Lieutenant JJ Zamora
Juan Zamora is a man tasked with trying to build peace in a conflict zone, a herculean endeavor, but one he approaches with optimism. As Chief Diplomatic Officer for USS Hawaii, he must help guide the ship through the murky and difficult political situation along the Gorn frontier. Such tension and hostility makes for a stark contrast with his previous posting, living a peaceful life with his family while serving aboard one of Starfleet's archetypal "space hotels." Nonetheless he is ready to put his ideals to the test, if there is to be lasting peace in the galaxy then the Federation must turn its enemies into friends, somehow.
Juan grew up in the Laredo/Nuevo Laredo Metropolis in North America, he had a happy childhood and wanted to give back to the community he loved. Following his growing sense of citizenship, he enrolled in law school and set himself up as a lawyer and ombudsman, offering his services to any who needed them, particularly those who had fallen through the cracks in the system. Following the Dominion War Juan Joined Starfleet, wanting to help rebuild after the destruction, and hoping that he could play some part in building a structure for lasting peace between the great powers of the galaxy. His decision certainly wasn’t harmed by the prospect of being closer to the lovely Ensign Fielding with whom he had slowly been building a relationship over the past few years. Soon enough the two had been married and had their daughter Reina. Due to the drive to stay in a posting that would allow them to stay together as a family Juan and Maria have only served on one ship since Juan graduated from the Academy. There were times when both had to choose to defer advancing their careers in order to stay together, but they had each other, and their work was still important. Even if their ship stayed on relatively low risk assignments, Juan had opportunities to show his worth as a negotiator. Eventually though, movement couldn’t be put off any longer, and Juan found himself assigned to a difficult posting on the USS Hawaii. Maria managed to find a posting at Providence Fleet Yards, and she and Juan hope that this change can be good for Reina and allow her to grow up in a larger community and perhaps less in the shadow of her parents. Although the adjustment will be difficult Juan is excited, when he allows himself to be, at the prospect of putting his skills to work on matters as large as the Gorn conflict.
Cadet Senior Grade
|Diplomatic Cadet - Accelerated Commissioning Program||Starfleet Academy|
|Diplomatic Officer||USS Matsumoto|
Lieutenant Junior Grade
|Assistant Chief Diplomatic Officer||USS Matsumoto|
|Chief Diplomatic Officer||USS Matsumoto|
|Chief Diplomatic Officer||USS Hawaii|