Trent, Samantha

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Samantha Trent
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Career Occupation
Commanding Officer
Star Base Bravo
Biographical Attributes
Played By:
Adaran 225
173 cm (5 ft. 8 in.)
59 kg (130 lb.)
Eye Color:
Hair Color:
Thin, well-proportioned
Mid-ranged, pleasant sounding
Tycho City, Luna
Familial Relationships
Edward, 75
Irene, 74
Status of Parents:
Alive and still living on Luna, where they own a travel agency.
Brother, Charles, 47
Marital Status:

Personal History

The youngest of two children, Samantha Trent was a shy child who received a rather ordinary middle-class upbringing. While her older brother was a natural athlete who eventually went on to become a professional soccer player, she was clumsy as a young girl and had no aptitude for sports. Her father, a secondary school teacher, encouraged her to pursue academics, instilling in her a love of great books. She soon became an avid reader, and her studiousness helped her graduate secondary school with honors.

Encouraged by her school councilor to apply to Star Fleet Academy, she majored in administration and political science, aiming for a career in the command division as an administrative assistant, echoing the career of her mother who had served in a similar capacity for the government of Tycho City on Luna. She excelled at her studies, and upon graduation from the Academy, she was immediately assignment as an assistant to the schools' Tactical Dean, at his request. She spent two years working for him, eventually earning a promotion to lieutenant junior grade and a transfer to Jupiter Station, where she served as assistant to the base commander. Two years later she was promoted to lieutenant and assigned as the special assistant the 2nd Fleet Commander. After five years of service in that position, and now a lieutenant commander, she was put on the command track and transferred to Star Base 10 to serve as first officer.

Having spent much of her time during school and the Academy studying and focusing on her education, Samantha rarely dated or had a very active social life. Her early years as an assistant were also focused on her career and advancement. It wasn't until she was serving on SB 10 that she began to come out of her shell. Still, she remained a rather private person, and she found it hard to maintain relationships. She rarely has had a romantic relationship that has lasted more then two or three months, as she's not always willing to open herself up to a partner in the way necessary to foster the kind of trust needed to create anything long term. Many of those she has been involved with have also not been the best choices. She tends to find herself attracted to people who aren't good for her, so she's very hesitant to commit herself at any deep level.

After two years on SB 10, she was transferred to the USS Santa Fe to gain experience working on a starship. She found that she enjoyed the role of first officer. As she'd lost much of her shyness, dealing with people was no longer a problem for her, but she still was more comfortable with paperwork and administrative duties than she was interacting with the crew, and when she was promoted to captain and made commanding officer of the USS Barcelona two years later, she continued doing much of the administrative duties that her first officer would normally do while letting him work more directly with the crew.

She'd expected her assignment on the Barcelona to be a quiet, educational experience that would help her earn the qualifications needed to gain a high-level position at Star Fleet Command, but a month after her promotion the Third Federation-Romulan War broke out, and she found herself on the front lines of a conflict. Though she'd studied battle tactics at the Academy, she'd rarely had the chance to practice them or to apply them in real life. She learned quickly, however, applying herself to studying contemporary techniques and observing other starships, both Federation and Romulan, in battle. Her aptitude in ship-to-ship combat impressed her superiors, and when the center chair of the USS Freedom became open, she was transferred there and given a promotion to both commodore and group commander.

She served the rest of the war on the Freedom, and once the conflict had ended she'd found herself weary of life on a starship. She hated the traveling it involved, and the future only promised more of that as the 2nd Fleet became directly involved in helping the Romulan Exodus. She longed for the stability of a base assignment again, and the moment she heard that Star Base Bravo was undergoing a personnel change, she submitted her application, beating out fourteen other candidates for the job. And so she left the Freedom for SBB, happily looking forward to the challenges she would face running a station populated by a quarter of a million people.

Personality Profile

Academy Major(s): Administration, Political Science
Academy Minor(s): Psychology, Command Tactics
Hobbies and Pastimes: Reading
Short-Term Goals: Streamline operations at Star Base Bravo and increase its relevance.
Long-Term Goals: Secure an upper level position at Star Fleet Command.
Personality: Friendly, but never overly-so. She'll listen to other people's problems but can be rather private about her own life to people she doesn't know well. She tends to be somewhat casual in her demeanor and tries to always treat people with respect. She can be very blunt, though, if someone tries her patience, and she isn't afraid to tell someone exactly what she thinks about them or any given situation.
Sense of Humor: Samantha has a fairly good sense of humor and is not adverse to making jokes, though she knows when humor is appropriate and when it is not. She favors sarcasm and dry wit over physical humor.
Phobias: None.
Likes: Quiet days, paperwork, a good joke, walking.
Dislikes: Large group meetings and presentations, rowdy individuals, sitting still.
Pet Peeves or Gripes: People rearranging things on her desk or in her office.
Bad Habits or Vices: She tends to wander, especially when she's working. She doesn't like to sit still for very long, and she's known for getting up and taking a stroll whenever she gets restless. Walking helps her think. She does her best problem solving on the move.
Achievements: Earning her own command.
Disappointments: Wishes she could make friends easily.
Illnesses: None.
Strengths: Her administrative skills are top-notch. She's also a very observant person.
Weaknesses: Her social skills are not always the best, though she usually manages to muddle through any social situations she finds herself in.
Fears: Growing old alone.
Prejudices: Not particularly fond of Klingons.
Off Duty Clothing Tastes: Casual attire. Dark clothing. Prefers pants over skirts.
Distinguishing Features: None
Pets: Two cats: Hamish Macbeth, a reddish-orange-and-white long-haired male, and Mugsy, a large grey-and-white short-haired male.
Friends: Samantha was never one to make close friends though she's generally friendly with everyone she knows.

Career History

Stardate 21009.15 - Appointed Commanding Officer, Star Base Bravo

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