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Major Jesse Temple

Name Jesse William Temple

Position Marine CO

Rank Major

Character Information

Gender Male
Species Human
Age 33

Physical Appearance

Height 6'4
Weight 100kg
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Green
Physical Description Jesse is a tall, broad gentleman with brown hair and deep green eyes with dark black iris. Due to his military training, he is physically strong and athletically fit, in complete contrast to his more quiet and jovial demeanour. When not in uniform, he prefers a simple t-shirt and pants, and usually sports a neatly trimmed beard. He has a disarmingly big smile, a very deep and loud laugh, and a New Orleans tinged accent.


Father LaTreck Gray (Deceased)
Mother Captain Holly Temple
Other Family Rear Admiral William Temple - (Deceased)
Ambassador Kathryn Temple - Grandmother (Deceased) 
Doctor Spencer Temple - Uncle (Retired)
Brigitte Temple - Aunt (Civilian Politician)
Secretary Magnus Temple - Cousin (Palais de la Concorde)
Commander Nycolas Temple - Cousin (USS Pandora)

Personality & Traits

General Overview Jesse is a reserved man, who prefers close confidants over rousing speeches. He is a listener and a consultant; a man who values respectful debate and calm conversations.

He is disciplined within himself and his routine, thanks to his military background. He needs his eight kilometre run every morning or he will be quietly grumpy. He sticks to a schedule so dutifully one could tell time by it.

He takes his career and position very seriously while on-duty. He believes structure and command are a necessity for a successful crew. He is studious and well-prepared, he likes to know all the facts before making a decision. 

For those close to him, off-duty he actually has a dead-pan sardonic humour, with some surprisingly dark undertones. He likes a karaoke sing-along, a drink with friends, and some unconventional practical jokes. He is warm and cares very deeply for those around him, even if he doesn't always show it.
Strengths & Weaknesses + Physically Fit and Athletic 
+ Disciplined and organised
+ Studious and intelligent 

- Sticks to routine and schedules too rigidly
- Lacks the people skills to advance in Starfleet
- Hides his casual and fun side
To become a Star Fleet Captain of his own ship. His own officiousness is holding him back, he needs to learn to adapt and improvise; to lead rather than follow. 

To make his Grandmother and Grandfather proud.
Hobbies & Interests Running, reading, practical jokes, karaoke, military exercise routine.
Languages Federation Standard

Personal History Born on the USS Wentworth in 2355, Jesse is the only child of Holly Temple, a Star Fleet officer, and his father LaTreck Gray, a Betazoid diplomat whom died on a relief mission before he was born. As his mother hadn't known his father for very long, Jesse grew up with no knowledge or contact with his paternal side. 

His mother, still a young career officer, tried to raise her child but found it increasingly difficult on her own. Six months after she returned to work, Holly left young Jesse to be raised by his maternal grandparents on Earth, who were retired in New Orleans, USA. His mother was actually suffering from postpartum depression and the loss of her lover, thus was cold and distant to her son. Though Jesse was raised lovingly by his grandparents, he still felt the sting of rejection from his mother, creating a distance between them that still exists to this day. His sense of abandonment expanded after the death of his grandmother at aged 10. 

There were happy days during his childhood in New Orleans. Mostly when he was visited by his cousins; it was his favorite time of year when Magnus and Nycolas would come to stay. After losing his wife, Grandpa William and Jesse only really had each other, so they bonded closely and this provided a significantly positive influence in his life. Jesse grew up hearing his grandfather's old Star Fleet stories, and wanted to be respected and important just like him. 

During his secondary education, Jesse began to express a desire to join the Star Fleet Military as soon as possible. His grandfather wanted him to keep his options open by completing school and attending Star Fleet Academy. His mother, afraid that she would lose her son like she did her partner, expressly refused to allow Jesse to do either. She wanted him to stay in civilian service on Earth. Jesse rebelled at this order, and he began to skip school and show disinterest in his future. His mother tried to reason, argue, and order him to stay in school, but that only made him more determined to leave. At 16, while his grandfather was away, he left Earth and hitchhiked across the galaxy.

Though he was ashamed at having disappointed his grandfather, Jesse was determined to do his own thing. Unfortunately, his choices began to lead him down a criminal path, as he was forced to work for some unscrupulous smugglers or face starvation. He took whatever work he could, even if it was illegal, though the seed of guilt laid heavily on him. Finally while on a particularly risky smuggling mission, his crew was captured by Star Fleet personnel and Jesse was returned to Earth. As a respected retired Admiral, his grandfather was able to cut a deal where Jesse would avoid criminal charges if he joined the Military Academy. Jesse expressed his deep regret at having left, and thanked his grandpa for allowing him to follow his dream career. 

Despite the reprieve and finally doing what he wanted, Jesse struggled with the sudden pace and fitness requirements of the Marine Academy. He was not a particularly good cadet for the first year, and his trainers often warned he could be dismissed due to his performance. He initially found the excessive training too difficult. Realising he could fail his dream and disappoint his Grandpa again, Jesse knuckled down and eventually managed to pass the Star Fleet Marine Corp Academy in 2377. He found stability and strength in routine; he finally found something he could achieve and rely upon. 

Jesse was initially stationed at Camp Kovar, where he worked in ammunition and arms. He became especially skilled in long-ranged phaser rifles and sniper training. He gained the nickname Jesse James for his skills, and was drafted into Special Operations. Throughout many missions over the next ten years, Jesse gained notoriety for his sharp shooting and ability to strategically coordinate forces. 

Temple countered his rebellious teen years with a strict dedication to routine, schedules, and following orders dutifully. He felt only by keeping to military habits and studious focus, would he be able to keep on the straight and narrow, and to make his grandfather proud. He would not dishonour himself or his family again. And by doing so, he gained a reputation as a disciplined and focused Marine. 

Jesse had unsuccessfully applied for a command position in 2387; he was rejected due to his lack of experience outside of a rigid command structure. He needed to learn to be more adaptable and creative, as well as return to frontline Starfleet operations. Initially, he was granted a position as Executive Officer on a Federation merchant vessel, where he was able to learn leadership skills. Following, he was appointed as Marine Commanding Officer on Deep Space 12.
Service Record 2373 - Star Fleet Marine Corp, Recruit
2377 - Graduated, Private
2379 - Camp Kovar, Corporal
2380 - Cestus III, Lance Corporal - Scout Sniper
2381 - Special Operations, Sergeant to Master Sergeant
2384 - USS Haymaker, 2nd Lieutenant
2385 - Starbase 314, 1st Lieutenant
2386 - Federation Colony, Lieutenant
2387 - SS Star Of India, Captain
2388 - Deep Space 12, Major