Divya Tam

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Divya Tam
Position Tactical / Security Officer
Rank Ensign
Species Berzan
Gender Female
DOB 237601.14
Age 25
Birthplace Taakat, Barzan II
Writer ID A240104DT4

Ensign Divya Tam is currently serving as a tactical/security officer aboard the USS Astraeus.

Appearance


  • Place of Birth: Taakat, Barzan II
  • Species: Barzan
  • Gender: Female
  • Hair color: Black
  • Eye color: Brown
  • Height: 5'10
  • Languages: English, Barzan, Romulan

Family


  • Parents: Laila Jafe and Samira Tam
  • Siblings: Dakota Jafe, Kelseykin Tam
  • Spouse: None
  • Children: None

Chronological History


  • 2376 - Born on Barzan II
  • 2393 - 2395 - Severed in the Barzan planetary military, as required by law
  • 2395 - 2395 - Serviced with the Barzan special miliarty forces
  • 2397 - Accepted into Starfleet Academy
  • 2401 - Completed Cadet Cruise
  • 2401 - Assigned as Ensign to the USS Astraeus


Hobbies and Pastimes


  • Art: Oil paintings because she can come back and add more whenever she wishes.
  • Dancing: Tam loves any and all forms of dance. She has a natural talent and uses it to let go of her very controlled emotions.
  • Rock Climbing: Tam considers this the ultimate challenge against herself.
  • Tinkering: Small fixes and inventions remind her of home. While her mind does not work like an engineer's she does enjoy a methodical approach to a puzzle.
  • Tourism: General stoic as demanded by the harsh environment of her upbringing. She finds ways to let loose to make sure she does not become cynical. Embracing the enthusiasm of sightseeing helps her keep her sense of wonder for the universe.
  • Barzan Wrestling: This form of wrestling is not contained in a small area like in some cultures. It is done on rocky terrain, involves a bit of hunting the opponent, utilizing the element of surprise, and can last hours.

Backstory


Divya Tam was born to Starfleet Marines, who retired after the Dominion Wars. One of her mothers, Laila Jafe, is an experimental engineer. She happily tinkers, invents, and comes up with solutions to people's problems. Divya's home had a mechanic shop on the side where people came to Laila to solve problems they could not go to anyone else with. The house is on a small plot of land just outside of Taakat. Her other mother was special ops in the Dominion War. Samira told her tales from growing up in the mountains, her time in the Academy, and her early days in the fleet. She never speaks about the war. Divya's talents came from her mother, Samira, who runs a martial arts studio in the city. She mixed different forms of martial arts from many cultures to create an excellent form of defense.

Barzan II, with its harsh climate and demanding culture, instills a unique tenacity in its inhabitants. Divya, growing up in this environment, was no exception. The planet's culture is centered around strong family and community bonds and values of strength, protection, and self-reliance. During her coming-of-age ceremony, Barzan adolescents choose which of their parent's paths would be followed or if a new path would be forged. Divya, to no one's surprise, chose to follow in her warrior mother's footsteps. This is when she took on the name Tam.

Despite being a part of the federation, Barzan maintains a planetary military, with every citizen required to serve for two years. Divya's training from her parents prepared her well, so much so that after her mandatory service, she continued to serve in a classified unit for another two years, a testament to her resilience and adaptability.

She could have stayed but wanted to explore more than the bare mountains of Barzan II. Joining Starfleet gave her the opportunity to live out all the stories her parents raised her with. Divya is excited to learn more about the universe and discover how Starfleet can mold her skills. She was also interested in learning more about other cultures to enhance her oil painting.

Starfleet Assessment on Cadet Tam


Barzan military training starts by assessing abilities. Barzan's climate and limited resources ensure the population is fit and capable of surviving in the elements and a fight. Few fail the test. Many are good enough to be placed into specialties right away. Divya was enrolled in sharpshooting paratrooper training due to her skills in rock climbing, terrain knowledge, and explosives training. She excelled at each of these. During her required two years of service, she was air-dropped into the mountains to drive out local bandits and placed on a ship's hull to target an enemy attempting to sabotage her fleet. Her plans to join Starfleet directly after her Barzan military service ended were delayed, by the offer to join the Barzan special forces. Divya's mother convinced her that delaying entry into Starfleet would not hurt her chances but would give her experiences no one else had. During her time with her special forces unit, she received additional training and experience disarming explosives, making and planting explosives, and leading a small team to push an unknown and hostel alien vessel back through the wormhole near Barzan. She was discharged with honors.

Divya did have to relearn some basic ethics at Starfleet Academy. This was explained well by her retired Starfleet parents during her upbringing. During her time with the Barzan military, their different brand of harsh reality ethics had to be adopted. Starfleet instructors took a little extra time with Divya to ensure she relearned their stricter ethics and to soften the mental edginess she had acquired during battles and her time alone on mountain ridges.

Service History


For award descriptions, see: Awards and Service Ribbons
Starfleet Service Record
Insignia Rank Dates Posting Assignment
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Cadet 2393 - 2397 Starfleet Academy
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Cadet
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Ensign SD 240104.21 - Present USS Astraeus
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Operations Officer


Awards & Service Ribbons


For award descriptions, see: Awards and Service Ribbons
Awards and Service Ribbons
Award Name Date/Assignment Citation
None
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Starfleet Academy Graduate Ribbon Year or Stardate
Starfleet Academy
Awarded to those who have graduated from Starfleet Academy.



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