Hank joined Starfleet soon after high school, enrolling into Starfleet Academy in San Francisco, Earth. As a student he was not a stand out, except he did display very exceptional piloting skills and in his final year as a cadet, pursued specializing in fighter type spacecraft. Upon graduation from the academy, he was ordered to a Valkyrie squadron at the Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards, orbiting Mars, Sol. After three years at Mars, he was detached from his squadron to help system test the up and coming Gryphon fighter. Upon completion of these duties, he was transferred back to the Starfleet Academy in San Francisco, Earth, as an instructor in the Advanced Fighter School. He has since been transferred to the USS Ascension, to take command of the Starfighter Wing.