Jack Kessler

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USS 'Oumuamua
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Jack Kessler
Position Chief Tactical Officer
Rank Lieutenant
Species Human
Gender Male
DOB 237304.12
Age 28
Birthplace Earth, Scotland, Inverness
Writer ID T239901JK1
Service Ribbons
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Peacekeeper Service Ribbon
First Contact Ribbon
Explorer's Ribbon
Innovation Ribbon
Operation Safe Harbor Service Medal
Captain's Commendation
Defense of Temporal Flow Ribbon
Starfleet Academy Graduate Ribbon
Leadership Excellence Ribbon
Captain's Commendation
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Innovation Ribbon
Starfleet Investigation Ribbon
Captain's Commendation

Awards & Service Ribbons
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TOSMA
Sisko Tactical Cross
B-Plot Award
Neelix Award
Luminary Award

Lieutenant Jack Kessler is an officer of the Federation Starfleet currently serving as a tactical officer aboard the USS Octavia E Butler.


Appearance

  • Height: 1.83m (6 ft 0 in)
  • Hair: Sandy Brown
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Build: Athletic


Family


Father: Captain John Charles "JC" Kessler
Mother: Dr. Maurine Kessler
Siblings: Krystal Kessler
Spouse: None
Children: None

Krystal Kessler is, by bloodlines Jack's cousin. Following the death of her biological mother and the disappearance of her biological father Jack's parents adopted Krystal and brought her aboard the USS Caboto to live with them. Following the loss of the Caboto and subsequent rescue from Port Coray in the Gamma Quadrant, Krystal has joined Jack aboard the USS 'Oumuamua.


Personal

Early Life

Jack Kessler was born to parents JC and Maurine Kessler in Scotland, Earth. Although born on Earth Jack spent very little time on the planet due to his fathers Starfleet assignments off world. Jack is the only child of the Kessler’s and has spent his life growing up under the shadow of a Starfleet command officer and an Exo-Species Research biologist.

Interests / Hobbies

Jack loves time with his dogs, especially camping and hiking with them. Other interests for Jack include swimming, two-vs-two beach volley ball and holographic technology which has lead to the development of Logan and MK9. Logan is a fully integrated holographic Golden Retriever from Earth. Using a mobile emitter Logan is capable of going anywhere with Jack on or off the ship. In 2399 following an incident on the holodeck Nesre Salo adopted one of the rescued Tervuren puppies from Bora Bora, Earth and brought it aboard the USS 'Oumuamua for Jack as a gift. The puppy Nesre named Lilou has quickly become a great joy in Jack's life.

Relationships

V'Len Kel
V'Len served aboard the USS Thor and USS 'Oumuamua with Jack. Jack's first shore leave aboard the USS Thor joined him up with V'Len and several others for a trip to Bajor. Jack also enjoys V'Len's Holo-mysteries in which they act of Detectives in Earth's early 20th century. Jack has found these mysteries to be not only fun but challenging.
Nesre Salo
Jack fisrt met Nesre Salo aboard the USS Thor and along with V'Len Kel and Commodore Aaron Kells spent several days on Bajor with Nesre during shore leave. Jack enjoyed his time with Nesre and when their second shore leave came around she was one of the first people he asked to go to Bora Bora, Earth with him. The shore leave proved to be fun and even led to the rescue of a mother dog on the islands peak of Otemanu. Nesre shares a similar love for animals as Jack and something that he believes has brought them closer as friends. A few months later Nesre surprised Jack aboard ship with Lilou, one of the Tervuren puppies they had rescued from atop Bora Bora. This was a huge risk for Nesre that ended up meaning more to Jack than she could ever know.
Michele Winters
Jack met Michele at the Starfleet Academy and the two started dating almost immediately. Michele shares a love of the outdoors and animals with Jack and the to were almost married during their final year at the academy. Focusing on their careers first Jack took his assignment and Michele took hers and vowed to achieve their goals in Starfleet before starting their lives together. Following the disappearance of the US Caboto, Jack's fathers ship Michele had herself transferred to the 'Oumuamua so that she could be closer to Jack.

Starfleet Career

Jack graduated Starfleet Academy in 2399 with strong aptitudes in Diplomacy, Tactics and Engineering. He is an accomplished Tactics recruit but his ultimate passion or perceived passion is to have a starship command of his own.

Jack was assigned to the USS Thor as Tactical officer right out of the academy and quickly found himself on a crew that he could learn from and grow with. Jack however found his first assignment in the Delta quadrant much more of a challenge than he was expecting when his ship and crew were ingested by a large space born creature. The experience has brought new realizations to the fact that anything can happen in Starfleet.

Jack's assignment to the USS Thor ended on stardate 239905, following the near destruction of the ship. During his second mission aboard the Thor, the ship was assigned a mission to the Gamma Quadrant and to the Okaea star system. During this mission the Thor was ambushed by a pirate vessel leading to the Thor's emergency crash landing in one of the Okaea oceans. Along side his crew, Jack worked through what seemed to be an impossible endeavor to save the Thor and rescue the ships crew while defeating an enemy that tactically had proven superior initially to the Thor. The experience brought Jack closer to crewmembers that he had not really known and now considers many as friends.

On stardate 239906 Jack accepted an offer from Commodore V'Airu to transfer to the USS 'Oumuamua, a Luna Class starship. Several days later at a ship wide awards ceremony Jack was awarded his second Captains Commendation for his ingenuity and grit were pivotal in getting the Thor off planet safely. Jack also received a promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Junior Grade.

Shortly after his promotion and a brief shore leave the USS 'Oumuamua departed for another assignment in the Gamma Quadrant. Assigned to the diplomatic team, Commodore V'Airu left Major Wes Greaves in command of the 'Oumuamua. During this window the 'Oumuamua encountered an alien vessel made entirely of organic material and inhabited by living plants and trees called the Eesse. Jack found himself assigned to his first away mission since joining the ship and discovered that not all situations call for a Tactical officer but instead call for a balanced officer to help solve a problem. During this assignment he was also exposed to his first 'First Contact' scenario when his away team encountered another species called the Suclese who were hiding via a phase shifting ability and feeding on the life blood of the Eesse. This 'First Contact' had many different elements of difficulty, most of which was communications based. Although tension was high at times during the 'First Contact' negotiations with the Suclese, Jack found this a fantastic learning experience. Later in the mission he joined Lieutenant Corelli and Lieutenant jg Ulasso on another away mission, this time to explore an uncharted world that the Eesse seemed to be destined or drawn to by what they called the "Great Light". Here Jack found himself and his crew members is a second 'First Contact' situation. This time with a Eesse who served as a lone beacon on this planet, staged here thousands of years before to serve as a guide across the stars to the rest of the Eesse civilization. Jack found both of these 'First Contact' situations to be entirely different and although prepared for 'First Contact', he felt that now having actually been through it, he was better prepared for what lay ahead.

On stardate 239910.20, for his involvement in helping to translate the Suclese language in the midst of a fraught situation and discovering the planet at the end of the Eesse’s journey, respectively Jack was awarded the Explorer's Ribbon, First Contact Ribbon, Peacekeeper Service Ribbon and Innovation Ribbon by his command team. At the same time he was elevated up to the Assistant Chief Tactical Officers position by his direct department head, Major Greaves.

The end of the 2399 was not what Jack expected or had hoped for. Late in the year, the USS Caboto, the ship Jack's father commanded was declared Missing In Action while in the Gamma quadrant on a diplomatic assignment. A multi-ship search was conducted for the Caboto, including the USS 'Oumuamua which resulted in several children from the Caboto being discovered and rescued but the ship and crew remained lost. During this incident, one of the children rescued turned out to be Jack's younger cousin Krystal who had been aboard the Caboto. Jack would later learn that his parents had adopted Krystal following the death or her mother and the disappearance of her father. With no leads to go on Starfleet declared the Caboto and crew Lost and listed the vessel as Missing In Action. Jack has fought with this decision of Starfleet's and does not agree with it feeling that the species in the area known as the Zet had something far more sinister to do with the Caboto's disappearance.

On stardate 240002.04 Jack was promoted to the full rank of Lieutenant and assigned as the Chief Tactical Officer of the USS 'Oumuamua.

Following up on intelligence information obtained by Captain Dana Anderson on stardate 240009, Jack with the help of the 'Oumuamua's Intelligence Officer Avander Promontory, takes a team to a potential prison site of the Zet. Information pointed to captives including those from the USS Caboto being held at the site and with strong information pointing to either his father or mother being held at the site Jack jumped on the chance to take a team on a Search and Rescue. The mission led to the discovery and recovery of the USS Caboto's executive officer, Lieutenant Commander Roy Grant. The mission took a devastating turn when one team member took incoming fire and went down. The team moved to an emergency exit strategy but at a slower pace which allowed Zet security forces to catch up to them. In a last ditch effort to protect the team Jack turned back and blocked off the Zet from the retreating team and in doing so trapped himself with the Zet. Overwhelmed and significantly outnumbered Jack was eventually captured and taken prisoner by the Zet and moved to a new holding facility where he was held as a prisoner of the Zet.



Service History

Starfleet Service Record
Insignia Rank Dates Posting Assignment
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Cadet 2395 - 2399 Starfleet Academy
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Cadet
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Ensign 239901 - 239905 USS Thor
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Tactical Officer
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Lieutenant JG 239906 - 239910 USS Oumuamua
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Tactical Officer
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Lieutenant JG 239910 - 240002 USS Oumuamua
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Assistant Chief Tactical Officer
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Lieutenant 240009 - ? MIA USS Oumuamua
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Chief Tactical Officer


Medical Record

Medical Record
Date Medical Facility Event Diagnosis Notes
239512.01 Starfleet Entrance Processing - San Francisco, Earth Initial Physical None No disqualifying criteria. Fit for duty.
239901.18 USS Thor Physical None No disqualifying criteria. Fit for duty.
239910.12 USS 'Oumuamua Emergency Treatment Severe physical trauma Patient treated for severe electrical and plasma burns as a result of torture while being held captive. Treatment completed, ordered to light duty x3 days and follow-up with counseling staff. Fit for duty.
240009.24 USS 'Oumuamua Medical Log Entry M.I.A. Jack Kessler presumed dead. Missing In Action.
Awards & Service Ribbons
For award descriptions, see: Awards and Service Ribbons
Awards and Service Ribbons
Award Name Date/Assignment Citation
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TOSMA 239906.27
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Awarded to members who show great dedication in their behavior and simming abilities. A candidate for TOSMA gives strong, solid ideas to the storyline and character development on a regular basis. They also take the time to edit and proofread their sims to guarantee that their writing is of high quality.
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Sisko Tactical Cross 239906.27
USS Thor
Awarded to Tactical officers who have shown cunning and bravery in battle, including supporting their colleagues in Security, liaising with other departments, and showing the ability to think strategically in a tense situation. Master tacticians, and experts in targeting and shield power distribution, these officers have done the impossible to save their ship and the lives of its crew.
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B-Plot Award 240007.03
USS 'Oumuamua
The B-Plot Award is awarded to simmers who, despite the demands of the core storyline, illustrate a substantial portion of the character's life. Their sims convey the journey of their character while bringing their fellow crew members along for the ride, allowing for collaboration and making their world feel as though their fellow writers are a part of it.
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Neelix Award 240007.03
USS 'Oumuamua
The Neelix Award is awarded to officers who go above and beyond the call of duty by displaying additional, Out of Character commitment. This includes assisting fellow officers in need of simming assistance, facilitating Out of Character discussions with the crew, maintaining wiki articles, and more.
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Luminary Award 240007.03
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Awarded to members holding the rank of Ensign, Lieutenant Junior Grade, or Lieutenant. Officers qualifying for this award have shown outstanding promise in their future endeavors by displaying their skills in leadership, dependability, and dedication to the community.
Service Ribbon Name Date/Assignment Citation
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Starfleet Academy Graduate Ribbon 2395 - 2399
Starfleet Academy
Awarded to those who have graduated from Starfleet Academy.
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Captain's Commendation 239902.11
USS Thor
For exemplary actions aboard the USS Thor during a crisis in the Delta Quadrant.
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Defense of Temporal Flow Ribbon 239902.11
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For actions in the defense of temporal flow aboard the USS Thor during operations in the Delta Quadrant.
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Captain's Commendation 239906.24
USS 'Oumuamua
For actions and ingenuity in a crisis that allowed getting the Thor off the planet Okaea safely.
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Operation Safe Harbor Service Medal 239906.24
USS 'Oumuamua
For actions against a pirate threat near and on the planet Okaea in the Gamma Quadrant.
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Explorer's Ribbon 239910.20
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For helping to translate the Suclese language in the midst of a fraught situation and discovering the planet at the end of the Eesse’s journey, respectively.
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Innovation Ribbon 239910.20
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For helping to translate the Suclese language in the midst of a fraught situation.
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Peacekeeper Service Ribbon 239910.20
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Awarded to an individual who participates in, and successfully completes, a mission where keeping the peace is the primary goal.
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First Contact Ribbon 239910.20
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Awarded to an individual who participates in a successful first contact event.
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Leadership Excellence Ribbon 240002.17
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Awarded to an individual who has taken a significant leadership role on a team and has guided that team to success.
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Captain's Commendation 240002.17
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For actions and leadership while confronting the Zet during the Caboto incident.
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Joint Meritorious Unit Award 240006.11
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For working with the Gelflings toward a positive outcome for the latter.
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Innovation Ribbon 240006.11
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For working with the Gelflings toward a positive outcome for the latter.
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Starfleet Investigation Ribbon 240006.11
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For assistance in the investigation regarding Rox’s role in sending us back to the Intrepid in 2265.
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Captain's Commendation 240006.11
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For actions, depth and breadth exercised during this mission.



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