Almost by accident, he’s been passed off to his new CO because the man owed someone a favor. Now the crew of the Triton has to put up with this kid…
|Born to El-Aurian refugees who had thought they wanted to settle down to raise a family, their plans didn’t seem to last very long. Kozitp was too wild and free to be able to stay in one place, and though she loved her son in her own difficult ways, she could be abusive and harsh. Javevhy insisted on raising their boy himself, though he too was less attentive than he should be. Overall, Dirk grew up left to his own devices, too smart of his own good, a rambunctious prodigy eager for attention and learning.
It was a retired Starfleet officer by the name of Jacob Tuttson that took interest in the boy, told him stories of his time in space and the wonders he had seen that put the boring mines and crystal streets of Coridan to shame. His tales sparked Dirk’s imagination, and under the man’s hard tutelage and guidance, he worked hard to learn, practice, and qualify in what he needed to apply to the Academy.
On Earth, Dirk took on a notable amount of scientific courses instead of specializing, easily passing all his academics. He had no trouble learning how to follow orders or work as part of a team, but when put in charge of other cadets during a task he often found it challenging to keep people motivated and things organized. Physical fitness, self defense, piloting, first aid, and officer deportment were challenging; despite his intellect, he was never going to graduate top of his class.
After graduating, Dirk went on a rapid series of assignments, never staying as part of a team for long. He helped analyze the genetics of a newly discovered M-Class planet while on the Potemkin and assisted in the ongoing archaeological digs on Thelka IV. While on board the Bradley, Dirk mapped out the geometry of a baby wormhole, and figured out a way to seal a dimensional tear while on the Oregon.
Wherever Dirk went, before too long his crewmates and superiors grew tired and annoyed with his constant questions, too much energy, and antics. Passed along from assignment to assignment, perfectly happy to serve but a little hurt that no crew wanted him to stay, Dirk tried his best wherever he wound up. Captain Janice Holloway of the Oregon saw her opportunity to get Dirk out of her hands when she came upon an old friend…
|2380 - 2381||Science Cadet||Starfleet Academy|
|2381 - 2382||Science Cadet||Starfleet Academy|
|2382 - 2383||Science Cadet||Starfleet Academy|
|2383 - 2384||Science Cadet||Starfleet Academy|
|2384 - 2384||Lab Assistant||USS Potemkin|
|2384 - 2386||Archaeologist||Thelka IV|
|2386 - 2387||Science Officer||USS Bradley|
|2387 - 2388||Science Officer||USS Oregon|
|2388 - Present||Chief Science Officer||USS Triton|