Ensign Christopher Caldwell is currently serving as a helm officer aboard the USS Astraeus.
- Full name: Christopher James Caldwell
- Date of birth (Age): 21st of July 2373 (27)
- Species: Human
- Gender: Male
- Hair color: Brown
- Eye color: Brown
- Height: 5ft11
- Parents: Rachel Caldwell, Ethan Caldwell (deceased)
- Siblings: None
- Spouse: None
- Children: None
Born in England on the planet Earth. Raised by his mother (an artist) after his father (a civilian engineer) died in 2377 whilst off planet, supporting the reconstruction of Cardassia following the Dominion war.
Christopher was an unremarkable child who struggled at school at a young age, something he later attributed to the way in which he was taught, preferring to understand the underlying mechanics of how things worked to regurgitating knowledge. He did however have an aptitude for sports, routinely competing against children in older age brackets in order to get proper competition. His sporting prowess and academic struggles led to him becoming highly competitive, resulting in him sometimes being a bad winner and definitely a bad loser.
His disillusionment with formal education resulted in him leaving school as soon as he could. Eager to find somewhere to fit in, Christopher considered Starfleet as a way to see the galaxy and learn by experience, he was however put off by the thought of more 'school' if he were to join Starfleet Academy to become an officer and still didn't know what he wanted to do with his life and thus couldn't commit to a specialization, ruling out joining Starfleet as a non-commissioned officer.
Instead he signed up to serve on board a freighter. Life on freighters and merchant vessels, where most crew members had to serve in numerous different positions, allowed Christopher to develop a well rounded and practical experience of life in space and on board a ship and his choice of profession also allowed him to experience some of the more exotic and unsavory parts of the galaxy, teaching him many important life lessons.
After almost half a decade he decided once more to consider Starfleet, both seeing it as a challenge and looking for a career he could be truly proud of. Christopher believed his real world experience would serve him well at the Academy and mitigate his lack of interest in traditional academia. As hoped his greater age and practical experience served him well at the Academy where he majored in Security and minored in Com/Ops, a combination he felt rounded out and built upon his previously established experience and allowed him to keep his future options as open as possible.
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