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Chief Warrant Officer William Griffin
Name William Griffin
Rank Chief Warrant Officer
|Weight||356lbs (161 kg)|
|Eye Color||Cobalt Blue|
|Physical Description||In a word, large. Bill Griffin cuts an imposing figure, he is tall for a human, with wide shoulders and a muscled physique which he works hard to maintain. He keeps his blond hair in a buzz cut and sports a closely trimmed goatee. His eyes are small but striking and he sports a wide, flat nose which has clearly been broken several times.|
|Father||Captain James Griffin Jr.|
|Mother||Lisa Griffin (nee. Friedrichs)|
|Brother(s)||Commander. James Griffin Jr. Age 40.
Peter Griffin, Age 22.
Crewman Alan Griffin, Age 19.
|Sister(s)||Jenna Williamson (nee. Griffin), Age 50|
|Other Family||Brian Williamson, Age 52
James Williamson, nephew, age 20.
Kara Williamson, niece, age 15.
Personality & Traits
|General Overview||William (Bill) Griffin projects an image of a gruff, direct and aggressive man who will not suffer fools. He values plain speaking, honesty and hard work. To those who serve under him, he has a reputation as hard-driving, demanding but fair.
Those who know him well, however, know that his bark is far worse than his bite, and he is known to his friends as a warmhearted, open-minded man with an appreciation of practical jokes, good beer and cigars.
|Strengths & Weaknesses||Strengths: William has a practical, efficient way of working. He is a natural problem solver and has a keen eye for detail. He has an instinct for mechanics and engineering.
Weaknesses: His abrupt demeanour and imposing appearance can often make others feel uncomfortable. He tends to take on too much work himself and doesn't delegate easily. He smokes cigars. He resents obeying orders for which he doesn't understand the practical value.
|Ambitions||Bill has a secret ambition to be a fighter pilot, but his size precludes him from the opportunity, as he is too big to fit into a cockpit while wearing a flight suit and the required equipment.
Bill would like to own and skipper his own small ship, one day. He has occasional notions of retiring from Starfleet and entering into the private salvage business.
|Hobbies & Interests||Bill is a keen Parrises squares player. He is a former regional wrestling champion and keeps up the practice. He enjoys building, repairing and riding 20th and 21st-century motorcycles.|
|Personal History||William Griffin was born on his father's ship, the independent salvage and freighter maintenance vessel the SS Shining Star. From as far back as he can remember, he has been in and around machines. Until the age of ten, he worked with his father aboard his ship while being home-schooled by his mother. From an early age it was clear he was not of ‘normal’ proportions, standing over a foot taller than the tallest of his peers.
At age 10, very much against his wishes, he was sent back to Earth for formal education. It was a difficult period of his life. Unable to fit in with the ground-bounders on Earth, constantly challenged because of his size and misconceptions about his intelligence, he spent much of his early years on Earth in one kind of trouble or another.
It wasn't until the age of 14, when a teacher introduced him to wrestling, that Bill found an outlet for his frustrations and a way to fit in with people similar to himself. He quickly distinguished himself in the junior leagues as a force to be reckoned with.
Although he enjoyed wrestling, and the community that came with it gave him some stability and security, he missed his old life fiercely. He had already decided that he wanted to be an engineer, and so enlisted in the Starfleet vocational engineering training school on his 15th birthday.
Here, his existing knowledge of systems and mechanics stood him in good stead. Although his unconventional methods and disregard of safety procedures upset his teachers, they recognized his raw talent and intelligence and pushed him to continue despite his failings.
In his second year, his old problems resurfaced. His practical mindset and gruff demeanour put him at odds with the academic culture of the school and although he was recognized as an excellent engineer, other areas of his studies were less than stellar. For the second time, he was saved by wrestling and became Starfleet enlisted champion in his junior year.
His sporting credits, along with high grades in almost every practical subject, allowed him to continue his studies. With a renewed outlet, he was better able to focus on the academic side of his studies and his grades improved.
Bill graduated from the vocational school with a major in maintenance engineering and minors in weapons maintenance, systems maintenance and small vessel engineering. His grades were above average, but not amazing.
He has spent most of his career in Starfleet as a specialist Engineer, moving from one specialization to the other as he learned and expanded his knowledge and experience.
Throughout his 20s, he continued to represent Starfleet and the Federation in wrestling and spent time studying the Klingon martial art of mok'bara, as well as various other forms of hand-to-hand combat. He competed in interstellar championships in 2365, 2368 and finally in 2371, coming second, first and fourth respectively, retiring after being injured and coming to the realization that he was getting too old to compete professionally.
In 2375 aboard the USS Talon, Bill became a crew chief for the first time, moving out of the specialist role into one of overview and all-around maintenance.
In 2376, due to fortunate timing and his fluency in Klingon, William was chosen for a six-month exchange program with the Klingon defence forces. He served aboard the IKS Suvchu’ as a general engineer. His imposing size, physical prowess and gruff demeanour made him the ideal candidate and he grew to respect, and be respected by, his Klingon crew.
After his exchange experience, Bill briefly returned to Earth in 2377 for specialist training, prior to being assigned the position of Chief of fighter maintenance aboard the USS McKellan, where he served for eight years.
In 2385, Griffin was transferred to Starfleet Vocational school to teach enlisted engineering personnel, where he served for ten years. It became apparent that he was not happy in his teaching role and applied for reassignment to field duty and in 2395, he was sent to command training school.
In 2396, Griffin was assigned to the newly commissioned USS Standing Bear-B as chief of shuttlebay operations.
|Service Record||Graduated Starfleet Vocational School of Engineering 2360, age 21.
2361, assigned Mars defense forces, fighter damage control specialist. CR
2365, one month sabbatical for other Starfleet duties. CA
2365, transferred USS Scorpion, fighter systems specialist. CN
2368, one month sabbatical for other Starfleet duties. PO3
2368, reassigned USS Scorpion, fighter propulsion specialist.
2370, transferred USS Gwangju, fighter structural specialist. PO2
2371, one month sabbatical for other Starfleet duties.
2371, one-month medical leave.
2372, reassigned USS Gwangju, fighter tactical specialist.
2374, reassigned USS Gwangju, fighter environmental specialist. PO1
2375, transferred USS Talon, maintenance crew chief.
2376, special transfer - personnel exchange with KDF. CPO
2377, transferred Starfleet Vocational School of Engineering for further training.
2378, transferred USS McKellan, Chief of fighter maintenance. CPO
2383, transferred for other duties [CLASSIFIED]
2385, transferred Starfleet Vocational School of Engineering, Lecturer - Damage Control
2395, transferred Starfleet Vocational School of Engineering for further training. SCPO
2396, transferred USS Standing Bear B, Chief of Shuttlebay Operations