Ben Garcia

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Embassy of Duronis II
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Ben Garcia
Position Second Officer/HCO
Rank Lieutenant
Species Human
Gender Male
DOB 237105.11
Age 25
Birthplace Manchester, England
Writer ID G239102MR0
Badges
Awards Ceremony Nominator Elite
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25th Anniversary
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Ben Garcia is currently serving as Second Officer/HCO at the Embassy of Duronis II .

Appearance


  • Height: 5'10"
  • Weight: 161 lbs.
  • Hair: Brown
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Build: Average
  • Handedness: Left

Relationships


Father: Thomas Garcia (Director - Commercial Operations)

Mother: Samantha Garcia (Property Manager)

Siblings: Rachel Garcia (Sister) Henry Garcia (Brother)


Background/Personality/Career History


Ben was a solid student - decent enough grades, a good circle of mates and he kept up semi-regular practice at the tennis club. Looking at Ben, you’d have thought he’d have gone down the University route, or (more likely) taken up a job at either of his parents’ companies, especially as Ben had spent most school holidays helping out his folks around the office. His mum managed properties and community developments for an inter-planetary company, and his dad was pretty high up in the logistics world. If asked, Ben would probably say his interest in HCO – especially the operations and communications side – came from the days he spent helping his folks out at work during the holidays; indeed, Ben’s favourite thing in those years was to try and find a work around or solution before his folks did. As a teenager, Ben began to take on mini-projects. One summer, Ben helped plan the logistics for delivering paints, light fittings and electricals to a portfolio of properties that were undergoing a renovation, developing Ben’s resource management and deployment skills. As part of this project, Ben got to pilot one of the shuttles (under supervision) and oversee the cargo exchange. In the penultimate summer before Ben graduated school, Ben even landed a fixed-term, paid internship through the company’s apprenticeship scheme (though Ben never felt he really earned it, what with his blatant family connections to the company). It was the experience of piloting a maintenance shuttle, in the last week of his internship, which opened Ben’s eyes to the art of navigation!

Graduating from college with a respectable transcript of As and Bs, and plenty of work experience, Ben applied for a full apprenticeship at his mother’s company (STG Communities and Property). It was during the first year of Ben’s apprenticeship that the ‘Lunar Lake’ community development (one of several complexes owned by STG Communities and Property) was struck by an environmental disaster – or ‘error’ as the company referred to it. A non-disclosure agreement (signed as part of Ben’s early release deal from his apprenticeship) meant Ben would never be allowed to discuss the specifics of the ‘error’ that terminated the ‘Lunar Lake’ community complex. During the emergency, Ben was assigned to shadow the Relief Task Force in charge of Aid, Relief and Repair (RT-ARR), and (as part of the apprenticeship) given responsibility for organising relief efforts for clothing and toiletries. Although it was not a priority category, it was a demanding task: Ben worked as part of a team of just three apprentices to source the specified relief items and plan their distribution – this meant sourcing a shuttle, a crew and planning the flight path. Although ‘Lunar Lake’ was a tragedy, Ben felt useful and needed during this time; he felt that he had made a difference to people. Finally, Ben acknowledged what he had sort of suspected, that the apprenticeship, the corporate life - the 9-5 - was not who he was, it never had been.

Ben had never thought about Star Fleet – it was for ‘Star Fleet’ families, Doctors, Scientists or Hot Shot Pilots. Fortunately, Ben’s best friend (Troy) had signed up for a Star Fleet recruitment event, and Ben, disillusioned with the apprenticeship, tagged along. Listening to the Lieutenant describe their experiences and the Star Fleet ideals that motivated him daily to discharge his duties inspired Ben. So, Troy and Ben attended a further recruitment event which aimed to explain more about the available duty posts and specialisms. On the night, by fluke, Ben heard an Ensign speak about their role as an HCO officer. As the Ensign spoke, Ben felt an affinity with the HCO role; the duty post folded together Ben’s passion for comms, operations management and even his more recent penchant for shuttle nav. More importantly, Ben felt Star Fleet was his next chapter, his chance to feed his passions and work towards something bigger and more important than himself than he ever had done before – or perhaps ever would.


Service History



Service History
Insignia Rank Dates Posting Assignment
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Cadet First Class 239602.19 Graduated Starfleet Academy HCO Officer
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Ensign 239602.20-239605.01 Embassy of Duronis II/USS Thor HCO Officer
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Lieutenant JG 239605.02-239609.18 Embassy of Duronis II/USS Thor HCO Officer
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Lieutenant 239609.19-Present Embassy of Duronis II/USS Thor Second Officer/HCO

Awards & Service Ribbons


For award descriptions, see: Awards and Service Ribbons


Awards and Service Ribbons
Award Name Date/Assignment Citation
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Laudean Commendation 239606.27
Embassy of Duronis II/USS Thor
The Laudean Commendation is awarded to Ben Garcia achievements in exploration with new lifeforms. He has shown his creativity in the lives of the Laudean people who work within the Embassy and report back to the Laudean government. His species expansion (including physiological, psychological, cultural, social and more), and his creativity inspires his fellow simmers. This award, although named for the Laudeans, is rare to be awarded to an Embassy crewmember. Thank you for bringing it home, Garcia.
Service Ribbon Name Date/Assignment Citation
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Starfleet Academy Graduate Ribbon 239602.19
Starfleet Academy
Awarded to those who have graduated from Starfleet Academy.
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Innovation Ribbon 239605.02
Embassy of Duronis II/USS Thor
Awarded to an individual who distinguishes him or herself by the innovative application of science or technology to resolve a dangerous situation.
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Romulan Campaign Medal 239609.19
Embassy of Duronis II/USS Thor
Awarded to a person who participates in a conflict against the Romulans.


News




SIM Archive



All Sims.

  • Current sims - Ben's complete archive (including all secondary characters).


Red Star (239605 - Present) - Mission Reports.

  • Mission Report 2 - Missing cruise ship Red Star found near Romulan border!
  • Mission Report 1 - The crew of the Embassy to investigate rumours near the Typhon Expanse!

Red Star (239605 - Present) - Notable Sims.

  • Recall - (239605.28 | Shore leave is cancelled.)
  • The Fish - (239605.28 | Ben has a medical.)
  • Lunch - (239605.26 | Ben has lunch with D'an and Kerr.)
  • Rip Tide - (239605.24 | Shore leave and Ben is saved from a rip tide by D'an's grandson, Kerr.)
  • Do No Disturb - (239605.19 | It's shore leave; Ben rests in the Embassy's VIP Quarters and meets Laudean D'an.)



Renegade Android (239602 - 239605) - Mission Reports.

  • Mission Report 2 - Embassy staff enjoy shore leave after final disposition of renegade Android.
  • Mission Report 1 - Embassy crew attempts to secure escaped Android, leading to its own demise.

Renegade Android (239602 - 239605) - Notable Sims.

  • Pips and Beans - (239605.02 | Ben is promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade.) [Simmed 239605.03]
  • Team A Home - (239604.25 | Ben pilots the team home - end of mission!)
  • Foreboding - (239603.23 | Ben quotes Shakespeare!)
  • Team A on the move - (239603.17 | Ben pilots Admiral Turner's shuttle and meets Crewman Willets.)
  • We'll get her home - (239603.05 | A rogue android destroys a freighter ship, Garcia tows the Thunder home.)
  • Chocks Clear - (239602.21 | Ben takes the helm of USS Thor for the first time.)
  • Awaiting Assignment - (239602.20 | Just graduated, Ben awaits his first assignment.)



Ben's Backstory.

  • Behind every manoeuvre is a mind - (239303.03 | Ben recalls Professor O’Conner’s introductory lecture on the oversubscribed “Flight Counsel” course.) [Simmed 239603.09]
  • He hadn't - (239204.19 | Ben recalls a mistake as a cadet.) [Simmed 239608.18]
  • Adrenaline Blues - (239203.11 | Ben recalls his shortcomings as a pilot.) [Simmed 239609.07]
  • A Spare Part - (239202.01 | Ben recalls the first day his academy class met their instructor - High Priest Tusak.) [Simmed 239604.14]


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Commanding Ofc.
Toni Turner
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First Officer
Krindo Pandorn
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Second Officer/HCO
Ben Garcia
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Chief of Security
Daylan Daroo
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Chief Science Officer
Lorian Lovar
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Marine Ops.
Hannibal Parker
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CAG
Rode Mitchell
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Chief Surgeon
Boris Hendon
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Chief Counsellor
Alexander Brodie
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Chief Medical Officer
Quen Deena
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