Lieutenant Commander Benjamin Suersaq

Name Benjamin Inunnguaq Kiiu Suersaq PhD

Position Chief Science Officer

Rank Lieutenant Commander


Stats

  • 9 Mission Posts
  • 1 Personal Logs

Last Post

Mon Sep 1, 2014 @ 5:48pm

Character Information

Nicknames Benny (preferred), Benji, Sequineq (used mostly by family. Translated as "Sunshine" in Kalaallisut)
Gender Male
Species Human (Terran)
Age 36

Physical Appearance

Height 5'10"
Weight 160
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Deep brown
Physical Description Benny has physical features that are quite common among the indigenous population of Greenland. His hair is jet black, lustrous and slightly wavy and is typically worn in a short and conservative style. His eyes are very dark brown, so dark that they actually blend in with his black irises. His complexion is a deep coppery brown color and is slightly weatherbeaten from many years of the harsh subarctic climate.

Benny takes great pride in his personal appearance, always looking professional and meticulously groomed. It is very rare to find him looking disheveled, even early in the morning. When he is off duty Benny typically favors a very casual look consisting of faded jeans, a plain white shirt and black Converse tennis shoes. He detests the Starfleet dress uniform, and will almost unfailingly try to worm his way out of functions that require them to be written.

Family

Spouse None
Children None
Father Enok Suersaq
Mother Kuuna Suersaq
Brother(s) None
Sister(s) None
Other Family Very little of Benny's extended family is still alive. Several cousins reside in the Greenlandic Capitol city of Nuuk.

Character Details (To be filled by Commanding Officer)

Security Code Suersaq-Two-Seven-Four-Iota
Living Quarters E Deck

Personality & Traits

General Overview As a general rule, Benny is a warm and friendly individual. He enjoys socializing with others very much; because communities are very close-knit where he is from, he tends to think of his crew mates as more of an adopted family rather than people he has been forced to live with. He will often call fellow crew members "brother" or "sister" to emphasize the strength of that bond.

Benny tends to approach scientific analyses with a sort of childlike wide-eyed curiosity. He has the ability to take something that would normally be mundane and turn it into something noteworthy just by his sheer enthusiasm. And although he gets excited by Science, Benny is also known for his razor-sharp intellect and for his attention to detail.

History Benny was born on January 14, 2120. When his parents married in 2092, Benny's mother was told that she would not be able to bear children. They accepted that as the will of the Gods and lived for 28 years in the western Greenland town of Uummannaq. In 2119 Kuuna discovered that she was pregnant, and she have birth at age 46 after a very difficult pregnancy. Soon after Benny was born the family moved to the Greenlandic Capitol city of Nuuk, where jobs and schools were much better.

As a youth in school, Benny was often bored and sometimes performed rather poorly in his studies. His fifth grade teacher encouraged his parents to seek additional aptitude testing from the Government, and they did so. The results showed a high disposition toward science and mathematics, and his parents were advised to provide enrichment activities along those lines. They did so conscientiously, and they also enrolled their son in a gifted and talented program. Benny graduated over three years early at the age of 14; he attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology, receiving a PhD in physics and a Master of Science in Geology by age 20. As fond as he was of academia, Benny felt called to something higher. After teaching for two years, Benny enrolled in Starfleet Academy in 2142. His advanced degree meant that he qualified for a fast track to an officers commission, but Benny decided to take the full four-year program. He graduated in 2146 as class Salutatorian and was posted as an Ensign to the Republic.

On the Republic, Benny quickly earned a reputation as a hard worker and a brilliant theoretical and practical researcher. Since Science officers were in particularly high demand at that time, his reputation spread rather quickly throughout the fleet. Soon Benny was getting recruitment pitches and job offers from different vessels and outposts throughout the fleet; after only six months on the Republic, Benny accepted a transfer to the Intrepid as Chief Science Officer. He served in that capacity for over nine years until his application for the Endeavour NX-06 was approved in 2156.
Service Record 2142: enrolls in the Starfleet Academy sciences training program
2146: graduates, commissioned as Ensign, posted to the Republic as Staff Science Officer
2147: accepts transfer to the Intrepid as Chief Science Officer
2156: accepts transfer to the Endeavour as Chief Science Officer

Awards (To be filled by Commanding Officer)