Captain Elijah Horatio Rutherford
Place of Origin: Ledburgh, Scotland
Played by: michael_hawkins
Broad of shoulder, Athletic build, walks with catlike grace. Dark Blonde hair, Hazel eyes.
Fairly easy going when off duty, but on duty he is clear concise and sharp as a tack. Very determined individual level headed.
Elijah was born in Ledburgh, Scotland. Elijah and his siblings as well as his cousins grew up relatively happy. Enjoying the sea, going to school and having adventures with family. He and his cousins would play like they were sailing the seven seas. Then things changed with the first contact with the Dominion. Life became uncertain with the threat of the Dominion. He would remember quiet talks and the sense of worry that permeated the very air. This was due the fact his father, James Rutherford and his uncle Delancy Forsyth were both captains of Star Fleet vessels. Several of Elijah's cousins also served in Star Fleet in various positions. Two of Elijah's cousins, Henry and Philip who were more like older brothers than cousins, to Elijah and his siblings. Henry and Philip joined Star Fleet two years before Elijah. This instilled the desire to be a part of that life, Elijah wanting to take his own place in Star Fleet. He studied, under the guidance of his cousins getting him prepped for the entrance exams. He went to summer classes as well, passing the courses and sending in his application to join the Academy. His cousins had already graduated by the time he was accepted into the Academy,
StarFleet Service History
He passed and was accepted into Star Fleet Academy at age 18. He was a diligent student, and in some aspect rather driven feeling the need to be out there. He had his reasons for putting a full effort into graduating. He had two cousins who had graduated 2 years earlier and had gone out to participate in the fight. They were killed when their respective ships were destroyed. One of his cousins Henry, was helm and the other Philip was in security. They were like brothers to him more than cousins, when they were killed it hurt immensely. The only way he felt he could deal with the pain of their loss was to work hard in his studies and graduate. He did go through grief counseling, but the true therapy was in his studies. Out of honor for both of his cousins, Elijah sent in a request to do training in more that one field. It was granted, for his grades proved that he was capable of doing both. Helm as well as Security were the two fields he chose. Elijah became driven, and rather focused on his studies hardly taking time off. A few of his fellow students thought him to be way to intense, not liking this aspect of him. Elijah cared not one whit of what they thought. He was here to learn, not to go out and party nor sleep around. He did take time to keep himself fit, with weight lifting, gymnastics and martial arts and swimming. (2375)Elijah finished the Academy, then went on to Branch School. He sought to do Branch School in two categories. Helm and Security. It is rare that a student is granted this request but he was granted his desire after presenting a succinct and appealing letter to those who were in the upper ranks. He demonstrated his gratitude by being dedicated to his studies. He graduated in the upper ranks his rank number was 6. For his cadet cruise he found himself on a Galaxy class ship, the USS Argonaut. His final grade on his 6 month cadet cruise, Elijah passed with high honors and was promoted to Ltjg. Elijah went on to Departmental Head School. (2378)Age 24 Once he graduated, Elijah was assigned to the Federation Diplomatic Corps as Assistant Chief of Security. He was there for Four years rising up to the rank of full LT. (2382) Elijah's next assignment was helm on to his surprise, the USS Argonaut the same ship he was on for cadet cruise (2386) Elijah went to Command School, receiving the Rank of Commander (2387) Elijah was transferred to the USS Starstrike an Akira Class Star Ship as XO (2390-2396) Elijah was offered a command of his own, The USS Nighthawk a nebula class ship. He leaped at the chance, and gained the rank of Captain.