Lieutenant JG Arden Bentzen

Name Arden Bentzen

Position Chief Flight Control Officer

Rank Lieutenant JG


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  • 1 Mission Posts

Last Post

Thu Aug 23rd, 2018 @ 2:17pm

Character Information

Gender Male
Species Human
Age 27

Physical Appearance

Height 176cm
Weight 74kg
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Brown
Physical Description A mid-sized human, of African origin, with a toned physique and short black hair.

Family

Father Wes Bentzen
Mother Renna Alesandro
Sister(s) Jani Bentzen, 23-year-old health and safety officer on Sabach Prime

Personality & Traits

General Overview Bentzen is a forth-right and assured individual, exuding confidence but also appropriately deferring to his seniors, especially those whom he considers has something valuable to teach him. He attempts to be polite and well-meaning in normal conversation, but can be a little brash.
Strengths & Weaknesses Strengths
- Knowledgeable
- Confident
- Gregarious

Weaknesses
- Inexperienced
- Self-important
- Short-tempered
Ambitions Bentzen sees his career progression as continued service on the CONN, hopefully onto a ship posted to the front lines, before going on to either a training role, academia, or a senior post such as in engineering or as an XO.
Hobbies & Interests Bentzen has played amateur soccer since he was 12 years old. During his time at university, he began practicing Kendo, something he kept up during his time at Starfleet Academy.

Personal History Bentzen was born on the planet of Sabach Prime, a Federation planet populated by smatterings of human colonists. A Class M planet, Sabach Prime was defined by huge quantities of water, marking out few land-based inhabitable areas. The water, which was more acidic than the water on Earth, was difficult to distill and not safe to swim in. This made it a lower ranked choice for colonists on the order of preference. Bentzen's grandparents settled in the city of Kantora on Sabach Prime in order to take advantage of the jobs in the gas reclamation facilities that had been set up there.

Bentzen was therefore born to a lineage that could be traced back to Africa, on Earth, but was firmly rooted in the operations of Sabach Prime. He grew up among friends on the colony, playing soccer while at school and graduating high school aged 18 as valedictorian. His high class marks were primarily in the sciences, and he decided to pursue initially the field of psychology. Bentzen won a scholarship to study off-world at the Bajoran Institute of Science. However, within a year of his studies, Bentzen lost interest in the biology and psychology, and transferred his credits over to a degree in aerospace engineering. Bentzen graduated aged 22, and decided that he would put his skills and knowledge to use in Starfleet.

He applied to Starfleet Academy as an officer, and undertook four years of study at the institution. He graduated aged 26, having taken advanced study in navigation, astrogation, communications, stellar cartography, and warp theory. During his time at the Academy, Bentzen excelled in sports and competed as part of the Academy's Kendo team. As a fourth year cadet, Bentzen completed two training flights as the CONN officer. Upon graduating aged 26, he was appointed as a Flight Control Officer on the USS Asimov, a Nova-class science vessel. As a promising candidate, Bentzen was chosen as the Chief Flight Control Officer on the newly-refitted USS Polaris, a Galaxy-class assigned to an explicitly diplomatic mission.
Service Record 2389 - entered Starfleet Academy
2393 - graduated Starfleet Academy, commissioned as Ensign, posted to USS Asimov
2394 - posted to USS Polaris