Lieutenant JG Liam Callaghan

Name Liam Michael Callaghan

Rank Lieutenant JG



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Sun May 25th, 2014 @ 3:58am

Character Information

Gender Male
Species Human
Age 33

Physical Appearance

Height 6'2"
Weight 185#
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Blue
Physical Description At 6'2", Liam is a physically imposing man, but his personality can when required, make up for this. He has a gentle face with deep set, brown eyes that can be both expressive and inscrutable as the mood strikes him. His hair has started to turn grey in spots and at a relatively young age it is a trait that bothers him. Liam body is kept in peak condition, mostly from his love of physical activity.

Family

Spouse N/A
Children N/A
Father Cmdre. Jason Cullum Callaghan, 61, Star Fleet Academy, Earth
Mother Cmdr. Brigit Helena Callaghan M.D., 59, Star Fleet Academy, Earth
Brother(s) N/A
Sister(s) Commander Hunter Callaghan, 39 USS Harbinger, CO
Lieutenant Romy Morgan Callaghan, 32 – USS Maine, CMO
Lieutenant JG Jessica Amber Callaghan, 29 – USS Portland, CEO
Ens. Helena Margaret Callaghan, 24 – USS Cruiser, Security Officer
Other Family Callaghan is part of a large, traditional Irish family which includes numerous extended family members. Liam attempts, typically with low results, to keep in contact with most of them through recorded communications sent weekly to her family.

Personality & Traits

General Overview Liam would never admit this but he knows he is getting older, and time is something he doesn’t have on his side. Secretly the man has always wanted to start a family, but his unpredictable life has always gotten in the way of both his career and his personal life. At the age of 33 most Officers would be a Lieutenant Commander by now and on their way to a command track position. However, Liam is comfortable where he is and has no desire to move up, but he is not opposed to the idea either.

Perhaps one of the most striking personality problems with Liam is his short fuse. Liam is a hot-head person, and his temper sometimes gets the better of him. It has been a reoccurring problem throughout his entire life, landing him in trouble numerous times.
Strengths & Weaknesses Liam Callaghan is a man of contradictions and varied tastes. He is the quintessential Jack of all Trades, but master of none. He has skills in nearly every area in Starship operations, but has specialized in none of them. Considered by some as flighty and unfocused during his Academy days, he takes pride in his refusal to specialize, citing that the best officers are those that can step into any situation. As equally at home in jeans and a t-shirt as he is in uniform, Liam can often be found in the officer's mess usually flirting with the first attractive lady he sees.

Liam is an innate leader, with the uncanny ability to inspire teamwork in others. He is a man that can take a while to make a decision. A man of voracious curiosity, Liam takes a keen interest in all areas of his ship, and as such spends as much time as possible with his staff, getting to know, not just his crew, but also their jobs.
Ambitions Liam has never really set goals, or plans for his life. Many blame his haphazard personality on this fact. Liam just takes one day at a time, enjoys seeing where life takes him.
Hobbies & Interests Liam is an avid reader, often using some soft jazz music and a good book to 'unwind' after a long day. He has tried his hand at many hobbies, with varied degrees of success. His endless curiosity drives him to keep up with as many discoveries as possible, though with his schedule it is a losing battle

Personal History Born on the 5th of May, 2357 to Jason and Brigit Callaghan, Liam Callaghan is the son of a distinguished Starfleet Engineer and Federation Doctor who both worked for Star Fleet Academy. Raised on Earth, Liam grew up in a loving and caring family who set high expectations from the start for both his personal and professional life. To many on the outside, Liam never stood a chance. Stubborn and headstrong, the young Callaghan was determined to make his own life outside of his father’s shadow. While Liam wasn’t the greatest student he did excelled in the art of psychology. At a young age, Liam seemed to possess a natural ability to read people and get under their skin when needed.

As Liam grew older, he soon became involved in Student Government following in the footsteps of his older sister, Hunter. It was in these early activities, that Liam learned the skills he would later use in his inevitable StarFleet career. As the only son of Jason Callaghan, Liam learned from a young age that his father settled for nothing less than perfection. It is this trait that eventually would drive a wedge between father and son.

Unable to completely pull away from his family’s history, Liam enrolled in Star Fleet as soon as he was eligible. However as a surprise to most Liam signed up with duel major; Diplomacy and Security. It was this choice that continued to drive a wedge between Liam and his father. While Liam understood these choices to be unique, the Commodore felt that his son was wishy-washy and unable to knuckle down and pick something. Four years later, Liam graduated somewhere in the middle of his class while not a gifted he was glad he wasn’t dead last.

The newly commissioned Ensign Callaghan’s first assignment was aboard the USS Cruiser, a small intrepid class starship. Reading reports, gathering Intel, and occasionally playing host or guard to a visiting dignitary. Liam spent 5 years on the Cruiser blending into the shadows and ensuring he didn’t get noticed. While not a trait many Officers would have developed, Liam was perfectly happy being just a grunt. He had no desire to move up, or take the center chair.

Liam’s next assignment was a severely more intense. Assigned as the Diplomatic Security Officer aboard Starbase 24, Liam was tasked with protecting visiting dignitaries and mediating disputes; all the while he continued his education taking distances courses in Criminal Investigator Training Procedures. Several years into the assignment Liam was promoted to Assistant Chief of Diplomacy, a position Liam protested strongly. He enjoyed his Security side of the coin more than his Diplomacy skills; he felt that his role was in the sleazier side of life.

Soon however Liam realized that StarFleet wasn’t going to allow him to remain in the shadows forever. While he has never proven it, Liam is certain that his father had something to do with his promotion. It was since this promotion that, Liam started to develop a more carefree lifestyle, only stepping up when completely required. His Superiors reported that Callaghan was gifted man with wasted talents. Many also felt that there was more under the skin then even he knew about; however his hatred of the Senior Callaghan had taken over every part of his life.

In 2390, Liam found himself at a crossroad that he couldn’t quite get a grip on. Liam had been offered spot aboard the newly commissioned USS Gladiator, a Sovereign Class starship. While Liam still had no desire to move up in rank, he was also intrigued by the Gladiator’s mission. Eventually giving in to public opinion, Liam accepted the position on the Gladiator. Over the years, Liam has kept in close contact with his sister Hunter, who recently was promoted to the Captain’s chair aboard the Harbinger.

Liam hopes that his assignment aboard the Gladiator will be a turning point in his life; secretly he would like to prove to his father that his choices haven't been for nothing. But given that the two haven't spoken in over two years, he holds little hope for that.
Service Record - Enrolled Starfleet Academy
- Graduated Starfleet Academy, commissioned as Ensign
- Assigned as Diplomatic Officer, USS Cruiser
- Promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade
- Designated Diplomatic Security Officer, Starbase 24
- Promited to Assistant Chief Diplomatic Officer, Starbase 24
- Designated Chief Diplomatic, USS Phoenix