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Mon Feb 20th, 2017 @ 11:06pm
Lieutenant Polean Drenden
Name Polean Drenden
Position Chief Security/Tactical Officer
Second Position Executive Officer
|Physical Description||Polean's slim build belies her toned muscles. Her life of constant physical activity gave her a body similar to that of a swimmer, firm torso with powerful legs. The most noticeable identifier is the cochlear implant behind either of her ears, which can have the outer portion modified to change the color to match her civilian clothing, though she keeps it plain when on shift.|
|Brother(s)||Michael, Joey (Joey deceased as an infant from an attack on her colony during the war with Cardassia)|
Personality & Traits
|General Overview||Polean is a guarded, but generally amiable person. Though she is able to speak, the five years she spent without hearing before she got her implants caused her to have a very noticeable accent that will not go away. Because of this, she has difficulty putting herself out in social situations, and prefers to use FSL (Federation Sign Language) in her personal logs, though she adheres to Starfleet regulation to use voice in her officer's logs.|
|Strengths & Weaknesses||Polean's main strengths are her resourcefulness and commitment to thoroughness. A unique strength she has is the ability to do short modifications to her cochlear implants to allow her to hear things that are outside of the normal hearing range of humans, though doing this for long periods of time can cause sensory overload if she is not careful.
Without her implants in, she is completely incapable of hearing anything, and therefore has modifications made to her quarters to indicate any sounds from the door or com system with flashing lights, one for the door and the other for the com.
|Ambitions||Her primary ambitions are to prove that she can perform as well as her hearing peers, and to make her home a safe place for her family once more. She also is interested in seeing the culture of other Deaf people in other parts of the Federation grow.|
|Hobbies & Interests||She is fluent in three manual languages, the Federation Sign Language, as well as from Bajor and Cardassia. Her other interests lie in the areas of historical study, especially of the religions of other cultures, and engineering, though she doesn't really have an aptitude for the practical side of the field.|
|Personal History||Polean was born on Harkan VII, which is now in the DMZ along the Cardassian border. During the war, her brother was killed in a Cardassian attack on the colony. After the experience her people had with the Maquis, as well as the news that came out during the subsequent skirmishes Captains Picard and Sisko, Polean determined that despite her anger at the Cardassians, the only way she could do anything about them in a way that fit her family's morals was to join Starfleet and fight to make things right again. Before she joined the Academy, She learned to use many cardassian rifles and sidearms that had trickled their way onto the colony during the war.|
|Service Record||Academy: Graduated with special honors in the highest weapons proficiencies available on all arms, and commendations in tactical and security training.
Service on Deep Space 3 as Assistant security officer for three years, including an investigation into a smuggling ring effecting several planets in the local sector.