Grand Admiral Xavier Bell
Name Xavier Bell
Position Commanding Officer of Starfleet Sciences
Rank Grand Admiral
|Hair Color||Black with highlights of silver|
|Physical Description||Xavier Brown is downright massive and can be somewhat intimidating in appearance. Also he can be somewhat hard to deal with as his personal skills were never the greatest.
|Spouse||Commander Stephanie Bell - Assistant Chief Medical Officer - USS Tranquility|
|Children||4th Year Cadet Xavier Bell Jr - Science Student, Starfleet Academy (20)
3rd Year Cadet Anthony Bell - 118th Marine Engineering Student, Starfleet Academy (19)
Cecily Bell - Teenager (17)
Leah Bell - Teenager (15)
|Father||Dr. Neville Bell - Civilian Doctor|
|Mother||Dr. Tasha Bell - Civilian Doctor|
|Other Family||Several others.|
Personality & Traits
|General Overview||Xavier Bell had always been strictly by the book. At least until recently. He takes his responsibilities as a husband, father and Starfleet Officer very seriously. He can come across as being somewhat 'wooden' on various matters.|
|Strengths & Weaknesses||Strengths: He is a dedicated father, also he is very by the book.
Weaknesses: He tends to want to spend time with his family more then he should.
|Ambitions||To become fleet commander in chief.|
|Hobbies & Interests||Hobbies: Football, kickboxing, anything dealing with science, swimming and cooking
Languages: Federation Standard, Klingon, Bajorian, Cardassian
|Personal History||Xavier Bell was born in 2342, in the country of South Africa on Earth. Both his parents who highly respected Surgeons encouraged him from a young age to pursue an education. At eighteen entered Starfleet Academy to study Science. In 2365, Bell graduated 4th in his class and was soon assigned aboard the USS Journey, an older Excelsior Class ship.
Five years later, Lieutenant Xavier Bell was assigned to the USS Legend, a Galaxy Class starship as the Chief Science Officer, assigned to explore the newly discovered Gamma Quadrant. A year later, he pursued a relationship with a civilian who had been assigned to Medical as a Nurse then later a civilian doctor. In the 2373, Xavier and Stephanie were married and in the following found out that he's wife was pregnant with their first child.
Due to the Dominion War all civilian personnel had to leave the ship as they prepared to battle the Dominion. At this time Xavier received a promotion to the rank of Commander. During the war, he missed the birth of his first son Xavier Jr. and wouldn't get to see his family in person again until after the war.
In 2374, Xavier Bell was once again promoted, but this time to the posting of Executive Officer of Commander. He remained aboard the USS Legend and he found that not only did he enjoy it, he flourished here too but his ship was badly damaged in the last battle at Getha. He and his crew were forced to abandon ship for an uncertain fate but the vast majority of the escape pods made it to other units in the battlefield.
With the end of the war with the Dominion, Xavier himself was offered a promotion to Captain and his own command. The USS Hera a Nebula Class. Captain Bell was strictly by the book, which as a result caused problems with him and his executive officer. Commander Kenneth Hunt. The two didn't get along for the first three months, but after finally having it out in captain's ready room they found a new found respect for on another and even became friends.
In 2379, the crew of the Hera was instructed not to join with the rest of the second fleet to face the Borg. Captain Bell made a decision to disobey that direct order from Starfleet Command and proceeded to join the Fleet in facing the Borg. Though the battle was a success for Starfleet, the Hera suffered heavy causalities. Starfleet ordered for the USS Hera to report to the Deep Space Nine shipyard to spend the next three months being refitted. Many of the crew were transferred to other ships.
Afterwards Captain Bell received a court martial for disobeying orders. Commander Hunt who stood by his commanding officers decision spoke on behalf of his Captain telling Starfleet that he supported Bell's decision to face the Borg. As a result Captain Bell was told that he would not be punished but he was given a warning for disobeying orders. Bell protested as Captain Picard had done the same seven years earlier during an earlier Borg attack and he was given a commendation for his actions.
Bell was instead promoted to Commodore and sent back out into the field instead as command realized that it was overzealous in his prosecution. While all this occurred his wife gave birth to their child, their second girl named Leah after a family friend.
Bell was asked to take command of the USS Pathfinder, the first of a new breed of starship and it was here where he developed the science variant of the Pathfinder which would later be designated as 'the Song of the East' variant.
in 2383 he was promoted to command the Sixth Fleet's Science Division as he showcased his skills in administration, most who were science wanted only to explore where as Bell wasn't much of an explorer, he had seen enough to last a lifetime and he just wanted to settle down. Command when it learned of this only began to encourage him to want command, he had friends in places.
in Late 2387 when the head of Starfleet Sciences submitted his retirement papers. Xavier was offered the posting as his successor. Xavier agreed and off he went. He has remained in this position to this day and somehow he has managed to avoid all of the issues that command is presently dealing with.
|Service Record||Starfleet Academy - Earth, SOL
2361 to 2365 - Science Student Cadet
Cadet One - Four
USS Journey - Excelsior Class
2365 to 2368 - Science Officer
Ensign / Lieutenant JG
USS Legend - Galaxy Class
2368 to 2371 - Chief Science Officer
USS Legend - Galaxy Class
2371 to 2374 - Chief Science Officer / Second Officer
USS Legend - Galaxy Class
2374 to 2376 - Executive Officer / Commanding Officer
USS Hera - Nebula Class
2376 to 2380 - Commanding Officer
USS Pathfinder - Pathfinder I Class
2380 to 2383 - Commanding Officer
Starbase 15 - Ournal I Class
2383 to 2387 - Fleet Chief Science Officer
Starfleet Command - Earth, SOL
2387 to Present - Head of Starfleet Sciences
Vice Admiral / Admiral
Dates of Promotions and Demotions:
2361-2365 - Cadet One - Four
2365 to 2366 - Ensign
2366 to 2368 - Lieutenant JG
2368 to 2371 - Lieutenant
2371 to 2374 - Lt Commander
2374 to 2376 - Commander
2376 to 2380 - Captain
2380 to 2383 - Commodore
2383 to 2387 - Rear Admiral
2387 to 2391 - Vice Admiral
2391 to Present - Admiral