USS Galileo :: Biography - Toby Stroud

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Lieutenant JG Toby Stroud

Name Toby R Stroud Jr.

Position Assistant Chief Flight Control Officer

Rank Lieutenant JG

Character Information

Gender Male
Species Human
Age 27
Date of Birth February 5, 2363
Place of Birth Buffalo, NY, Earth

Starfleet ID

Serial Number CA-484-2095
Security Clearance Level 5
Duty Shift Beta
Office Deck 4 - Flight Control Office
Quarters 04-0602 JO
Roommate Wakeham Paul Alasia

Physical Appearance

Height 6'1
Weight 230 lbs
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Blue-Grey
Physical Description Toby looks like the stereotypical farmer of the mid-20th century American Mid-west: corn-fed and strong, with short blonde hair cut into a low-rise flat top. His blue-grey eyes always seem to be taking in as much of his surroundings as possible, and when he is concentrating on a task, the blacks of his eyes seem to almost disappear entirely.
Body Art None


Spouse None
Children None
Father Toby R. Stroud Sr
Mother Margaret Stroud
Brother(s) Christopher, age 24
Brian, age 14
Unnamed (died at birth before Toby was born)
Sister(s) Jessica,, age 25
Mirabelle, age 20
Other Family Abram, grandfather
Jane, grandmother

Personality & Traits

General Overview If he was born into another era, Toby would most likely either be a fighter pilot or a NASCAR driver. He loves to pilot any sort of craft, from a small shuttlecraft to a large starship. Toby enjoys honing these skills, always keeping up to date on the newest developments. While not formally trained in ship engineering, he has self-taught himself the basics of warp technology and propulsion systems, and enjoys attempting to draft improvements in these fields (although he has much to still learn in this field).
Strengths Toby is a natural pilot. He has the ability to "see" flight vectors that may not immediately be evident to others, and has been known to prefer manual flight over computer-assisted guidance.

Toby is also a quick learner, and has shown to be adaptable to any situation or task that would be required of him.
Weaknesses Toby can be a bit reckless at times, taking chances that may not always be the wisest decision.

Toby can be questioning of orders, if not borderline subordinate. If convinced that the decision is the best (or only) option, he will capitulate (even if with a grumble).
Ambitions Toby has a dream to one day pilot his own ship, and has a romantic vision of speeding through the galaxy, encountering all sorts of wild adventures and interesting people.

On a more practical note, Toby hopes to one day achieve a spot amongst the ranks of the best Senior Officers, and sees his best chance to that path to be through excellent flying skills.
Hobbies & Interests Warp Engines, Propulsion Systems, mid-late 20th century music, interstellar races, Parrises Squares
Vernacular Toby speaks with an almost amused tone most of the time, and some may wonder if he is taking a situation seriously. However, once in conversation it becomes obvious that his attention is undivided to the task at hand
Orientation Heterosexual
Language(s) Spoken Federation Standard, Ferengi (basic, mostly profanity and insults)

Personal History Toby grew up in an agricultural zone of what was once known as Western New York to Toby (Sr.) and Margaret Stroud, farmers of corn and soy beans. Growing up, Toby felt out of place in the slow moving lifestyle he was born into, and sought out excitement wherever he could. Building his own jet-bike at age 9, it was a frequent sight in his village to see Toby speeding through fields at top speed, taking corners that older boys would be frightened to do.
Toby's father disapproved of his son's risk-taking, and attempted to instill a strict discipline on him, which led to many arguments as Toby grew into a young man.

When Toby became of age, he traveled to San Francisco to apply to Starfleet Academy. It quickly became evident that he possessed strong (if not reckless) flight skill during simulator tests, and was accepted into the Academy in 2381. While he had intended to come back home to say goodbye to his family, when he spoke to his father via communicator they had a huge verbal argument, and Toby ended the call abruptly. He and his family have not spoken sense, although his mother does send him messages from time to time.
Starfleet History During his Academy years, Toby had a near-single minded focus on flight skills, and flight skills only. After one year his scores in that area were high, but his neglect of other areas of study such as Science, Federation Cultures, and Diplomatic Basics led him to almost fail out of the Academy. After this scare (and the prospect that he might have to return home), Toby buckled down on his studies, eventually graduating in 2385.

Toby's first assignment was on a small outdated transport freighter, the USS Stephen Hawking. Life about the slow-moving and barely maneuverable ship was very boring for Toby, and the monotony of life about a freighter began to make him think that maybe he was in the wrong profession. However, during an attack by Ferengi pirates, Toby was able to avoid capture by using a nearby planet's gravity and mass to evade the Ferengi ship, pushing the freighter's hull and engines to the limit but successfully escaping nonetheless. News of this escape traveled quickly, mostly for the reason that other freighters in similar situations had never escaped capture. Toby enjoyed this new and brief fame, accepting praise (and drinks!) from anyone who would offer.

His next assignment was to serve as Perimeter Security Pilot for Starbase 84. While an uneventful posting, Toby was able to spend his days piloting a Raptor-class ship, and he filled his time with attempting maneuvers in his agile ship. Eventually, the lack of action began to wear on Toby, and he began to seek a posting with a ship that might offer him some more action.
Medical History Free of any serious injury. Various broken bones from Parrises Squares matches, all healed.
Service Record 2381 - Entered Starfleet Acadenmy
2385 - Graduated Starfleet Academy, assigned to USS Stephen Hawking
2387 - Ferengi Pirate incident, awarded commendation for navigational improvisation in the face of an hostile opponent. Promoted to Lieutenant
2388 - Assigned to Starbase 84 Perimeter Security

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