Operational Readiness Protocols: Captain on Deck!


‘I don’t understand, Lieutenant.’ Doctor Lawcross gave the amiable smile of a practitioner who knew his work was about to be hijacked by politics. ‘Every command officer in the fleet has been subjected to a routine psychological evaluation.’

‘That’s the problem, Doctor,’ said Lieutenant Dathan. The walls of Doctor Lawcross’s office were resplendent with certificates of his competence, or pictures of smiling colleagues and family. Tasteful, professional. Comfortable. ‘The Admiral wants a little more than routine.’

‘I’m not augmenting Admiral Beckett’s personnel records with confidential information -’

‘Of course not,’ Dathan said, unsure if she was lying. That part wasn’t up to her. ‘But we have officers of the Fourth Fleet now on intense assignments with less support than ever. In the interests of Federation security, you and I both have to be confident they’re fit for the job, don’t we? It’s essential that medical experts like you and intelligence experts like me know everything we need to know about these captains and commanders.’

‘I suppose…’

‘And so do I, only, suppose. Unfortunately, doctor, this isn’t about supposition.’ She extended the PADD. ‘It’s about the Admiral’s orders.’

Everyone in Bravo Fleet has a Primary Character listed on their dossier. We don’t intend for that to be your first or favourite character in a sim, but something more. OOC, they’re the face of your BFMS dossier, the name attached to the ship you’ll get when you make Lieutenant Commander. The ‘avatar’ as you engage with Fleet activities, progress through the ranks, and win awards. Their adventures can happen in fiction or in competitions or even just in your head, but if they’re on the dossier, they’re real to Bravo Fleet.

IC? They’re a ship commander, or at least a ship commander-in-waiting. A Bravo Fleet officer, answering to their TFCO and following missions pursuing their Task Force’s mandate. And the Lore Office wants to know who they are.

This competition is to produce a biography for your primary character – the character on your dossier who is or will be commanding the ship you can request once you reach Lieutenant Commander. As a ship commander, they will be an officer in 2399 assigned to one of the Fourth Fleet’s Task Forces (your Task Force, in fact!), holding your OOC rank (or below, if you like!).

If you’re still a junior officer, you have a few options. Remember you’ll only be a junior officer for a few weeks! So the Lore Office encourages a little imagination here. Perhaps your Primary Character is a junior officer in 2399, about to make the leap to Lieutenant Commander (or higher!) and starship command. Perhaps you’d rather write a biography for them as they will be when they make starship captain in 2399. Or maybe you stick to the rank, but not the year, writing about them when they were a Lieutenant, or a Cadet, in the 2370s, 80s, 90s. The choice is yours!

  • The character biography must be written on BFMS and assigned as your primary character on the BFMS dossier. Submissions should contain a link to that biography.
  • The biography must be at least 800 words in length.
  • Biographies do not have to be new; pre-existing ones will be accepted.
  • Entries will be graded on, 1: How well the character’s personality, strengths, weaknesses, and interests are developed. 2: How well their early years and personal life, as well as notable figures such as friends and family are presented, 3: How well their service history in Starfleet is detailed, such as Academy life or specific missions that stand out on their record, 4: Adherence to Star Trek canon.
  • Grammar and spelling will not be important judging criteria but will be used to break ties.


Please read through and view each competition submission before making your decisions. As a general rule of thumb, the earliest person who submitted a fully correct entry should earn first place, although this may vary depending on the competition you hosted. Don't forget to compare each entry with your criteria as a rubric for grading! Feel free to contact the Chief of Staff if you have any questions about the judging process.

User ID Content Date Entry
Joryn Tarvos 2197 User: bri.whyte Main Character Bio ( Lt. Joryn Tarvos) : https://bravofleet.com/character/28307/ 2021-01-16 23:56:10
Felrak Vordenna 2187 Captain Felrak Vordenna https://bravofleet.com/user/2187 2021-01-15 07:58:42
Thov th'Zeles 1644 Bio freshly updated and posted on BFMS. https://bravofleet.com/character/13022/ 2021-01-08 03:11:12 View Image
Michael Ryder 2208 Lesu did not have an easy life before joining Starfleet. Her life has been a struggle from a young age. Lesu was born on Rigel VIIII in the midst of the turmoil of the Orion Syndicate. Lesu was born the only child in her family. When she was only four her family was captured and taken into the Syndicate as slaves. Her family had never been the richest nor the most popular, but to be a slave was the worst thing that could happen. Lesu from a young age served one of the top bosses in the Syndicate. The man was impulsive, reckless, and abusive to all of his slaves. Well almost all of his slaves, though Lesu hated the man he always treated her like his daughter. Lesu was the best slave the boss ever had even though he himself said it. The boss was Riktov, the purveyor of Orion Finance. Riktov traveled around the Syndicate way more than most. Through the years Lesu had learned patience and though she was usually very patient the wrong word or action could throw her temper into a huge spiral. Lesu was a well respected person on Riktovs ship, but she also was feared. Lesu knew how to walk the line, but she could also be a snake in the shadows. The Syndicate could never be trusted in Lesu’s mind nor would she trust them. The years were long and weary and as her parents' health began to falter she took it on herself to care for them, but even with the best care she could give them they passed. Stricken by grief she locked herself in her quarters and left her duties. Rictov learned of her problem and made her one of his top cooks, as she had cooked many meals for him. She gained a reputation on his ship and her meals were talked about on the ship and among higher ups when they came and visited the particular boss. As the years continued Rictov decided to make Lesu part of his crew. Lesu never denied the position, but regardless of that fact she never enjoyed working under the man who had enslaved her family. Lesu had a reputation, finally one that was respected and feared. She had the ear of Rictov, but she never used it. She continued her duties never pushing for more or treating people differently though she had the respect she stayed humble and worked to help everyone. Some of which were not in the bosses good graces. When Lesu was around 15 the ship on which she spent her childhood was attacked by the Federation who were coming to free slaves. After a long siege between the two ships the boss surrendered handing over all his slaves including Lesu. The rescue changed her outlook and her life path. After spending many months on the Federation ship she realized she wanted to join something greater than herself. She learned what she could in the small time and began to make friends with many of the crew aboard the ship. After a small conversation with the Captain it was decided she would apply to Starfleet Academy. Lesu studied hard for the Academy entrance exam. It was not easy, as she had not had the same life as everyone else, her outlook on the world and what she knew was limited from the standpoint of the Federation. She devoted all of her free time to studying what she did not understand. She had a fond love for Intelligence from each book she would read to the information she gathered in her research. Lesu was brought in to live with the Commander of the ship she had been rescued by after a brief time on a space station. She had thought she was stranded, but the Commander had become very fond of her. Lesu became an unofficial member of the USS Resonance. She worked hard to learn the ins and outs of the ship. She realized as she was getting older more people were coming to her in a romantic manner. She promptly denied any advances by anyone and set herself to make sure she passed the entrance exam. At the age of 17 she went and asked the Commander who she felt like was a second dad to her if she was ready for the exam. He never answered, but he approved of her to take it. She passed the test and was accepted into the prestigious ranks of Starfleet Academy. Her time from her childhood made this experience different and somewhat difficult, but she decided nothing was going to stop her. She worked through each class with a tenacity and drive that nothing could stop her. Each year in the Academy proved to be more and more difficult, but with all the hard work and dedication she knew she would pass. Her time at the Academy afforded her some friends and a love for martial arts. She became an assistant to instruct in the class after she excelled at the class. She quickly rose the ranks among cadets and became one of the respected martial artists in the Academy. She had many instructors, but she became a friend of Jana Lee Dixon. She was one of the instructors that’s seemed to understand Lesu’s drive. After a long and hard four years she graduated at the top 5% of her class. She never would have believed it. She wasn’t sure what her future held in Starfleet, but she knew great things could happen if she continued to strive to do her best. She was transferred to Bravo Fleet and is now waiting for a position. 2021-01-05 02:00:39
Michael Lancaster 669 https://bravofleet.com/character/14961/ 2021-01-02 22:52:41
Vausees Vax 2184 https://bravofleet.com/character/28174/ 2020-12-30 09:16:14
Jana Dixon 2180 https://bravofleet.com/character/28320/ 2020-12-12 02:31:34
Dr. N’Vea 2199 I've updated this bio for the competition - https://bravofleet.com/character/28801/ 2020-12-08 01:07:21
Makayla Adams 10 Makayla Adams: https://bravofleet.com/character/23942 2020-12-07 15:40:45
James Preston McCallister 1759 https://bravofleet.com/character/15176/ 2020-12-06 14:51:42

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