Rear Admiral Shaun Marlin is the former commanding officer of the USS Indria-A. He is currently retired.
- Full Name: Shaun Michael Marlin
- Race: Terran
- Date of Birth: N/A
- Place of Birth: York, England, Earth
- Age: N/A
- Gender: Male
- Telepathic status: None
- Height: 6'2"
- Weight: N/A
- Hair Color: Dark Blond
- Length of Hair: Short
- Eye Color: Green
- Marital Status: Single
- Children: None
- Father: Bryan Marlin (Retired Star Fleet Tactical Officer. Lives in York, Earth)
- Mother: Patricia Marlin (Retired Star Fleet Medical Officer. Lives in York, Earth)
- Brother: Stephen Marlin (Location Unknown - DOB 234204.09)
Shaun's childhood was spent on several different starships with either his mother or father. During this time he learnt a great deal about the running of a starship, and although he had a great interest in the tactical side of Starfleet his mothers influence led him to tend towards the engineering discipline. His father however still trained him in the intricacies of tactical and security duties, in the hope that one day Shaun would follow in his families long tradition of tactical officers.
Starfleet is in Shaun's blood, it always has been and it always will be, and so it was inevitable that when he came of age he entered Starfleet academy. At the academy he studied Engineering (Masters) and graduated fourth in his class, during his time at the academy he also attended many extra curricular activities regarding Tactical Operations onboard Starships, and was trained in martial arts and survival techniques to a higher degree than is set as standard. During his time at the academy Shaun came to realise that his heart lay with the tactical operations of a starship. The training from his father and the academy gave Shaun not only an in-depth theoretical tactical knowledge but a good practical understanding of the position also.
Several months before Shaun's graduation both his parents retired from Starfleet and moved to York, Earth to start a farm, an exploit they had dreamed of for many years. On graduation Shaun stayed on Earth and moved to York with his parents to help establish their home. After nearly a year the farm was up and running and Shaun decided it was time to embark upon his long awaited Starfleet career.
Shaun's first post was as tactical officer onboard the training vessel, USS Nova, under then Commander Ruach of Kanist. During his time spent on the Nova, Shaun was promoted from Ensign to Full Lieutenant (Stardate: 237402.14).
Shaun was then transferred to the USS Freedom-A (Stardate 237402.28), as tactical officer and Chief of Security under then Captain Jeff Pelletier. On Stardate 237404.12, he was promoted to Lieutenant Commander and Executive Officer. (Stardate: 237404.12). Shaun was put forward for promotion to Commander, by his Commanding Officer Captain Jeff Pelletier, on Stardate 237501.25. On Stardate 237502.25 Shaun took and passed the Commanders written exam with a score of 99% and 5 commendations. He subsequently passed the practical side of the exam and was promoted to Commander on Stardate 237503.24.
Soon after, Shaun was transferred to StarBase 118 for command training under Fleet Captain Elinor of Kanist (Stardate 237506.03), where he successfully completed the practical side of the Captaincy exam. Due to some administrative delays, the written portion of the exam was not taken for several weeks. During this time Shaun was given his first command, the newly commissioned USS Indria-A which set out on its maiden voyage on Stardate 237506.09. Some weeks later,Shaun finally sat the final part of the Captaincy exam, which he passed with an overall mark of 91%, and he was promoted to Captain on Stardate 237507.29.
Shaun is outgoing, friendly and ambitious. He has inherited his fathers ability to stay very level-headed in a crisis, an ability that has served him well to date. He is hard working and believes he has the personal qualities needed to motivate and promote the best from a team under his command.
Key Influential Figures
Commodore Jeff Pelletier - Shaun holds a great amount of respect for the man who was the guiding figure in bringing Shaun from a head strong, young Lieutenant to a matured, seasoned Commander. Shaun learnt a wealth of information during his time under the Commodore onboard the USS Freedom-A, and looks up to Pelletier as a role model.
Commander Sally Strange - Shaun's closest friend. The two have served together, with the exception of a brief spell when Shaun was on the Isannah, all their careers. The friendship didn't really develop until they were both transferred from the USS Nova to the Freedom. There the two became close friends, and were renowned for their public humiliating of one another, both by practical jokes and insulting repartees. Behind the charade of humiliating one another however, a deep friendship was growing. Shaun was later promoted to first officer on the Isannah, and so for the first time in his career he was serving in a post without Strange onboard. However once he earned his own command, he spent no time in bringing in Strange as his first officer, and the partnership was renewed once more.
Rear Admiral Shaun Marlin is not only best known for commanding the USS Indria-A, but for also creating a version of the website that was in use in the late 1990's and early 2000's.