Askew, Matthew

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Matthew Askew
Career Occupation
Engineering Officer
USS Dauntless, BC-1553
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Biographical Attributes
196 cm (6 ft. 5 in.)
106.6 kg (235 lb.)
Eye Color:
Hair Color:
Brownish Blonde
Stout, barrel-chested
Light tan
Facial Hair:
Short neatly trimmed beard
Deep baritone, with a southern US accent
United Federation of Planets
Tampa, FL
Familial Relationships
Robert Askew
Christina Askew
Status of Parents:
Both parents are still alive and married in the area around Tampa, Florida on August the 13th. Robert is an engineer working for a company that designs and builds spacecraft for general public. Christina is a history and English teacher at a local high school.
Kate Askew 18, William Askew 21
Marital Status:

Personal History

Matthew was born and raised close to Tampa, FL. His brother, William was born five years after, and his sister followed a couple of years after that. One day after school, Matthew was heading home and cut through a small orange grove. While walking and eating an orange he picked from a low branch, he heard shouting. He made his way to the sounds and saw a group of about four boys surrounding another boy. Matthew recognized four of them from his own school. They were shoving a boy he hadn’t seen before. Finally one of them punched the stranger, he took the punch and swung back, knocking the aggressor down. The other three jumped on the new kid and started to punch and kick him. The first thing Matt done was pick up a rotten orange, and throw it. The orange caught one of the aggressors right in the face, quickly Matt threw another and another. The four ran off. Matt went to help the new kid up, he wasn’t hurt bad, just a few bruises. He thanked Matt and introduced himself as Thomas. After that, they became fast friends, spending most of their free time swimming and fishing.

Matthew started to have a real interest in his father’s work by the time he was a teenager. He read just about everything in his father’s study about starship design. He made up his mind to join Star Fleet by the time he was 14. He convinced Thomas to join him. By the time they graduated from high school at the age of 17, they both had applied to Star Fleet. Matthew was turned down because of an error in his school transcripts, and Thomas was going delay his entrance into the Academy, but Matt convinced him to enroll. Later that year, a shuttle carrying a group of cadets to a tour of the shipyards orbiting Earth malfunctioned. All were transported off, except two one was Thomas. With the loss of his friend, Matthew decided to give up on Star Fleet and enrolled in the University of Florida.

Matthew excelled at his classes at the university. He also met Colleen there, and the two got close fast. They decided to marry after they graduated. At the age of 20, in the last year of school, he decided to pursue his degree in Engineering, so decided to enroll in Engineering school. Upon hearing this, Colleen called off the wedding, because she said she couldn’t wait four more years. After the breakup, he just decided to work for his father’s company. When he was 22, the stars started calling him again, so he applied to the Academy again. This time he was accepted, and started on his way to completing his degree in Engineering.

Personality Profile

Academy Major(s): Engineering, Magnetic Field Mechanics.
Academy Minor(s): Warp Field Theory, Starship Design, History, Xenoarchaeology
Hobbies and Pastimes: Reading, playing sports such as American Football, swimming, fishing.
Short-Term Goals: To become Department Head of his assigned ship.
Long-Term Goals: Captain of a star ship .
Personality: Easy going, friendly, slow to anger, but does has a temper when pushed.
Sense of Humor: Mostly serious, but when he gets going, can be life of the party.
Phobias: Ticks, one time after a fishing trip, he came home with dozens of them on him.
Likes: Pasta, reading, seafood
Dislikes: Raisins, never could get the taste for them.
Pet Peeves or Gripes: People who put themselves down
Achievements: Graduated first in his highschool class
Disappointments: Breaking up with Colleen, not being accepted into the Academy the first time.
Illnesses: Nothing major.
Strengths: Loyal friend, smart
Weaknesses: He has the bad habit of procrastinating.
Fears: Washing out of Star Fleet.
Prejudices: None really, but has a strong dislike for Andorians
Off Duty Clothing Tastes: Jeans, T-shirt
Distinguishing Features: None
Pets: A 11 year old black lab named Shadow. A tough, old gray tabby cat named Rambo.
Friends: Thomas Kelly

Personal Paradigm Shifts

Most Painful Experience: Learning that Thomas had died in the accident. Matthew blamed himself for it, because he had convinced Thomas to go ahead and enroll.
Best Time: When he was 13, he got to go on a trip with his father to the shipyards to see a ship that his father designed being built.
Most Crucial Experience: Matthew had built a simple subspace transceiver once. When he flipped the power on nothing happened. He spent hours looking for the solution, his father walked by and just smiled. Matthew found the problem, a switched coil, he turned it around and the transceiver worked. His dad saw the problem right off, but wanted Matthew to solve it himself, so he would learn how to be persistent.
Role Model: Father, gave him the start on the path to Engineering.

Career History

Stardate 20910.25 - Graduated Star Fleet Academy, Engineering Division.
Stardate 20910.25 - Promoted to Midshipman, assigned to the USS Dauntless, BC-1553.
Stardate 21002.01 - Promoted to Ensign, USS Dauntless, BC-1553.
Stardate 21003.01 - Awarded RPGer of the Month, USS Dauntless, BC-1553.
Stardate 21005.01 - Promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade, USS Dauntless, BC-1553.
Stardate 21006.01 - Awarded RPGer of the Month, USS Dauntless, BC-1553.

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