General Ranik Solusar

Name Ranik Solusar

Position Commanding Officer, Marine Forces, The Taurus Reach

Rank General


Character Information

Gender Male
Species Human - Colonist
Age 54

Physical Appearance

Height 6'0
Weight 200lbs
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Blue
Physical Description Large and Physically imposing at what best describes this guy, everything he does, thinks and says is for the Corps above all others.

Family

Spouse Captain Jessica Solusar - Starfleet Corps of Engineering - Starbase 47 Vanguard
Children Lieutenant JG Jason Solusar - Tactical Officer - USS Undauntable
Lieutenant Kameron 'Foehammer Yamaguchi - USS Dreamcrusher
Marcus Solusar - Civilian Artist - Madrid, Earth, SOL
Staff Sergeant Jerrica Solusar - Marines, USS Alexander the Great
1st Lieutenant Coral Solusar - Marines, USS Blue Diver
James Solusar - Deceased
Father General James Solusar - Retired, Living on Deneva
Mother Marie Solusar - Deceased
Brother(s) None
Sister(s) Dana Maris - Deceased
Other Family None

Personality & Traits

General Overview Ranik is a Marine, through and through. to him, life is about being in the corps. he's straight-laced and straightforward. Soplusar, however, is more of a research scientist and engineer than a front-line infantryman, however.
Strengths & Weaknesses Strengths: He's an excellent strategist and he's excellent with his weapons. a Combat Veteran. he won't ask anyone to do anything he won't do himself.

Weaknesses: He expected his children to follow him into the Marines. Two of them did and the rest did not. he was fine with them remaining as civilians but his youngest joined the navy.
Ambitions To become head of the Marine Corps.
Hobbies & Interests This is a guy who is interested by the corps.

Personal History Ranik Solusar was born on Luna in 2337, the son of a Marine Corps colonel and a Security Officer from Starfleet, his childhood as unusual on Luna in that his father moved around between various assignments and while Ranik and his sister wanted for nothing, they were pushed by their parents to succeed, his mother in particular educated her son on the deeds of the old United States Marine Corps as well as the various militaries of united Earth.

Needless to say it fired the imaginations of both her children and as they grew up, both went into the Marine Corps and Ranik loved it, the sense of order, of discipline and the honor and history to go with it. He joined in 2354 and he went through the Marine academy like all other officers.

Ranik learned a great deal very quickly as he wanted to become an officer and not just a grunt on the ground. He got around the initial shortcomings by actually doing work and when all of his work was done, he would seek out extra work.

He graduated in 2358 and it was off to the front lines of the Cardassian boarder wars for him, he loved the battles and the work, as well as the living rough and the never having enough of what he needed to do the job, he also earned the respect of his men by being approachable, by doing everything that he asked his men to do and to be seen to be actually working and not screaming orders at everyone. He even took his turns doing sentry duty as well as leading patrols.

"Alright Grunts, move out!. Hot zone is three clicks north and my trigger finger's itchy." 2nd Lieutenant Solusar during a drop on Minos Korva. 14th January, 2358

He was promoted to 1st Lieutenant but he continued doing what made him successful which was supporting his troops and keeping the respect he had earned from them, he continued his advance up the ranks as more marines came under his command.

"And rapture will pour from mouths of steel on spawns of satan." 2nd Lieutenant Solusar during a Cardassian ambush on Minos Korva. 3rd March, 2358

"I've been through Minos Korva and New Gettysburg. You ain't taking me down on Char... Bitches!" 2nd Lieutenant Solusar during a Cardassian ambush on Minos Korva. 15th March, 2358

It was during his assignment to the USS Hyperion that he met his future wife. A woman named Jessica Solusar, she was an Engineer with the Starfleet Corps of Engineering and she had ideas, ideas that would help Ranik with his career much later and would make him into a powerhouse to be feared by the Federations enemies as the Nebula and the Galaxy classes along with their various other incarnations like the Cheyenne and the Freedom were now entering he fleet, the Springfield as well joined too.

In early 2360m Ranik and his long time girlfriend were now married and their children began coming along, as Ranik began learning about Starship engineering but others were questioning why, he then outlined a plan to outfit the Marines with the most powerful battlefleet ever assembled.

However with the dawn of the new age of the Federation. Ranik was more or less told that a battlefleet like what he had envisioned wasn't needed but that all changed when the Federation first encountered the Borg in 2365. Ranik Solusar was pulled from his assignment and reassigned to the Utopia Planetia Fleetyards to work on his designs, he then set to work here

His first two designs, one was a retrofitted Ambassador and the other was a refitted Apollo, set up to carry large numbers of marines. Starfleet kept throwing roadblocks at him citing rules and regulations, so after two years of near constant fighting and argument, he finally dealt with the situation and after having given the designs to his wife for processing. Two weeks went by as Lieutenant Daniel Peterson and Major Ranik Solusar got into argument over argument over the smallest things and over trivial details when Peterson, final pushed over the edge, went for the other guy.

Solusar saw it coming and with using minimum effort, he effectively destroyed the other man, then he reported the entire event to Starfleet security. Patterson and Solusar were both arrested except Solusar got away with it, simply because he was defending himself and Patterson was demoted then reassigned elsewhere.

His replacement was much easier to work with, despite being a cold as methane Andorian Shen who had an anger management problem. Solusar did not care but the two could work together. In the end the Inchon class, variant of the Apollo started appearing in Starfleet's various shipyards by twenty three seventy two and the Essex, the Ambassador variant began appearing a year later.

In 2370, Ranik went back out into the field as he wanted to show he still had his skills. his wife remained behind to raise their various children, he spent three years as the Marine Commander on the USS Hyperion, a ship that he had served on earlier in his career and it was a ship that was really his home away from home and he would retain these feelings for the Hyperion until her destruction in the Dominion War.

He was assigned to the USS Lightning Strike, one of the first dozen or so Inchon's that were designed by him and his wife, he got to see first hand if his skills were any good and while they were both excellent designs, flaws had not been accounted for and corrected. Ranik however learned from his mistakes and when he returned to the Utopia Planitia Fleetyards after having fought the entire Dominion War, first shot to last on that ship. he relized that his designs were good.

Upon returning to the Fleetyards to work on and further refine his designs, he was promoted to Brigadier General a few years into his second stint there and in 2385 he designed the Wasp and the Tarawa class starships designs. Both went into production and he got to see how much his designs and work had improved.

His career was a major success story but it was a shame that this didn't carry on over to his personal life as he was able to convince his children to follow him, the way he had followed his own parents into the service and everything fell apart on one January morning in 2388 when his youngest son was out with his older brother and a bunch of his friends at a pool party, something went horribly wrong and James drowned. It was an accident but Ranik couldn't deal with his own grief.

His grief turned to anger, as a result harsh words were said between father and son. Kameron walked out in the middle of the tirade and Ranik disowned him in his rage. It was a mistake that would later haunt him in years to come as father and son no longer speak.

Ranik tried to sort things out but it blew up in his face after he found out that his son was not only seeing someone but was married and had taken her last name as his own, in his fury he further added acid to the wounds but it was Elizabeth Yamaguchi who tore him a new one in a way he would never forget.

Ranik remains as Flag officer for the Marine presence in the Taurus Reach and its an assignment he greatly enjoys but during the Starfleet Military Reorganization Act of 2391. His rank was moved from Lieutenant General back to Corps General. It was not a demotion as it was simply an adjustment. Also the rank had been redesignated
Service Record Starfleet Marine Academy, Earth, SOL
2354 to 2358 - Marine Student Officer
Cadet One - Four

USS Hestia - Ambassador Class
2358 to 2360 - Marine Officer
2nd Lieutenant / 1st Lieutenant

USS Hyperion - Akira Class Carrier
2360 to 2363 - Marine Officer
2nd Lieutenant / 1st Lieutenant

USS Dust Storm - Akira Class Carrier
2363 to 2365 - Marine Officer
1st Lieutenant / Marine Captain

Utopia Planetia Fleetyards - Mars, SOL
2365 to 2370 - Design Engineer
Marine Captain / Major

USS Hyperion - Akira Class Carrier
2370 to 2373 - Marine Commanding Officer
Lt Colonel

USS Lightning Strike - Inchon Class - Ambassador Variant
2373 to 2377 - Marine Commanding Officer
Lt Colonel / Colonel

Utopia Planetia Fleetyards - Mars, SOL
2377 to 2385 - Design Engineer
Colonel / Brigadier General

Starbase 47 Vanguard - Ournal I Class
2385 to 2391 - Flag Officer - Taurus Reach
Brigadier General / Lieutenant General

USS Euclid's Anvil - Wasp Class
2385 to 2391 - Flag Officer - Taurus Reach
2390 to 2391 - Marine Commanding Officer
Lieutenant General

Starbase 47 Vanguard - Ournal I Class
2391 to Present Day - Flag Officer - Taurus Reach
Corps General

USS Euclid's Anvil - Wasp Class
2391 to 2393 - Flag Officer - Taurus Reach
2391 to 2393 - Marine Commanding Officer
Corps General

Starbase Vanguard (47) - Ournal III Class
2393 to Present - Marine Commanding Officer
Corps General


Dates of Promotions and Demotions:
2354 to 2358 - Cadet One - Four
2358 to 2360 - 2nd Lieutenant
2360 to 2363 - 1st Lieutenant
2363 to 2366 - Captain
2366 to 2370 - Major
2370 to 2376 - Lt Colonel
2376 to 2384 - Colonel
2384 to 2388 - Brigadier General
2388 to 2391 - Lieutenant General
2391 to Present Day - General