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Lieutenant Colt Daniels, a Terran, is a Mission Specialist aboard the USS Excalibur-A.
Full Name: Colt Ryan Daniels
Date of birth (Age):236304.14 (36 yrs old)
Hair color: Dark Brown
Eye color: Brown
Weight: 250 Lbs
Colt Daniels is the son of two Terraformers, Claire and Ryan Daniels. Colt's parents traveled from planet to planet setting up long-term terraforming operations, taking Colt with them to each location. Because of this Colt grew up on some of the most desolate and inhospitable worlds in the galaxy, the tough but honest work his parents did instilled in him a strong sense of duty and great work ethic. Originally hailing from Texas, Earth, The Daniels family can trace their lineage back for centuries. Growing up on various terraforming Ops didn't afford him many opportunities to make friends with other children. His parents did their best to help him adjust but his social skills tracked behind some of his peers and Daniels initially had trouble making and keeping friends as an adult.
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL HISTORY
As Daniels Tired of the monotonous life that Terraforming entails he longed to strike out on his own and find a place for himself in the galaxy. When Colt came of age he jumped the first ship that came to port and eventually after proving himself to the crew signed on with the ships security team. The ship was the "The Breadwinner" and on it he traveled the galaxy for a few years. He found the spacefaring life to be enjoyable and learned to trust both his instincts and his abilities. "The Breadwinner" often visited some of the roughest ports in the galaxy. Being young and naive, Daniels relished the adventure and the danger of it all in a way that only the youthful can. More than once was the crew involved in bar room brawls in seedy locations, with Daniels often in the thick of it, trying to sort things out and get the crew safely back on board the ship. Eventually after coming across evidence that the Captain had been smuggling illicit cargo, his conscience got the better of him. Daniels deserted at the very next port they came to, taking with him nothing but a few credits and practical experience that would someday come in handy. Unsure of what to do next, he decided to make his way back to Earth, where he knew he had distant relatives. Planetbound life soon wasn't enough for Daniels, and he found himself yearning to be back in space, hearing the hum of a starship's engines. Daniels desire for space travel was tempered by his previous experience of unknowingly enabling illegal activity. It was at this point when he decided to enter Starfleet Academy, hoping to be able to right his wrongs and maybe someday make a name for himself. Daniels took to Starfleet Academy well and he truly enjoyed his time there. He capitalized on the opportunity to take as many extra courses as he could, loading his summers down with additional courses instead of R&R. This was largely a result of the fact that he hadn't decided on a duty post yet. He graduated from the Academy with a substantial amount of extra credits and a working knowledge of the basics of several duty posts as well his official Major in Applied Tactics and a Minor in Communictions.
The Formation of The Thracian Alliance
In 238810 Daniels completed his Cadet cruise, and graduated from Starfleet Academy. In 238811 Daniels was stationed on Starbase 118 as an Ensign Tactical Officer serving under Captain Andrus Jaxx, he was on base during the events of the Thracian dispute and the formation of Thracian Alliance. Though he did not participate fully in that mission, as the Victory had already departed when he arrived, instead he served as an analyst and lead his first customs boarding mission on a suspicious ship that wasn't answering hails.
Promotion and Reikara attack
In 238902 Colt Daniels was promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade and was given the the honor of serving as Chief Tactical Officer for Starbase 118 and it's support ship the USS Victory, under the newly appointed CO, Commander Kalianna Nicholotti. Shortly after his promotion, Starbase 118 and the Victory were sabotaged by the Reikara terrorist cell. They soon received word that the Reikara had fired a massive cloud of metallic projectiles directly at the base and that the time to impact was no more than one week. With all critical systems heavily damaged on the Starbase and the Victory was the only ship left with any kind of functionality, Daniels aided Ensigns Harold Foster and Makral in the testing and development of an experimental weapon called the "Mass-Implosion Field Cannon". Despite the rushed testing phase, the cannon was mounted in place of some of the USS Victory's phaser banks and the Ship set a course to intercept the cloud. When the time came Daniels fired the cannon manually, as there was no targeting program available and successfully destroyed the projectiles. During this time he developed a relationship with Nicholotti that would fizzle out romantically almost before it began, but would ultimately lead to over a decade of friendship and comraderie.
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Return to Starbase 118
After several months away and the cancellation of his previous mission due to the Klingon Invasion of Romulan space, Colt was transferred back to Starbase 118 in 238908. His orders stated that he had been transferred to "Reinforce Starbase 118 Tactical Department in anticipation of hostile activity in the Trinity Sector". He served as Tactical Officer, once again serving under Captain Kalianna Nicholotti. His choice to leave and pursue the mission with SFI had driven a wedge between Colt and Kalianna that permanently shut the door on the "more-than-friends" side of their relationship.
Shortly after his return to Starbase 118, intel received reports of a plot to assassinate Captain Nicholotti. Concerned for his Captain and friend, Daniels volunteered to operate as a bodyguard for her until the situation had been resolved. On the night of 238909.22, an officer in the tactical department broke protocol and allowed and uncleared person to enter the Captain's office. The assassin attempted to attack the Captain with a poison blade but was thwarted by Daniels. The attack left him badly wounded, but thanks to the quick work of Doctor Johanna MacLaren he survived.
Invasion of the Thracian System
Still recovering from the wounds he sustained in the attack, Daniels served in an advisory capacity during the mission to locate and defend the Thracian President. From a temporary setup in sickbay, Daniels worked to coordinate tactical operations with the two other ships accompanying the Victory on it's mission; the Apollo and the Achilles.
Promotion and Duty Post Change
Daniels was promoted to Lieutenant on 238911.28 and given the position of Strategic Operations Officer for Starbase 118.
Leave of Absence
After a series of injuries and personal failures, Daniels requests a leave of absence.
Following his leave of absence, Daniels accepted a position as an instructor at the Starfleet Academy Survival School. There he leveraged his real world experience to prepare cadets for their future careers as Tactical and Security officers.
Special Activities Division
After receiving the news of his old friend and mentor Fleet Captain Kalianna Nicholotti's death, Daniels was confronted with his own mortality. In a fortuitous coincidence, a position with the Special Activities Division opened up, a spot applied for many months earlier. He was very happy to be somewhere he could put his skills to use on important covert and special operations missions for Starfleet.
The Return Of Kalianna
When Fleet Captain Nicholotti reappeared near the Erscyne Station, Daniels pulled strings and reportedly "called in every favor he was owed" in order to be the one to bring her back. Things did not go entirely as he had expected when he got to Erscyne Station, but he successfully transported her back to Starbase 118 to rendezvous with the USS Apollo and their mutual friend Rear Admiral Andrus Jaxx. Though Kali didn't remember him or their long friendship, he committed to rebuilding their relationship from the beginning, if that's what it took.
Too Long Out On The Edge
For the next several years following Nicholotti's return, Daniels continued serving in the Starfleet Intelligence S.A.D. As he grew older and more experienced, his role gradually shifted from direct-action to more of a planning and advisory capacity. As the years wore on, Colt began to grow tired of the over-compartmentalization and general attitude of mistrust that existed within the S.A.D. He expressed his frustration to Kali, when they'd met up after the destruction of the Resolution and expressed his desire to return to a more traditional Starfleet Life, aboard a ship of the line.
With his Commitments to the S.A.D. satisfied he succesfully transfers to the USS Excalibur-A, Kalianna's vessel. Over 11 years after his Starfleet career began, Colt goes back to where it all started looking for a new beginning. Though most of the friends he made along the way have long since gone their separate ways, he looks forward to serving under the one person in his life who has withstood the test of time. He accepts a rank reduction in order to end his deployment to the S.A.D. and joins the Excalibur as a Mission Specialist.
AWARDS AND COMMENDATIONS
- For award descriptions, see: Awards and Service Ribbons
Kalianna Nicholotti - From the moment Colt arrived on Starbase 118, he took note of Kalianna Nicholotti. A powerful force to be reckoned with in a vast array of different ways, he was first drawn into her orbit over a decade ago and remains there to this day. He has laid his life on the line to defend her and wouldn't hesitate to do it again if the need arose. The various stages of their evolving relationship set the course for his life in many ways and though they never quite seemed to see each other as often as they would've liked, they remained close friends despite the vagaries of time and distance. Always there when he needed her for guidance, counsel or even just a chat, he strives to make his friendship as valuable to her as hers has been to him.
Neccesity James - Neccesity and Colt became friends when she was first assigned to Starbase 118. Despite the death defying mission they were on at the time, they were always able to make each other laugh. Rumor has it that Colt is one of the only people to successfully refer to her as "Nessa" without getting punched in the nose. Eventually, Nessa and Colt lost contact with each other after a series of transfers.
Vincent Jones - Despite an initial confrontation between the two over what Colt had put Kali through, Colt managed to earn Jones' respect when he put himself between her and the assassin's blade. Putting their initial problems behind them the two began a friendship built on mutual respect. It's been many years since Colt last spoke to Jonesy, but hopefully they'll bump into one another, out in the black.
Johanna MacLaren - After saving Colt's life with her medical prowess she earned his lifelong friendship and respect. He considers her one of his closest confidants. Last Colt heard, Doc MacLaren was badly wounded on a mission and medically discharged from Starfleet.
239912 - Daniels transfers to the USS Excalibur-A, once again serving under Commodore Kalianna Nicholotti.
239105 - Daniels joins Starfleet Intelligence - Special Activities Division.
239005 - Daniels accepts a position as an instructor at the Starfleet Academy Survival School on Earth.
238911 - Daniels is promoted to Lieutenant and is given the position of Strategic Operations Officer on Starbase 118.
238909 - Daniels' request for transfer back to Starbase 118 is accepted. He is given the position of Tactical Officer once again under the command of Captain Kalianna Nicholotti.
238909 - The █████████████'s mission to ██████████████ is cancelled due to the Klingon invasion. Daniels is slated for re-allocation.(REDACTED)
238905 - Daniels volunteers for transfer out of Starbase 118 Ops to █████████████████ (REDACTED)
238902 - Daniels is promoted to Lt.JG and is given the position of Chief Tactical officer, under the command of Cmdr. Kalianna Nicholotti
238811 - Daniels assigned to Starbase 118 Operations as an Ensign Tactical Officer, under the command of Captain Andrus Jaxx.
238810 - Daniels Graduates from the Academy, Majoring in Tactics with a minor in Comm/Ops
2384 - After almost a year of planetbound life, Daniels enters Starfleet Academy.
2383 - Daniels abruptly ends his employment on "The Breadwinner" by his own choice citing "personal reasons" and travels to Earth.
2381 - Colt Daniels Joins on as part of the security crew for the Civilian freighter "The Breadwinner" and shortly takes over as Security boss, after proving himself worthy.
2363 - Colt Ryan Daniels is Born to Claire and Ryan Daniels.