USS Galileo :: Biography - Rafe Caradec


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Lieutenant JG Rafe Caradec

Name Rafe Julian Caradec

Position Senior Conn Officer

Rank Lieutenant JG

Character Information

Gender Male
Species Human
Age 29
Date of Birth 04/04/2363
Place of Birth Alpha Centauri (Proxima)

Character Type

Category Primary Character (PC)

Starfleet ID

Serial Number SO-384-0003
Rank Class Junior Officer
Security Clearance Level 5
Duty Watch Team 1

Physical Appearance

Height 6' 2"
Weight 217
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Blue
Physical Description Rafe is tall, fairly muscular, and has striking blue eyes.


Spouse Danielle Caradec - on Earth
Father Julian Caradec - on Earth
Mother Anastasia Caradec - on Earth
Sister(s) Alexia Caradec - on Earth
Pets Pet rock named Skip.

Personality & Traits

General Overview Rafe is a striking and quiet individual at first. He is trusting and gives people he meets the benefit of the doubt.
Strengths He is excellent at mentoring, learning, and challenging people, even those above him. He will keep his disagreements between him and with whom he disagrees. He will remain professional and, at the end of the day, will follow orders. He wants the team to win.
Weaknesses He is diplomatic, yet seems to not let things go when he feels he is right. He hates to see peers fail. So, sometimes he will take the heat for someone else when failure is not even his fault. He can't stand ignorance when it is coupled with arrogance and sometimes that gets the best of him.
Ambitions He wants to become one of the best, if not the best, pilots in Starfleet.
Hobbies & Interests He enjoys reading, board games, strategy games, working out complex problems and being with friends.
Vernacular Slight Texan accent from Earth.
Orientation Heterosexual
Language(s) Spoken Federation Standard

Personal History Rafe was born in 2363 on Proxima Centauri and was a bright child and excelled in most of his classes. However, him not having to study because of his intelligence caught up with him at Starfleet Academy. He was always good at math and the sciences and had excellent hand-eye coordination. This pushed him to be good in sports and he eventually took up flying in his teen years.

He fell in love with flying old aircraft from the 20th and 21st centuries and would try to go to all the air shows that had antique planes. He was involved in a small aircraft crash from low altitude. This experience hindered him from wanting to fly for a while, for which he received counseling. He wasn't the pilot and he knew he could have avoided the crash. The pilot was a cadet in Starfleet Academy and even though his parents pushed for an investigation, it never materialized due to people covering for the young lady. Rafe never forgave her and vowed to have his revenge because his sister, the one he protected and would do anything for, was hurt. It didn't matter that she recovered. She had been hurt and that pilot would pay.
Starfleet History Rafe was accepted to Starfleet in 2381 after finishing his secondary studies a year early, despite taking a year off due to the shuttle crash. However, he enjoyed his first assignment as a Flight Officer at Jupiter Station. Due to the large hub that Jupiter station was, Rafe enjoyed flying just about everything and anything. This experience made him one of the best pilots that gave him almost a natural feel for how a craft would behave under his hands.

Having heard of his talent, he was promoted to Lt JG and transferred to Starbase 718, close to the neutral zone by Romulan space. His piloting skills became invaluable to the Federation for flying dangerous supply and rescue missions. However, that success was cut short in 2389 when he assaulted a superior officer, a commander no less, by breaking his jaw and causing a skull fracture when he hit the ground. By all means he should have been court martialed and removed from Starfleet or served time. Neither happened and his records were sealed.

Due to the assault being in the view of the public, even on a small scale, he was reduced in rank to Ensign. However, after just a few months, he was quietly transferred to Starbase 137, given back his former rank of Lt JG along with his clearance.

After that, Rafe has had no incidences and has performed admirably in all areas and eventually transferred to the USS Galileo in 2392, accepting the Flight Control Officer's position.
Medical History 2363 - Rafe was born without complications
2378 - Shuttle crash in which he received several broken vertebrae and 2nd degree burns. He received treatment and physical therapy and had completely physically recovered in four months. Yet, he required counseling for a full year not only for his mental health, but to forgive the pilot.
2389 - Counseling for unknown reasons (records were sealed by court martial tribunal)
Service Record 2381 - Graduated from secondary school and entered Starfleet
2384 - Graduated from Starfleet a year early with rank of Ensign
2384 - Stationed at Jupiter Station
2387 - Promoted to Lt JG and transferred to Starbase 718
2389.2 - Reduced in rank to Ensign due to hitting a superior officer (records were sealed by court martial tribunal)
2389.5 - Promoted to LtJG after transferring to Starbase 137
2392 - Transferred to USS Galileo

Character Progression System

CPS Option Enabled
Primary Band Command
Secondary Band Sciences

Skills and Perks

Basic Skills Mentoring
Department Skills Piloting
Department Perks Flying multiple types of crafts

Skill Training

In Progress Continuing education in flight simulation with various craft types and scenarios
Completed Flight training for most large starships except for Sovereign, Prometheus, and Nebula class ships.