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Commander Keith Anderson
Name Keith Anderson
Position Commanding Officer
|Physical Description||Keith is handsome and fit, on the bulkier side with regard to muscle mass, but not overly so. He generally his his dark hair combed loosely back out of his eyes, and is not a stranger to a bit of stubble. It might not be Federation standard, but somehow he manages to make it look respectable. He generally has a gentle twinkle in his eye, and a warm smile on his face. On duty, he's perfectly in alignment with Starfleet dress requirements, but as soon as the shift is over, he's in a t-shirt, jeans, and tennis shoes.|
|Other Family||None of note|
Personality & Traits
|General Overview||Keith is a natural born leader. He is charismatic and introspective in an odd mix of bravado and self-aware intuitiveness. He is not one to shy away from conversations of philosophical complexities, or of battle wounds and scars. He is fiercely loyal to those he considers his own, be it friends, crew mates, or family. He has a strong drive for justice and seeks out equity in every situation he can.|
|Strengths & Weaknesses||+ Good Leader
+ Easy to speak to, good listener
+ Charismatic and Influential
- Has a hard time putting the good of the many over the good of the one.
- Heavy handed when people are in danger
- Slight bit of a temper when faced with injustice
|Ambitions||At the moment, Keith is at his ambitions peak. He wants to be a Captain. He's currently completely happy with where he is until someone gives him something better.|
|Hobbies & Interests||Electric Guitar, Old Earth Rock and Roll, Football, Mountain Biking, and Tae Kwon Do.|
|Greatest Fear||Keith's greatest fear is letting those who depend on him down. In his mind, that is the worst possible outcome to any event and what drives him so hard to try and make good decisions.|
|Wildest Dream||Keith's wildest dream is to be a part of some effort or event that has a dramatic effect on the galaxy for the better, be it a peace accord, a first-contact, or some sort of humanitarian effort, leaving the galaxy a notably better place is his wildest hope.|
|Personal History||Keith was born and raised in rural Alberta, Canada. He grew up in a loving family, the son of two wheat farmers. From an early age he showed an acute propensity for leadership, quickly taking charge with his friends and family, and no one ever complained. He was fair, and confident, and always looking out for those that followed him.
This mentality followed him into his school years, leading him to be the captain of various sports teams and class president for three out of his four years in High school. He only didn't serve as president all four years as Freshmen weren't allowed, though a substantial write in vote almost won him the spot anyway. Many expected him to pursue law or politics, but he surprised everyone who knew him when we signed up to join Starfleet Academy right out of high school.
Keith followed the security track, loving the structure and focus on protecting people and securing the ship around him. He excelled, in his ventures until his sophomore year. During a routine training exercise, a pulse grenade went off, severely injuring him. The initial prognosis was grim, and many of them thought it was the end of his promising career.
Those that thought that underestimated his tenacity. It was a long run, but the following semester, he returned to his training sessions. It was a rough run, working through physical therapy, and using a neural enhancer to help him walk and function, but he pushed through. His classmates rallied around him, as well, helping him continue when he didn't think he could.
By the end of his Senior year in the Academy, and his Cadet cruise, he was back to normal with the aid of a neural enhancer implant in the base of his spine to help eleminate any remaining issue.
Keith served about the USS Andalu on his Cadet tour in the security office, helping the Assistant Chief, Siris Oran, immensely and forming a fast friendship with her. When his tour was over, Siris immediately requested that he be assigned as a permanent placement in her department.
Keith and Siris slowly made there way up the ranks aboard the Andalu, eventually finding themselves the command crew of the ship, where they served together for several years. Finally, though, it was time to say good bye.
The offer came in for Keith to take command of the USS Asger, annd Siris simply would not let him refuse. With a heart felt and tearful goodbye, Keith left the Andalu for the Asger, excited for new adventures.
|Languages Spoken||Federation Standard, A smattering of other phrases from a handful of languages.|
|Service Record||Cadet, Starfleet Academy - Security Track - Senior Cadet
XO, USS Andalu - Lieutenant Commander
CO, USS Asger - Commander
|Notes||- Has slightly higher than normal blood pressure all the time. Issue since childhood.
- Grew up with an Andorian on his family's farm in Alberta. Very close to him growing up. Was deeply effected by his death.
- Got a concussion while rock climbing on Bajor with a diplomat.