Lieutenant Jacen Rendar
Lieutenant Jacen Rendar is the Chief Operations Officer on board the USS Sutherland, assigned to Task Force 72. When Jacen joined Starfleet he served on board the USS Juno his fathers ship, in the Beta Quadrant before moving on to serve on board Nebula Class starships that were assigned to explore the Beta Quadrant after the end of the Borg Invasion of 2381 to see how things had progressed in what is seen as a more peaceful region of space. Jacen has worked in both the Operations and Engineering Divisions during his early career After serving on both the USS Lexington and then the USS New York, Jacen took the chance offered to him to serve on the legendary USS Sutherland, assigned to the Inconnu Expanse and dealing with the Alrakis Pact...
Jacen was an average child at school, although his hard work and perseverance were noted in each school year. He left all the schools he went to with good scores. Jacen’s course was always one set for the stars and he knew that to get there he would have to do his best.
After School and his education, Jacen had decided the career he wanted before he was given an option to choose. To join Starfleet. Understanding his son’s drive and determination to follow in the family tradition, Captain Rendar agreed with his son’s wish to join Starfleet after completing his education.
Jacen and his sister Talia went to live with his Uncle Hank in England at his Repair Facility and spent time working there on everything from vehicles to small ships, to small garden implements. After a while of working there and still dreaming of the stars, Jacen went on to learn about Engineering, showing the knack of wanting to know how it worked and if it worked how it could work better. With his father’s blessing, Jacen applied for Starfleet Academy and he was accepted.Service RecordJacen performed well at the academy and showed promise early on in his first year. He also showed his interest in Starship/Starbase Operations and he chose both Operations and Engineering as his courses to pursue. His tutors were impressed by his knowledge and speed of learning when it came to learning about new and current Starship classes, how they worked and also how their Engineering and Operations took place. When it came to Jacen choosing his path, he was recommended that his talents would be best served on board a Starship.
Once Graduating from Starfleet Academy four years later in 2379, Jacen was commissioned an Ensign and received orders from Starfleet to join the crew of the Excelsior Class USS Juno, assigned to the Engineering department. During his time on board, the Juno was assigned to patrol duty along the Federation – Romulan Border, not long after the Shinzon Incident. The Juno mapped several unknown star systems whilst in the area over a two year period, with Jacen was involved in several operations in Engineering when dealing with different areas of the Rift that affected the older Excelsior Class Starship.
In early 2381, when the Juno returned back to the Alpha Quadrant for refit and resupply at Earth station McKinley, Jacen was offered a position on board the Nebula Class USS Lexington as the Assistant Chief Operations Officer, which he accepted. Whilst the ship was operating in the Beta Quadrant, the Borg began their Invasion.
Jacen adapted to the newer systems of the Lexington quickly and performed his duty admirably as the ship was involved in repeated defence actions over different Federation member worlds. After seemingly escaping the Borg threat on two different occasions, the Lexington’s third encounter with the Borg saw the ship took heavy damage and involved the loss of their entire engineering staff. Following the invasion, the Lexington reported to Starbase 22 where the ship was put in for immediate repair and refit.
After a 12 months refit and with Starfleet looking to return to peaceful exploration, the Lexington was assigned to exploration duties in the Beta Quadrant. For his actions during the Invasion and for his work during the refit, Jacen was transferred to Engineering and promoted to the Assistant Chief Engineering Officer.
During this two year assignment, Jacen found the exploration side of the mission allowed him to find an inner calm he had learned to hide away during the Borg Invasion and its never-ending constant alerts and combat actions. He re-discovered the enjoyment of exploration and discovery again.
Jacen enjoyed this tour as he gelled with the crew as they charted many star systems and civilisations. During their time exploring, Jacen employed his original thinking for repairs and solutions during different skirmishes with the Breen who had made claims of territory in unexplored regions of the Beta Quadrant.
The Lexington was recalled after suffering extensive damage during a battle near the Neutral Zone inside a Nebula with a Breen Warship. The battle itself was due to a claim on the region made by the Breen who were looking to setup a secret base in the area with the Lexington stumbling across this situation whilst charting the region.
The Nebula Class Starship put in at Starbase 375 at the end of her mission for a resupply and upgrades. Whilst there, Admiral Ravenhorse recommended Jacen apply for the Assistant Chief Operations Officer position on the USS New York, a Nebula Class Starship. Ravenhorse, as it turned out, was good friends with the new installed Captain Wright and knew that he was looking for good officers.
in 2385, The New York was assigned to patrol along the Romulan Border, providing material and humanitarian aid to the devastated Romulan Star Empire. After twelve months of aiding the Romulans, The New York was given a new assignment, exploring new boundaries and regions of the Gamma Quadrant. With relations between the Federation and the Dominion in a much peaceful state, the New York logged many star hours in the Gamma Quadrant, working alongside the Vorta to expand the reach and knowledge that Starfleet gained and also understanding new areas of this vast area of space.
After three years in the Gamma Quadrant, the New York returned to the Alpha Quadrant and docked at Deep Space Nine for new personnel and supplies. Whilst there, Jacen took shore leave and spent some time on board the station, marvelling at how an old Cardassian station could have become the important outpost that it was. Whilst there, he learned of the creation of the Alrakis Pact: The coalition the Tzenkethi had formed with the Talarians and Breen.
Jacen did some digging and found out about ships exploring the Inconnu Expanse as a part of Task Force 72. Knowing that he already had experience of dealing the Breen during his time on the Lexington, Jacen looked to try and secure a position on one of the ships in that fleet. Upon learning that Starfleet had re-activated the USS Sutherland and that she was looking for both Senior and Junior Officers, Jacen applied for the Chief Operations position on board, hoping for the chance to serve on one of the services more famous Nebula Class Starships.
2379-2381: USS Juno, Excelsior Class Starship. Operations Officer
2381-2385: USS Lexington, Nebula Class Starship. Assistant Chief Operations Officer.
2385-2389: USS New York, Nebula Class Starship. Assistant Chief Engineering Officer.
Present: USS Sutherland, Nebula Class Starship. Chief Operations Officer.