position: Operations Officer
Place of Birth: Paris, Earth
Lieutenant Commander Vendar Perkins has had an extraodinary career. She had immediatly left Starfleet Academy as a Lieutenant, and with in three months, she was promoted to Lieutenant Commander and put on the senior staff of the USS Dragon. Her career definitely looks promising as she constantly performs above and beyond duty aboard the Dragon. Currently, she is spending her shore leave time galloping around Alliance space with a few of her Junior Officer friends.
"About six months ago, right before the end of the Vorkalai War, Commander Perkins was infected with a bio-engineered mutagenic virus, which later became known as Devil's Virus. She had been the first to be infected with the virus, and so remained a mutation for the longest duration of any other crew member. Despite that fact, she was one of the quickest to recover from the ordeal...physically. She has shown to have a very active immune system, which allowed her to actually be the first person to recover, other than Lieutenant Marquet. The biggest remaining problem to this day is that, due to her mutation form's drainaige of energy from the warp core, her entire body is going at warp speeds. She appears to be aging normally, but everything else has sped up, including her metabolism, braing function, and hormonal imbalances. Somehow, though, she has kept control of her emotions."
~Commander Kara Trieal, USS Dragon, Chief Medical Officer
"I'm amazed at how much control Perkins can retain, even after the Devil's Virus ordeal. She is often the quiet one of any conversation, and is known to be a sort of mediator when fellow officers argue. After the Devil's Virus ordeal, she has somehow managed to keep her anger in check. She admitted that she felt angry towards the Vorkalai, and that she might never live having killed at least two officers down, but she doesn't feel rage. She has no desire what so ever for revenge."
~Lieutenant Terry Latrael, USS Dragon, Ship's Counselor
"I did not make Vendar a senior officer because I had no choice. In fact, I could have easily chosen Commander R'Sharn over her simply because R'Sharn has far more experience on a starship. However, in only three months of service, Vendar had shown to be a very competent officer. I highly respect her and her skills, and I can tell that she will definitely make it big in Starfleet. I'm sure her mother is very, very proud of her. As with every other senior officer, without her, the Dragon would simply be incomplete. She no longer is just a fine officer...she's a family member."
~Captain Chris Harriman, USS Dragon, Commanding Officer
Vender Perkins is cousin to Cadet 4th class Kristine Scott. For more information, please visit the database for the USS Destiny.