Character Profile - Jacob Kane
Place of Origin: Earth
Bald, with a narrow goatee, Jacob is generally athletic and trim. He has a strangely intimidating aura about him, which he has often used to great effect.
Fierce, determined and known to be occasionally ruthless, Jacob Kane is known to those who served with him as a Starfleet Officer born to be a warrior. Indeed, one former commander referred to him as “almost Klingon” in a combat situation, yet others have reported a man who dragged his colleagues through the fire by sheer willpower alone. Regardless, anyone who has served with the man has stated that there are few others they would want by their side in a crunch. Jacob is loyal, dedicated and driven in pursuit of efficiency in those who serve under him. He believes that Starfleet, as a military organisation, should be disciplined and effective first – explorers second.
Early years Biography
Born on Earth, Jacob’s early life was tough. Coming from a family with (unknown to the young man) some shady connections, before he was even a teenager he was forced away from his family as law enforcement took apart the grim criminal activities his parents were a part of. Growing up in a care system with no real allies or friends, Jacob learned one thing that forever remained with him: never to back down. Initially directionless, his penchant for a scrap led him to the brink of imprisonment himself, until he was forced into a Starfleet mentoring scheme with a Vulcan Commodore named J’onn. Incredibly, the Vulcan’s influence on the young tearaway was beyond what anyone expected; the boy learned discipline, structure, and above all, respect. He began to see the benefits of working with others toward shared goals, and how teamwork might just outweigh his natural inclination towards solitude and aggression. Jacob joined Starfleet during the latter stages of the Dominion War. Even as a cadet, he witnessed firsthand some of the horrors of the war, and was near Starfleet Headquarters when it was attacked by the Breen. This coloured a lot of his early career, the young man’s passion stirring far more towards the goal of protecting and saving lives, his graduating class being made up of young men and women ready for action rather than the typical peaceful exploration Starfleet produced.
2374-2378 – Starfleet Academy 2378-2380 – Ensign, Security/Tactical – USS Intrepid 2380-2383 – Lieutenant, Tactical Officer – USS Lexington 2383-2386 – Lieutenant Commander – Chief of Security – USS Lexington 2386-2389 – Commander, XO – USS Lakota