- Full Name: Vincent Michael Jones
- Race: Human
- DoB: 235910.12 Idaho Falls, ID
- Age: 30
- Gender: Male
- Father: Michael McKee Jones (UFPSMC Ret., Deceased.)
- Mother: Lynda Cathleen Jones (Professor)
- Siblings: None
- Height: 6'5"
- Weight: 240 lbs
- Hair: Brown
- Eyes: Hazel
- Skin: Tanned
- Build: Muscular
Calm, cool, and collected unless provoked, annoyed, or bothered. Can have a nasty rage side when he feels strongly about something. Over time, his calm side seems to be eroding slightly, as he becomes somewhat easier to provoke. This is especially true when concerning Captain Kalianna Nicholotti.
Vince Jones was born and raised in the mountains of Idaho on Earth. He was an only child, and thus was often spoiled. The family was close, and they often did just about everything together. From the earliest memories, Vince could remember wanting to be a Marine just like his father, and he set his entire life up to do just that. For the first 16 years of his life, things were simple and easy to understand.
He did not know hard times until his father returned from fighting. As a Marine, his father took part in the Dominion war, and when he returned home, he was never the same. Vince was 16 when the broken shell of a man entered the family home, never to leave again. He holed himself in a room, seemingly doomed to relive the nightmares of the various ground assault missions he had taken part in over the previous two years. Though both Vince, as well as his mother, tried to connect with the man, he was too far gone.
As time passed, his father fell deeper into depression. Despite the help that they tried to bring into the house, Michael refused any and all treatment. He simply could not bear to talk about the images that plagued him, although he once stated to Vince that he should never allow another to fall just because of rank. As Vince has progressed through the ranks of the Corps, and did background research on his father's command, he has pieced together that his entire company was lost, save him and two other higher ranking officers. Vince believes that his father blamed himself, and that is why he suffered so much.
Repercussions of War
One year after he returned home from the war, and three days before Vince's 18th birthday, Michael Jones took his own life. He left a note detailing his inability to cope with what he felt was the responsibility for the deaths of so many 'bright Marines', and thus, he felt that by joining them, retribution would be paid. The family, that had been so close, was torn apart. Vince's mother fell into a depression and chose to remain at work most days late into the night. Vince found himself alone most of the time, and so, he decided one day to enlist.
Knowing that his mother would not take the news well, he simply left her a note that said he was going off to find his future. She never contacted him at the address he left, and the few friends he remains in contact with say that she almost never returns home from the college she works at. Vince made one attempt to contact her, and was told that she could not associate with an organization that took her soul mate from her, and as a result, the two no longer speak.
Loyalty Above All
Over the years, Vince has risen through the enlisted ranks of the Starfleet Marine Corps. He currently serves under Lt. Kalianna Nicholotti (now Captain) on the USS Resolution, and she has been guiding him towards a higher leadership position. He never thought about leading or serving in a larger capacity until she came along, but now he is trying to learn all he can in the hopes that soon he will be able to cross over the enlisted/officer threshold and become a warrant officer for the Corps.
Vince is known for his loyalty and the lengths he goes to in order to do the right thing. He enjoys working with the LT, as she seems to have built a reputation that includes these qualities as well. Though he is one of the highest ranking Marines on the ship, he does not feel different from the other marines, other than perhaps his responsibility to them. At the same time, he refuses to think that he is totally responsible for them, as they all signed up for the same thing, and at the end of the day, life and death happen, even if you don't want it to. Determined not to end up as his father did, Vince works hard to make sure everyone is aware of the risks, and have all the tools they need to avoid them to the best of their abilities.
Vince has no siblings, and no longer communicates with his mother. With his father dead, and no other family ties to connect to, Vince feels free to do what he needs to in his job. He is not rash or short sighted, but he does not have to think twice about stepping into the danger zone if that is what is required of him.
Separation and Return
Having served with Kali Nicholotti for a while, Vince found it difficult to part ways when she was reassigned. The friendship they developed held them close, but limited contact eventually caused them to go long periods without talking. The longest period came to a sudden end, however, when the ship she was on, the USS Victory, was reassigned to Starbase 118. It was that day that he suddenly realized, as he met her at the docking port, that he loved her. It wasn't a little thing or a fleeting crush either. He looked at her and the definite nature of the feeling was just there.
Since her assignment to the station, and subsequent command of it, Vince has done his best to watch from a distance. He generally avoids face to face dealings with her, but is friendly in passing and has been known, occasionally, to just watch her when their paths cross. He knows that he has no chance, as Kali just doesn't date Marines, but that doesn't stop him from trying to watch out for her, especially if another man is involved. He's not stalkerish, but he is well aware of the pain she went through when then science chief Makal Kora left, only to return and leave again.
He has resigned to love her from a distance in his most valiant attempt to make sure that she is happy.
Her recent closeness with the Chief Tactical Officer is unsettling to Vincent, despite how she might look happy. He worries that the man will ultimately end up hurting her, so he's done what he can to watch the situation all in the name of being there when it all goes down. So far, however, the most he's be able to do is shoot dirty looks towards the man in passing.
The 'relationship' between Colt and Vincent never developed as the tactical officer volunteered for an assignment that took him away from the station. Though Vince was somewhat relieved, he knew that Kali was once again hurt and he was powerless to do anything about it. He mourns with and for her from a distance.
It's not until he hears of a plot to assassinate her that he finds himself inflamed again. He arms himself heavily and sets off to follow her from the shadows; a plot quickly ruined by someone he'd not expected to see again - Colt Daniels. He also suspiciously eyes a new man, whom he would later learn to be David Cody, after seeing the looks exchanged between him and Kali. Dreading having to handle her heart broken again from his place forever in the shadows, he already forms a defensive opinion of the man, taking on the same stance he had when the tactical officer and Kali had started getting close.
A New Patrol
History, and time, march on and drift into the past. Having found the balance, Jonesy continues to serve Kali as a member of her diplomatic security team wherever she goes. Knowing that she has a habit of breaking, or trying to break, general order 15, he is far from front line battle, but always on his toes. As the USS Columbia is launched under the command of Captain Theo Whittaker, Jonesy maintains his role protecting the ambassador aboard.
Professional History and Education
2377: Bonneville High School - Idaho Falls, ID Graduated, Middle of his class. Though not strong as he could be with academics, he was very active in sports.
2378: Did not attend college, instead, he enlisted in the Corps at 18 years old.
Graduated, UFPSMC Boot Camp
Graduated, UFPSMC Training School
2379: Assigned to UFP 17th Battalion, (Fighting 17th) Based on Mars
Served as Weapons specialist, ground assault and protection forces.
2381: Transferred to USS Firestorm, Defiant Class - Weapons/Tactical Marine Contingent
2383: Returned to the Fighting 17th to head up a weapons and tactical deployment program.
2386: Assigned USS Resolution, XO of Bravo Fireteam
2387: Reassigned, Starbase 118 - Lead NCO
2395: Assigned, USS Columbia, diplomatic security detail.
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