1st Lieutenant Earl Smith
RANK:- 1st Lieutenant (O-2)
POSITION: 471st MMR Squadron CO, 45th Marine Airlift Wing
SERIAL NUMBER:- 57438477-16
CURRENT POSTING: Hawkeye Island Planetary Base, Raeya III
DATE OF BIRTH:- 2338
PLACE OF BIRTH:- Undisclosed
HEIGHT:- 72 inches
WEIGHT:- 185 lbs
EYE COLOR:- Brown
STATUS:- Active Duty
His skin is the color of a Hershey bar. His hair is cut low, as always. It seems no one has ever seen it grown. His eyes are brown, but if you closely at them, you can see three layers. There's a blue ring around the brown there are a few gold flakes around his pupils.
The Smith Family is still on Earth. Their home is in New York City. His wife is a reporter for the Federation Times. Earl's son, Michael is studying to follow in his father's footsteps. The other son Chris is a runabout pilot. However, he is more likely to become a Starfleet pilot as he is not to crazy about the corps. His first cousins are the Gallmans. They are similar to the Smith's except they favor infantry over flight and they come from rural South Carolina.
As a boy, Earl was always interested in ships. He thought he would end up being a helmsman. The thought of controlling such a huge vessel appealed to him. He grew up as an only child but kept close ties with his cousins. The actual service record is classified due to sensitive events in the past.
By the time Earl graduated from the academy, the first fighters had rolled off the line. Believing there would be so much glory flying fighters, he soon realized it was just another job, and it was hard work. He did his job well and he took it very seriously. After he gained his Ace status, he became pretty cocky and arrogant. Once he was shot down, kept as a POW, and rescued by an ordinary infantry squad he realized killing was nothing to be cocky about. He switched his specialty over to runabouts and shuttlecraft operations, feeling they needed some good talent in that area.