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Commander Gary Taylor
Name Gary Anthony Taylor
Position Executive Officer
Second Position President
|Eye Color||Slate grey|
|Physical Description||Gary is extremely fit He isn't a fitness nut but he does work out. He believes a toned body makes for a toned mind. Several scars on his back and chest from torture in Romulan prison camp.|
|Spouse||Catlin Taylor (D)|
Personality & Traits
|General Overview||Normal secondary, elementary and high school education. before entering the Academy. Gary excelled in languages and Intel gathering. All that is known is that Gary graduated from Starfleet Academy near the top of his class. He has an unusual aptitude for languages and codes.
He is a martial arts expert, well versed in all forms of unarmed
combat. Whatever else he has learned is classified, per orders from the Admiral of Starfleet Intelligence. It was rumored Gary worked for Section 31 but that has never been proven. Just another rumor.
He has a sneaky sense of humor when he decides to display it. It is usually reserved for Catlin and only his closest friends.
|Strengths & Weaknesses||(S) Stubborn to a fault, believes in his own abilities. Level headed, cool under pressure. Loyal to his
few friends, ship and commanding officer.
(W) Is a loner and finds it difficult to rely on others. Keeps people at arms length. Has no patience
with fools or those unwilling to do their share.
(S/W) Views Romulans as distrustful. Takes everything they say at face value. They constantly have
to prove themselves to be worthy of trust.
|Ambitions||Command his own starship. One day to settle down and raise a family.|
|Hobbies & Interests||Unarmed combat, games of strategy,chess, music, dancing with Catlin,
reading (Westerns, Mysteries) Gary also has a 'pet' project he works
on as time permits in the holodeck. (It is an interactive holodeck
program of Catlin. Allowing Gary to come and 'talk' to his wife.
Discussing, work, his day. normal husband and wife matters.
|Languages||Standard Federation,Vulcan,Klingon. He speaks Romulan well, learning it from being a prisoner.|
|Personal History||Gary was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming on July 4th. The only son to Joseph and Linda Taylor. As a boy, he loved sports and was always involved on some team.
He had a normal secondary, elementary and high school education. before entering the Academy. Gary excelled in languages and Intel gathering.All that is known is that Gary graduated from Starfleet Academy near the top of his class. At the Academy, he was a member of it's phaser rifle team and is an expert shot. At the Academy he was well liked and got along well with both fellow students as well as instructors. It was there he met his future wife Catlin. They were married and were assigned to the USS Solstice. On a routine patrol, the starship strayed over the Neutral Zone due to a navigational malfunction and was immediately attacked by several Romulan warbirds as it tried to get back to Federation space. The Solstice suffered major damage. It's Captain and XO were killed as were most of the senior staff. Gary and a few others managed to get the surviving crew to the life pods and safety.
Gary and the others were taken prisoner and placed in a jungle hellhole of a prison camp. While there, Gary become the officer and man he is now. He had planned an escaped but was ratted out by another prisoner, (one he thought he could trust.) Because of his attempted escape he was beaten daily. It made him stronger and a loner. When a prisoner exchange was arranged Gary returned to Catlin much quieter and a introvert. It had taken all her love and support to get him to open up even with her.
When he was reassigned to the USS Yorktown he was efficient and professional but distant. He had built walls up to keep from getting close to anyone. It was a difficult assignment as he was so cold and remote with the other officers and crew.
Upon being reassigned to Starbase Metropolis, Gary, worked hard to be friendlier and it worked and his time there was much more enjoyable.
Now he is assigned to the USS Elysium however his heart is heavy as Catlin couldn't join him as she had accepted a position at Starfleet Medical.
He was totally and completely in love with Catlin. She was his
soul-mate. He is loyal and efficient, leaves no stone unturned and does nothing half way. He prefers to listen and formulate ideas then to speak in a group. Also possibly because of his time as a POW, Gary does not trust very easily. He takes a wait and see approach to people. So partly because of his job and his past history he is something of a loner. Not to say he is rude, he just does not make friends easily.
|Service Record||2379-Enrolled in Starfleet Academy. Majored in tactics and languages. recruited into Starfleet Intelligence after graduation. Records classified.
2383- 2385 - USS Solstice - Intel Officer, Ensign promoted to Lt. j.g.
2385-2388 - Prisoner in Romulan Prison Camp, Lt. j.g.
2389- 2390 - USS Yorktown - Chief Intel Officer, Lieutenant
2391- 2393 - Starbase Metropolis - Chief of Intel, Lt. Commander
2394- USS Elysium, Executive Officer, Lt.Commander
Medical and Psychological Information
|Medical Review||No unusual Medical History on record
|Counseling Review||You would expect Taylor to be bitter towards the Romulans and the torture they inflicted on him. He however is very matter of fact about the matter. He does not hate the Romulans in general only those that tortured him and their zeal for inflicting pain. He refuses to discuss the matter any further stating "It's in the past. Leave it there." It is unclear whether he has left it there.
Taylor is completely sane and a loner. He prefers his own console. He does not trust easily. However if you are fortunate to earn his trust, you have a loyal lifelong friend you can always count on. He is the type of person you want as a friend but hate to have as an enemy.