Commander Sam Aubrey
Intense and very focused. Sam loves conflict, and sometimes goes out of his way to incite an argument or a fight. Very skilled at multiple forms of hand-to-hand combat, he has never been seriously injured in a bar fight, though he has sent more than his share of people to the infirmary. He has a very dry and sarcastic sense of humor. He loves the good life, loves to drink, and loves the company of women. Often betrayed while living on the colony of New Glasgow, he does not trust easily, and can betray someone he does not trust. Though once his trust and friendship has been earned, he will remain a loyal friend to the end.
Sam Aubrey started his adult life on the fringe. A rebellious youth on the harsh colony world of New Glasgow, he was notorious for getting into fights and brawls with people of all ages and species.
Raised by a mother who worked in a comfort house and by a violent stepfather, Sam was regularly beaten as a child. When he was 12, he watched his stepfather brutally beat his mother to death, before the man sold the young boy to a comfort house. There, Sam was abused constantly for three years, before escaping and coming across a Bolian freighter captain by the name of Boralan. The Bolian took him under his wing, and taught him how to be a pilot.
Sam revealed himself to be a pilot of exceptional skills, and soon found himself as part of the crew of the Rising Star, a freighter / smuggler operating out of the Rigellian system, serving as the ship’s pilot. He was with the ship for over seven years, performing duties both legal and illicit. It was as a member of the crew that he met the woman who would become his daughter’s mother, a fellow crew member aboard the Rising Star. The relationship was short-lived, and Sam has not seen his daughter in over five years.
After seven years with the crew of the Rising Star, Sam was arrested while carrying out one of the more dangerous missions, smuggling biomimetic gel to a group of mercenaries operating near the Romulan Neutral Zone. He was sent to the Federation Penal Colony on Titan, where he served a sentence of four years. Intensive counselling and strong role models at the penal colony helped him reform, and upon his release and pardon, he applied for Starfleet Academy, intent on making amends and putting his piloting skills to good use.
He served as a cargo shuttle pilot at the Alpha Centauri shipyards, earning praise from his commanding officers for his skills at piloting through complex maneuvers and handling sensitive cargo. He earned a transfer to a deep-space assignment on the USS Faragut, and eventually landed the position of Chief Flight Control Officer on the USS Republic. He served for eighteen months on the Republic, until the ship hit a cloaked gravitic mine left over from the Dominion War. Sam was seriously injured in the incident, as a collapsed support beam from the Bridge impaled him in the left shoulder. He nonetheless managed to navigate the ship away from the minefield, and using only thrusters, was able to limp back to Starbase Thirty-Six. He earned a purple heart, as well as a medal of valor. His arm had to be replaced with a cloned limb, and he spent eight months in physical therapy. His posting to the Scorpio is his return to service.