is a fun loving man, seldom being found to be serious about anything not relating to his work. He has something of a creative personality, though this leads him to have to bite his tongue at times he wants to try his own solutions rather than the logical ones. He is also a loyal man, albeit one who sometimes lets that get in the way of things.|
|Strengths & Weaknesses||Strengths: Intelligent, Physically Fit, Creative.
Weaknesses: Prone to irrationality, can be loyal to a fault, cocky.
|Ambitions||Having worked on the Constitution Class Refit design, his career motivations at present are to design his own class of Starship.|
|Hobbies & Interests||A grease monkey through and through, he enjoys tinkering with various gadgets, regardless of where or when they are from, having a collection of restored 20th and 21st century Earth gadgets in his quarters. Outside of that, he enjoys old movies, especially spy movies, and drawing.|
|Personal History||Connor was born in 2233 in San Francisco to Starfleet Lieutenant Jeffery Burton and his wife, Angela. The younger of their two sons, Connor often tried to convince his father to take him with him to his work at the San Francisco fleet yards. While this pleased Jeffery, as his elder son, Adam, showed little interest in his work, Angela was not impressed by this at all.
This difference of opinion often led to Connor being smuggled to the San Francisco fleet yards with his father to watch the ships built. This lasted until Connor was 14 years old, when Jeffery was permanently assigned to the design department to work on the Constitution Class design project.
In 2249, when Connor was 16, he enrolled in Starfleet Academy's Engineering department, with a minor in Starship design. He would spend most of his time poking around the various pieces of equipment on site. Upon his graduation in 2253, he was given an old Earth TV by his Father by way of a graduation present, the same one that had sat in his Grandfather's study when he was a boy.
At the time of his graduation, Connor was assigned to the USS Crossfield as a junior Engineer. He served here for three years before being promoted to Lieutenant Jg and transferred to the USS Constitution as Assistant Chief Engineer.
After two years in space aboard the Constitution, during which he worked on various modifications to ship's systems, he was assigned as a member of the Constitution Refit design project in 2258. He served on this team for the next six years, assisting in designing the Refits of both 2259 and 2263. In 2264, multiple members of the design team were transferred to assume shipboard duties on various Constitution Class starships yet to undergo the overhaul of the 2263 refit. In the case of Connor, he was assigned to the USS Defiant as her new Chief Engineer.
|Service Record||2249 - Entered Starfleet Academy, Engineering Division
2253 - Graduated Starfleet Academy, 89th Percentile. Assigned USS Crossfield, junior Engineer.
2256 - Promoted to Lieutenant Jg, Assigned USS Constitution, Assistant Chief Engineer.
2258 - Transferred to Starfleet Design Bureau, Constitution Class Refit Design Team
2264 - Transferred to USS Defiant, Chief Engineer