STARFLEET PERSONNEL FILE
|SERVICE NUMBER: 2-589541-3-BETA||EDUCATION
2364 - 2369 FFHS, Fort Frances, Earth
2370 - 2374 Starfleet Acadamy, San Francisco, Earth
2376 - 2377 Starfleet Acadamy Command Course, San Francisco, Earth
|E-mail Commander Patton|
Patton was born at a Lunar mining facility where he father was employed as a miner and his
mother as a Computer Technician. He saw little of his father during his
childhood. His father was always off chasing the next job, the next pot of gold at
the end of the rainbow. He, however, had a very close relationship to his mother.
She saw to his upbringing and education. As she moved from position to position,
Bill learned each new computer system his mother was working on. By his early teens,
he could operate any computer system, really make them "stand up and
dance." At the age of ten, he learned that his father was killed in a bar-room
fight on Mars. His mother died when he was sixteen, when the shuttle (returning from
Earth) she was on was penetrated by a piece of debris in orbit. The shuttle was lost
with all hands. Two weeks later, Bill presented himself to the Starfleet
Marine recruiting station and lying about his age managed to enlist as a rifleman.
Bill spent the next ten years in the Starfleet Marine Corps. Quite naturally he earned the nickname "Wild Bill". He found that he enjoyed the adventure and responsibility of the Service. His natural ability and intelligence lead to his rapid advancement. By the time of his resignation in 2396, he had attained the rank of Marine Captain with multiple qualification certificates and Awards. Many of the operations he participated in during his Marine service are still under secrecy seal. Details are available to those with appropriate clearance through the Commandant Starfleet Marine Corps.
After a significant battle injury he meet and married his wife, Shania Townsend. She was a nurse at Starbase One. The two meet while Bill was recovering from wounds incurred during one of the many "peace-keeping" operations he participated in. For a couple of years Bill had been becoming more cynical about the role the Marine Corps was playing in "keeping the peace." He was searching for a way to improve the lot of the average Federation citizen, those who lived and died by the actions of an authority increasingly out of contact. The death of his wife the following year in childbirth, crystalized his resolve. He resigned from the Marine Corps. He took the qualifying exams for the Leonard McCoy Medical School on Mars and scored in the top ten percent. He was admitted to the medical school at full scholarship and graduated number eight in a class of two hundred.
William spent the next seven years working through the
Federation Red Cross and the Federation Center for Disease Control, responding to crisis
and disaster throughout the Federation. He also had some contact with Federation
Intelligence during this period. One year was spent in advanced training on the
Klingon Homeworld at the Imperial School of Medicine. He came to realize that most
of the crisis that required his attention were not natural, but the result of political
and military decisions and actions. He came to believe that the only way to influence such
events was to be one of those present at the decision points of history. That meant
Starfleet, since only that service covered the entire Galaxy. Thanks to his varied
posting during this period, Bill has acquired and maintained a vast network of
"old-boy" friends that he
William scored as high on the entrance exams for Starfleet Academy as he did for medical school. He was the oldest member in his class and because of his previous Marine service he completed the course work in three years instead of the usual four.
Patton is very open in social situations. He has a warm and welcoming manner. He
loves teaching and training of his staff and anyone else that he can get to stand still
long enough His only evidence of hesitation occurs with those whom he considers too
"gung-ho" or too ready to spend the lives of their crew for too little
gain. He is even more vocal about those who place career advancement above all else.
Despite his service and life history, Bill retains a sense of promise, duty, and personal
responsibility to leave things a little better tomorrow than they are today. He goes
quietly about his duties, becoming agitated only with obstructions. Since the death
of his wife sixteen years ago, he has immersed himself in his work and the dreams/ideals
that she often expressed. He carries a small holo-projected program of her where
ever he is posted. Even sixteen years later, Bill will find himself in tears when he
talks about her and the son who did not survive his birth.
He also carries a collection of real-paper books, mostly military history, and a small collection of antique firearms with him on his postings. There is a small walnut case containing all his Marine decorations which also accompanies him. Other possessions mean very little to him. They are only important in that they allow him to perform his job. Bill's one real recreational passion is hologaming famous military encounters of the past. He has become very proficient at programing these simulations. Some of his programs are used for training purposes both by the Marine Corps and Starfleet Academy.
In his medical duties, Patton is very attentive and caring toward his
patients. He take the death of any patient very personally. He has a warm
bedside manner that rarely fails to thaw the most reluctant. His most focused field
of medical research involves the integration of replicator/transporter technology with
|A battle injury lead
to the loss of Patton's left arm, below the elbow. It was while recuperating from this
injury that Patton met his wife. He has developed several types of prosthetics for
his use, depending on the job at "hand." His cosmetic prosthesis is based upon
the construction of Data's cybernetic systems and is indistinguishable from a biological
arm except that there are no pain receptors. He does have a latent, unreliable, limited
telekinetic ability. He is able at times to manipulate objects with his left hand, as if
he still had a hand. The strength is limited to picking up a full shot glass. And as
I said this is somewhat unreliable. He has not attempted any systematic training of this
talent for fear that focusing on how he does it will cause it to disappear. He has no
telepathic talent at all.
Evaluation complied by Star Fleet Medical:
Patton has one of the most stable psychological profiles I have ever come across. He has a
strong sense of 'self' and an even stronger sense of duty. Despite the horrendous
events of his first
Evaluation by Starfleet Marine Corps complied at time of Captain Patton's resignation:
"I have commanded Captain Patton for the past four years.
He has shown himself to be an extremely proficient leader of his men, a highly
qualified combat-proven Marine. He has constantly pushed himself to, and, his limits
beyond both in his professional and personal life. The Corps accepts Captain
Patton's resignation with extreme reluctance. His re-enlistment at a future date
would be welcomed without prejudice."
STARFLEET INTELLIGENCE/SECURITY SUMMARY
| "A review
of the available service records and civilian files on Commander Patton has been
conducted. Commander Patton holds a Top Secret-Nova clearance from his time of
service with the Marine Corps. This clearance was re-newed upon Commander Patton's
admission to Starfleet Academy. Reasons for re-newal and subsequent activities, if
any, relating to Commander Patton are classified Top Secret-Galactic and are not to be
revealed in this document. Suffice it to say that the loyalty of Commander Patton is
under no question. He is cleared for any information, up to his security clearance
Admiral William Donovan
Weight: 154.3 Lbs.
William Patton, Lunar Miner
Sarah Lucan Patton, Computer Technician
Spouse: Shania Townsend Patton. Died in childbirth 2396.
Children: George Denton Patton. Died at birth.