Ayers, Reginald James
(Baronet of Huron, Dakotashire, America)
Rank: Commander, currently Executive Officer, HMS Dauntless
Date of Birth: June the 2nd in the year of our Lord 19 hundred and 63
Home: Huron, Dakotashire, America
Marital Status: Never married, no children
Physical description: Wavy black hair, dark brown eyes, trimmed goatee with mustache that he occasionally strokes while thinking, Reginald initially comes across as imposing and distant, made more so by the dueling scar across his right cheek that is a memento from his days at the University of Heidelberg. While he maintains a strict military bearing, he is known for his sense of humor, wit and compassion when dealing with lower ranking officers and sailors. He knows the first names of all the crewmen serving with him and prides himself on being strict but fair. He is also more tolerant than the typical officer and has been especially skilled at relating to disaffected crewmembers. He also maintains a strict physical regime and is fastidious about his diet, often preferring to make his own food.
Psychological profile: While charming and polite, Reggie is extremely reluctant to discuss his personal life or background. The fact that he is not married nor engaged has triggered some unwarranted speculation in some quarters. Reggie's reputation as a fair and fearless leader has won him considerable respect and loyalty from those who serve with him. He is very loyal to his ship and crew and shows naught but respect for his superiors. Commander Ayers will not tolerate any disparaging remarks regarding any Æther Fleet officer in his presence. He tends to downplay the fact that he is Catholic because of lingering Anti Catholic prejudice.
Service record: Graduated University of Saint Louis in 1981. Obtained a masters in astrophysics at the University of Heidelberg in 1983. Accepted a commission in Her Majesty's Ætherfleet that same year. Awarded the Military Cross for gallantry above and beyond the call of duty in 1993 for rescuing four fellow officers and six crewmen aboard the HMS Ark Royal III after a Klinkon boarding party. Refused a Medical Discharge and spent over a year in physical rehabilitation before being able to return to active duty. As Gunnery Officer aboard his next vessel, the HMS Starhunter, he was again recommended for another citation for action against the Ferenchi that left him wounded a second time. Ayers insisted that his fellow officer deserved the credit and recommended him instead of promoting himself. Assigned to the HMS Warden, he obtained a Distinguished Service Cross for successfully negotiating the withdrawal of a Romulian battlegroup that had crossed into Imperial space looking for bandits. In that episode, he personally conducted talks with the opposing commander, at great personal risk, giving the Warden enough time to successfully hunt down the pirates. Less than three months after that episode he asked to be reassigned off of the Warden -- no explanation was given and The captain immediately granted his request. A much decorated officer, he has advanced to the rank of Commander at near-record pace. While he seems competitive and ambitious, he has made it clear on several occasions that he currently has no desire to command a starship himself.
Forte(s): Amazing Luck
Foible(s): Addiction (Moderate) Pecadillo, Bereft of Funds
Hand Blaiser Standard Ætherfleet issue
Telethergraph Standard Ætherfleet issue
Vox pack Sensor package and multi-member link
Cutlass Includes lectro stabelizing field for deflecting energy weapons
Cutlass Standard Ætherfleet issue
Uniforms x8 Dress, Regulation & Dungarees