Ensign Daniel Walsh

Name Daniel John Walsh

Position Propulsion Specialist

Rank Ensign


Stats

  • 2 Mission Posts

Last Post

09 Feb 2020 @ 12:22pm

Character Information

Gender Male
Species Human
Age 25
Birthdate January 19, 2365
Birthplace San Diego, California, Earth

Physical Appearance

Height 5'8"
Weight 151lbs
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Blue
Skin Color Caucasian
Physical Description Daniel has brown and blue eyes and keeps himself in good shape with regular visits to the gym and runs or swims on the holodeck.

Personality & Traits

General Overview Daniel Walsh is an outgoing, friendly young man who tries to maintain a positive outlook on life despite loosing his mother at a young age. He is a hard working individual, something he learned from his father and grandparents. Daniel enjoys keeping active and is a lover of music and classic literature.
Strengths & Weaknesses + Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Propulsion Systems Engineering
+ Hardworking
+ Friendly

- Headstrong
- Difficulty hiding his frustration
Ambitions Ensign Walsh hopes to eventually move to the command track, like his father, and earn command of a Starship. After that he hopes to either earn promotion to the Admiralty and the head up Starfleet's Research and Development division.
Hobbies & Interests Daniel enjoys running, hiking, camping, cycling and swimming when he gets the chance and pays a daily visit to the gym in order to maintain his physique. Away from his active pursuits he enjoys reading classic books and biographies of great figures in history; primarily military figures and political leaders. He also learned, at his grandmothers behest, to play the piano and still plays when he has the chance.
Languages Spoken Federation Standard
Klingon (Rudimentary Understanding)

Personal History Daniel John Walsh was born at 0537 hours on February 1, 2365 the eldest child and first of a set of twins born to Edward and Melanie Walsh. His father was a Starfleet Security Officer who had requested assignment to Starfleet Command upon learning his wife was pregnant while his mother was a civilian scientist.

Despite his father being a Starfleet Officer, Edward was a constant presence in the first two years of his son’s life. His assignment to Starfleet Command lasted until 2368 when he was assigned to the U.S.S. Sutherland, taking him away from his family for the first time.

Being two, Daniel and his brother James did notice their father’s absence but he returned to Earth later that year as he began undergoing Special Forces training. This, and his assignment to a Special Operations team at Coronado, allowed Edward to spend more time with his family. That family grew again in 2370 with the birth of Daniel’s sister Lindsey.

From the age of seven his grandmother encouraged him to begin piano lessons, an old friend of hers was a piano teacher, and Daniel began taking lessons. This would develop into a love of music and his piano lessons would continue until the day before he left for the Academy and during High School he would also begin teaching himself how to play the guitar.

When they were old enough, Edward would take his son hiking, camping and swimming as regularly as his assignments would allow and Daniel loved these activities and would continue to into his adult live, though his ability to enjoy them was restricted by his Starfleet career. The best he can do since joining Starfleet is often a hike or swim on the Holodeck. In his later teenage years he would also begin running and cycling regularly and joined a local gym to keep himself fit.

A bright young man, Danny performed well academically and was able to balance his studies and his personal life. He was relatively popular in High School and had a small but close circle of friends along with a larger group of less intimate friends. He knew that he wanted to follow in his mother’s footsteps so he made sure to apply himself in the relevant subjects; mathematics and the sciences.

In 2379 tragedy struck the Walsh family when Melanie was killed in a lab accident. The whole family was devastated and Edward returned to Earth for six months to mourn his wife and to support his sons and daughter. Daniel’s grandmother, Edward’s mother, was incredibly supportive of her family and would live with her grandchildren when Edward returned to active duty.

However, their father’s frequent absences combined with the short amount of time he spent with them before being forced to return to duty drove a wedge between Edward and his children. The three of them refused to speak to their father in the months that followed Melanie’s death. The older Daniel got, the more he felt the pull of the stars and decided to follow his father into Starfleet. This led to a thawing in relations between father and son, though James and Lyndsey continue to resent their father and his career and Daniel’s decision has caused friction with his siblings.

Daniel found the first year of his Academy life relatively easy when he began classes in the fall of 2383. The classes were geared towards integrating Cadets into a more formal, a stricter Starfleet life than the civilian lives that they were accustomed to. The most difficult aspect of his first year was choosing a career path. Did he want to take after his mother and pursue a career in the sciences or should he follow his heart and become an engineer. Daniel decided to follow his heart and chose Engineering as his specialist field.

Despite having focused his High School studies on maths and science, Cadet Walsh found the engineering classes he began in his second year a lot more challenging than he had anticipated. He studied hard in order to achieve the grades he required but two areas of study came easily to him; Propulsion Systems and Computer Systems Engineering.

He found propulsion systems a fascinating and challenging area of study but it was also an area of great excitement and so he decided that was going to be his specialty. The past decade had seen not only new developments in warp propulsion but also it had seen the introduction of Quantum Slipstream technology via the U.S.S. Voyager stranded in the Delta Quadrant and Starfleet began investing time and resources heavily in its Quantum Slipstream R&D program. Though his focus was on propulsion systems, Starfleet made sure that all of its engineers were all rounders and were prepared to carry out whatever task was necessary.

Daniel graduated from Starfleet Academy with a BSc in Propulsion Systems Engineering and was commissioned an Ensign. He hoped to be assigned to a deep space exploration vessel or at least one of the larger cruisers like the Galaxy or Sovereign-class starships but instead he was assigned to the U.S.S. Livingston, an ageing Excelsior-class starship. To say that he was disappointed was an understatement but part of being in Starfleet was going where one was sent so Daniel reported aboard the Livingston as a propulsion systems specialist.

The three years Daniel spent aboard the Livingston were uneventful. The ship spent her time travelling from one Federation core world to another ferrying cargo and various dignitaries from one location to another. There were occasional skirmishes with pirates or raiders but the Livingston, despite her age, was able to hold her own in these fights but those situations didn’t provide the kind of excitement that Daniel was looking for. He wanted to be part of a crew exploring the unknown reaches of space, not re-treading familiar ground in the heart of Federation space. Ensign Walsh took this opportunity spent bopping around the core worlds to undertake a Masters Degree via a distance learning course from Starfleet Academy. It took two years to complete but in 2389 Daniel gained a second degree; an MSc in Propulsion Systems Engineering.
Service Record 2373 - 2374
Freshman Cadet - Engineering Cadet
Starfleet Academy, San Francisco Campus

2374 - 2375
Sophomore Cadet - Engineering Cadet
Starfleet Academy, San Francisco Campus

2375 - 2376
Junior Cadet - Engineering Cadet
Starfleet Academy, San Francisco Campus

2376 - 2377
Senior Cadet - Engineering Cadet
Starfleet Academy, San Francisco Campus

2377 - 2390
Ensign - Engineer (Propulsion Systems Specialist)
U.S.S. Livingston (Excelsior-class Starship)

2390 - Present
Ensign - Engineer (Propulsion Systems Specialist)
U.S.S. Black Hawk (Century-class Starship)

Immediate Family


Extended Family

Father Rear Admiral Edward Walsh
Mother Melanie Walsh, PhD (Deceased)
Brother(s) James Walsh
Sister(s) Lyndsey Walsh, PhD

Relationship Detail


Duty Information

Quarters Deck 10, Room 10|40
Data Access Level 4
Security Clearance Delta Two