Lieutenant Ryan Ketlan

Ryan was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Earth) to Betazoid parents Delian (Starfleet Commodore (Deceased)) and Maryan (Starfleet Lieutenant Commander (Deceased)) Ketlan. Ryan was their only child, and he lived with his parents besides Earth on several starships. Ryan went to the academy at the age of 17. After 3 years there, he graduated 1st of his class. During his academy years one of the instructors noticed that Ryan had exceptional flying skills and convinced him to apply for the Advanced Tactical Flight Training at the Luna Flight Training Facility. After completing that training successfully Ryan joined the Combat Piloting Training at Mars Flight Training Facility. He became one of the few top pilots with an average score of 100% at both training facilities.

History

Ryan was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Earth) to Betazoid parents Delian (Starfleet Commodore (Deceased)) and  Maryan (Starfleet Lieutenant Commander (Deceased)) Ketlan on October 8th 2350. Ryan is their only child, and lived with his parents besides Earth on several starships. Ryan went to the academy at the age of 17. After 3 years there, he graduated 1st of his class. During his academy years one of the instructors noticed that Ryan had exceptional flying skills and convinced him to apply for the Advanced Tactical Flight Training at the Luna training facility. After completing that training successfully Ryan joined the Combat Piloting Training at Mars. He became one of the few top pilots with an average score of 100% at both training facilities. After that he was assigned to the USS Washington as Assistant Helm officer in 2372.  Captain Rodriquez, commanding officer of the Washington, quickly notices Ryan’s abilities aswell and within a few months she made him helm officer of the beta crew.

In 2374 the USS Washington responded to a distress call. A Danube-class Runabout went down on planet in Dominion occupied territory, after being ambushed. The Washington was the only ship close to them. Her captain ordered the rescue of the officers, but they were intercepted by 2 dominion warships, who kept the crew of the Washington occupied while two platoons of Jem’Hadar soldier gained on the position of the stranded Starfleet officers. Ryan didn’t hesitate and made his way to the shuttlebay. There he took a type-8 shuttle which he modified with better shields recently. Captain Rodriquez noticed Ryan’s actions and dropped the Washington’s shields at the last millisecond, just before he would have crashed into her shields. He then flew between enemy fire to the location of the officers and picked them up just in time as the large group of Jem’Hadar were to break through their defenses. Although he thought it was his duty, the surviving officers and his commanding officer thought otherwise.

For his actions they petitioned the request that Ryan would be honored for his selfless act of heroism. Starfleet Command approved the petition and shortly after that he received the medal of valor and a promotion to Lieutenant (JG).

Ryan is a somewhat bold, confident and sometimes arrogant, ambitious young officer; however, over the years he became more reserved, as experience teached him the wisdom of a patient, careful approach.

Service Record

Start End Rank Role Assignment
23672370
Cadet Freshman Grade
Joined Starfleet AcademyCommand
23672370
Cadet Senior Grade
Graduated Starfleet AcademyCommand
23702371
Ensign
Advanced Tactical Flight TrainingLuna Flight Training Facility
23712372
Ensign
Combat Piloting TrainingMars Flight Training Facility
23722372
Ensign
Assistent Conn OfficerUSS Washington
23742374
Lieutenant Junior Grade
PromotionUSS Washington
23752375
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Conn OfficerUSS Sirius
23772377
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Chief Conn OfficerUSS Sirius
23772377
Lieutenant
PromotionUSS Sirius