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Lieutenant JG Alexander McConnell

Name Alexander David McConnell PhD

Position Quantum Mechanics Specialist

Second Position Stellar Cartographer

Rank Lieutenant JG

Character Information

Gender Male
Species Human
Age 27

Physical Appearance

Height 1.8m
Weight 11st
Hair Color Dirty Blonde
Eye Color Blue
Physical Description Alex is a Caucasian human male, with cropped dirty blonde hair and blue eyes. He is of average height and of a slim build. He maintains his facial hair by keeping it to a light stubble. On duty he wears the standard blue sciences tunic, when stressed he tends to don his mission jacket.

Off Duty, Alexander’s fashion is situational. If off duty with no plans, he tends to wear something comfortable (hoody and sweats combo). If meeting colleagues, he tends to wear skinny jeans and plaid shirts.


Father Commander Thomas McConnell PhD, Head of Physical Sciences, (Ret.)
Mother Commander Henrietta McConnell PsyD (Nee Henderson), (Ret.)

Personality & Traits

General Overview Alexander is an introverted young man who is much happier attending to his duties than he is socialising. He is intelligent and highly inquisitive making him well suited to his role in sciences. However, there are times where he can become very frustrated at others lack of understanding. Sometimes, he has a tendency to overlook his military duties in favour of continuing his research responsibilities. Despite that, he wholeheartedly agrees with the Federations mandate and goals and is happy to serve Starfleet.
Strengths & Weaknesses + Inquisitive
+ Intelligent
+ Loyal

- Prefers his research assignments over his role as an NCO
- Introverted to the point that he barely socialises.
- Limited patience.
Ambitions Alexander is pleased so long as he can complete his work in peace.
Hobbies & Interests *Classical Physics: Alexander has a strong foundation in classical physics. He is particularly interested in Astronomy
* Quantum Mechanics: Alexander has a broad interest in quantum Mechanics, specifically quantum entanglement and it’s a relation to time.
* Video Games: Alexander enjoys relaxing on MMORPG Looter FPS type games in his free time (RL parallel being Destiny).
* Reading: Alexander enjoys reading, specifically thriller fiction.

Personal History Alexander was born in Thornhill, a rural village several miles from Dumfries, Scotland. His early life was full of upheaval due to the nature of his parent's roles. This would lead to them moving to SFA San Francisco so that the parents could continue their work without having to leave Alexander for too long.

He did well in school and under the coaching of his parents became an accomplished student before he entered the Academy. His time at the Academy was challenging due to the introverted nature Alex had and concluded with him leaving with only a small group of friends. As they all left for their assignments, Alexander opted to stay behind and work towards a PhD In Quantum Mechanics were he designed a PADD capable of quantum computation.

His time on the Truman was rewarding, but he mostly applied his classical physics training and almost entirely focussed on Stellar Cartography. He still did relevant work, but the Trumans mission profile didn’t lead to many situations where he could apply his quantum mechanics knowledge. Despite enjoying Stellar Cartography, he put in for a transfer to a Constitution-class in the hopes that the classes advanced science systems would enable him to use more of his specialist training.
Service Record 2255-2259: Cadet I-IV, Starfleet Academy, Sciences Track, Classical Physics Major
2259-2261: Ensign, Starfleet Academy, Specialisation Training: Quantum Mechanics.
2261-2264: Ensign, U.S.S. Truman, Quantum Mechanics Specialist/Junior Stellar Cartographer
2264 - Current: Lieutenant JG, USS Defiant, Quantum Mechanics Specialist/Stellar Cartographer.