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Major Samuel Braddock

Name Samuel David Braddock

Position Group Commander

Rank Major


Character Information

Gender Male
Species Human
Age 37

Physical Appearance

Height 5' 10"
Weight 180 Lbs
Hair Color Sandy Blonde
Eye Color Blue
Physical Description Sam is a wiry fellow with rather hardened features including pronounced cheekbones and a jutting chin. His hair is usually kept within regulations- usually with a high and tight haircut, although he has been known to let it grow out. He has several small tattoos symbolizing his various assignments including one of two crossed arrows, symbolizing his forward deployed combat service.

Family

Spouse None
Children None
Father Master Gunnery Sergeant Richard ‘Rick’ Braddock, Age 57
Mother Unknown
Brother(s) None
Sister(s) QM2 Kaylee Braddock, Helmsman/Leading Petty Officer, USS Miramar
Other Family None

Personality & Traits

General Overview Sam is a bit of a wild card who tends to bend or destroy the rules when it suits him, especially if it means completing the mission. He tends to think on the fly and three moves ahead of his opponent, a quality that makes him a capable Marine and pilot. His main downfall is his tendency to not think of the bigger picture of how his actions could affect others, which can give off the perception that he is self centered.
Strengths & Weaknesses + Sam is an exceptional pilot.
+ He possesses multiple skillsets such as Intelligence Gathering, Aerospace Engineering, and spaceflight by virtue of Starfleet training and formal education.
- He tends to let his anger and frustration show through.
Ambitions Sam hopes to eventually transition into Command and hopefully be selected for command of a carrier.
Hobbies & Interests In his off-time, Sam enjoys reading, cooking, and boxing. He also engages in Marine Corps Martial Arts- more as a promotional requirement than anything else.

Personal History Born in 2353 aboard Starbase Upshur, Sam Braddock was a product of a broken environment. Throughout his life, he was forced to fend for himself aboard the station as his father was constantly deployed aboard various starships, leaving him behind with various fly by night conquests. As an average student, he managed to skate through his academics throughout high school and graduate. With few academic prospects after high school, Sam elected to enlist in the Starfleet Marine Corps in 2370.
Starfleet History Arriving at Camp Basilone in Louisiana later that year, Sam threw himself into his training over the six months. Graduating later in 2370, now Private First Class Braddock selected the specialty of Intelligence Acquisition and Targeting- 1XA31 and proceeded to Starfleet Base Tereshkova on Luna for specialty training in long range reconnaissance and intelligence gathering. Completing specialty training in early 2372, now Lance Corporal Braddock proceeded to Joint Terminal Attack Controller School for three weeks and then was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines as a member of the Long Range Reconnaissance Platoon assigned to the Archanis Sector. During this action, the Battalion was cut off for nearly over a year and engaged Klingon forces in several ground and boarding engagements. During a major battle in defense of Starbase 206, Sam received a field promotion to Corporal and took command of a squad in order to repel Klingon boarders from several critical areas. At the end of the conflict in mid-2373, Sam was awarded the Bronze Star with 'V' Device and Purple Heart for his service and ordered to attend the Corporals Course. Graduating later that year, Sam was then reassigned back to the Alpha Quadrant to perform intelligence gathering and counter-piracy operations against the Orion Syndicate in the lead up to the Dominion War.

At the outbreak of the Dominion War, Corporal Braddock was reassigned aboard the USS Malinche as a Squad Leader for their Forward Interdiction and Support Teams and proceeded on multiple engagements in the Alpha and Beta Quadrants coordinating orbital strikes against enemy ground targets.

Reassigned to Marine Corps Strategic Operations Detachment TWENTY SIX as a Strike Planning Analyst in 2374, Sam was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and awarded the Marine Corps Commendation Medal- Second Award. It was during this time that his superiors noted both his combat record and intelligence, regularly advising him that his talents were being wasted as an enlisted man and ordered him to enroll in college courses. With his newfound spare time, Sam enrolled in the University of New York. Graduating in June of 2377 with a major of Aerospace Engineering and a minor in Military History, Sam applied for a commission. With his application granted, he departed for Officer Candidate School on Artegon II. Completing the course in December of that year, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant and ordered to attend The Basic School. Graduating in 2378, Sam was then selected for the Marine Corps Strike Aviation Pipeline. Specializing in the Valkyrie Strike Fighter, Sam earned his wings after completing the pipeline in 2379 and reported to VMA-216 ‘Bull Dogs’ with the rank of First Lieutenant. As a junior pilot, Sam was considered by his superiors to be methodical in his flying but could become agitated in the cockpit during air to air engagements. In 2380, Sam became a Section Leader and the Squadron Operations Officer, gaining a qualification as the squadron's 'Shooter'. Completing his tour in 2382, he was then assigned to Starfleet Marine Corps Recruit Depot Camp Damato as a Series Commander and later Battalion Operations Officer, with a responsibility of over 400 recruits. It was here that he became more mature as he realized that eyes were constantly upon him to set the example for junior Marines. Completing his tour in 2385, Sam then returned to operational service as a Squadron Executive Officer attached to VFMR-921 ‘SHADOWS’, flying the ‘Blackbird’ variant of the Peregrine class fighter In 2386, he ‘fleeted up’ to the position of Squadron Commanding Officer until 2388.

Following completion of his tour, he was assigned as the Group Commander of Marine Air Group 93, attached to Marine Expeditionary Unit 93 attached to Faltan Station until an unrequited relationship with a journalist went sour and he was reassigned to Deep Space 12 in order to contain the political fallout.




Service Record NAME: BRADDOCK, SAMUEL
DOB: 6JAN53
ACTIVE DUTY START DATE: 4JUN70
CURRENT RANK: MAJOR (O-4)
ACTIVE DUTY END DATE: NOT APPLICABLE
SPECIALTY CODES:
0231- Intelligence Specialist (Enlisted)
8002- Joint Terminal Attack Controller
7518- Valkyrie Space Superiority Fighter Qualified
7513- Peregrine Qualified
7539- Air Combat Tactics Instructor Qualified
CURRENT BILLET: COMMANDER, AIR GROUP- CANOPUS STATION
PREVIOUS BILLETS:
COMMANDER, AIR GROUP | DEEP SPACE 12 | RANK: MAJOR (O-4) | 2389
COMMANDER, AIR COMBAT ELEMENT | FALTAN STATION/93rd MARINE EXPEDITIONARY UNIT | RANK: MAJOR (O-4) | 2388-2389
SQUADRON COMMANDING OFFICER | VFMR-921 | RANK: CAPTAIN(O-3E)/MAJOR (O-4) | 2385-2388
SERIES COMMANDING OFFICER/BATT. OPERATIONS OFFICER | SFMCRD CAMP DAMATO | RANK: FIRST LIEUTENANT (O-2E)/CAPTAIN (O-3E) | 2382-2385
PILOT| VFMA-216| RANK: SECOND LIEUTENANT (O-1E)| 2379-2382
STUDENT | FLEET STRIKE FIGHTER TRAINING SCHOOL | RANK: SECOND LIEUTENANT | 2377-2379
STUDENT| THE BASIC SCHOOL | RANK: SECOND LIEUTENANT (O1-E) 2377
STUDENT | OFFICER CANDIDATE SCHOOL | RANK: OFFICER CANDIDATE | 2377
DETACHMENT SERGEANT/LEAD ANALYST|SFMC OPS DETACHMENT 26 | RANK: SERGEANT (E-5) | 2374-2377
TEAM LEADER- FIST | MARDET- USS MALINCHE | RANK: CORPORAL (E-4) | 2373-2374
FIRETEAM MEMBER | LONG RANGE RECON PLATOON, 2 BATT./4 MARINES | RANK: LANCE CORPORAL (E-3) | 2372-2373
STUDENT | TERESHKOVA FLEET INTELLIGENCE TRAINING CENTER | RANK:
PRIVATE FIRST CLASS (E-2) | 2370-2372
RECRUIT- STARFLEET RECRUIT TRAINING |CAMP BASILONE | RANK: PVT (E-1)

AWARDS EARNED:

STARFLEET DEFENSE SERVICE RIBBON- SECOND AWARD CLASP
STARFLEET GOOD CONDUCT RIBBON- SECOND AWARD CLASP
STARFLEET MERITORIOUS SERVICE RIBBON
STARFLEET COMMENDATION MEDAL- THIRD AWARD CLASP
STARFLEET TRAINING RIBBON- FOURTH AWARD CLASP
PURPLE HEART- SECOND AWARD CLASP
STARFLEET TRAINING INSTRUCTOR RIBBON
STARFLEET ANTI PIRACY RIBBON- SECOND AWARD CLASP
STARFLEET STAFF DUTY RIBBON WITH DISTINCTION CLASP
STARFLEET COMBAT ACTION RIBBON- SIXTH AWARD CLASP
BRONZE STAR WITH COMBAT V
HUMANITARIAN SERVICE RIBBON
DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS- SECOND AWARD CLASP
AIR MEDAL- FOURTH AWARD CLASP
DOMINION WAR SERVICE MEDAL WITH THREE ENGAGEMENT CLASPS



BADGES EARNED:
STARFLEET AVIATOR WINGS
EXPERT MARKSMANSHIP BADGE- TYPE II- 2ND AWARD CLASP
EXPERT MARKSMANSHIP BADGE- TYPE III- 2ND AWARD CLASP
MARINE CORPS MARTIAL ART PROGRAM- GRAY BELT