Captain Oliver Campbell

Name Oliver Harris Campbell

Position Commanding Officer

Rank Captain


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Tuesday April 7th, 2020 @ 4:33pm

Character Information

Gender Male
Species Human
Age 39

Physical Appearance

Height 5' 10" (1.77 m)
Weight 169 Ilbs
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Blue
Physical Description Oliver has a muscular build, mainly from the many years he used to play a range of sports as well as attending the gym. He keeps himself well-groomed and decent when on duty. Generally, he keeps his hair in a stylish short combed back way, although recently he has become annoyed at the wisp of silver hair coming through at the front. He keeps his beard to a short stubble


Father Harris Campbell (deceased), publisher
Mother Jennifer Campbell, writer
Brother(s) Robert Campbell, Chief of Staff for Secretary Madilyn Campbell
Other Family Sister-in-law: Madilyn Campbell, Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs of United Earth Parliament
Thomas Campbell
Nathan Campbell
Cameron Campbell
Andrea Conrad
Fynn Trommler

Personality & Traits

General Overview A skilled pilot, Oliver is known to be very friendly with his crewmates, this is something he became more of since joining Starfleet. He is very open-minded about relationships, however, is bitter about his family. He wishes he had made more time for his father before his death.
Strengths & Weaknesses Oliver can become too wrapped up in his work and is known to focus more on it than others around him. He is aware of this and blames this for his two marriages breaking up. He can become bored and restless and is known to encourage others to misbehave during social situations. Nevertheless, his time having Captain Paulsen as a strong mentor and role model has reduced these traits. She has moulded a fine leader of Oliver and this is something he is truly thankful for. Even with Paulsen’s guidance and coaching, Oliver is known to push the boundaries and can sometimes bend some of the rules to reach his goals.
Ambitions Oliver always seeks the next adventure, the next mission and the ability to push himself further with his career. He had never once considered commanding a starship, but with the outbreak of the Romulan war and feeling he has no-one at home on Earth that needs him, his drive to prove himself is at a high rate. Unlike other Starfleet officers, he is not as eager with exploring but can see the attraction to it.
Hobbies & Interests Boxing
American Football
Guitar playing & singing

Personal History Early Life
Oliver grew up in Ayr, Scotland in the United Kingdom. Born on August 5th, 2116 his birth came on an unexpected sunny day. He was four weeks early, but he was quickly welcomed into his family. His family consisted only of he and his older brother Robert with their parents being involved in creative literature for most of their lives. Their mother was a well-known writer and their father being his wife’s publisher. Growing up in the small Scottish town, Oliver got into a lot of trouble and was seen as the rebel of the family. He would get into fights at school and would normally get caught making the wrong choices. His parents spent a lot of time meeting his teachers to deal with his behaviour.

Halfway during his secondary schooling, his mother was given a job to write and produce one of her stories into a Hollywood film. The whole family moved to Los Angeles, Oliver never liked changed and once more he would act up while attending his new high school. His grades were never as high as his brother’s, but they were never truly awful. He enjoyed playing basketball, American football and was particularly fond of soccer. Robert would eventually attend college and university in the USA when his parents and Oliver moved back to Ayr once the film was completed and it won several awards. Oliver was never close to either of his parents and he soon left home when he turned eighteen to join the British Royal Air Force.

He attended flight school at RAF Cranwell, and it appeared the rogue that he was responded well to military discipline. While there he met Andrea Conrad, a fellow trainee. The two quickly fell in love and by the time he was twenty-one he married her. Remaining with the RAF, Oliver became an ace pilot with Andrea becoming his wingman on a number of missions and exercises. His career progression was a swift one and within a blink of an eye he eventually become a Squadron Leader. Shortly after this he placed in requests to undertake other flight training and technical engineering. Soon enough he was assigned to other positions, with one including flying the private jet, RAF-01, assigned to the British Royal family. During this period of time his father passed away, Oliver did attend the funeral, but it ended with him having a massive argument with his brother and the two brothers fell out.

Life in the RAF became normal for Oliver. He would be involved in numerous missions flying fighter jets in patrols with allied nations as well as flying fusion drive propelled helicopters. By the time he reached his thirtieth birthday, Andrea had left the RAF and wanted to settle down with a family. Oliver didn’t feel the same and he wanted a new challenge as the norm with the RAF was becoming stagnated for him. One night she jokingly suggested he apply to Starfleet. So, he did. They would go on to argue about this decision for years to come.

Early Career
Due to his previous military training and service in the RAF, Starfleet was keen to take Oliver’s application further. He attended one year of intense training with the rank of a fourth-year cadet. Andrea moved to live with him in San Francisco, where she got a job as a test pilot for Stark Consolidated (a contractor of the Earth Global Defence Force). The two of them lived in a top floor apartment looking out at the San Francisco bay.

Oliver’s training may have only lasted a year, but he did but heads with some of his trainers and fellow cadets, most of them had spent three years prior working to get where they were. Due to his own real-life experiences in the RAF, he was quick to grasp concepts and was seen as a high-flyer with his involvement in his studies as well as interactions. Even with his expertise in flying, Oliver found himself enjoying his engineering training further. As a result of this, he took extra classes in the evening to bring him up to speed with starship systems as well as taking a course in advanced warp field theory. This place more strain on his relationship with Andrea, the two of them decided to place their relationship on pause when she decided to take a posting with Stark Consolidated as a deputy director for one of their new contracted projects for the EGDF. She moved to Los Angeles for several months. Once his training was complete the two of them eventually got back together. He graduated from Starfleet Training Command and left with the rank of lieutenant due to his previous military experience, his high grades and extracurricular classes he took.

Arrow NCC-130
Instantly Oliver was picked to become the chief helm officer for the brand-new Daedalus-class ship Arrow. The ship was designed to be slightly faster at impulse and manoeuvrable. Enjoying his time on the Arrow continued to place strain on his relationship with Andrea. Arrow was assigned to support further colonisation efforts with the Proxima colony. Oliver loved flying the ship’s smaller support crafts in the skyline of an alien world. Most of his days while the Arrow was in orbit involved flying between the ship and the surface either ferrying crewmembers to assignments or delivering resources needed for the work. Their work was completed in 2148 and the ship went on a survey mission of the local space before returning to Earth at the start of the new year.

In 2149, three years after joining Starfleet and two years under his belt on the Arrow, he had planned to see Andrea in Germany. The ship was receiving minor repairs and upgrades, which gave the crew time to take some well-deserved R&R. Oliver had planned to meet with Andrea the next day, but that night he had gone out drinking with his fellow crewmates in Hannover. Oliver become quite intoxicated with his shipmates who had teamed up with a group of local footballers who were celebrating a recent match victory. Oliver ended taking one of the players, a Fynn Trommler, back to his hotel room. While the two men were making out in a drunken state, Andrea walked in on them in the act. Not willing to listen to him anymore, Andrea told him they were over filed for divorce the next day. She left the home she had created for them in Los Angeles and returned to live with her parents on the Moon. Oliver, not feeling an ounce of regret (he felt his marriage had ended a long time ago) started to see Fynn, who was twelve years younger than him. For this he got a lot of stick from his shipmates for having a “toy-boy”.

Poseidon NP-01
By 2150, Oliver had married Fynn (who was a rising star on the German football team) in a private ceremony in Hannover. He eventually reconciled his differences with his older brother and discovered he had three nephews. Along with that his sister-in-law was also now Earth’s Foreign Secretary. What only made it worse was his father-in-law was also the Health Secretary for Earth. Oliver had taken a two-month vacation for his honeymoon and he enjoyed every moment of it with Fynn. Unlike Andrea, Fynn seemed to understand Oliver’s workload and Oliver understood Fynn’s commitments with his career. Their marriage almost seemed perfect.

When he was headhunted by Captain Diane Paulsen, who was a friend of the Arrow’s commanding officer. She had tracked him down prior to his return to the Arrow and offered him a new position and a promotion if he joined her ship. Oliver soon accepted the promotion to lieutenant commander and joined the crew of the Poseidon, a ship that Starfleet had constructed in 2148 as one of the prototypes for the NX-class. This ship had more armaments and like the Arrow was quick on her feet. Joining as the chief helm officer and second officer, his time with Captain Paulsen gave him the mentor he had always needed. Paulsen had similar traits to him, she was social, fun, witty, and charming, and people enjoyed interacting with her. Alongside this she was known for her intelligence, resourcefulness, and determination. Like Oliver, she was confident in who she was as a person (Oliver once heard her being called a fem-fatal) and doesn't appreciate it when others believe her to be less than she is (during one exchange with Admiral Forrest in front of Oliver, she snapped at him for a sexist remark, reminding him that it wasn’t the twenty-first century anymore). As a result of her fierceness, Oliver learnt a lot from her as she took him under her wing and taught him everything she knew, not just about command and leadership but also with engineering. She had been an engineer all of her life and was part of the design and construction team that built the ship. What she knew, Oliver would know. He would join her and other members of the senior staff on a regular basis for meals in the captain’s private dining hall. He ended up building a strong rapport with many of the junior crew and they would often go to him first with any issues. As a result of all of this, when her first officer left in 2154 to take command of their own ship, Paulsen asked Oliver to step-up into the position as her Number One (a nickname she gave all of her executive officers). He instantly, but gracefully accepted on the spot. For the next year he would be trusted to lead landing parties without Paulsen and deal with a large majority of the ship’s day to day operations. Paulsen fully trusted him.

Their relationship as Mentor-Student became close and when the ship was visiting Earth, she invited him and Fynn to various social functions she hosted at her New York apartment with her husband, Thomas Vanderbilt. The four became close friends, with Oliver hoping that he and Fynn would have the same relationship as Paulsen and Vanderbilt had. Both Paulsen and Vanderbilt had built their lives around their careers, they had one son who they had when they were in their early twenties. Paulsen’s entire family setup was something that Oliver started to wish he had, it was something that Fynn and he had started to talk about but never really settled on.

At the start of 2155, he had received a letter from Fynn who stated he could no longer wait for Oliver to come home and did not want to become a Starfleet widow with the recent conflicts that Earth seemed to be getting involved with. Oliver continued to re-assure Fynn that he was safe and that the ship was not involved in any of the major incidents. However, when war was declared with the Romulan Star Empire, this didn’t help their marriage. Fynns letters become more anxious in their tone. Oliver was able to calm his husband down when the ship had been recalled to Earth to help beef-up defences in the home core territories. Being closer to home seemed to calm Fynn down a bit. At the end of 2155, the ship was given a new warp five engine and during this time Oliver was able to see Fynn. He had hoped to change his mind about their separation. The two shared one more romantic night together before ending it for good at Fynn’s request. Fynn had told him he could not spend each day worrying if Oliver would come home alive or if he would receive a coffin with a draped UE flag over it on the doorstep. It was just something he could not deal with. In some way it was a bittersweet end of the year for Oliver. He had gotten to see Fynn, someone he had genuinely fell in love with and enjoyed writing to and reading letters from. However, his job kept him away from his husband and Olvier couldn’t understand Fynn’s perspective on everything. Oliver felt it was his duty to fight for their freedoms and he had to do while he was in Starfleet.

On December 30th though everything would change for Oliver. The Poseidon had just left the Obama repair facility when it was made to join forces with other Starfleet and Coalition ships. The monitoring stations on Pluto had picked up a flotilla of Romulan ships entering the system.

The Battle of Sol took place on the evening of December 30th. It was the largest strike that the Romulan Star Empire had dared to take against the United Earth Commonwealth. Even though Starfleet prevailed, it had been a devastating victory for them too. Many lives and ships had been lost. The Empire had hit key installations and dealt a hefty blow.

During the battle the Poseidon’s port nacelle was heavily damaged by the detonation of a nuclear warhead and the explosion from it knocked Captain Paulsen unconscious. Oliver took command of the ship and was able to implement some impressive flying that kept the ship in the fight long enough to bring about a victory. Oliver had single handily flew the ship into a dangerous situation to destroy a spread of nuclear warheads from hitting important targets on Earth, however they had not been successful in preventing an attack against the Lunar colonies. Once the battle had ended and Starfleet had called it a triumph, Oliver gave the order for the crew to abandon ship due to the fact the ship was profoundly damaged and could no longer sustain the crew in its broken state. Main power and emergency back-ups were no longer operational and life support was failing at critical levels. They would need to get another ship to tow them back to the repair yards. Oliver spent start of New Years’ Eve in a lifeboat, waiting for rescue. His entire crew were rescued by the starship Essex which had also taken a beating but had just survived the battle.

At the start of the year, Oliver (with a recovered Captain Paulsen) attended a meeting at Starfleet Command Headquarters to debrief all the commanding officers and first officers that had been involved in the battle. At the end of the meeting Paulsen and he had been asked to see Fleet Admiral Moira Hathaway, the Starfleet Commander-in-Chief in her office. The Starfleet leader had shared with them how impressed she was with his command ability and tactical skill, as a result of this she gave Oliver a battlefield promotion to Captain and removed him from the Poseidon. The loss of so many good personnel made Starfleet make some tough choices on assignments on a fleet-wide level. Oliver was the first of many who would receive battlefield promotions and be assigned where the need was the greatest.

Endeavour NX-06
Sat in the NX-complex yards in Earth orbit, the Endeavour NX-06 hadn’t finished being constructed. She had no warp drive and a limited crew. However, Captain Krischnan Demetriou had decided to launch the ship to assist in the Battle of Sol. His decision was a fateful one as the ship would be hit hard and it received a lot of damage during the fight. Captain Demetriou would die during the attack, along with a majority of the bridge crew after a Romulan fighter rammed into the bridge module. This action resulted in the hull being ripped open – exposing everyone on the bridge to the vacuum of space. Romulan Birds-of-Prey had taken several pot-shots at it it too with their plasma cannons, but they were dealt with swiftly by Enterprise and Voyager. Adrift, the Endeavour was towed back into the yards for immediate repairs. On January 1st, Starfleet Command had given the ship a new captain and ordered Captain Campbell to begin recruiting new members to join him and to oversee the ship’s repairs and final construction phase. On January 11th, 2156, Oliver sat in the centre chair for the first time and the ship was launched.
Service Record - Civilian (2116-2134)
- Training Pilot, RAF Cranwell (2134-2137)
- Pilot, RAF (2137-2140)
- Pilot & Trained Engineer, RAF (2140-2144)
- Squadron Leader, RAF (2144-2146)
- Fourth Year Cadet (Advanced Training), Starfleet Training Command (2146)
- Chief Helm Officer, Arrow (NCC-130) (2146-2150)
- Chief Helm Officer & Second Officer, Poseidon (NP-01) (2150-2154)
- Chief Helm Officer & First Officer, Poseidon (NP-01) (2154-2156)
- Commanding Officer, Endeavour (NX-03) (2156)