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Captain Samuel Woolheater

Name Samuel Ryder Woolheater

Position Scout/Sniper

Rank Captain


Character Information

Gender Male
Character Quote "First in; Last out"
Species Human - Federation Colonist
Age 30

Physical Appearance

Height 5'11" (1.55M)
Weight 170lbs (77.1KG)
Hair Color Blond
Eye Color Blue
Physical Description Athletic - Well Toned/Muscular/Medium. Browns up nicely when exposed to the beach, surf n' turf. Samuel has a perpetual state of scruffiness.

Family

Spouse None
Children Nope
Father George Woolheater
Mother Emma Woolheater
Brother(s) Barclay
Sister(s) Joanna Vandergrift

Personality & Traits

General Overview Samuel loves being a Starfleet Marine. Especially one from Obsidian Fleet! Well known throughout the Federation as a training ground for those wanting to be at the “front lines” of deep space exploration. In boot camp as well as in officer training it was a tough grueling experience. It was meant to be. Learning all the protocols, learning how to be a Marine. How to think like one and how to act like one really impressed him. Promoted to Squad Leader after four months of training he is a natural born leader. Intelligent and a burning desire to see new worlds and promote the ideals of the Federation to worlds that are still suppressed by slavery, servitude or oppressive governments, Samuel knew Obsidian Fleet was the right choice.

Typically, in a state of constant scruffiness. He has a fast growing beard and develops a “five o’clock shadow” just about noon. He has a good build and is lean but not lanky. Muscular, but not a body builder. He enjoys keeping in shape and frequently uses the ships gymnasium. He has bright blue eyes and an infectious smile that can warm up a room. He has a great laugh and is witty. He is a good Marine and a good friend. The kind of guy you want in a fight watching your back. He is honest and forthright and knows how to treat a lady. Sam loves sport and a good joke and admires an intelligent mind over just brute force. He’d rather use his brains to get out of a situation than just ramrod anything through. Of course, that’ll work too if the situation calls for it.

Accused of having more balls than brains. Sometimes the best way out of a fight is not to fight; but to think. This earned him high marks during his training as a Marine and as an officer. He was awarded rank of 2nd Lieutenant after an accident during a mission on the MANLEY. He knows that in all working relationships one must work as a team to be effective. Samuel values his squad and knows that without them you don’t have a working Marine Department. He encourages teamwork and respect.
Strengths & Weaknesses Personality Type: ESTJ-A

Strengths/Talents:
Sam is a natural born leader. He inspires people under his command to excel and to do better. One of his talents is that people often feel better about themselves when they are just hanging out or on a mission with Sam. And they in turn give their best not simply for him but for the team. He has good eyesight and specializes as a Marine sharpshooter.

A positive quirk is his smile and grin. They lighten up a room or a mood and he has a great smile. He looks like a little kid when he's happpy with that grin on his face.

A negative quirk is that when he's stressed he tends to rub his fingers through his hair. When he's stressed he gets agitated.

Limitations and Weaknesses: Anger, Fear and Guilt.

Anger: Because the Federation and in particular Marines came to the rescue of the colonists during the Borg invasion of the SOL system, Samuel is very pro-Federation. He would have a hard time believing that Starfleet or the Federation can do much wrong.

Fear: As a Marine he is supposed to unafraid and show no fear. When others run away from a fight, Marines are expected to rush in. His fear is not so much for himself, but that he will be indecisive and doubting when the time comes for a decision that may affect the lives of his squad, his company or platoon.

Guilt: Sam was wilder, to an excess, when he was younger. The marine corps didn’t even straighten that streak out of him. He had many girlfriends but was not willing to commit to one. Until he met Emily. He really thought that this time, it could work. Sam did some advanced phaser rifle training on Titan – Sol VI. Emily was en route when the transport was forced to re-route its course. The journey from Pacifica to Titan was interrupted due to ongoing tensions with a group of Masonites who mistook the transport for a military craft. The transport was attacked and left crippled. The hull had been breached and life support was offline. Emily called Sam and they spent her last few minutes of life apart and in pain. Sam could do nothing to help her and he watched her die until the transmission was lost. He still blames himself for not being able to do a damn thing.
Ambitions He joined the Starfleet Marine Corps because when the Borg attacked Federation Space, Pacifica was one of the outlying colonies that were hit hard. He remembers that it was Starfleet Marines who came and rescued so many people. That made a great impression on him and) he made application for Starfleet Marine Corps. He wants to be where the action is. He wants to make a difference they way those Marines made a difference for him and so many others that day. He wants to set the wrong things right and promote Peace, Freedom and Integrity.

And, most importantly, one day he'd like to own a dog.
Hobbies & Interests His major hobby is sports. He likes to follow baseball. He likes water polo and surfing. He likes boats and sailing. BBQ on the beach with a nice fire to toast marshmallows. He likes the outdoors. Sam likes to go hunting. Lytos III is a fun place. So is going fishing back on Pacifica.


Likes:
LOVES being a Marine! Likes everything about this life. It's structure it's respect and it's personal dignity. Loves sports. Especially baseball! Sam would love to get a team together and play a few games.

Dislikes:
He dislikes people who are hesitant or doubt themselves. He dislikes arrogant people. He hates indecision and he really hates the Borg. He hates seeing people suppressed, in servitude or suffer under dictatorial governments. That is part of why he wanted to be a Marine. To make a difference in the lives of people who can no longer help themselves.

Character Background

Personal History Born on Pacifica to George and Emma, he is their second child. His father is a line worker at the Starfleet Underwater Craft Labs. His mother, a cook for the local Jail. Sam has two siblings. Joanna is the eldest at 38 she is very lovely and works for the Federation Colonial Government in the Council Administrator’s Office. Barclay, the youngest. Sam is somewhat of a disappointment to the rest of the family. Not quite fitting in and far too reckless and stupid risk taking for Dad and Mom. This causes tension and Sam tends to just stay away from family topics.

Pacifica was hard hit by the Borg invasion. He almost lost both his parents during the attack when he was younger and it was Starfleet Marines who fought bitterly in the defense of the colony. A battalion of Marines has been stationed on the planet to provide extra security. As a young boy Sam had a real respect for that and it was a childhood dream to grow up to be a Starfleet Marine. His first posting was to the USS MANLEY a science and research vessel that had a platoon of Marines aboard providing security. It was not how he anticipated starting his career. The MANLEY was not a ship to see “action” on. It was a research vessel. As such it was cataloguing and tagging known astronomical markers and various archaeological finds for further study. However, on one occasion some of the crew of the MANLEY were on a routine mapping survey. Some “freedom fighters” from the planet they were studying took some of the survey team as hostages until their planetary government acceded to their demands. They did not and the survey team was in danger. The called the Marines and the 107th came to answer the call. It was tense for a while, but they went in and rescued the survey team, disabled the “freedom fighters” from the base camp and restored the order of the place. There were no injuries and no fatalities. It was a textbook example of how to “negotiate” a hostage situation. For that, he was given a recommendation to a larger posting and a command. He put in a transfer request hoping to get posted to the USS TAURUS. Instead, he was posted to a land based colony called HYPATIA.

Service Record NAME: WOOLHEATER, SAMUEL RYDER

DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH:
STARDATE 44805.6 – HUYGENS CITY, WESTERN SEA, PACIFICA

SFMC SERVICE NUMBER# W1IE-2796-1750-PACEM
LCARS ACCESS: EHRFURT-CHOO

STARFLEET BRANCH: STARFLEET MARINE CORPS – OBSIDIAN FLEET
DATES OF SERVICE:
51825.8 – ENTRY SFMC – DULCIS AMOR MARINE BASE, PACIFICA
52459.2 – GRADUATE MARINE OFFICER TRAINING
52459.6 – POSTED NCC-1741 USS MANLEY – 2ND LT. SQUAD LEADER
53288.0 – POSTED NCC-32001 USS SCOTT – 2ND LT. SQUAD LEADER
53622.3 – POSTED HYPATIA PLANETARY PLATFORM – 1ST LT. PLATOON C.O.
54956.1 – POSTED NCC-68223 USS HALE – 1ST LT. PLATOON C.O.
56013.3 – ##DATA MISSING OR CLASSIFIED – ORDER#5788-IRR##
56853.9 – TRANSFERRED – NCC-68223 USS HALE – 1ST LT.PLATOON CO
57162.8 – POSTED NCC-79818 USS GLADIATIOR – 1ST LT. PLATOON CO

Promotions and Service Medals History:

Piloting Training Ribbon
SFMC Commendation Medal with 2 devices
Starfleet Service Medal with 2 devices
Meritorious Service Medal with 3 devices
Promotion to 1st Lieutenant
Small Arms Marksmanship Ribbon
TR-116 Type III Specialist
SFMC Humanitarian Service Ribbon
Combat Readiness Medal with 2 devices
Hypatian Expeditionary Ribbon
Languages Standard, Selkan
Academy Graduation Year 2389

Medical and Psychological Information

Medical Review As far as Marines go, Sam has weathered his career pretty well. Not an unusual amount of broken bones. Nor are there any unusual diseases that he has survived. Medically fit for duty with no major issues.
Allergies/Health Issues Sam is allergic to bullshit. In his record one will find that he commented that a certain Commanding Officer that lost a marine away team was to and I quote, "...someone needs to remind the CO not to move around too much in his chair on the bridge - lest he squash his brains."

No medical issues - just the usual "wear and tear" for a guy in his thirties.
Counseling Review Excerpt from Starfleet Medical Psych Report:

Samuel R. Woolheater has a sound mind and effective leadership qualities. After extensive psyche mapping and standardized tests it has been determined that he suffers from self-doubt and some debilitating indecisiveness. This does not impair his ability to command others. It does however, not allow him to give himself the permission to make mistakes or to forgive himself for being human. This borders on manic perfection. At this time, this does not warrant treatment. However, it is the opinion of this evaluation that if progress is not made treatment will become necessary as said by the attending posts Chief Medical Officer. In addition, there is a slight imbalance of the neuro-transmitters which is causing a chemical imbalance in the subjects’ brain. The diagnosis is moderate clinical depression. Regular treatment is recommended for this Marine and will be included to the posts CMO. At this time, no impairment or debilitating functions can be noted. The subject is PASSED with a recommendation for routine checkups on the brain chemistry and regular psyche evaluations by the posts Counselor.