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Tue Apr 3rd, 2018 @ 3:39pm
Lieutenant Colonel Mike Hatch
Name Mike Hatch
Position Regiment CO
Rank Lieutenant Colonel
|Physical Description||Muscular, keeps short stubble for his beard, tattoo of a wolf on his chest and dagger with wings on his arm with Japanese writing around it standing for strength, honor, honesty and integrity.|
Personality & Traits
|Personal History||Hatch was born into a military family with both his parents being Marines on bored Starbase 262. His mother worked as an attached intelligence office while his father commanded the Battalion. As he grew up the strictness of his parents caused him to start to rebel. By the time he was 20 Hatch had been the subject of many investigations from drug trafficing to arms smuggling and dealing, though nothing ever stuck.
Finally, on his 21st birthday parents turned him in for a series of thefts occurring on the station. It was a minimal sentence but caused Hatch to rethink his direction in life. After spending 6 months in the stations brig he applied to the University of Betazed to start a degree in Psychology, majoring in criminal behavior and forensic psychology.
After his graduation Starfleet approached him and offered him a position in Starfleet Security. After some consideration he decided not to take the position, however, he did join as a Marine, wanting to follow in his families footsteps. Mike enlisted in the officer candidate program after boot camp. While there he majored in psychological warfare.
Hatch's first assignment was Marine Base Durango in the deep Delta Quadrant where he was attached to a psychological assessment unit. He assisted the counselors in screening patients as well as diagnosing PTSD and other battlefield psychological issues. The assignment was one he enjoyed, loving the opportunity to assist his fellow Marines in a capacity other than just combat. While there the Starfleet Counselors helped him publish papers on combat stress as well as several about new species encountered.
While Mike enjoyed his work he started feeling like he wanted to be part of the exploration more directly. So, after his promotion to 1st Lieutenant he requested a transfer to lead a detachment aboard a ship. His request was accepted and he was assigned to the USS Eclipse.
Once assigned to the Eclipse Hatch proved himself quickly. Along with his normal duties, he also instituted a more integrated Marine, cross training with both security and strat ops. He also conducted training sessions open to the crew in hopes of promoting understanding about the Marines with the fleet regulars and also a comradere most Marines only experience with each other due to being in combat. It was during one such training session he met Nikki Redex, one of the medical staff that had opted to go through the training. The two did not seem to hit it off, looking to others like they were going to start firing on each other in their first meeting.
Mike, however, found it a nice change that someone told him where to go, even if he didn't agree with their opinion. Eventually, he got her to sit for dinner with him. The two found common ground and started hitting it off. Meanwhile, word came that Hatch was being offered a seat as the ships second officer. Things seemed to be going better than he could have imagined.
However, as happens, a wrinkle was thrown into things. Marine command sent word that a seat he'd applied for with the elite Marauders special operations regiment training had opened. He had forgotten about it in the nearly 2 years since he'd applied and now was being required to leave immediately. With what it meant for him and what it could mean for his career he made the hard choice to leave. Hatch had just enough time to send Redex a note, but then he left before knowing if she got it.
Over the next year and a half he was pushed far beyond his limits. The Marauders trained for every eventuality and type of battlefield, even training with Starfleet's Advanced Tactical School. He trained for:
Now, training complete, Mike is reuniting with Eclipse.
|65660.0||Enlisted in Starfleet Marine Corps|
|66126.0||Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant and assigned Camp Durango|
|69663.0||Promoted 1st Lieutenant and transferred USS Eclipse Marine Detachment Commander|
|69704.0||Promoted Marine Captain|
|69729.0||Promoted 2nd Officer, USS Eclipse|
|71465.5||Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel|