Personnel File: Xylion
date of birth_____________________________________________________
place of birth____________________________________________________
Xylion (phonetic: Cil-on)
Chief Science Officer, USS Eagle NCC-74329
94121 Alpha 11 Kilo
14283.1 (March 26, 2294)
enters Starfleet Academy
graduates Starfleet Academy, promoted to ENSIGN, astrophysics specialist USS Maelstrom
special attache Starfleet Headquarters on Vulcan
promoted to LIEUTENANT J.G.
promoted to LIEUTENANT
astrophysics specialist Vulcan Science Academy
awarded Daystrom Award of Science [shared]
promoted to LIEUTENANT COMMANDER, assigned as lead astrophysics researcher
awarded Special Citation for Outstanding Scientific Theory
leads three-year expedition on SS Soval
awarded Special Award for Breakthrough Scientific Study [shared]
returns to Vulcan Science Academy
awarded Special Award for Exemplary Service in the Field of Astrophysics
chief science officer USS Eagle
Xylion was born in 2294 in the city of Sh’calla on the southern continent on Vulcan. His father Xenek was a notable physicist and environmental scientist, dedicating most of his life to his research. His mother T’Nal was a homemaker with strong traditional Vulcan believes, ensuring that Xylion was raised in a very conservative Vulcan manner that in many ways did not prepare him for a life outside of his homeworld.
At an early age, Xylion’s family pre-arranged his future marriage to a girl named K’tera, the daughter of an influential Vulcan politician.
Xylion became interested in pursuing a career in science as his father had done before him. But different to his father, Xylion believed that he needed to leave Vulcan to acquire the knowledge that he sought. Against the wishes of his mother, Xylion eventually decided to leave Vulcan and join Starfleet Academy in 2321.
Like many Vulcans, Xylion excelled at the Academy but became quickly irritated by being surrounded by so many emotional species. More so than many other Vulcans he found it especially difficult to work with his fellow non-Vulcan students. Nevertheless, he graduated the Academy with honors and accolades in many scientific fields in 2325.
He was assigned as an astrophysics specialist on the science vessel USS Maelstrom. Even though he found his work rewarding he did not manage to fit into the social structure of the Maelstrom. Xylion decided to return to Vulcan for the time being and in 2327 he accepted a position as special attache to the command staff of Starfleet Headquarters on Vulcan.
It wasn’t until ten years later that Xylion returned to his career in science when his request to join the Vulcan Science Academy was finally granted. There he assumed a position as a Starfleet liaison and astrophysics specialist. He proved himself in this highly competitive position by working on a breakthrough study on class IV nebulae bodies that earned him the prestigious Daystrom Award of Science in 2353.
In 2357 Starfleet awarded him with the Special Citation for Outstanding Scientific Theory and in 2364 the Vulcan Science Institute sponsored his expedition to the mysterious Retarra nebula. The three-year enterprise on the Vulcan science vessel SS Soval resulted in a number of impressive observations and helped to make large steps forward in studying and understanding stellar phenomena. Upon completion, the Federation Science Council awarded Xylion and the rest of the Soval team the Special Award for Breakthrough Scientific Study.
Back at the Institute on Vulcan, Xylion was visited by his fiancee K’tera when their pre-arranged time of marriage approached. However, Xylion at the time was more interested in finishing his studies and asked K’tera for additional time. She accepted and they parted ways. Xylion completed his studies, putting forth a number of new theories which earned him a Special Award for Exemplary Service in the Field of Astrophysics.
Feeling that he had accomplished everything that he possibly could on Vulcan he accepted Captain Owens’s request to become the new head of the science department on the newly commissioned USS Eagle in 2371.