Captain Derek Rothchild

Name: Derek Rothchild
Rank: Captain
Position: Commanding Officer USS Lexington
Age: 47

Starfleet History
2349: Enters Starfleet Academy
2353: Graduates from Starfleet Academy
2354: Assigned to Utopian Planitia as Engineer
2355: Promoted to Lieutenant junior grade and reassigned to USS Farragut
2358: Promoted to Lieutenant and reassigned to USS Concord as Assistant Chief Engineer
2360: Reassigned to USS Armstrong as Chief Engineer
2364: Promoted to Lieutenant Commander
2366: Reassigned to USS Thunderchild as Second Officer
2368: Promoted to Commander and reassigned to USS Tian An Men as First Officer
2374: Promoted to Captain and reassigned to USS Lexington as Commanding Officer

Personal History
Derek Rothchild was born in Syracuse, NY in the year 2332. Derek was always a ladies man in middle and high school but that did not impact his grades any. After completing high school Derek enrolled in Starfleet Academy majoring in engineering minoring in command. Like in high school and middle school Derek was a big time ladies man but he graduated in the top three percentile of his class and was promptly assigned to Utopia Planitia. He was part of the team that worked on the Nebula class ship even drawing the assignment to the newly launched USS Farragut in 2355 getting promoted for his work at the ship yard. After three years on the Farragut Derek was again promoted and transferred this time to the Concord to be the Assistant Chief Engineer a post he filled for two years before the CEO job on the Armstrong became available. When the Akira class USS Thunderchild was launched in 2366 Derek was selected to serve as not only the ship's Chief Engineer but the Second Officer as well. After the Borg decimated the fleet at Wolf 359 ship's were built in a hurry. Derek found himself reassigned to the USS Tian An Men as First Officer. The ship was launched ahead of schedule despite Derek's protests to participate in a blockade the Klingon-Romulan border with crew from the Enterprise-D helping to staff the ship since a full crew had not been assigned.

The ship was one of twenty-three assembled for the fleet and was one of the seventeen chosen for the tachyon network. Identified by its name and registry number, the ship's position in the network was monitored from the Enterprise-D. A plan was hatched by Picard, which he hoped would lure the Romulans through the detection grid. When Gowron launched a full attack against the forces of the House of Duras, the Romulan ships would rush to their aid. During this, the USS Excalibur would fall back with feigned engine troubles, taking the USS Akagi and the USS Hornet. In doing so, this would open up a small gap in the detection net for the Romulans to attempt to pass through. As their ships passed through the gap, the Enterprise-D and the Tian An Men would swing around, close the gap, and catch the Romulans in the act. The plan was foiled when the network was disrupted by a high-energy burst released by the Romulans, the net was no longer effective in a radius of ten million kilometers around the USS Sutherland. Subsequently, Picard ordered the fleet to proceed to Gamma Eridon at maximum warp, where the fleet would attempt to reestablish the net before the Romulans got there.

In late 2373, the Tian An Men was assigned to patrol along the Federation's border with the Cardassian Union. It was reported missing, possibly due to action by the Jem'Hadar. The ship was severely damaged but was back in service within a few months. The ship later fought in the Dominion War at the First Battle of Chin'toka in late 2374. It was in this battle where it, the USS Hood, and the USS Nautilus assisted the USS Defiant in destroying the moon that supplied power to the orbital weapon platforms protecting the Chin'toka system. The Captain was injured in this battle and Derek was forced to assume command. His actions led to him getting the Chris Pike Medal of Valor as well as earning a promotion to the rank of Captain and getting command of the newly launched USS Lexington a Sovereign class vessel. The Lexington was not on the front lines for most of 2375 but she did take part in the Battle of Cardassia, the final battle of the war.

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