Place of Origin: Earth
Played by: KerryMalone
Height 6ft 2in
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Brown
General Overview Kerry is a bit of a cowboy type, often falling on the side of reserved recklessness, rather than logical pre-thought. However, despite appearances, he manages to pull off considerable feats with his style. Friendly and compassionate with his friends, cold and aloof with others - he can be a hard one to read.
Strengths & Weaknesses Kerry has a brilliant tactical and strategic mind, able to read a situation and see all potential outcomes, and think outside the box to find a solution. Often his plans will seem reckless and foolhardy to the uneducated, but they have a knack for working where they really shouldn't. The downside is that he can lean far more on his cowboy nature, often throwing caution to the wind.
Hobbies & Interests Kerry is a keen darts player, often practising quite late into the night. He's also an avid pilot, enjoying the ability to literally "fly by the seat of his pants".
Kerry Eric Malone, born on Earth and raised by two Starfleet parents, had an extremely respectable childhood. His father was Captain of a starship, and his mother was a botanist on Earth. Whilst his father was away on assignment, he bonded with his mother, who always made time for him. When his sister was born, he took on the responsibility for raising her with his mother - but never harboured any resentment towards his father, who he admired more than anyone.
In his mid-teens, his father was promoted to Starfleet Command, and was able to be home more with the family. Kerry showed amazing aptitude in his studies, and when he was 18, was accepted into Starfleet Academy. Being the Dean's son didn't really help him all that much, but he still managed to make a good group of friends as he completed his four years, and graduated as an Ensign in the Security Division.
His first posting really taught Kerry how boring Security really was, and after watching all the pilots aboard the Nimitz he really wanted to become one. Putting his mind to his studies once more in his off-hours, he completed all the requirements for the pilot entry exam, and was offered a place on the training school.
Returning back to Earth to complete his pilot qualification, he found he had a natural knack for flying, and advanced much faster than his peers. He graduated in the top five of his class, and gratefully received his wings. Being transferred to a front line fighter unit was a dream come true, and he revelled in it.
His time aboard the USS Carl Vincent really helped Kerry hone his skills as a combat pilot, as he knocked up four kills on his tour, eventually earning a Flight Leader post and two promotions by the end of his three years aboard the ship. He was offered a post aboard the newly commissioned USS Ticonderoga as her Squadron XO, a position he was not going to turn down.
Serving under an extremely competent Squadron CO, Kerry absolutely enjoyed his time in Baker Squadron, racking up yet more kills and flight hours in multiple fighter craft. He also was able to learn ancient Andorian from one of his friends, as well as Klingon from his Lead Mechanic.
It was at around this time that he was selected to rotate as an exchange officer aboard the IRW Dimome, a Romulan D'Deridex class warbird. He was put with their fighter pilots to learn and understand how the Romulan Star Empire operated, as part of a trial program. Whilst there, out of necessity, he learned Romulan, and was able to get a firm grasp of their tactics and mindset.
Upon his return after six months with the Romulan Navy, he found that his mentor and friend who had been his Squadron CO had been killed in action with Orion Pirates. He was promoted to Lieutenant Commander and offered command of the squadron.
Five years later, still aboard the Ticonderoga, performing both as her Squadron CO and as her Second Officer, Kerry Malone was ready for his next challenge.
Service Record - Graduated Starfleet Academy
- Posting as an Assistant Security Officer, USS Nimitz
- Rotated back to Pilot School, Earth
- Graduated Pilot School
- Pilot, TCS174 "Vibroblade" Squadron, USS Carl Vincent
- Flight Leader, TCS174 "Vibroblade" Squadron, USS Carl Vincent
- Promoted to Lieutenant JG
- Promoted to Lieutenant
- Squadron XO, TCS954 "Baker" Squadron, USS Ticonderoga
- Exchange Officer, IRW Dimome
- Promoted to Lieutenant Commander
- Squadron CO, TC954 "Baker" Squadron, USS Ticonderoga
- Second Officer, USS Ticonderoga