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Lieutenant JG Jonathan Forrest

Name Jonathan Michael Forrest

Position Chief Flight Control Officer

Rank Lieutenant JG


Character Information

Gender Male
Species Human
Age 23

Physical Appearance

Height 6'0"
Weight 170
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Hazel
Physical Description Jonathan is not the most intimidating figure around, at an even six feet tall, he is only slightly above average. He carries all of his one hundred seventy pounds well because it is all muscle, but he hardly has an imposing bulk. However he carries himself with an air of confidence, so it is hard not to notice his presence when he walks into a room.

For much of the year, his hair is the color of dark, wet, sand. But, from late spring to early fall the sun lightens it and gives it highlights. It is within regulation but comes close to the maximum length the guidelines allow. His eyes are hazel Normally they appear greenish brown, but under the right conditions; a certain light, something he wears, or even his mood, his eyes can look pale blue, or even grey.

He is proud of his uniform and fills it well, but when relaxing with friends or away from class his clothing is stylish but casual.

Family

Spouse None-looking
Children Not
Father Admiral Mother Rear Admiral(upper half) Marcie Forrest-Samuels 5`
Mother Commodore Jennifer Samuels-Forrest 52
Brother(s) None
Sister(s) Angela Samuels 23
Other Family Michael Hall biological father

Personality & Traits

General Overview Honor, duty, and integrity are not just empty words to Jonathan, they are words he has chosen to live by. It was inevitable that he would join Starfleet, after all, he is a direct descendant of Maxwell Forrest, one of Starfleet’s first and finest admirals and both his parents were high ranking officers. His mother Marcie was just promoted to Rear Admiral upper half.She had spent a decade or so as a ship’s Captain and the past four years has been an instructor at the Academy. His mom Jennifer is a Commodore and an engineer. He has been a Starfleet brat all of his life and has spent time on both ships and starbases alike. His parents were more often than not on separate billets and he was often left alone for great periods of the day. So, when he wasn’t in class, or spending time with family, he did a lot of exploring and he became thoroughly familiar with a number of different ships and stations.

He was able to talk to people from every different department that Starfleet has to offer which has given him a perspective that many Starfleet officers don't have, much less someone just out of the Academy. It also means he can relate to people in those different departments and, growing up, found it easy to make friends with just about everyone.

He’s really known nothing but Starfleet and doesn’t care, he likes the idea of having a career there. He knows it’s not perfect but, he wants to try to make it better.

His biggest desire is to command a Starship someday, so while at the Academy he was on ducal tracks. Command and Flight Control.

On the one hand, his mothers have given him a lot of freedom. They didn’t push him into joining Starfleet, he signed up because he wanted to. They don’t care who he falls in love or sleeps with as long as he is careful and happy, and growing up they only asked that he got in at a reasonable hour, though they don’t define what they consider to be reasonable.

On the other hand, while they don’t try to squash his love life, they are nosy about it and other matters he would prefer to keep private. And, while they haven’t pushed him towards Starfleet or command, they are elated at his choices and are keeping a close eye on him and trying to subtly pull strings for him, even though he wants to do things on his own.

The fact that they are trying to help him out, was not a big secret which sometimes made it hard for him. So, that is why he chose to attend an Academy Annex on Deep Space 13 and why he wanted the position on the Palatine. He wanted to be as far away from their influence as possible.

While he generally, believes in following rules and the chain of command, he doesn’t do so blindly and is not afraid to ask questions or raise objections when he thinks something is wrong. He can sometimes be a risk taker, a gambler. He is intuitive in his thinking.

Like most young men of his age enjoys sex, but doesn’t want just random hookups. He wants someone to sweep him off his feet, or someone he can fall for that he can sweep off of their feet.
Strengths Jonathan is an intuitive rather than an analytical thinker. The fact that his intuition is usually good is a strength and works in his favor

He is a very good tactician, thinking well on his feet and able to adapt and overcome

He is gregarious and a social butterfly, even flirtatious. That makes him good at reading people and making them feel part of the team

He is a very good in hand to hand combat

He is confident in his abilities
Navigation and piloting are areas that he is quite skilled in, if he wasn’t looking for a career in command, he would want to fly fighter craft.
Weaknesses The fact that he relies on intuition sometimes to the exclusion of the analytics works against him and is a weakness.

He’s not that good of a planner

Engineering and science are subjects he struggles with.

He sometimes has a problem with knowing when to be serious and when not to be.

His work with a phaser still needs work.

He is sometimes overconfident

Ambitions His primary goal is to serve with honor and distinction in his personal life and as an officer. Professionally, he would like to command a starship and knows he has the ability to do so. Personally, he wants to find someone to settle down and start a family with
Hobbies & Interests He enjoys cooking, strategy games, poker soccer, debate, reading and spending time in the holodeck
Languages Standard, Bajoran, Vulcan, conversational Andorian
Sexuality Homosexual

History

Personal History Jonathan’s mothers met shortly after they both left the Academy and were serving on the Reliant together. They met, fell and love and after something of a whirlwind romance they were married. Like any marriage, they have had their ups and downs, but theirs is a happy relationship. They had been married for five years when they decided to have children. Since both women were stationed together at the time they decided to get pregnant at the same time, using artificial insemination to do so. While both women’s first priority was to have a healthy, happy child, they also wanted that child to be bright with a lot of potential.

They selected Michael Hall, a recently retired Admiral in Strategic Operations who, even though he was in his late fifties at the time was in robust health, was highly intelligent with a keen mind for both science and engineering. Jonathan was born first on June 11th and his brother Alex was born three weeks later on June 25th. Michael had no desire to be part of either of the boys’ lives nor did the mothers have any real interest in having him a part of their life.

There were long stretches where the family was not altogether, Jonathan was sometimes with his mother Marcie sometimes he was with his mom Jennifer. Sometimes his brother was with him, sometimes not. The two women were able to coordinate leaves and were always together for those times. On a handful of times over the years, they were all together until the last two and a half years, when both women were assigned to Starfleet Headquarters.

Most people could have cared less that Jonathan had two mothers, but he would occasionally get comments from nonhuman children that came from a heteronormative culture. He would sometimes get into fights over this when he was younger thinking he’d been slighted or that they were insulting his moms. As he grew older the questions lessened and rather than get into a fight over it when it did he shrugged it off or used words rather than his fists.

He would rather use his words to get out of other situations and avoid unnecessary brawls, but is not afraid to throw a punch, or jump into a fight when he thought he should and he’s had to do that a handful of times, usually coming out on top.

As he grew older his relationship with his mothers became more complicated. He still loved them, but he began to resent what he considered to be their interference. They would question the motivation of his friends, and while they allowed him to explore his sexuality he’d dated one girl, before deciding he was gay. He had the same boyfriend from the time he was a sophomore until he went to the Academy, but they also kept tabs on him and wanted too many details.

They weren’t above sharing about his accomplishments; his acing a test or scoring the winning goal in Parrises Squares, or soccer with those who not only wanted to hear but those who didn’t have a lot of interest in hearing. This has put a strain on their relationship and he is glad to be away from them and truly on his own (Though he does have to contact them by subspace radio at least once a week.)

His relationship with his brother became complicated as well, but for a different reason. Both boys were close to each other and shared some common traits, but in many ways, they were very different from each other. When Alex turned twelve, he came out to his family that he really was a girl, trapped in a boy's body By fifteen he had begun hormone treatments and had surgery. And at 18, when they entered the Academy together hormones had worked their magic and Alex fully became Angela.

While he loved Alex/Angela unconditionally, there was a period of questioning and adjustment. It is one thing for to accept someone who is transsexual, but another when that person is someone you knew for so long as a boy, who has become a girl. Especially when that person is going through the transition.

From early on, he was a very social person, a natural leader, and even something of a diplomat.

For most of his life, he wasn’t in a regular school. Depending on the size of the ship he was either in a classroom with only a few kids, or he was with a tutor, so he was much more accomplished in dealing with adults. Then seven years ago, he moved with his family to San Francisco, he and his parents decided he should attend a regular, public, High School.

The school that they chose was Mission High School, the oldest school in the city that was still in the same location, On Eighteenth street between Mission Dolores and Mission Church. He served on student council all three years and was the Senior Class president. He participated in the Mock Federation Council team and his Senior Year his team won the North American title.He did well in his classes with a strong, high B average. He also played on the Soccer and Parrises Square teams.

While at the Academy he was on a dual track; Command and Flight Control There was more than one time that he had to talk his way out of sticky situations, mostly of his own making, but he managed to not only pass but to do so in the top fifteen percent of his class.
Starfleet History 2383-2387 Starfleet Academy- Deep Space 13
XO's Yeoman
Service Record 2387-2389 USS Intrepid Asst. Chief Flight Control
2389 USS Palatine

Starfleet Personnel File

Serial Number XOJF3245