Captain Darius Stone
Name Darius Stone Jr.
Position Marine Commanding Officer
|Physical Description||Darius is the average height for a man but height is over shadowed by his stockiness. He more often than not has a beard. His hair is usually cut short but he’s been known to grow it longer.|
|Children||1LT Darius Stone III (25)
2LT Darrell "Rel" Stone (23)
4th year Medical Cadet Kamren "Kammy" Stone (22)
2nd year Security Cadet Shaqir "Shaq" Stone (20)
|Father||Sergeant Major Darius Stone (SFMC Retired)|
|Mother||Charlotte Stone (Professor of Botany, SFA)|
|Other Family||Lieutenant Colonel Delman Jackson (cousin)|
Personality & Traits
|General Overview||Darius Stone is an experienced combat veteran. He carries several scars that he refuses to have removed. He refers to them as his red badges of courage. He is well aware of the sacrifices he’s made being away from his family but he takes great pride in the fact that all his children followed him into Starfleet. He views all the Marines that are serving or have served under him as his extended family. He works hard and plays even harder.|
|Strengths & Weaknesses||Trained and Mastered several martial arts to include: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Kajukenbo, Akido and Karate. He is also very adept at a few knife fighting styles.
Though rare, he loses his temper. He struggles to rein in his anger.
|Ambitions||Darius wants to serve until there is no need for old warhorses like him.|
|Hobbies & Interests||When it’s time to unwind, you can find him smoking a fine cigar and drinking a beer. He enjoys a spirited game of poker. He owns a wide collection of bladed weapons. He cultivates several rare plants in his quarters including two bonsai trees.|
|Personal History||Darius was born in the Los Angeles Greater Metropolitan Area in 2344 while his father was on deployment. He didn't meet his father until he was almost two years old. From a young age, Darius showed accelerated development both physically and intellectually. In school, he excelled in academics and sports. His mother made sure he prioritized education before extracurricular activities but Darius had a strong competitive side. Along with that, came a smoldering temper that got Darius into trouble on several occasions. It took a lot to set off his temper but when it went off, it was intense. People began avoiding him and he became a social outcast. He began to act out and turned to delinquency. Surprisingly, it was his father that taught him to deal with his anger issues by training in the martial arts. Darius took well to the discipline of the martial arts. He began training in multiple styles and began proficient in several, enough so, that he began to enter competitions. He earned a reputation as a tenacious brawler. While he was in school, he met and started dating Lola. When he graduated from secondary school, he was accepted to Starfleet Academy. He shocked everyone when he declined and instead enlisted in the Marines.
After completing basic training, he returned home and proposed to Lola. They were married and soon were expecting their first child. Darius made it paramount to balance his family and the Corps. He remembered how it felt to have a father that wasn’t always there. Even on deployments, he tried to stay in contact with his family as much as he could.
When war broke out, Darius was called to the front lines. He hated to leave his family but he had a duty. Even though he didn’t know if he would be able to keep the promise, he promised he’d come home. Unfortunately, during a battle, his ship was destroyed. He and several survivors were captured and spent a year as a prisoner of war. With no evidence otherwise, Starfleet listed him as missing in action presumed killed. Lola and his children refused to believe his was dead and held faith that somehow Darius would keep his promise.
When hostilities ended, Darius returned to Earth. After taking several months to rehabilitate and reintegrate, he returned to service as a weapons instructor. The assignment kept his close to home. With his stellar career, he was recommended for Officer Candidate School.
|Service Record||2363 PFC Star Fleet Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island
2363-2364 PFC School of Infantry, Camp Pendleton
2364-2365 LCPL Close Quarters Battle School, SERE School
2365-2366 CPL Pathfinder Courses
2366-2368 SGT USS Rutledge, Squad Leader, Pathfinder Platoon
2368-2371 SSGT USS Rutledge, Squad Leader, Pathfinder Platoon
2371-2374 GYSGT USS Honshu, Platoon Sergeant, Pathfinder Platoon
2374-2375 GYSGT MIA presumed KIA
2375 MSGT Rescued and Return to Service
2375-2377 MSGT Weapons Instructor, School of Infantry, Camp Pendleton
2377-2380 MSGT Marine Corps Martial Arts Instructor, Camp Pendleton
2381 2LT Officer Candidate School
2381-2384 2LT USS Kearsarge, Rifle Platoon Executive Officer
2384-2387 1LT USS Bataan, Rifle Platoon Commanding Officer
2387-2391 CPT USS Pico, Weapons Platoon Commanding Officer
2391 CPT USS Chesapeake, Marine Company Commanding Officer