Valiant, Joseph

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

RETIRED[2]
Joseph Valiant
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Career Occupation
Position:
Commanding Officer
Assignment:
Space Station Sierra 18, SS-18
Rank:
Captain
Captain
Biographical Attributes
Species:
Human
Gender:
Male
Height:
168 cm (5 ft. 6 in.)
Weight:
74.8 kg (165 lb.)
Eye Color:
Brown
Hair Color:
Blondish brown
Hairstyle:
Short
Facial Hair:
Goatee
Affiliation:
United Federation of Planets
Birthplace:
Earth, North American continent, Indiana, Bloomington
Born:
17004.09
Age:
51
Familial Relationships
Father:
William Valiant Sr, 68
Mother:
Monica Valiant, 66
Status of Parents:
Alive, and in good health: Retired
Marital Status:
Single


Personal History

Summary

Valiant is a deeply hurt and troubled man. He feels Star Fleet has failed its duty to protect the Federation, and has little trust in the organization itself now. The only reasons he currently remains in Star Fleet is because he intends on using its resources to hunt down and get revenge on the man that killed the woman he loved; because he hopes that someday he can help bring Star Fleet’s focus back to where it should be—protecting the Federation; and finally because after Natalie’s death, Star Fleet, his ship, and crew, was all he had left in his life, and he didn’t want to give that up as well.

Expanded

Grew up on Earth and had the average childhood, was never in need, grew up in a stable household, and lived an overall very comfortable life. Ever since he could remember he always had a deep interest in flying, space and piloting, and after graduating high school, Valiant went off to a small college in Indiana where he furthered his studies in piloting, navigation, and space. After graduating from college, he went on to be a freighter pilot for a well-known Earth freight and passenger company. Though he was doing what he had always wanted to do, piloting, the job got very boring and tedious to him, flying the same routs, same slow ships and all, and was wanting a bit more excitement in his life. Well, he got his wish, an accident happened, one he has never mentioned to anyone other than family, not even his best friend, Dan Wueste, and it gave him enough excitement in life to cause him to reevaluate his current job, and his desires in life. Coming to a decision Valiant chose, after a year working there, to quit his job, and join Star Fleet, as it would allow him to fly more interesting ships, and have the excitement of exploration and the unknown. Valiant went to the Academy and took up Tactical training, and majored in starship piloting. He took the most advanced piloting courses he could take, in which he had an edge over his other classmates having more experience in flying. While in the Academy Valiant became good friends with a cadet studying to be a security officer, Dan Wueste, who seemed a bit out of place because of his age. After his time in the Academy Valiant graduated with some of Star Fleet’s highest awards in starship piloting, was a member of Star Fleet Pilot Corps, and was even offered special placement in Star Fleet Tactical as a fighter pilot, but he respectfully declined the offer wanting to fly a starship much more than a small fighter.

Upon graduation from the Academy Valiant was given the rank of Ensign and was assigned to the USS Yoritomo where he served as helmsmen. Upon completion of his first mission on the Yoritomo, Valiant was then temporarily assigned to the USS Enterprise, NCC-1701-E, on a special joint mission between the crews of the USS Yoritomo and USS Valley Forge to recover a stolen Federation Starship. During that mission, Valiant was promoted to Lt. JG. and was becoming a respected officer. After the Enterprise mission, Valiant was then reassigned to a new ship, the USS Philadelphia under command of Captain Gage, and was given the position of Chief Tactical Officer. While serving on the USS Philadelphia he was promoted to the rank of Lt. Commander. After his first mission serving on the Philadelphia, which consisted of the start of the Romulan war, saving a freighter crew before the ship exploded, containment of a deadly virus on the ship which took several officer’s lives including the First Officer at the time, Commander Terra, and even meeting up with an old friend who was a CO of a ship, Dan Wueste, Valiant was offered the position of First Officer on the USS Titan under command of Commander Otlan, and gladly accepted it. After his first mission as First Officer of the Titan, Valiant was promoted to Commander. After his first mission on the Titan was wrapped up, he was given a bit of shore leave, but it was quickly canceled when the Borg chose to invade earth, which sent the Titan off on its second mission, one that was to forge an alliance with the Tholian Empire. Mid-mission, during a critical time in talks with the Tholians, the Yoritomo on its course to the Mirak detected the Titan, thinking the Titan was under attack, they dropped out of warp nearby to offer assistance to the Titan. The Tholians on the other hand thought of the Yoritomo as a threat and attacked. During the attack, the Commanding Officer was killed and First Officer was severely wounded. Captain Otlan quickly straightened everything out with the Tholians, and then, since the Yoritomo was in need of a Commanding Officer, he placed Valiant in command of the Yoritomo so the ship may finish its mission, a mission to forge an alliance with the Mirak.

Once arriving in the Mirak system, and after conducting preliminary talks, Valiant invited the Mirak Baron, Baron Goldentail, over for dinner on the Yeager. Feeling it was proper to give the Baron a gift, Valiant replicated catnip for them, thinking it would be like a perfume to them. He later discovered when they opened and smelled their gift it had the effects of a strong narcotic. After Valiant had made his case to the Baron, the Baron said he would think about helping the Federation, and that if he were going to help he would return in 24 hours. With that, he returned to his ship and headed back into Mirak space.

After 24 hours had passed and no one had arrived Valiant had the Yoritomo set course back to Earth. As they traveled back to Earth, the Mirak fleet had managed to catch up, and stated they would give their support in the matter.

Once the Yoritomo arrived at Earth, a great battle ensued. During the course of the battle, the Yoritomo sustained massive damage and the order to abandon ship was given. Valiant stayed behind however, to pilot the ship into the nearest Borg vessel in hopes to do as much damage as possible in a last ditch effort. As the ship literally blew up around him Valiant was beamed off by the Klingon ship Gorkon. The resulting explosion from the Yoritomo and the Borg ship however destroyed every escape pod in the area. A Mirak ship was able to beam survivors from one escape pod off before it was destroyed; it was the escape pod carrying the senior staff of the Yoritomo along with a few other crewmembers.

Because of his feelings that Star Fleet had failed to do its job to protect Star Fleet over the years (Romulan War, and Borg invasion), because he was tired of the pain Star Fleet had caused him, the wars, people dying, him almost dying, him not having a personal life, and him being unable to live with the thought the he had lost his whole crew, except for 9, Valiant went into retirement.

During his retirement, Valiant met a beautiful lady by the name of Natalie Sandres, and fell madly in love with her and the two planned on getting married. However, their plans were put on hold when Valiant received notice that Rear Admiral Benestad wished to speak with him. Meeting with the Admiral, Valiant found out his good friend Captain Luke Johnson was abducted during his first mission, and Star Fleet wanted him to find Johnson. The reasoning behind it was Star Fleet felt his knowledge of his friend would help in the rescue. Valiant, not wanting to go, was given a choice, either return to Star Fleet willingly and receive a promotion to Captain, or be recalled into service by a seldom use reactivation clause and not receive the promotion. Feeling there was no way to get around it, Valiant reluctantly accepted the mission and requested that after this mission Star Fleet would not call upon his service again. To carry out the mission Valiant was given temporary Command of the USS Yeager.

Not wanting to be too far from Valiant, Natalie choose to come with him on what Valiant felt would be his last mission.

During the course of the mission, Valiant discovered the truth behind his friend’s disappearance; Johnson wasn’t abducted, everything was staged. It was discovered that Johnson was one a leader in a resistance group, and he used position to feed this resistance group information, and even attempted to stage a takeover of the Yeager while he was in command.

Falling into a trap set by Johnson (because Johnson felt the Yeager was getting to close to discovering their resistances main headquarters) the Yeager was attacked. During the attack, the Yeager suffered major damage, and Valiant’s fiancé was killed.

Not knowing what to do with his life after Natalie’s death Valiant chose to stay in Star Fleet, as it was all he really had left in his life other than his desire to get revenge on Johnson. Valiant was then given permanent command of the USS Yeager. Valiant was, however, given strict orders not to ever pursue Johnson even if the opportunity arises.

Though under direct orders not to go after Johnson Valiant has been secretly gathering information as to where is Johnson’s whereabouts. Blaming Johnson for Natalie's death Valiant intends on making Johnson pay for taking her away from him.

Personality Profile

Hobbies and Pastimes: Building models of earlier Star Fleet ships, playing chess, swimming whenever he gets the chance, holodeck simulations of nearly anything that is flyable
Long-Term Goals: To find Luke Johnson, and make him pay for his actions. To eventually climb the ranks and pull some influence to change Star Fleet back into what it should be, a military organization set to protect the federation
Personality: Very confident, but knows when to questions himself, and double check. Isn't too prideful and knows when to ask for help. Takes everything he does seriously. Patient, kind and welcoming, doesn't try to offend anyone
Likes: Flying, it was his main reason for joining Star Fleet
Dislikes: 0 gravity missions, children, lower ranking cocky officers who think they know it all, has a strong dislike for vacations
Pet Peeves or Gripes: People who think that they know everything
Achievements: One of the only active duty Star Fleet Officers to have piloted the USS Enterprise 1701-E (other than the original crew of the USS Enterprise 1701-E)
Disappointments: Losing Natalie
Strengths: Excellent Pilot, a capable leader, vast knowledge of Star Fleet tactical systems
Weaknesses: His desire to take revenge on Johnson
Off Duty Clothing Tastes: Pants and short sleeve shirts, loose fitting; 20th century clothing
Distinguishing Features: Goatee, muscular shoulders and arms, tired and aged looking eyes
Friends: Dan Wueste

Career History

Position Assignment Date(s) Event
Cadet Star Fleet Academy 20102.01 Received Star Fleet Academy Graduate Ribbon Star Fleet Academy Graduate Ribbon
Tactical Officer USS Yoritomo, DD-4019 20102.01 Promoted to Ensign
Reassigned to Tactical Officer
Assigned to USS Yoritomo, DD-4019
Ensign
Tactical Officer USS Enterprise, NCC-1701-E a. 20102.01 Promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade
Temporarily assigned to USS Enterprise, NCC-1701-E
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Chief Tactical Officer USS Philadelphia, FF-6053 a. 20102.01 Promoted to Lieutenant
Reassigned to Chief Tactical Officer
Transferred to USS Philadelphia, FF-6053
Lieutenant
Chief Tactical Officer USS Philadelphia, FF-6053 a. 20102.01 Promoted to Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
Chief Tactical Officer USS Philadelphia, FF-6053 a. 20102.01 Received Second Romulan War Campaign Medal Second Romulan War Campaign Medal
First Officer USS Titan, CL-2007 20206.01 Promoted to Commander
Reassigned to First Officer
Transferred to USS Titan, CL-2007
Commander
First Officer USS Titan, CL-2007 a. 20206.01 Received Borg War Campaign Medal Borg War Campaign Medal
Commanding Officer USS Yoritomo, DD-4019 20303.06 Reassigned to Commanding Officer
Transferred to USS Yoritomo, DD-4019
Commanding Officer USS Yoritomo, DD-4019 a. 20303.06 Retired
Granted Purple Heart
Purple Heart
Commanding Officer USS Yeager, SC-8018 20305.01 Returned
Promoted to Captain
Assigned to USS Yeager, SC-8018
Captain
Commanding Officer USS Yeager, SC-8018 a. 20305.01 (?) Awarded Star Fleet Commendation Medal Star Fleet Commendation Medal
Commanding Officer USS Yeager, SC-8018 20401.01 Awarded Gold Star Gold Star
Commanding Officer USS Yeager, SC-8018 c. 20401.01 (?) Awarded Role Player of the Month Role Player of the Month
Commanding Officer USS Yeager, SC-8018 20412.01 Awarded Gold Star Gold Star
Commanding Officer USS Yeager, SC-8018 c. 20412.01 (?) Awarded Role Player of the Month Role Player of the Month
Commanding Officer USS Yeager, SC-8018 20512.01 Awarded Gold Star Gold Star
Commanding Officer USS Yeager, SC-8018 c. 20512.01 (?) Awarded Role Player of the Month Role Player of the Month
Commanding Officer USS Yeager, SC-8018 20610.01 Awarded Star Fleet Distinguished Service Globe Star Fleet Distinguished Service Globe
Commanding Officer Space Station Sierra 18, SS-18 20711.01 Awarded Star Fleet Achievement Medal
Transferred to Space Station Sierra 18, SS-18
Star Fleet Achievement Medal
Medals Tally:
Service Medals Awarded
Image Description Qty.
Star Fleet Academy Graduate Ribbon Star Fleet Academy Graduate Ribbon 1
Star Fleet Achievement Medal Star Fleet Achievement Medal 1
Star Fleet Commendation Medal Star Fleet Commendation Medal 1
Gold Star Gold Star 3
Star Fleet Distinguished Service Globe Star Fleet Distinguished Service Globe 1
Purple Heart Purple Heart 1
Campaign Medals Awarded
Image Description Qty.
Borg War Campaign Medal Borg War Campaign Medal 1
Second Romulan War Campaign Medal Second Romulan War Campaign Medal 1
Achievement Medals Awarded
Image Description Qty.
Role Player of the Month Role Player of the Month 3




  1. Unless otherwise specified, the information contained in this document is rated CONFIDENTIAL.
  2. Please note that familial and historical references to age may be current only to time of retirement.