Ameen, Morad

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 STAR FLEET PERSONNEL COMMAND FILE
 SECURITY RATING 3, CONFIDENTIAL[1]

Morad Ameen
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Career Occupation
Position:
Chief Engineer
Assignment:
USS Titania, RSV-88002
Rank:
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander
Time on Site:
Longevity Medal 16
Biographical Attributes
Species:
Human
Gender:
Male
Height:
178 cm (5 ft. 10 in.)
Weight:
89.8 kg (198 lb.)
Eye Color:
Black
Hair Color:
Black with a few streaks of grey
Hairstyle:
Short sides, Medium on top
Physique:
Type: Muscular/strong built
Complexion:
Medium white to light brown
Voice:
Deep toned, husky at times
Affiliation:
United Federation of Planets
Birthplace:
Syria, Earth
Born:
19809.26
Age:
38
Familial Relationships
Father:
Hisham Ameen
Mother:
Nuhad Maksoud
Status of Parents:
Alive-Retired on Earth and living on the family estate in Damascus' Ghouta region.
Siblings:
Dana (35), Layla (32), Samir (30), and Yasmin (27)
Marital Status:
Single


Personal History

Morad came from a big family. As the older brother and first born, he always felt responsible for his siblings, and assisted his parents as much as he could. Growing up with that level of pressure effected the way he carried himself and his goals in life. As per tradition, he always placed his family’s wellbeing first in any decision he made.

At a young age, Morad showed great interest in physics and how things work. His teachers nurtured this interest and guided him to explore it further. His father, a proud mechanic who owned a respectable vehicle repair shop in Damascus, also encouraged his son to pick up the trade. At the time, the goal was to assist at the shop and to one day takeover the family business.

The interest grew into an obsession when his grandparents – of whom he was close- perished in a preventable shuttlecraft accident. The ensuing investigation revealed that the mechanical failure that caused the accident was the result of a maintenance oversight.

During the grieving period, Morad immersed himself in a project that he had started with his late grandfather the previous year. It involved the restoration of an old crop duster airplane that belonged to an ancestor and remained in the family estate for generations. Ameen did his research and was able to find its blueprint, using this find he was able to replicate new parts and the specific tools that he needed for this project. His biggest challenge in the end was the power. The ancient engine used, the now outdated, fossil fuel. Getting his hand on enough quantity to fill the gas tank was quite the achievement in itself. But in the end the plane was flight worthy.

Having already attended flying lessons as part of his education regiment and using holodeck technology, Morad flew simulation programs on this type of plane until he felt adequately able to safely fly it. When the time came to roll her out of the barn and fire up the engine, his entire family was watching. Alas, shortly after takeoff and circling a few laps over the village, Star Fleet security officers showed up in their vehicles and trapped the plane in a tractor beam before they landed her safely. In the end, Morad’s father had to pay a fine for breaking the local traffic laws and for operating a fossil fuel engine. Nonetheless, everyone agreed that the experience was worth it.

However, the event did not go unnoticed by the powers that be. Soon after that flight, LCdr Omar from the local Star Fleet recruitment office showed up at the Ameen’s front door. He handed the young man an invitation to visit the center and explore the possibility of applying for Star Fleet academy. His father dismissed the idea initially, while his mother kept the documents aside for him. Later that year, after graduating from high school, Omar met with Morad and once again invited him to visit the recruitment center. Ameen decided to give it a shot and he was quite impressed with what he saw. Yet he knew it would take a lot to convince his father to let him go.

As time passed by, Omar met with Morad more regularly and eventually the young man felt he wanted to do more than to stay in the big city and work in his father’s shop. With the encouragement of his mother, and despite some reluctance from his father, Ameen applied to Star Fleet and was accepted in the academy’s Engineering officer track.

A few classes into his academy days, Ameen’s academic excellence had helped soften his father’s disapproval, and eventually turned it into pride in his son’s accomplishments. With his younger brother taking over the shop and his sisters all settled down and doing well, he was finally free to make his own way. And so, off he was, to the stars. Or so he thought...


Early Professional Career

Ameen was posted within the solar system most of his professional life. His specialty was uncommon. That, combined with his talent, meant that Star Fleet kept him close to HQ working on cutting edge projects that was driving the sensor technology forward. Ameen didn’t mind it at first. He was close to his family, and this allowed him to keep in touch with his parents and visit his many nieces and nephews. But the itch to get out there and explore remained strong.

An opportunity came knocking after the Kraynar war had ended and Star Fleet declared a new directive: the tangible focus on exploration, Morad saw this as a defining moment in his career. He submitted a request for a transfer to one of the ships assigned to the Expeditionary Operations at Pioneer Outpost.

His transfer was approved. And he was picked up by Captain Gabriel Archer of the USS Intrepid. Aboard the heavy cruiser, he was working as part of Lt Landry’s inner circle, he was the Engineer in charge of the sensor systems. The ship was old and have seen a lot of action, she had fought in most of the famous battles that he studied in the recent wars. He was told that she even traveled back in time once to save Planet Earth! Yet, he felt that she was overdue for a proper refit and her sensors needed to be upgraded to match the new ship classes that were coming out of the design pipe of Star Fleet. But as proven by his affinity to that antique crop duster airplane, he was fond of old things.

He saw his first action during the confrontation with a Cardassian ship on the way to Pioneer. His own charge did not have much to do in the situation. Nonetheless, he found the entire thing to be very interesting. He wanted more of the same.

Alas, he did not get a chance to work on the Intrepid for long. Soon after she brought her crew to Pioneer, the ship was called back to earth to be mothballed and put in storage. Like the Intrepid’s CO, FO and the majority of her crew, Morad found himself posted to Pioneer Outpost. In his case, he was listed as “Pending reassignment.” In the meantime, the engineer spent his time patiently assisting in the continuing effort to complete the station’s construction.

All he could do was wait to see where his next adventure will be.


Professional Career

241910.19

-The Borg-

Captain Jane Fields offered Ameen the position of Chief Engineer aboard the USS Copernicus, and with the blessing of his current CO, Captain Gabriel Archer, he decided to accept it. It did not take long for Morad to fit in on the new ship, and he started to slowly, but surely, make new friends. Before he knew it, the crew became like a second family to him, and the ship, a second home.

On their first mission, to attempt a second first contact with a species called the Eklata, the Galactic Science Cruiser was called to Pioneer Outpost by Admiral Thrawn himself. The Federation hero was leading a strike force to take on a mysterious Borg megasphere that detected. After the shock of the news that the Borg have returned, the plan was laid out. Turns out that the Copernicus's rule was largely that of support. She was to use her advanced computing power to process the incoming data while gathering what intel she could on the sphere itself. However, very early in the battle, the ship was engaged by a couple of Borg Probes and was able to dispatch them with the help of the Philadelphia and the Ozaki. However, during the attack, the Captain had ordered that cuts power to non critical decks in order to boost the shields. The rookie chief engineer did as ordered. The plan worked and the shields were back up to 71% and rising. However, when power was restored to said decks, it was discovered that a handful of Borg Drones had boarded the ship somehow.

Before the crew could organize a reaction, the ship was under the Borg's control. They infiltrated the secondary computer core and used it to take control of the ship's system. Soon the crew found itself without power and light. Working under such conditions was a novel experience for Ameen. But in the end, with the help of his engineers, they were able to drive off the Borg and restore control of the ship. Two were transported into the vacuum of space by a team of engineers who boarded a runabout. One was shot by security, and the two others retreated back to their ship in hurry. In the end, the Copernicus ended up playing a minor role in the battle, but the fleet was victorious and the Megasphere was destroyed. It did leave behind the Queen's ship flanked by two dark ships of a design unknown to Morad. They jumped to an unknown location with whatever remnant of the Borg forces soon after, and the fleet was unable to give pursuit.

Finally, Ameen was glad he had survived such an epic battle and lived to tell the tale. He did witness the end of some of Starfleet's most iconic ships, such as his previous home the USS Intrepid for example. But he gained a lot of valuable experience in the process, and he was ready to put that into good use on his next mission.

Personality Profile

Academy Major(s): Engineering-Sensor Systems Mechanics
Academy Minor(s): Science
Hobbies and Pastimes: Playing Tennis and following state politics
Short-Term Goals: Earning the confidence and acceptance of his new cremates
Long-Term Goals: Becoming a First Officer
Personality: Quiet. Tends to speak only when spoken to or when he has something important to say. Generally, he keeps to himself, but when the opportunity arises, he participates in social gathering.Takes a lot for him to open up
Sense of Humor: On rare occasions there may be some 'dad jokes'
Phobias: Public speaking
Likes: A quiet afternoon after along shift. With a beer in his hand and watching the latest sports holos. He generally tolerates the presence of other people, but tends to keep for himself
Dislikes: Being forced into attending social activities or – God forbid - dancing
Pet Peeves or Gripes: Babbling idiots. People who talk a lot while saying nothing of value
Bad Habits or Vices: Very private and introverted. He tends to be closed off, and push people away if he feels that someone is getting too close.
Achievements: Rebuilding and refurbishing his family’s old airplane and flying it over the town
Disappointments: Not Settling down and building a family
Illnesses: None worth mentioning
Strengths: Physical strength. A keen eye for machines and how they work. Particularly sensor and propulsion systems
Weaknesses: Not a natural team player. Works hard to overcome this issue
Fears: Dying alone and leaving nothing worthwhile behind
Prejudices: He doesn't trust redheads
Off Duty Clothing Tastes: Jeans and T-shirts
Distinguishing Features: A faded tattoo on his right bicep
Pets: None
Friends: Shea Clark, an Academy buddy

Personal Paradigm Shifts

Most Painful Experience: Losing his grandparents in a shuttle accident
Best Time: Graduation from Star Fleet Academy
Most Crucial Experience: Realizing that Star Fleet and his crewmates are just like his own family, just much bigger.
Role Model: His father, the best mechanic on this side of the Euphrates.

Career History

Chief Engineer USS Copernicus, GSC-9035 21910.10 Transferred
Chief Engineer USS Copernicus, GSC-9035 21912.01 Role Player of the Month Role Player of the Month
Chief Engineer USS Copernicus, GSC-9035 22004.01 Star Fleet Commendation Medal Star Fleet Commendation Medal
Chief Engineer USS Copernicus, GSC-9035 22004.01 Role Player of the Month Role Player of the Month
Chief Engineer USS Copernicus, GSC-9035 22005.01 Role Player of the Month Role Player of the Month
Chief Engineer USS Copernicus, GSC-9035 22010.01 Role Player of the Month Role Player of the Month
Chief Engineer USS Copernicus, GSC-9035 22105.01 Star Fleet Commendation Medal Star Fleet Commendation Medal
Chief Engineer USS Titania, RSV-88002 22106.01 Transferred
Medals Tally:
Service Medals Awarded
Image Description Qty.
Star Fleet Commendation Medal Star Fleet Commendation Medal 2
Achievement Medals Awarded
Image Description Qty.
Role Player of the Month Role Player of the Month 4

Contact Information

E-Mail: Gabriel_Archer4@hotmail.com



  1. Unless otherwise specified, the information contained in this document is rated CONFIDENTIAL.