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Lieutenant Colonel William Christensen-Wright

Name William James Christensen-Wright SFMC

Position Chief Strategic Operations Officer

Rank Lieutenant Colonel


Character Information

Gender Male
Species Human
Age 42

Physical Appearance

Height 6'2"
Weight 227lbs
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Blue
Physical Description William is a tall, muscular, handsome man with brown hair and blue eyes. He has a tattoo of the letters SFMC on the left side of his chest.

Family

Spouse Commander Sebastian Christensen-Wright
Father Michael Christensen
Mother Lieutenant General Andrea Christensen, SFMC (Retired)
Brother(s) Colonel Jonathan Christensen, SFMC
Other Family Colonel Stephen Powell, SFMC (Deceased) - Maternal Grandfather
Captain Susan Powell (Retired) - Maternal Grandmother

Personality & Traits

General Overview William likes to maintain a formality while on duty. He is not good at letting people get close to him and is slow to trust. Will is proud of his service with the Marine Corps and considers himself a career officer.
Strengths & Weaknesses + Expert in hand-to-hand combat
+ Expert Marksman
+ Confident
+ Sense of humour

- Irritable
- Stubborn
- Slow to trust someone
Ambitions William is currently working towards the goal of making the rank of Colonel. Ultimately, he hopes to be promoted to flag rank and, eventually, the Commandant of the Starfleet Marine Corps.
Hobbies & Interests William enjoys a number of active pursuits including rugby, running, hiking and swimming. Some of his more sedentary pursuits include playing the guitar, piano and violin, reading and spending time with friends.

Personal History William James Christensen was born in September 2347 the second, and final, son of Michael and Andrea Christensen. Growing up in the shadow of his older brother never phased young William; he hero worshiped his older brother.

Music played a large part of William’s life growing up. His father was a classically trained pianist who taught himself, and his sons, to play the violin and by the time William was born his father was a conductor, then serving as the principal conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra. One of William’s earliest memories is his father playing the Moonlight Sonata on the grand piano at their home in London.

Between Michael’s career as a conductor, often travelling throughout the Federation for concerts, and Andrea’s career with the Starfleet Marine Corps, which frequently took her away from home for weeks at a time, William and his older brother were often left in the care of their maternal grandparents. Both were retired from Starfleet and would often regale their grandsons with stories of their careers. They were particularly fascinated by their grandfather’s stories of his time with the Marine Corps. Those stories would leave a lasting impression of both boys and was a large part of their decision to join the Marine Corps themselves.

William was always a very active child. He loved, and continues to love, to swim and go hiking with his family. As he approached his teenage years, William took an interest in rugby and began playing the sport himself. Throughout High School he was forced to choose between the swim team and the rugby team. He ultimately chose the rugby team and never looked back.

Following in the footsteps of his grandfather, mother and brother, William applied to the Academy in 2365 and began classes in the fall of that year. There was no difficulty for William to adapt to the much stricter way of life within the Starfleet Marine Corps. It was physically and mentally demanding, but the young Marine Cadet took it in his stride. He’d been preparing his whole life for a career in the Marine Corps. In his final year, William decided to take the Force Reconnaissance specialisation. Upon graduation he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant and received orders to take command of 2nd Platoon, 3rd Force Reconnaissance Company.

The late 2360s-early 2370s were a tumultuous time for the Federation and William’s unit found itself being deployed regularly. The Maquis were often the subject of the 3rd FRC’s deployments, and on one occasion a rogue element of Cardassians who were unhappy with the peace treaty. William was promoted to 1st Lieutenant at the end of 2371 and a few months later their focus shifted from the Maquis to the Klingons, who declared war at the beginning of 2372.

William’s unit participated in many operations against the Klingons during the year and a half of warfare with their former allies. War against the Klingons involved a lot of hand to hand combat thanks to their preference for using bladed weapons. It forced William and his fellow Marines to sharpen their hand to hand skills out of necessity. If they didn’t, they would die.

Only two months into the conflict, the 3rd FRC’s XO was killed and William was tasked to replace him in an Acting capacity. Stepping into the shoes of a dead comrade and friend was something that he knew he’d have to do but William wasn’t prepared for the reality of it. Though he struggled, he was an effective Acting Company XO and the promotion was made permanent when combat operations against the Klingons ended in 2373.

Circumstances did not allow the 3rd Force Reconnaissance Company the luxury of much time to recover following war with the Klingons. The reason the conflict came to an end was because Cardassia joined the Dominion, who immediately began to fortify their position in the Alpha Quadrant. Almost immediately the 3rd FRC began training to go into combat against the Jem’Hadar.

If they thought that fighting the Klingons was tough, fighting the Jem’Hadar would be considerably tougher. Unfortunately, William would find that out for himself at the end of 2373 when war broke out between the Federation, their Klingon allies and the Dominion. William received promotion to Captain in the second half of 2374 but there was no chance to celebrate, the next day the Dominion attacked Betazed, where the 3rd Force Reconnaissance Company was based, and pushed the Starfleet forces to retreat.

The closing days of 2374 saw the 3rd FRC take part in the ground battle for control of the Chin’toka system. For the second time in his career, William was forced to take command due to the death of a friend and superior when the Company CO was killed by a Cardassian. He remained in command throughout the rest of the war, the 3rd FRC took part in most of the ground operations of the final year of the war. When the war ended in the final days of 2375, William was promoted to Company CO permanently.

It was during shoreleave on Bajor following the end of the war that William first met Lieutenant Sebastian Wright, a Starfleet engineer. The pair enjoyed a typical holiday romance and decided to keep in touch. They eventually began officially dating in the middle of 2376 when Sebastian was assigned to the Corps of Engineers on Earth when the 3rd Force Reconnaissance Company was based out of Marine Corps Base Pearl Harbor. Two years later they married in a ceremony in London.

William remained in command of the 3rd Force Reconnaissance Company until 2380. These years consisted of more peacekeeping operations within Cardassian space. He was promoted to Major in 2378 but by this time William had grown tired of frontline combat operations and was beginning to look for opportunities within the Marine Corps outside of that.

He was offered that opportunity in 2380 when Major General Reynolds promoted him to battalion staff, making him the Battalion S-2, responsible for Intelligence and Security for the 1st Reconnaissance Battalion. Major Christensen-Wright impressed his superiors in this role and after four years he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and moved up to division staff in the role of S-3, responsible for the planning and execution of the division’s operations.

Lieutenant Colonel remained in this post until his husband received orders to report aboard the U.S.S. Rabin as her Chief Engineer in late 2388. The Rabin would be part of the first wave of Task Force 38, which would travel to the Delta Quadrant. Not wanting to be on the other side of the galaxy from his husband, William requested a transfer to one of the ships that would make up the Task Force. Eventually he was assigned to the Sovereign-class U.S.S. Colossus as her Strategic Operations Officer.

The Colossus was part of the third wave of ships to travel to the Delta Quadrant and the last wave to make through the wormhole before it was collapsed by Vaudwaar forces. Following that, Lieutenant Colonel Christensen-Wright was summoned to Ourea Station and informed that he would be taking up the post of the station’s Strategic Operations Officer. The officer originally slated for that post was due to be part of the fourth wave of ships that wouldn’t make it through.
Service Record 2365 – 2366
Cadet Freshman Grade – Marine Cadet
Starfleet Academy, San Francisco Campus

2366 – 2367
Cadet Sophomore Grade – Marine Cadet
Starfleet Academy, San Francisco Campus

2367 – 2368
Cadet Junior Grade – Marine Cadet
Starfleet Academy, San Francisco Campus

2368 – 2369
Cadet Senior Grade – Marine Cadet (Force Reconnaissance Specialisation)
Starfleet Academy, San Francisco Campus

2369 – 2371
2nd Lieutenant – Platoon Commanding Officer
2nd Platoon, 3rd Force Reconnaissance Company

2371 – 2372
1st Lieutenant – Platoon Commanding Officer
2nd Platoon, 3rd Force Reconnaissance Company

2372 – 2373
1st Lieutenant – Acting Company Executive Officer
3rd Force Reconnaissance Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion

2373 – 2374
1st Lieutenant – Company Executive Officer
3rd Force Reconnaissance Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion

2374 – 2374
Marine Captain – Company Executive Officer
3rd Force Reconnaissance Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion

2374 – 2375
Marine Captain – Acting Company Commanding Officer
3rd Force Reconnaissance Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion

2375 – 2378
Marine Captain – Company Commanding Officer
3rd Force Reconnaissance Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion

2378 – 2380
Major – Company Commanding Officer
3rd Force Reconnaissance Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion

2380 – 2384
Major – Battalion S-2 (Intelligence & Security)
1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division

2384 – 2389
Lieutenant Colonel – Division S-3 (Operations)
1st Marine Division

2389 – 2389
Lieutenant Colonel – Strategic Operations Officer
U.S.S. Colossus (Sovereign-class)

2389 – Present
Lieutenant Colonel – Strategic Operations Officer
Ourea Station