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Personnel File: Culsten, L.

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Liftu-Tensu-Leetu (Lif) Culsten

Lieutenant

Primary Flight Control Officer, USS Eagle NCC-74329

47128 Iota 38 Bravo

24807.9 [October 22, 2347]

Krellon IV (Krellon System)

STARFLEET CAREER

 

39733 [2362]

enters Starfleet Academy

 

43419 [2366]

graduates Starfleet Academy, acquires rank of ENSIGN, support craft pilot Starbase 12

 

45635 [2368]

awarded the Silver Wing

 

47323 [2370]

awarded the Golden Wing

 

48694 [2371]

promoted to LIEUTENANT J.G; Flight Control Officer USS Eagle

 

49665 [2372]

Primary Flight Control Officer USS Eagle

 

51989 [2374]

awarded Citation for Conspicuous Gallantry for actions taken in the Ligos star system

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES

Liftu-Tensu-Leetu Culsten was born on October 22, 2347 (SD 24764.9) on Krellon IV a Krellon colony. His father Nimtu-Tensu-Leetu was an officer in the Krellonian Fleet and his mother Sanu-Tensu-Leetu a museum curator. After leaving for Earth, Lif decided to shorten his first name and use his family name which is traditionally not used in Krellonian culture.

 

Krellians (or Krellonians) are similar to humans in many respects. However, they usually have copper-colored skin and white hair and do not have external ears. Instead they absorb sound waves through the outer epidermis of their skin. They also have shown to have reflexes up to ten times faster than average humans. The Krellian Star Alliance is an economical and defensive organization that encompasses a number of planetary star systems in the Alpha quadrant, made up of semi-independent Krellian colonies and other races (many of which had been conquered in the past) with a central administrative government located on Krell. The Alliance is not a direct member of the Federation but is affiliated by treaties. Very few Krellians leave their space and rarely show much interest in the galaxy beyond their borders.

 

Lif’s family expected him to stay in Krellian space and perhaps join the Krellonian Fleet. But Lif had the desire to venture out and in 2362 he received a sponsorship to Starfleet Academy.

 

Lif’s positive demeanor and outlook made him a popular cadet on campus and he found it easy to adapt to life in the Federation. He had been a starship enthusiast since early childhood and piloted small shuttles before entering school. His piloting skills made his decision to join the Academy’s renowned Nova Squadron flight team an easy one. He excelled at Nova Squadron, setting a number of new records when he became flight leader in his junior year.

 

He graduated in 2366 and was assigned as a pilot to Starbase 12. While at the space station Lif showed great skills in piloting all kinds of small vessels. In 2368 he received the Silver Wing and two years later the Golden Wing for his superior piloting proficiency.

 

In 2369 Lif made a positive impression on Eugene Edison while shuttling him to the starbase. He managed to escape an Orion Syndicate raiding party by taking the shuttle into a dense asteroid belt which had been classified as impassable.

 

Commander Eugene would later remember Lif’s skills and recommend him as a conn officer for the USS Eagle. Lif transferred to Eagle in 2371 and was promoted to primary flight control officer a year after.

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