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Lieutenant Skot Ryder

Name Skot Ryder

Position Chief Tactical Officer

Rank Lieutenant


Character Information

Gender Male
Species Human
Age 29

Physical Appearance

Height 6'0"
Weight 280
Hair Color Dirty Blonde
Eye Color Grey
Physical Description Skot is rugish in appearance. Having short hair and a thin beard, he takes pride in his appearance. People often lose themselves in his deep grey eyes, or are unsettled when his eyes fall upon them. He sports several tattoos under his uniform, something he likes to show off in his free time. He keeps his uniform clean and straight but finds it constricting at times and tends to wear it in a slightly more casual manner.

Family

Spouse None
Children None
Father Dylan Ryder
Mother Sylvia Ryder
Brother(s) None
Sister(s) None
Other Family None

Personality & Traits

General Overview Skot has an air of confidence about him, often believing that he has to do a job because someone else might have gotten it wrong. He lives his life by the saying “walk softly but carry a big stick.” He understands that the diplomatic approach is often the best approach, but is always ready to throw the first punch when diplomacy fails.
Strengths & Weaknesses Skot has a tactical mindset, often analyzing a situation to find the greatest result. He is not afraid to speak his mind, oftentimes getting himself in trouble, but also knows when to let others have their moment. He cares for those that are close to him going to extreme measures to protect them.
Ambitions Skot wants to continue to climb through the ranks eventually receiving his own command one day.
Hobbies & Interests In his free time Skot enjoys mixed martial arts, winning a few minor championships. He enjoys spending time with his friends in his off duty hours, when he gets the time. After a stressful day he can be found with a drink in his hand. Skot has also developed a borderline unhealthy obsession with coffee over the years, taking pride in being able to make a better cup than anything the replicator can put out

Personal History Skot was born on August 4, 2366 at Starfleet Medical in San Francisco. He grew up in Starfleet as his mother was an engineer and the family followed her from posting to posting when they could. He spent most of his young life on Starbase 217 on the Cardssian border. The Starbase was not the best place for a young person to grow up as adult supervision was few and far between. It’s during this time that Skot learned how to take care of himself, oftentimes having to out-think the local bullies on the station rather than out fight them, a skill that would aid him greatly later in life. In school, Skot was an average student. When he turned 18, it seemed like Starfleet was a natural choice for Skot.

The first year of the academy was rough for Skot as he spent that year bouncing between majors. When it came time to start the second year, one of Skot’s instructors noticed his attention to detail and how he always seemed to out-think his opponents during his exams. That instructor recommended him to switch over to Tactical which turned out to be a great fit for the young cadet. Skot spent the next three years learning everything there was to learn about being a great Tactical officer, from learning about how ship weapons work to learning how to handle different ship-to-ship combat scenarios. Graduation saw Skot’s family extremely proud of the now ensign, his mother even called in some favors to get him his first assignment.

Skot’s first posting was on the aging Miranda Class USS Rodney as a support officer for the Tactical Officer onboard. He enjoyed the posting but grew bored as the head of the department felt that she had to do everything herself because she did not trust anyone else to do the jobs that were assigned. After a year on the Rodney, Skot transferred to a more active region of space. Now the Assistant Tactical Officer on Deep Space 7, Skot began to actually learn what strategic ops meant and did in the larger picture with his boss taking the young ensign under her wing. His time on DS7 saw Skot promoted to Lieutenant JG in his first year on station on his boss’s recommendation when she was promoted to Commander and XO of the station with Skot taking over her duties as head of the department.
Service Record 2366-2384:Childhood spent mostly aboard Starbase 217

2384-2388:Starfleet Academy

2388-2389: Stationed aboard USS Rodney

2389-2394: Stationed aboard Deep Space 7