Lieutenant Junior-Grade Clay Matthews is a Starfleet officer serving as a pilot and intelligence officer for the Federation. Born in New York to a military family, he grew up in a military setting, first attending the New York Military Academy, then enlisted in Starfleet.
Clay Matthews was born in New York City, Earth in 2369, to former Starfleet Captain William Matthews and Doctor Mera Matthews. He attended school in upper-class NYC, growing up adhering to the strict rules of his parents, attending the New York Military Academy in high school. He received his commission after graduating from the United States Air Force Academy and was immediately transferred to their Space Force. He served 2 years as an officer, working mostly in Special Warfare. He left at 24 and shortly afterward enlisted in Starfleet, earning his commission as an officer when he was 28. He received his first posting immediately after graduating, serving a 2-year mission aboard the USS Pheidippides. Aboard her, Matthews served as a Flight Control Officer and Intelligence Specialist. After his first posting, he was promoted to Lieutenant JG by his CO.
He has served on the bridge consistently during his first assignment and oftentimes took the conn when a high ranking officer was not present, appointed by the Captain. His record in Starfleet remains unblemished so far, with commendations from his previous CO’s.
|2393 - 2397||Cadet||Starfleet Academy|
|2397 - 2399||Flight Control Officer||USS Pheidippides||