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Lieutenant Commander Jonathon Bastin

Name Jonathon Alexander Bastin PhD

Position Chief Diplomat

Rank Lieutenant Commander

Character Information

Gender Male
Species Human
Age 33

Physical Appearance

Height 5'8"
Weight 165lbs
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Hazel
Physical Description Jon is of medium build, fairly athletic but not to the point that it makes him visibly stand out as such. Keeps his face cleanly shaven and his hair within standards, more so out of habit than actual need.


Spouse None as of yet
Children None as of yet
Father Unknown
Mother Unknown
Brother(s) Unknown
Sister(s) Unknown
Other Family Unknown (Orphan)

Personality & Traits

General Overview Likes: Long conversations with anyone willing to talk, has an affinity for whiskey, though never to an excess, and enjoys spending time with people even if it is just spent quietly staring off into a sunset.

Dislikes: People unwilling to work out their problems before resorting to violence, ill-tempered individuals that have no real reason for being so, people too inflexible to change when they have been given the opportunity to do so.
Strengths & Weaknesses Strengths: Ability to speak calmly, and with authority even in the face of danger, has an amazing capacity to learn new things, even without the aid of a mentor or teacher, an extremely adaptive personality.

Limitations: Has trouble understanding the importance and value of family, can seem cold and distant to people in situations regarding his upbringing, and has trouble being close to people despite his outwardly friendly attitude.
Ambitions Having met his ambition of aiding a race in joining the Federation, Jon now knows that there is no greater goal than to help others, and wishes to strive to do so for the rest of his career, no matter where that might take him

Personal History Personal History
Jon grew up in an orphanage outside of his hometown of Stroud. He spent his
childhood reading books, making friends with several former Starfleet officers, and expanding on his knowledge of people in general. Most of his life, he tried to surround himself with as many new and different people, learning habits, customs, and local dialect with seeming effortlessness.

At the age of 18, with the recommendation of one of his long time friends, Jon
entered Starfleet Academy and enrolled in several different fields, among them were Starship Navigation, Advanced Combat Piloting, and Diplomacy. Because of his natural charisma and attitude, Jon was steered by one of his teachers, a then Lieutenant Speer, toward his main focus, Diplomacy. With her guidance, Jon became a superb diplomat, achieving top of his class by the time he graduated from the Academy. After his graduation from the Academy, he was selected to attend the Vulcan Ambassadorial Academy on the Vulcan home world, which he immediately accepted. He spent the next four years of his career learning all forms of diplomatic theory, the history of intergalactic diplomacy for not only the Federation, but also several older civilizations as well. Through his attendance of this Academy, he earned his Masters in Diplomatic Relations and First Contact Protocol, and in the time spent since he joined the USS Lancelot, he has accomplished his Doctorates, achieving yet another goal set out when he joined Starfleet.

Medical Report

Jon Bastin is in good health, with excellent reflexes and stamina. Jon spends much of his off time in the target range, honing his marksmanship, or in a simulation program sharpening his combat pilot skills. Jon has had several medical problems, mostly minor illnesses and such, though once he broke his right arm, and suffered a concussion while on an away mission. Other than these minor health problems, Jon is in peak health for someone of his age, and we foresee no problems in his future.

Lt. Cmdr. Harold Reeves, MD
Head Physician, Starfleet Academy Circa 2375

Addendum to Medical Report

Lt. Bastin has suffered massive, near fatal injuries as a result of an away mission to Sigma Gamma IV. It has been recorded that the Lieutenant lost nearly four pints of blood, suffered multiple compound fractures and dozens of broken bones throughout his entire body. It was vital that three organs of his body be replaced, due to irreversible damage done to them by the accident in which Jon was apart of. Surprising, no severe or prolonged brain damage has occurred, a miracle considering the scale and severity of the rest of the injuries suffered by the patient. Physical Therapy has been directed, as well as close monitoring of Lt. Bastin for a period of at least four months before a clean bill of health can be issued.

Lt. Cmdr. Robert Janus, MD
Chief Medical Officer, USS Republic Circa 2380

Psychiatric Report

Jon Bastin, despite his childhood, has a remarkably good disposition and outlook, giving him remarkable people skills and adaptability regardless of the situations he might find himself placed in. Due to his well-adjusted nature, he has made an excellent member of the Academy, and will continue to be a great asset to Starfleet Command for a long time to come.

Lt. Janet Winslow
Head Councilor, Starfleet Academy
Service Record Service Record:

2371-2372: Starfleet Academy, (General Studies) Cadet, 1st Year
2372-2373: Starfleet Academy, (Diplomatic Studies) Cadet 2nd Year
2373-2374: Starfleet Academy, (Diplomatic Studies) Cadet, 3rd Year
2374-2375: Starfleet Academy, (Diplomatic Studies) Cadet, 4th Year
2375-2379: Vulcan Ambassadorial Academy, (Ambassadorial Studies) Inactive Ensign
2379-2379: USS Lancelot, (Diplomatic Officer) Ensign
2379-2380: USS Lancelot, (Asst. Chief Dip. Officer), Lieutenant (Junior grade)
2380-2380: USS Lancelot -A, (Chief Diplomatic Officer), Lieutenant
2380-2380: USS Bismarck -B, (Diplomatic Advisor), Lieutenant
2380-2380: USS Bismarck -B, (Ambassador), Civilian
2380-2382: USS Lancelot -A, (Chief Diplomatic Officer), Lieutenant Commander

Career Summary:

While serving aboard the USS Lancelot, Jon has achieved a great number of feats, and endured a number of incidences in his short career. Upon his reactivation as an Ensign after his return from Vulcan, Jon was involved in an attack that devastated the Starfleet Academy compound. No sooner had he beamed aboard the Lancelot, he was thrown into the mix, helping his fellows to apprehend a renegade starship before it completely destroyed Starfleet Headquarters.

Not long after this engagement, Jon found himself with the time to finish off his doctoral studies in Advanced Diplomatic Theory and Ambassadorial Studies, earning himself a PhD for his efforts and hard work in his field of study. This was augmented by a position and a rank promotion just after his arrival, which did much to bolster the young diplomat’s confidence and spirits.

The next mission he found himself engaged in also found the young diplomat in the heart of a civil war on an alien world. As part of a diplomatic envoy, Jon and several dozen other members of the crew took to the surface to investigate the bid by the Qualan government to join the Federation. While on the surface, things appeared in order, further investigation by Jon and a small team of his shipmates uncovered a large, corrupt system at work, and showed evidence that the Phethian people were in fact nothing more than slave labor with minimal rights.

Not long into the investigation, Jon found himself in the midst of a terrorist attack, along with the then Asst. Chief of Security, Cmdr. Reichmann. From there, the experiences on the surface spiraled ever downward until the moment an orbit weapons platform unleashed a volley of plasma energy into a town that Jon had been occupying. This even shattered the diplomat’s body, and nearly cost him his life. He was, however, kept alive by the valiant efforts of Dr. Ivan Kirov, at that time the Asst. Chief Medical Officer.

At the tail end of the war Jon, as well as the others of all the away missions, was rescued at the hands of the USS Freedom and the USS Republic, who arrived just hours after the USS Lancelot was sacrificed to quiet the orbit weapons platforms. He was given emergency medical attention, which included an unorthodox replacement of dozens of bones and vital organs.

After the mission, Jon was given a promotion, both in rank and position aboard the new USS Lancelot A, where he serves as the Chief Diplomatic Officer. During the shakedown mission of the USS Lancelot A, Jon has shown a remarkable propensity for getting himself into dangerous situations, both willingly and otherwise. His first encounter with danger came in the form of an away team mission to the planet Arcaria, where he had met a contact to determine the source and purpose for the smuggling of weapons into Federation controlled space. While on the surface, Bastin and a team of marines led by Lt. Corrigan and accompanied by Lt. JG Gunn, came under fire from a band of local vagabonds, who were later killed by hidden weapons embankments left by their contact.

With information secured, and only minor injuries to report, Jon and the rest of the Lancelot crew set off for Starbase 11, where they found themselves in the middle of a coup led by Breen extremists. During the encounter, the ship and crew engaged in two separate battles, one at a shipyard, which ended in the destruction of the facility, and the other ending in the rescue and securing of Starbase 11 and the surrounding space.

During the second encounter, Lt. Bastin, along with several other officers, help to hold of Breen invaders for a short while, before Lt. Bastin and a marine Corporal were pinned down, and later shot down. Only through sheer luck did either manage to survive the encounter, the Marine much better off than Jon.

Not long after the encounter at Starbase 11, Lt. Bastin became romantically involved with then Capt. Blaze Silvera, whom he met at a small cantina after the mission had ended. There relationship started off as a somewhat plutonic one, but somehow managed to evolve into something far more in only a week’s time. Their burgeoning romance was postponed rather abruptly when Lt. Bastin got a call from Starfleet Diplomatic Command to accompany a treaty mission to FGC-91866 along with Ambassador Narik and his three person team.

Upon arrival, Lt. Bastin had been told that he would be taking over primary responsibility for the Ambassador and the mission at large, which neither Captain Ballentyne of the Bismarck nor Lt. Bastin agreed with, which lead to Lt. Bastin’s decision to disregard the orders in favor of pursuing the treaty preparation that would need to be made.

Not a week into the mission, and an unfortunate occurrence changed the nature of the mission, and perhaps the way Lt. Bastin viewed his chosen career. Ambassador Narik was killed, and at first, the suspect took the form of Diplomatic Aide Tina Foster, a newcomer to the team. This prompted Diplomatic Command, led by Adm. Henson, to relieve Lt. Bastin of his commission and appoint him as the new Ambassador to the Orn system, effectively putting him in the same danger as Ambassador Narik had been in before he was senselessly murdered. The investigation, however, yielded strange results.

Ms. Foster turned out to be Ms. Morgret, and she gave light to suspicious maneuverings by another member of the diplomatic party, Envoy Nelson. As the investigation wore on, more and more incidence were noted until finally, in a freak accident, Envoy Nelson was killed by an overloading phaser, but not before the internal sensors recorded a somewhat insane man confessing that he was in fact a murderer.

Those events took place as Ambassador Bastin was on the surface of Equilan, attending treaty negotiations that later yielded a signed treaty of protection, which ushered in a new member to the Federation family. This event, while bittersweet when weighed against the death of the former Ambassador, still gave Jon the ability to realize his greatest ambition, to help a new world join through his actions as a Diplomat.

Re-commissioned, Lieutenant Bastin bid farewell to the crew that had helped him for the weeks that led to the treaty signing, and returned once more to take up the office of Chief Diplomat aboard the USS Lancelot, a place he had missed greatly. His return to the Lancelot came at the tail end of the Lancelot’s operational lifetime, however he managed to receive his final promotion just before the vessel was destroyed during a classified operation in which members of the crew ‘hi-jacked’ the ship in order to attempt a rescue that came too late. Given the nature of the event in question, those involved were exonerated of any misconduct and quietly redeployed to other areas without incident.