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Lieutenant Commander Johannes Adlerstein
Name Johannes Kurt Adlerstein
Position Executive Officer
Rank Lieutenant Commander
|Height||5'11" (71 In)|
|Physical Description||Germanic-looking, with mildly pale skin, a straight nose of normal width. Thin lipped. Close-cropped black hair. Blue eyes. Of average muscular build. Clean-shaven at all times when able.|
|Mother||Marie Helga (nee Eisenhoff)|
|Brother(s)||Felix Wolf - 27|
|Other Family||Erwin Michael - 44, Uncle, KIA, Dominion War|
Personality & Traits
|General Overview||Prefers to be called "Hans". Old-fashioned in his ideals about how to act and behave; he considers himself a gentleman of the classic style, his word is his bond, and he unreservedly gives his loyalty and respect to those who have earned it through rank or experience. Time in the Reserves has made him slightly more blunt in his manner of speaking than typical of Active officers. Prefers to see the good in others, and has trouble accepting that others might be duplicitous. Intensely dislikes special forces soldiers, finding their bragging and devil-may-care stereotype grating. Intensely cares for his subordinates, but keeps professional distance.|
|Strengths & Weaknesses||Mildly multi-lingual, with his best language being conversational Klingon. Knows smatterings of words and phrases in Andorian, Bajoran, Cardassian, and Romulon.
+Warm, caring, and open to others.
+Disciplined due to years in the Reserves.
+Fairly intelligent; excellant knowledge of history and cultures due to hobbies.
+Vast knowledge of protocol and etiquette
- Shuts down emotionally when embarrassed
- Obeys the letter more than the spirit of laws
- Very trusting to a fault
- Blindly obedient at times
- Slow to ask for help
- Prone to self-loathing over his mistakes
|Ambitions||To earn a Battalion Command, marry, have children.|
|Hobbies & Interests||• Ancient Cultures, History, and Mythology
• Exploring alien cuisine
|Personal History||Hans as a child was quiet and unassuming, the child of career Starfleet Officers. His childhood to him was one full of wonder and amazement, as his parents were assigned to several research outposts, stations, and vessels. Although his parents were excellent Officers, commended for performance several times through their careers and serving with accolades and distinction, neither of his parents ever rose above the rank of Lieutenant Commander. This was due to their unwillingness to take assignments that would separate them, no matter how prestigious or advantageous to their career. As a result, they missed the majority of major Starfleet conflicts and operations, such as the Dominion War and Second Klingon War.
Growing up, Hans' parents taught him to value his heritage, and when alone, his father and he would speak German to each other, as his father’s father had done to him to keep the language alive in the Adlerstein line. Being the son of a linguist helped Hans learn a few smatterings of Klingon and Romulan, and his Mother’s culinary skill and insistence that the family try at least one alien recipe every month, ensured Hans had a wide palate and appreciation for alien cultures.
Hans knew he wanted to join Starfleet since he was a child; while other children went outside and played cops and robbers or were Arkalian Snowbeasts hunting for hexapumas, Hans was on his imaginary bridge, giving orders, and always saving the day at the end. He was overjoyed when his parents were stationed at the Utopia Planetia shipyards, for he would always sit in his Father’s office after school and watch the starships being constructed, dreaming of one day serving aboard one.
When he was 14 and started at Pavel Chekov High School in New Berlin, Luna Colony, he immediately joined the Junior Starfleet Cadet Corps (JSCC), a youth group of high school students that practiced close-order drill and had a curriculum of “previews” of what was offered at the Academy. When he was 17, he graduated from high school with moderate honors and applied to the Academy, becoming accepted despite his difficulty in advanced math.
At the Academy, Hans made few friends, as he kept his quiet nature and bookishness from his childhood. His love of racquetball blossomed when the Academy had all students select a sport to participate in, and he picked racquetball on a whim, not enjoying the remainder of choices. He fell into the sport naturally, earning many accolades for his performance and winning the Mallory Cup at the Academy in his Sophomore and Senior years. He played feverishly, always willing to risk his body on getting the ball back into play, even if he had a commanding lead or was far behind. His proudest moment in the sport was when he was invited to participate in the Rigellian Racquetball games, one of the most prestigious tournaments in the sport, behind only to the Vulcan Master’s Tournament and the Andorian Olympics.
His academics were not as sharp as his racquetball skills, however. He placed near the bottom of his peer group in math and quantum mechanics, always having to be tutored to grasp the basic concepts. Despite this, he managed to pass his classes, although he had to repeat Spatial Trigonometry twice before he was able to earn a passing grade. He excelled in the fields of physical sciences, history, and Temporal Theory. In addition to his studies, Hans was the vice-president of the Starfleet Cadet Historian Society, a journalist for the school paper, and a member of the Academy Drill team for four years.
Hans graduated Starfleet Academy in 2383, 57th in his class of 255. Hans decided to stay close to Earth, and so accepted a commission into the Starfleet Reserve marine Corp. The Starfleet Reserves for all practical purposes acted as the Earth Defense Force, and was infamous for its tighter discipline and more rigid, militaristic ways than the Active Duty Fleet. Hans learned many habits from these first Reserve assignments, some of which are seen as bemusing anachronistic habits at best by the Active Fleet Officers. His first Commanding Officer insisted on saluting, standing at attention, and formality at all times. Hans still struggles with breaking these long-ingrained habits now that he is in the Active Fleet.
He was first posted as a Liaison Officer to the Klingon Defense Force contingent that trained on Mars. He earned their respect during this assignment due to his almost reckless abandon during social sporting events and his willingness to taste, and enjoy, Klingon food such as Gagh and Heart of Targ, and his eagerness to learn Klingon language and customs. He made some friends among the Klingons assigned to Mars and maintains social contact with some of them.
In 2384, Hans volunteered to serve as an Admiral's Aide to Commodore Fikuda, Deputy Chief of Personnel at Starfleet Headquarters in San Francisco. During his tour, his service jacket noted that he was valued as much for his efficiency as an aide as he was at improving the Commodore’s Racquetball game.
In 2385, Hans was posted to the USS Washington, a Starfleet Reserve Science Vessel that patrolled and cataloged gaseous anomalies as Marine Platoon Leader.
Hans was posted to Starfleet Academy in 2387, where he served as an Instructor in Earth History (17th to 21st century). While there, Hans grew listless with teaching duties and so, after 2 years of teaching, asked for and was granted a transfer to Starfleet active duty.
After joining the Active Fleet, he was transferred to the USS Ticonderoga, where he served as a Company Executive Officer, responsible for logistics and supply, as well as administrative issues.
In 2390, Hans was promoted to Captain. By 2391, he was assigned planetside to SFMC Fort Hightop on Belinda VIII, where he served as a Battalion Operations Officer.
In 2393, he was assigned to USS Arcadia.
|Service Record||2379 - Enters Starfleet Academy
2383 - Graduates Starfleet Academy; joins Starfleet Marine Corp Reserve
2383 – Assigned as Liason Officer to Klingon Defense Force Detachment KiJ'pAd – Mars Colony
2384 - Assigned as Admiral’s Aide to Commodore Fikuda, Deputy Chief of Personnel, Starfleet Headquarters, Earth
2385 - Assigned to USS Washington, Rifle Platoon Leader
2385 - Promoted to First Lieutenant
2387 - Assigned to Starfleet Academy as Instructor, Earth History
2389 - Joins Active Fleet
2389 - Assigned to USS Ticonderoga, Marine Company XO
2390 - Promoted to Captain
2390 - Assigned to SFMC Fort Hightop, 3rd Battalion, 18th Regiment, 9th Marines, Battalion Operations Officer
2391 - Assigned command of B Company, 3rd Battalion, 18th Regiment, 9th Marines
2393 - Assigned to USS Arcadia, Promoted to Major/Lieutenant Commander