Lieutenant Commander Peter Jansen

Name: Peter Jansen

Species: Human

Gender: Male

Age (biological): 32
Age (official): 35

Date of Birth: 1 August, 2349

Place of Birth: the Hague, the Netherlands, Earth

Position: Science Officer – Xenobiology Specialist, USS Swiftsure

Rank: Lieutenant Commander

General Appearance: Tall and lanky; athletic build

Distinguishing Marks: None

Height: 1.90 m

Weight: 83 Kg

Skin Tone: Caucasian

Hair Color: Dark Brown/Black

Eye Color: Brown

Marital Status: Single

Family: Dr. Ruud Jansen (Father, 65) - Researcher Nationalpark Bayerischer Wald (National Forest, Bavaria), Germany, Earth;
Dr. Helen Jansen (Mother, 61) – Veterinarian Nationalpark Bayerischer Wald (National Forest Bavaria), Germany, Earth;
Lieutenant Hendrik Jansen (Brother, 35) – Tactical/Security Officer aboard USS Jupiter, Akira-class;
Nadia Jansen (Sister, 29) – Studying interplanetary law at Cambridge University, England, Earth.

Personality Characteristics:

Likes: Good food and drinks, is especially fond of dark ales; likes good company and social gatherings; likes to cook ‘old-fashioned’ style; likes old Terran blues

Dislikes: Arrogance; is a night person but doesn’t like getting up early (not in his best of moods in the morning); anything involving tomatoes

Strengths: Quick thinker, absorbs information quite fast (if it interests him)

Limitations: Cynical approach to certain matters; Sarcastic sense of humor; babbles about his field of research; problems with planning, can look chaotic

Skills: Xenozoology, Biology, Sociology, Xenoanthropology

Ambitions: To excel in his field of research

Quirks: Has a soft spot for small, furry animals; has a few Klingon friends and finds their culture quite fascinating

Hobbies/Interests: Piano, Guitar; loves nature, hiking, diving, fishing and climbing; likes to explore the myths and legends of several culture, including cryptozoology

Languages spoken: Federation Standard; Dutch; German; Klingon

Education:

2367: Attended Heidelberg University, Germany

2369: Enrolled into Starfleet Academy, combining his university study

2373: Graduated from Starfleet Academy and received an MS. from Heidelberg University;
            Working on dissertation; topic is a sociological and behavioural study of wildlife on Fandre

Service Record:

2373: Assigned as Science Officer aboard the USS Drake, Excelsior-class

2375: Promoted to Lieutenant (j.g.)

2376: Conducted six months of research on Fandre

2377: Transferred to USS Liberty, Nebula-class

2378: Promotion to Lieutenant and Assistant Chief Science Officer

2379: Transferred to USS Swiftsure, Ambassador-class as Science Officer, Promoted to Lieutenant Commander

2380-2382: The USS Swiftsure was reported missing with all hands early in 2380. The ship reappeared early in 2383 in orbit of Earth after a temporal jump of 3 years. **Details classified**
2383-2384: Temporarily assumed the function of acting CSO before deciding to decline the position and return to his own line of research.

Personal History:

            Born in the Hague, Earth, Peter grew up in a family which were job-idiots at one level but were also caring and loving toward their children, never neglecting them. At a young age, it was clear to his parents that Peter had inherited their field of interest.
            Often he would accompany his father to work and he always kept an eye out for ‘dangerous animals’, much to the amusement of his father.
            His relationship with his brother and sister is extremely good although it was known at a young age that they did not share his interests.
            Although Peter was intelligent enough, he had trouble at school, mainly because most subjects bored him. The one’s that didn’t, he passed easily. Still, this was no ground to continue on and after hard work and much effort, Peter managed to complete his highschool although barely. It was no surprise to his parents that he requested to be accepted to Heidelberg University in the area of animal behaviourism. Considering his grades, the board was somewhat reluctant to admit him but he showed that once he got to his field of interest, there was no stopping him. During his university years, he spent one year in Krugerpark, South-Africa, only to return to Germany where he received his MS not much later.
            What did come as a surprise to his parents, was his application for Starfleet Academy. He would be able to combine his university education and increase his area of research by adopting social studies. And so he did, following in his brother’s footsteps because there was no better way to explore the galaxy and do research on its lifeforms than through Starfleet.
            After his graduation, he was assigned to the USS Drake an Excelsior-class ship. Due to the war, his scientific role was severely limited and it was only after the war that hey got the change to catch up on his studies.
            In the later half of 2376, a remarkable opportunity presented itself. Fandre, a lush jungle planet had gained new ties with the Federation and was willing to open its planetary reserve, known as ‘The Legacy’, for a select group of outsiders. Much to his surprise – and gratitude – Peter was a part of those select few and he spent the next six months researching the widely varied animal life in the reserve. He was disappointed when he was called back to Earth and he always hoped to continue his research there in the future.
            Due to his profession, there was never any real chance of a long-term relationship. His travelling across the galaxy made that practically impossible. As a result, he dates on occasion and (tries to) flirt around but he always realizes that his work comes first.
            After doing several studies in the field, making his way from planet to planet, he was offered a permanent position aboard the USS Liberty, a Nebula-class starship.
            Seeing this as an opportunity to continue his research and have a ‘home’ at the same time, Peter gladly accepted the assignment. However, during his time on the Liberty, he rose to the position of assistant chief science officer. His new responsibilities conflicted with his research and he grew tired of the position. For the time being, he wanted to focus on his areas of research before pursuing an active career and with that, a rise through the chain of command A new assignment on the USS Swiftsure would give him the opportunity to do just that.

Awards:

            Medal of Honour - stardate 59908.7

            "The Last God" Mission Ribbon - stardate 60501.9

            "A Matter of Time" Mission Ribbon - stardate 60113.3

           "Debacle" Mission Ribbon - stardate 59908.7

            “Yesterday’s Swiftsure” Mission Ribbon

            “Strange Bedfellows” Mission Ribbon

            “Just the Artifacts Ma’am” Mission Ribbon

            “Gilligan’s Colony” Mission Ribbon

75 Posts Ribbon            100 Posts Ribbon

            2 Year Service Ribbon

            3 Posts of the Month Ribbon

            Starfleet Star

            Medal of Honour

            Cross of Distinction

            Honour of Excellence

            Dominion War Service Medal

            Tango Fleet Command School Ribbon

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