Biography for Ensign Melody Leigh Haverstaad, a Female Human aged 32
who is assigned to the Starbase Geneva
Jeremy updated this biography on 2010-01-31 13:55:53
Character Physical Description

Melody Leigh Haverstaad

Eyes : Blue Weight : 130 lbs
Hair : Blonde Skin :

White

Height : 6'2 Blood : Red
Melody is a fairly tall, well built woman with sweeping blonde hair that is always tied back and out of her way. She is criss-crossed with scars from a career in Security, but she considers each one well-earned.
History, Education and Skills
Family and Background :

Melody's parents were civilian consultants working for Starfleet, both of them scientists. They took her off-planet several times when their jobs called them to other parts of the Federation; it was enough of a taste that Melody decided to join the Fleet when she came of age.

Education

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Starfleet Crewman School
Crewman Security and Tactical Training
Classes in advanced holographic concepts and strategy for the new interactive holographic combat systems.

Pre-Starfleet History

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Melody spent most of her time in various tom-boy'ish pursuits. It rapidly became apparent that she would rarely follow 'the book', and was very forthcoming with her personal thoughts. It also became apparent that she was very physical in nature, preferring a sport or out-door activity to sitting indoors. She spent most of her teenage years working to reign in her impulsive and impatient nature.

It was these traits that, when she turned 18, pushed her to join Starfleet as a crewman, rather then taking the four years to go through the Academy. She had no particular desire for the paperwork that an officer had to fill out, more desiring to exorcize her nature and wanderlust in a position that suited her.

Starfleet History

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Melody spent most of her fourteen years in Starfleet in various forward-bases and starships on the fringe. She has been involved in a lot of ocmbat, both on the Cardassian border and against the Dominion in small actions. She has also been in combat against the Borg during one incursion on 2403.

It became apparent that she had the makings of a fine Security Non-com, and through her fourteen years she has risen fairly quickly through the ranks, picking up experience in command and tactics from various other Chief's and Officers that she has served under.

In 2404, she was chosen as one of several Petty Officers, along with several commissioned officers, to go to Earth and become fully comfortable with a new piece of technology that had come out of Utopia Planitia, an interactive holographic combat system meant for real-time interaction in new starship Tactical systems. She spent nearly a year on Earth, learning the Engineering systems and strategy involved in this new technology... and then was immediately transferred to the USS Boudicca, a ship that was being outfitted with this new system.

Medical History

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Melody has a myriad of scars and other problems from years in active combat. Otherwise, no problems

Skills

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Small and large arms skills, Master Phaser, basic strategy and tactics at the squad-level.

Other Information
Hobbies :

Melody spends her free-time in the gym or holodeck, usually, though she can often be found in Ten forward. It wasn’t until she became a high-ranking Non-com that she received regular rights to the holodeck, and she is still tickled at being able to use it often, rather then on strict rationing as usually presented to crewman.

General Notes

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Because she didn't spend four years in the Academy, she is the same age as most Lieutenants and Lieutenant Commanders, though her relative rank within the enlisted ranks is very high. She has at least four years more in the fleet then most officers her age.

Being a Senior Chief, with years of successful combat behind her, makes her a storehouse of information for fresh officers. And though she is 'enlisted', a non-com, it's only the foolish officer that doesn't respect her opinion.

Awards :

Awarded Squadron Commanders Commendation: For actions above and beyond the Call of Duty during the Time Crisis at Ceti Sigma IV


Awarded Ribbon Of Sacrifice: For being wounded during the Psi-der invasion.


Awarded Combat Action Ribbon: For combat against superior forces during the rescue of Captain Sevant.


Awarded Cross of Fire: For heroic action above and beyond in destroying Doenitz's Telepath Labs.


Awarded Combat Action Ribbon: For the battle with Doenitz's fleet at the site of the Telepath Labs


Awarded The Order of Unity: Awarded in commemoration of services rendered during the Federation Civil War.