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Lieutenant Commander Nolan Marc

Name Nolan Marc

Position Chief Science Officer

Rank Lieutenant Commander

Character Information

Gender Male
Homeworld Earth Two
Species Miran
Date of Birth circa 1950
Age 435

Physical Appearance

Height 4'6"
Weight 69 lbs
Hair Color Sandy Blond
Eye Color Brown
Physical Description The bicultural offspring of a U.S. Marine and a native Okinawa islander, Nolan inherited the round face and almond-shaped eyes of his mother, but the dirty blond hair of his father. This results in an East-meets-West appearance that caught many by surprise.


Personality & Traits

General Overview Inquisitive, energetic, and intelligent, Nolan would probably come off as either obnoxious or precocious but for how his demeanor is tempered by his Japanese cultural heritage.
Strengths & Weaknesses Intelligent
In his first year at the Academy, Nolan earned marks of distinction in the fields of biology, exoarchaeology, and astrophysics. He holds a doctoral degree in cosmology from the Stern Institute of Astrophysics and has also conducted practical studies in geology and planetary development during his sabbatical away from Starfleet.

Nolan is curious to a fault, which often leads to both unintended consequences and unexpected results.

A martial artist and surfer, Nolan maintains a high activity level.

Confrontation Avoidance
Nolan has a difficult time saying 'no' or expressing thoughts or opinions that contradict those around him.
Ambitions A twenty year veteran of Starfleet's Science Division, Nolan is in no hurry to move through the ranks. As a scientist, Nolan seeks to push the boundaries of science. He typically tries to vary his assignments in an effort to widen his exposure to different perspectives and problems.
Hobbies & Interests Growing on the Ryukyu Island chains, Nolan is an avid water sports enthusiast who enjoys surfing, snorkling, and swimming. As a scientist, his age allows him to explore a wide variety of interests; including, marine biology, astrophysics, and exoarchaeology. In addition to the Aikido taught at Starfleet Academy, Nolan practices Okinawan Shotokan Karate.
Languages Federation Standard, Japanese (Okinawan dialect)

Personal History The bicultural offspring of a U.S. Marine and a native Okinawan farmer's daughter, Nolan was born during the Reconstruction Period at the end of World War II. An avid swimmer from the time he was a toddler, Nolan learned to swim off the beaches at Torii Station and picked up surfing from the GIs practicing at the breaks off Maeda Point. When the viral pathogen that mutated the planet's population broke out around 1960, Nolan survived due to a combination of Okinawa's year-around temperate climate and the prevalence of food stores at the military bases.

Some 300 years later, Nolan was among those discovered by the Federation research team dispatched by Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise, following their discovery of the planet and the children residing there. A decade of re-education programs helped to socialize and introduce Nolan and the other children to the 23rd Century. In particular, Nolan took an interest in science, though he rarely spent more than six months or a year on any particular discipline before switching to a different area of interest. As Earth Two is mostly uninhabited, it proved a fertile landscape for the boy's scientific pursuits, and Nolan spent another century in a sort of Montessori experiment of varied scientific disciplines out of the school programs established on the Only homeworld.

The events of the Second Federation-Klingon War, and ensuing Dominion War, brought Nolan out of his studies and the boy decided to apply to Starfleet. During his first year, the Breen launched an attack of Earth, to include Starfleet Academy, bringing Nolan into the war even before Starfleet pushed its cadets out to the fleet in emergency wartime service.

Nolan wound up as the science officer on a Nova-class starship, a post he would continue in even at the war's end in 2375, when he received his full commission into Starfleet. When the USS Nova embarked on a five-year mission of exploration along the former Cardassian demilitarized zone, Nolan agreed to continue aboard.

When the Nova returned from it's five year mission, in 2380, Nolan applied for a post-graduate education program in cosmology at the Stern Institute of Astrophysics. Upon completion of his doctoral degree, he was posted as the Chief Science Officer to Deep Space Five, a post he held for seven years. At the conclusion of his tour at Deep Space Five, Nolan applied for a sabbatical, taking the opportunity to join the New Atlantis Project on Earth. During this time, he authored several studies in the field of geology and planetary sciences.

When he returned to Starfleet at the end of that year, he was picked up by the Corps of Engineers for the planned refit of the Nova-class. Using his knowledge and experience from the USS Nova's five year mission, Nolan worked with the Corps of Engineers to develop new technologies and planned improvements upon the sensor capability and data handling used aboard exploratory vessels.

Nolan was still working with the Corps of Engineers in 2395, when the USS Vesta returned to Earth after having been declared missing three years prior. Seeing an opportunity to get some hands on experience with Quantum Warp Theory, Nolan applied for a transfer.
2373: Cadet-Freshman
2374: Cadet-Sophmore
2375: Cadet-Brevet Ensign [Wartime Activation]
2377: Commissioned, Ensign, Science Division
2379: Promoted, Lieutenant Junior Grade, Science Division
2385: Promoted, Lieutenant, Science Division
2395: Promoted, Lieutenant Commander, Science Division

2373: Cadet, Starfleet Academy, Earth.
2375: Science Officer, USS Nova NCC-73515
2380: Post-Graduate School: Stern Institute for Astrophysics, Ph.D. in Cosmology
2385: Chief Science Officer, Deep Space Five
2391: Sabbatical: New Atlantis Project, Earth
2392: Starfleet Corps of Engineers, Nova-class Refit Project, Earth
2395: Chief Science Officer, USS Vesta

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