Dodge, Arthur

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Arthur Dodge
Career Occupation
Tactical Officer
USS Gettysburg, BC-1863
Biographical Attributes
185 cm (6 ft. 1 in.)
88 kg (194 lb.)
Eye Color:
Hair Color:
Light brown
Short (not buzzed or crew)
Athletic, lean
Facial Hair:
Full but short beard
Thin baritone
United Federation of Planets
Boston, Massachusetts, Earth
Familial Relationships
Status of Parents:
Both deceased
Anna, 31
Marital Status:

Personal History

Arthur grew up on Earth in Boston in a fairly typical family. His father was a retired Star Fleet officer, retired because of an injury to his nervous system that occurred during a standard maintenance check in the engine room of a medical frigate making a stop at Earth. Since that time, Arthur had been the man of the family, though his mother held her own quite nicely around their home. Between taking care of his father, Alexander, and raising him and his sister, Anna, Amy Dodge still found room for joy in her life, and took up several hobbies, including writing intricate and beautiful holosuite programs. When Anna got engaged and moved away to Louisiana with her fiancée, a brilliant cook and artist, Arthur, then fifteen, and his parents decided to make a change themselves and move to the Earth Colony where Arthur's grandfather lived under the care of his aunt and uncle. But the flight to the Colony was a doomed one from the start. Only kilometers from safety, the pilot made a perilous move that clipped one of the structures and the transport crashed. Arthur was one of ten survivors pulled from the wreckage, but the only one of his family. On his sixteenth birthday Arthur was rushed to the Earth Colony MedBay and had to have his right arm amputated due to massive damage to the nerves, the muscles, the bones, everything. He also had several lacerations which were closed, but the largest, a huge gash in his face, left a scar behind. For the next couple of years, Arthur lived with his grandfather until he died only a few months before the anniversary of the crash. Arthur decided to attend Star Fleet Academy and become a Tactical officer, to learn how to fly ships and serve the Federation well. Learning to fly a ship seemed like a sort of passive vengeance to Arthur; if he could fly, he knew that at least those vessels he flew were safe.

His first ship assignment was to the USS Sheridan, a small but spunky Destroyer Class ship. During his time aboard the Sheridan, Dodge made many friends and rose quickly, eventually attaining the position of Chief Tactical Officer. Unfortunately, in his last away mission with the Sheridan, he was injured and took a leave of absence to gather himself. Only months later, the Federation found itself in need of willing officers to serve, and he returned from his leave to join the crew of the USS Gettysburg.

Personality Profile

Academy Major(s): Double major in Tactical and Security
Academy Minor(s): Earth History and holographic programming
Hobbies and Pastimes: Writing holosuite programs, sparring, fencing, reading Earth history
Short-Term Goals: Become a tactical officer, earn a promotion as fast as possible
Long-Term Goals: Become Chief Tactical Officer at least (Everyone, he says, dreams of the captain's chair of course). Eventually raise a family and retire back to Earth
Personality: Reserved and calm; passive at times, emotional when faced with the memory of his family's accident
Sense of Humor: Dodge can be very sarcastic, but always playfully. He tries not to come off as mean
Phobias: Mild claustrophobia
Likes: Dogs, poker, a good cup of tea, a nice parry while fencing
Dislikes: Cats, his mechanical arm, self-righteous peers, cream in his tea
Pet Peeves or Gripes: People who are full of themselves
Bad Habits or Vices: Chews his fingernails
Achievements: High school fencing champion
Disappointments: After high-school, built up on his championship, Dodge entered a fencing league and never got past the first round
Illnesses: Nothing but mild allergies, aside from his missing arm
Strengths: Dodge is very focused on the job at hand and will not give up until it is done
Weaknesses: Sometimes he pushes others too hard in his endeavor for a desired outcome
Fears: Ending up alone
Prejudices: None he is aware of
Off Duty Clothing Tastes: Plain grey or black jumpsuit
Distinguishing Features: Prosthetic/mechanical right arm, two inch scar along jaw
Pets: None
Friends: Ashley Todd, a girl his age, was Arthur's best friend at the Colony. In the short time Arthur lived there with his grandfather, Ashley was a constant and fierce friend to Arthur. It was with her help that Arthur quickly found some little bit of peace with his family's tragedy. In their talks, Ashley coined Arthur's nickname, calling him by his last name, Dodge, because he constantly looked for ways around the painful questions he had to confront. Before his grandfather's death, Arthur thought they may end up becoming more than friends, but found himself looking for something to define him, and so joined Star Fleet. Arthur and Ashley exchange letters often, and Arthur still introduces himself informally as Dodge

Personal Paradigm Shifts

Most Painful Experience: Losing his parents in the accident
Best Time: His days back home with Ashley
Most Crucial Experience: Making the decision to return to Star Fleet
Role Model: His grandfather

Career History

Stardate 20606.01 - Graduated Star Fleet Academy.
Stardate 20606.01 - Promoted to Midshipman, Assigned to USS Sheridan.
Stardate 20612.01 - Promoted to Ensign, USS Sheridan.
Stardate 20704.01 - Promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade, USS Sheridan.
Stardate 20706.01 - Assigned as Chief Tactical Officer, USS Sheridan.
Stardate 20711.01 – Promoted to Lieutenant, USS Sheridan.
Stardate 20801.01 – Awarded SFAM, USS Sheridan.
Stardate 20805.28 – Assigned as Tactical Officer, USS Gettysburg.

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