NAME: FIRST: Cay'Leb MIDDLE: Oscar LAST: Crain RANK: Captain Current Assignment: Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Lothlorien
AGE: 42 RACE: Vulcan/Terran GENDER: Male
Cay'Leb (pronounced Caleb) Oscar Crain was born to his father Joseph Crain and his mother Nerranda, daughter of Ziph the son of Nemid in 2345. Even though he was born on Vulcan he spent very little time there. Both his parents were Starfleet officers. Cay'Leb spent much of his childhood growing up on the USS Ticonderoga NCC 5010, an ambassador class ship assigned to the Alpha Quadrant as part time border patrol, part time supply runner. When the Ticonderoga was destroyed in 2362, Cay'Leb was 17 years old. He then went to Starfleet Academy. Once he graduated he was assigned to the U.S.S. Galaxy.
He climbed the ranks and within the department and in a couple of years he was the assistant chief engineer. As well as serving in the engineering department he would often pull double duty; working with the science department. Due to growing up on a starship - there were few people, including the chief engineer that knew more then First Lieutenant Crain concerning ship designs, applications and systems.
He would often check in with Starfleet Research and Development and the shipyards and look into what was being built. When the new Intrepid class ships began construction Crain spent a lot of time studying those ships. When the U.S.S. Intrepid was commissioned, Crain put in a for a transfer It wasn't til his 3rd attempt however that he was approved. He served on the Intrepid for 2 years.
Perhaps it was that hard work and extra effort, perhaps it was a bit of family pull from his then Admiral father, but when Crain heard that one of the Intrepid class ships was going to be named the U.S.S. Ticonderoga - A, Crain again submitted for a transfer, which was granted. In 2375 when the Ticonderoga-A was comissioned Lieutenant Commander Crain was the Chief Engineer.
While Chief Engineer and familiar with the bugs and problems that the Intrepid had, he quickly fixed some of the bugs before they were ever became a problem. He experimented with effeciency and upgrading of the Intrepid class and also served as a field surveyor for many potential upgrade ideas from Starfleet Research and Development.
Crain was considered an authority on the Intrepid class. In 2384 when the 15 year refit schedule was being developed for the Intrepid class, Crain was recalled to Utopia Planetia and given a promotion to commander. Crain oversaw the refit of the Voyager and his old ship, the U.S.S. Intrepid.
Another Intrepid class ship, the U.S.S. Tarawa received it's refit early. The last Intrepid class ships to be built, and only 10 years old, the Tarawa went under refit to get ready for it's new mission; an indefinate expansion project in sector 86.
When the Tarawa's refit was completed, Crain was promoted to Captain and commanding officer of the Tarawa for his experience and knowledge of the Intrepid class. The Tarawa was assigned to be part of a fleet heading out to sector 86 to escort and aid in the construction of a starbase. But it's refit was not complete at the time of the fleet's departure. The U.S.S. Esperanza, a Nomad Class starship, a ship in it's own right a starbase, capable of carrying starships, carried the Tarawa to the construction site and completed its refit schedule enroute. When the U.S.S. Tarawa responded to the distress call of the U.S.S. Lothlorien, the Tarawa, still in refit, responded and rescued the crew. Upon the return of the Tarawa, and it's completed refit, the Tarawa was recomissioned as the U.S.S. Lothlorien NCC 514254-D. Captain Crain replaced the former Commanding Officer.
2362 - ENTERED STARFLEET ACADEMY 2366 - GRADUATED SFA - COMISSIONED AS ENSIGN, ASSIGNED TO U.S.S. GALAXY, ENGINEER 2367 - Promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade 2379 - Promoted to Lieutenant 2372 - Promoted to First Lieutenant 2373 - Transferred to U.S.S. Intrepid 2375 - Promoted to Lieutenant Commander and Chief Engineer of U.S.S. Ticonderoga NCC 5010-A 2389- Promoted to Commander, transferred to Utopia Planetia - Intrepid Refit Chief 2387 - stardate 2010.05.3: Promoted to Captain, Commading Officer of the U.S.S. Tarawa (refit) 2387 - stardate 2010.09.03: U.S.S. Tarawa (refit) recomissioned as U.S.S. Lothlorien NCC 514254-D, transferred to command U.S.S. Lothlorien