Gunnery Sergeant Douglas Warner (Dec-Jan 2389 - TRNSFR, Camp Revenant)

Name Douglas James Warner (Dec-Jan 2389 - TRNSFR, Camp Revenant)

Position 1st Marine Special Operations Team Chief (1MSOT/TC)

Rank Gunnery Sergeant


Character Information

Gender Male
Species Human
Age 67

Physical Appearance

Height 6'2"
Weight 210
Hair Color Salt and Pepper (Dark Brown & Grey)
Eye Color Brown
Physical Description Warner is the epitome of a grizzled veteran. His chiseled features and weather-beaten face show years of experience of working in harsh environments on countless alien worlds. He has tanned-leathery skin, square jaw, high-and-tight haircut, and hard as nails attitude. Tends to squint when he is not happy about something and scowls when he is displeased. Warner stands at an impressive height as just over six feet tall. He possesses a strong wiry build from years of intensive physical training regimens, and is quite strong.

Despite his age, Warner still strikes a formidable pose. He has several scars on his forehead, face and neck - war wounds that he had earned in battle. These scars add to his overall demeanor and is known to intimidate younger Starfleet personnel. He is tall and imposing, presenting a strong but wiry appearance. Warner has greying hair, and cold, dead dark-colored brown eyes that can see right through a person.

Family

Spouse N/A
Children None known, though Warner has led quite a cavalier lifestyle, as he is an unapologetic womanizer. For all he knows, it is quite possible that he has offspring all over the galaxy!
Father Lieutenant General Carlos Hathcock Warner (SFMC)
Mother Alyssa Garner
Brother(s) Unrevealed.
Sister(s) Unrevealed.
Other Family Unrevealed.

Personality & Traits

General Overview Douglas Warner is a Starfleet Marine cut from the cloth of warrior. He is a consummate combatant and is known as a 'gung-ho' Marine. He has risen through the enlisted ranks due to his many decades of dedicated service. Despite his gruff demeanor and reserved temperament, Warner tends to scrutinize a person until he can get a read on them. Once he gets to know someone on a more personal level and understands their boundaries, he finds it a bit easier to act a little more relaxed. Despite this formality, he has no trouble in flirting with the opposite sex and can come off quite charming when he wants to.

Warner is characteristically soft-spoken and laconic but he is also a stern and taciturn leader. Though he seems quite sullen at times, he cares for the lives of his Marines very deeply. But he makes sure that his personal feelings do not get in the way of his command duties. He is a strict disciplinarian and a stern task master when it comes to training. Warner expects the best from the men and women whom serve under him. Warner is also a firm believer in 'train as you fight', as only a thoroughly trained Marine can survive the rigors of war if they are trained to adapt, improvise and overcome any obstacle. In the past Warner has repeatedly clashed with commanding officers and other senior NCO's over his unorthodox training methods; however, he is often supported by old comrades-in-arms as well as men and women under his command.

Warner embodies the archetypal characteristics of a Starfleet Marine; toughness, exceptional physical strength or size, independence, and skill with a gun — but departed from the original archetype due to his moral ambiguity. Unlike the traditional Marine, Warner will fight dirty and shoot first, if required, by his own self-defined sense of justice.

While on duty, he ensure to always be regulation-perfect and expects the same of those whom serve under him, unless the situation makes it unfeasible, such as being in a combat situation. When off duty, Warner prefers to wear clothes that are casual rather than fashion, as he is more concerned with functionality over looks.
Strengths & Weaknesses Warner is a consummate professional and leader. Through his outstanding leadership and 'lead by example' mentality, he knows how to get the best out of those under his command. He is also a tenacious and driven individual - traits which have served him well over his many years of service - and have seen him overcome the most dire of circumstances. Warner is also very empathetic and cares deeply about the personnel under his command as well as his fellow shipmates.

Though soft-spoken and stoic most of the time, woe unto the individual who gets up this old Marine's ire! Warner is not afraid to speak his mind, especially if he know he is in the right, and has no problem expressing his opinion as bluntly and crudely as possible, regulations be damned. When he feels threatened or feels that someone is singling out one of his Marines for some unjustified punishment, he is not afraid to use salty language when arguing with a superior. Due to these antics, some within Starfleet Command often see the old Marine as a liability and as an anachronism, but Warner simply dismisses such claims. Though he tries to be tactful and professional when dealing with senior leadership and speaking with most people, it doesn't come easily to him, and he tends to forget his tact at times. Warner is also known to be too direct at time, either in tone or his actions, a trait which has often seen him reprimanded dozens of times during his long career.

His one unhealthy vice is that he habitually smokes cigarillos while working.
Ambitions Warner is a 'lifer', and aspires to serve in his beloved Starfleet Marine Corps for as long as he is physically able.
Hobbies & Interests Warner's interests include military history, small arms weapons as well as various armed and unarmed combat styles. He is also an astute connoisseur of whiskey and old jazz music from the mid-20th century. Despite his age, he is also quite the Casanova and has a reputation for being a womanizer.

Personal History Douglas Warner was born in New York City, Earth on July 4, 2322 to career Starfleet Marine Corps officer Lieutenant General Carlos Hathcock Warner and his civilian wife Alyssa Garner. The Warner family comes from a long line of military service dating all the way back to the late 18th Century.

Douglas’ father was a career officer in the Starfleet Marine Corps. Due to his many his commitments to the Corps, his marriage suffered and soon he found himself divorced. Often times, his chosen profession took him away for long periods of time, but when he returned to Earth after taking an assignment at the Starfleet Marine Corps Headquarters, he vowed that he would be more of a father to his estranged son.

When Douglas had turned seven years old, his father got Alyssa’s permission to have custody of his son during the summer months. At first it was very awkward for young Douglas. He didn’t know his father at all, except through the few holophotographs that his mother had given him. His father didn’t know much about raising a child so he did the only thing he knew how to do. He took it upon himself to teach his son everything he knew about being a Starfleet Marine. He taught Douglas the basics of survival, hunting, tracking, escape and evasion, cover and concealment, marksmanship, and armed and unarmed combat.

At first Douglas resented the harsh discipline and grueling physical regimen, but after a couple of summers with his father he began to excel under the punishing lifestyle. In fact, when he turned twelve, he vowed to himself to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a Starfleet Marine. When Douglas’ mother found out about his future ambitions she went off the deep end. She told Douglas if he wanted to go gallivanting around the galaxy than she didn’t want anything to do with him. The painful memories of constantly worrying over her former husband and whether or not he would come home alive, if at all, were too much for her to relive again. Douglas was disowned by his mother and legal custody was then given to his father.

When he was seventeen years old, Douglas applied and was accepted to attend Starfleet Marine Corps Enlisted Basic and Advanced Infantry School in 2339. In 2342, Warner graduated both schools and was promoted to the rank of Lance Corporal. He then applied to attend the Special Operations Basic and Advanced Courses.

Excelling in the art of special operations, Warner quickly rose through the ranks. He undertook many clandestine missions on behalf of the security of the Federation. During his time serving as an active Special Ops team member, around 2361 he met a young Sergeant named Donovan Daly. Acting as his team leader, the two Marines quickly became fast friends. Their friendship was tempered in the heat of countless battles, each saving the other’s life more times than they could both count.

Finally, after serving for nearly four decades aboard nearly a dozen Starfleet vessels, Warner’s numerous battlefield injuries finally started to hinder his ability to serve as an active Spec Ops team member. In recognition of his bravery, sacrifice, and his long, dedicated service he was offered any duty assignment he wanted. He chose to serve aboard a new class of vessel, the U.S.S. Taliesin (an Excalibur Class starship), which was to explore the unknown expanses of the Delta Quadrant. Accepting the duty position as the Marine Detachment First Sergeant, Warner reported to the Taliesin in 2380. As an added bonus, Douglas was able to serve under his old friend Donovan Daly, who now outranked him and was the acting Marine Detachment Sergeant Major.

Over his nearly five decades of serving in the Corps, Warner has garnered numerous awards and commendations throughout his career to include the Starfleet Medal of Honor, Starfleet Medal of Valor, Starfleet Command Decoration for Gallantry, Legion of Honor, and numerous other awards for Valor and long dedicated Service.

On his final mission aboard the U.S.S. Taliesin, Warner’s ship was attacked by a Breen warship that had appeared to be cast adrift in space. Not able to raise shields in time the Excalibur Class vessel was mortally damaged and made an emergency crash landing on a remote planet designated by Starfleet as SD234.

Nearly half the Taliesin crew died in the crash landing. The remaining survivors had to fight for their very lives against the harsh elements, lack of medicine and malfunctioning weapons and scanners. Miraculously they managed to thrive under these harsh conditions.

Unfortunately, what little luck they had was soon to run out in the form of a new threat - the Breen. Unknown to the Taliesin survivors their wrecked ship rested above a tunnel complex which housed an ancient alien artifact known as an Iconian Gateway. Douglas Warner was recognized by Starfleet and the Starfleet Marine Corps for his valorous actions and was awarded the Taliesin Memorial Award, and the Combat Action Medal for his actions on SD234.

After his experiences on SD234, Warner was ordered to serve aboard the U.S.S. Intrepid, whose mission it was to patrol former Dominion controlled areas of space within the Gamma Quadrant. His interest piqued, Warner accepted the transfer to the Intrepid class vessel. The circumstances of what became of the Intrepid is still classified, but somehow Warner and a small contingent of Marines under his command eventually ended up on the USS Odin-B.

Warner was then reassigned to the U.S.S. Hyphron, Marine Detachment First Sergeant, Bravofleet, Task Force 9 (Finnea) for around a year. Following this assignment, he was then posted to Starfleet Marine Corps Special Operations Command, Training Division as a Senior Instructor. He served in this position for the following year, until he heard of his good friend, Sergeant Major Donovan Daly's, posting aboard the U.S.S. Hawaii. Pulling some strings with Stafleet Marine Corps and Starfleet Command, he was able to be reassigned aboard this ship alongside his old friend.
Service Record *2339; Attends Starfleet Marine Corps Enlisted Basic Combat Training.

*2339-2340; Attends Starfleet Marine Corps Advanced Infantry School. Graduates at the rank of Lance Corporal.

*2340-2342; Attends Starfleet Marine Corps Special Operations Basic and Advanced Courses. Promoted to Corporal upon graduation.

*2342-2343; Classified.

*2343; Promoted to Sergeant.

*2343-2345; Classified.

*2345; Promoted to Staff Sergeant.

*2345-2348; Classified.

*2348; Promoted to Gunnery Sergeant.

*2343-2380; Performs various clandestine operations and missions on behalf of the Federation. After nearly four decades of active service as a Marine Special Operations 'Operator'. Warner's injuries hinder his ability to continue serving in the field.

*2380; Reassigned as the Marine Detachment First Sergeant aboard the U.S.S. Taliesin (Excalibur Class starship) to explore the vast unknown expanses of space within the Delta Quadrant.

*Late 2380; The U.S.S. Taliesin was attacked by a Breen warship that had appeared to be cast adrift in space. Not able to raise shields in time the Excalibur Class vessel was mortally damaged and was forced to make an emergency crash landing on a remote planet designated by Starfleet as SD234. Nearly half the crew died in the resulting crash. Warner is recognized by Starfleet and the Starfleet Marine Corps for his valorous actions and is awarded the Taliesin Memorial Award, the Starfleet Commendation Medal, and the Combat Action Medal for his actions on SD234.
***CLASSIFIED-RECORDS SEALED BY ORDER OF STARFLEET INTELLIGENCE***

*2381-Early 2382; Wanting to 'decompress' after the horrors that he endured on SD234, Warner opts to become an instructor at the Starfleet Marine Corps Special Operations Command, Special Operations School.

*2382-2384; Warner is reassigned to serve aboard the U.S.S. Intrepid (Intrepid Class starship), whose mission it was to patrol former Dominion controlled areas of space within the Gamma Quadrant. The circumstances of what became of the Intrepid is still classified, but somehow Warner and a small contingent of Marines under his command eventually ended up on the USS Odin-A.

*2384-2385; Sometime during 2385, the U.S.S. Odin undertakes a clandestine mission on behalf of Starfleet.
***MISSION CLASSIFIED BY ORDER OF STARFLEET INTELLIGENCE***

*2386-2387; Reassigned as the Marine Detachment Training Noncommissioned Officer (First Sergeant) aboard the U.S.S. Hyphron, Bravofleet, Task Force 9 (Finnea).

*2387-2388; Reassigned to Starfleet Marine Corps Special Operations Command, Training Division as a Senior Instructor.

*2388; After hearing of his good friend's (Sergeant Major Daly) reassignment aboard the U.S.S. Hawaii, Warner pulls some strings and calls in some favors with Starfleet Marine Corps Special Operations Command and finagles a duty assignment to the ship's Marine Detachment.