Ensign Ricardo (Rico) Montoya
Name Ricardo (Rico) Esteban Montoya
Position Science Officer
|Species||Human / Deltan|
|Physical Description||“Tall, Dark, & Handsome” has been used more than once to describe Rico. His looks alone have gotten him double takes on more than one occasion, but with the added allure from his Deltan heritage he is adored by women. Something that has gotten him in hot water, in both a good way as well as bad, several times.
Muscular and extremely fit
|Father||Martin Montoya - Human|
|Mother||Liana Montoya - Deltan|
Personality & Traits
|General Overview||Easy mannered, and understanding, he is ready to give most anyone the benefit of the doubt. However he has no problem holding people to task when the time calls for it.
During his off hours you will typically find him enjoying the both the physical and mental pleasures of life…be that the warmth of the sun on his skin or the relaxation of mediation.
Being only half Deltan he was not required to take the oath of celibacy. However he has found himself being warned to behave himself…more than once.
|Strengths & Weaknesses||+ His disarming manner
+ Eempathic abilities
+ Physical strength
- A bit of a prankster
- Generous to a fault, he has been taken advantage of from time to time
|Ambitions||To live life to the fullest. If that leads to a command position...so be it, but he usually enjoys working other to achieve and reach their goals.|
|Hobbies & Interests||Astronomy, Stellar Phenomena, and ‘other’ celestial bodies
Enjoys: Running, Weight Training, Swimming, Horseback Riding, Climbing, Surfing, Hiking, Skiing, Dancing, and Candle lit Dinners
Practices: Bujinkan, Kung Fu, & Tai Chi Chuan
|Personal History||Rico learned at a young age how to defend himself. His father said that he would need those skills, and he was right. All during his school years, as soon a girls got into the mix, he had had to defend himself from time to time. Mainly due to unfounded jealousy, but then again he sometimes took advantage of his pheromones during High School.
After graduation he and several of his friends had taken a trip to the Alps to do some skiing. Like a typical teenager, he was young and dumb and ended up breaking his leg. While at the clinic his natural ‘allure’ attracted the attention of a few nurses.
On hearing of the incidents his parents were furious and his mother took him to Delta later that year. The trip opened his eyes to the damage that he could cause to himself and other if he wasn’t careful.
Highly intelligent, he easily earned an appointment to Starfleet Academy. At the time he didn’t want the responsibility so he decided to enlist, a decision he came to regret. Luckily he was able to transfer his obligation and entered the Academy.
While on a break during his third year he took his close friend Sarina to El Capitan to do a little climbing. Unfortunately due to an equipment failure they both fell from the mountainside. Sarina died at the scene an Rico suffered severe injuries. Blaming himself for her death it was some time before he was climbing again.
|Service Record||Upon graduation from the Basic Training Rico was assigned to the 14th Fleet and the USS Scylax as a crewman in the Science Department.
The Scylax encountered a cargo vessel adrift in space. An investigation of the ship found the entire crew dead of unknown causes. Tracing the ships path back to an unexplored planet the Scylax found what they believed to be a smuggling base...but everyone found there was dead as well.
Soon after their arrival the crew of the Scylax began to fall ill and their were several deaths. Lt. Breen, a medical officer, the found that the deaths were cause by the depletion of neural chemicals in the brain, but couldn't figure out why. Together with Rico they discovered that portions of the victim were out of phase. This discovery allowed him to track down the culprit - a bi-phasic parasite.
While at SB 273 for decontamination Rico was recommended for a commission and transferred to the Academy
While preparing to leave the ship the CMO, Dr. Jeremiah Chase, sent him a copy of his report on the incident. In that report he not only credited him with its discovery but he named the parasite after him and Ensign Breen.
The Montoya-Breen Biphasic Parasite.
Not exactly the way he wanted to be remembered, but he appreciated it none the less.
Upon completing the Academy he was assigned to the USS Tornado.