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Thursday November 17th, 2016 @ 10:17pm

Captain Sierra Walton

Name Sierra Walton

Position Executive Officer

Rank Captain


Character Information

Gender Female
Species 3/4 Human 1/4 Vulcan
Age 28
Nicknames

Physical Appearance

Height 5ft 3
Weight 140lbs
Hair Color Red
Eye Color Blue
Physical Description Sierra would never been classified as slim or petite, but her body is well proportioned and toned. She is physically fit and capable, through years of a carefully practised fitness regime, that she continues day and night. Her hair is kept short, so as to avoid getting in her way during the course of her duties. Naturally, her hair is blonde, but she dyes in red for effect, people will notice and remember her. She takes great pride in her appearance and is therefore rarely seen unkempt.

Family

Spouse
Children
Father Norman Walton
Mother T'Vral
Brother(s)
Sister(s)
Other Family

Personality & Traits

General Overview Underneath her professional cloak, Sierra is kind and caring. Throughout her career as a Starfleet Officer, she been professional, not allowing any personal relationships to form. But having spent a great deal of time on the Galaxy under Captain Michaels who began molding her into the Officer he knew she could be. He encouraged her to develop relationships with the crew, beyond that of just a simple working relationship. This was a slow process, but eventually, Sierra developed friendships and close bonds with the crew.

Previously, Sierra had remained detached, but Captain Michaels could see how that could be a problem, hence why he encouraged her to change her attitudes. Now, she cares about her crew mates and has become a better Officer because of the encouragement and tutelage from a man she considers a mentor. It was hard for her when he retired, but she saw it as another challenge in her life.

During her 4 years at the Academy, she took of many extra courses, attaining numerous extra qualifications in a variety of different fields. And because of this, she has a wide knowledge base to draw from.

Due to years of keeping to her self, Sierra has been noted by many people that she is difficult to get to know. She isn't the most sociable person, but since working under Captain Michaels, she doesn't automatically raise her shields.

Sierra has taken to bury her the emotions that cause her to look at her past, especially the feelings of love and hurt that she associates with her Mother. Because of this, she struggles to talk about she feels.
Strengths & Weaknesses Sierra is highly motivated in her job. She takes great pride in her work standard and often works well over her shift, doing work for the next day. During her mandatory schooling, her teachers noted that she had an above average intelligence for a terran, more than likely attributed to her Vulcan heritage, which alienated her from the majority of her classmates except for a few people.
Ambitions Sierra's only ambition is to become a Starfleet Captain. She is a career Starfleet Officer, focused on reaching the goal of a centre chair. But since meeting Admiral Atticus, who has tempered her ambition and focus, she has realised she is happy where she is.
Hobbies & Interests Sierra is an avid reader but recently has neglected one of her favourite past-times, with a transfer a new job, she hasn't had all the time she was accustomed to recieving on the Galaxy. During her off duty time Sierra is regular using the Gym and the holodecks, being a fitness buff and an avid Martial Artist, she spends a considerable amount of her off duty undertaking those particular activities.

Personal History Early Life
Sierra was born 2360 to her Human Father and Half Human Half Vulcan Mother. For the longest time she could remember, she never felt any kind of love or affection from her Mother, who had opted to bury her emotions and become a true Vulcan. Sierra always found this strange as a child and if not for her fathers loving nature she would of developed more noticeable signs of emotional neglect. As she got older, making her way through schooling she grew to resent her Mother, who continued not to show any form of affection to her daughter.

This caused many an argument in the family household between his Father and Mother, who could never see the issue. It finally reached its conclusion when in 2377, his Father divorced T'Vral. By this point, she hardly spoke to her Mother but it was an non-issue, by middle of 2377, she had been accepted at Starfleet Academy.
Service Record Service Record

Starfleet Academy
Whilst at the Academy, Sierra was an exemplary Cadet, but also this worried her Instructors. Her grades were consistently high but she had no social life, no friends to speak of, except for a people she shared a study group with. Because of her damaged relationship with her Mother, she was earmarked for counselling sessions and it was noted that she avoided social contact and it was believed this was a way to protect herself from having another relationship that hurt and disappointed her.

In 2381 she graduated Starfleet Academy with honours, a commendation from her Instructors and 4th in her class. This filled her with no end of pride in herself. Her Mother attended her graduation and Sierra forced herself to be polite and thanked her mother for her congratulations, but the encounter ended there and she took her leave from the congregation to collect her orders. Her relationship with her Mother has remained stale to this day.

Starfleet Strategic Operations
However, Sierra soon found herself unable to think of anything else other than her work as assigned to a special projects division of Starfleet Strategic Operations, working with the Advanced Starship Design Bureau on new ship designs. She received her second commendation into her file for solving a design issue that had stumped the teams since before she was assigned. She was promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade in 2382 for serving with distinction. Her work ethic was second to none, she constantly would have the next days work done, which put projects ahead of schedule. She was again promoted in 2385 to Lieutenant. Her Project Managers decided she needed to be out on Starship based assignments to gain the experience she would later need as a Starship Captain.

USS Venture
In 2385, she was offered the chance to serve on the Galaxy Class, USS Venture as its Chief Security and Tactical Officer and her Second Officer. The Venture, although big felt like a small ship, one where she was forced to share in some social events. It was a unique experience for her, whilst she had managed people under before and she could do the job of a Department Head but this was the first time during her career that she had been into space. It took a week to acclimatize to her new surroundings but she never accumulated to being 'social'. It was continually noted in her own evaluation with the Captain that she didn't seem to have much of a social life, however her reply was simply 'I am here to do my job'. She served with distinction until the middle of 2387 as a position was offered to her that she could refuse, to serve as the Executive Officer of the Galaxy.

USS Galaxy
Sierra was very proud when she was offered this assignment. She saw it as one great leap towards her goal of being a Starfleet Captain. However she wasn't prepared for Captain Leland Michaels. He was the curve ball that she hadn't expected or even prepared for the experience that he was going to give her. He changed her entire mental attitude to being an Officer, being a person. With her mental attitude shift she developed friendships with many of the Senior staff, especially the Trill Tactical Officer.

It came as a complete shock to Sierra when Michaels announced his retirement from Starfleet. She considered him a mentor and a Father figure and found losing him quite difficult because through his teachings she realized how little she knew about herself. She also surprised herself by not expecting to be given Command of the Galaxy. When Task Force 38's Executive Officer took Command of the Galaxy, she was a little perturbed, but her promotion to Commander and subsequent talks between herself her new Captain seemed to change her mind. The Galaxy served with distinction through Task Force 38 for the next 6 months. However, Captain Atticus was soon promoted to Rear Admiral and reassigned and with his reassignment, he took several of the Galaxy crew with him including Sierra.

Faltan Station
For the first time in 4 years, Sierra was back in the Beta Quadrant, much closer to home than she had ever been. This unsettled her slightly, making her think about parts of her past she hadn't thought about for a long time.

She found that being a First Officer on a facility like Faltan was much more difficult than being a First Officer on a Starship, however she soon picked up the role quickly, especially with guidance from the Commanding Officer, Captain Merefica.
At the beginning of 2388, Sierra was reassigned to Diogara Station with Captain Merefica