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Captain Gary Alexander

Name Gary Stephen Alexander

Position Commanding Officer

Rank Captain


Character Information

Gender Male
Species Human
Age 36

Physical Appearance

Height 6'2"
Weight 185 lbs.
Hair Color dark brown
Eye Color brown

Family

Spouse none
Children None of which he is aware.
Father Richard Matthew Alexander, 67
Mother Denise Ann Alexander, 65
Brother(s) Brother: Doug Lewis Alexander, 40
Sister(s) Sister: Stephanie Melissa Alexander, 32
Other Family Uncle (father's brother): Carl Marc Alexander, 55

Other Relationships

Significant Other(s)/Romance FWB - Ciara Perlit
Other Notable Relationships Ex-wife - Adrina Elisa Monica Cochrane

Personality & Traits

Strengths, Weaknesses, and Quirks LIMITATIONS: Gary tends to neglect anything that has to do with himself. It is difficult to settle Gary's mind, so sleep is usually restless and light.

STRENGTHS: Quick thinking, charming, very likeable, garners respect by digging into problems rather than merely delegating.
Ambitions Find meaning for his life.
Hobbies, Interests, Likes, and Dislikes racquetball, jai alai, football, soccer, most any sport, women, tinkering

LIKES: women, adreneline, excitement, new activities

DISLIKES: boredom, inertia, anything tedious or slow
Languages Known English, French, Spanish, Vulcan
Medical profile Allergies to shellfish.
Defining Quotes and/or Character Beliefs "There are two theories to arguing with a woman. Neither works." - Will Rogers

"Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere." - Mae West

"Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea." - Robert A. Heinlein

"The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy." - Yves Saint-Laurent

"Engineers like to solve problems. If there are no problems handily available, they will create their own problems." - Scott Adams

"When you want to know how things really work, study them when they're coming apart." - William Gibson

Personal History Gary grew up in the capital of North Dakota. But, unlike many of the cities and areas of Earth destroyed by World War III, North Dakota remained relatively untouched.

His family, a few years after his birth, moved out of the city and into the country. He would grow up looking up at the stars and wondering about life, the universe, and everything. That soon translated into wondering how things worked. He began to tinker, soon repairing watches, then clocks, laundry machines, cars, and anything that broke.

Enrolling in school, he found a new interest. In fact, this interest was just as much fun as tinkering with machinery: women. The only problem with women is that they were lots of fun at first and then became a burden. Often, he would woo them and leave them as soon as they started talking about anything relative to a relationship. After all, a relationship meant monotony, didn't it?

That would change in 2161. Gary rescued a woman from the Earth shipyards during the Romulan War. Her name was Adrina Elisa Monica Cochrane. All that he knew was she had long legs and a body that made it difficult for him to concentrate on his duties. Though he reluctantly managed his duties, he found time for her and found that they had quite a bit in common. Both were engineers. Both were interested in creating better ships. And, both were single. The two kept in touch over the years and in 2161, he entered a monogamous relationship with her. Life with Adrina was exciting. The two had exciting conversations about the Daedalus project and they would have long days of work followed by unique and exciting intimate relations. The only problem was that Adrina suffered from a rare and incurable form of manic schizophrenia. In some ways, Gary found this to be a positive. After all, it was intriguing and exciting on learning how to deal with her various moods. Also, he felt like that he could fix her. However, after marrying Adrina, he found that the routine became quite tedious and that her mood swings and schizophrenia were too much to bear, despite the sex. Consequently, he filed for divorce in 2164 despite the fact he still adored her.

The only solution for Gary was to get away from it all. First, he took a position on the Bonaventure, just to be on a ship that was away from Adrina. Then, when the position on the Horizon opened, heading for deep space exploration, Gary could not resist. He immediately applied for and received the Horizon. His crew was completed on Starfleet recommendations. He did not care who his crew was. All that he knew was that he had to get away from it all. Perhaps, somewhere, out there was what he was seeking.
Service Record 2150 - Enter Starfleet
2154 - Ensign on SS Urusei Yatsura
2156 - Promoted to Lieutenant after taking over for Chief Engineer and Captain killed in Romulan War battle.
2157 - Promotion to First Class Lieutenant on SS Crazy Horse for Valor in Battle
2158 - Came to the rescue of Earth shipyards, meeting Adrina Elisa Monica Cochrane.
2159 - Promotion to Lieutenant Commander, XO on SS Comet
2160 - Survived battle of Cheron and was awarded title of Captain. Would not get to act as Captain until new ships were produced in aftermath of Romulan War
2161 - While the Federation was being formed, he would supervise and assist on the Daedalus project, re-met and wooed Adrina Elisa Monica Cochrane.
2161 - Captain of USS Daedalus
2164 - Divorce from Cochrane, reassigned to USS Bonaventure.
2167 - Reassigned to USS Horizon.

Decorations:
Distinguished Service Cross - 2160
Meritorious Service Medal - 2160
Combat Readiness Medal - 2156