Although young, Gordon was quite aware of what had happened and who was responsible. As he grew in years, he dedicated himself to his father’s memory and applied himself diligently to his studies. When he was 14, Gordon sent in his Academy application, and at age 16 he was accepted to the Acadamy. After several years of hard work and study, Gordon graduated from the Acadamy with several degrees including a double PhD in astrophysics and probability mechanics with a rank of Ensign at the age of 26.
After his graduation, Gordon applied to flight school and proved to be adept at piloting both personal craft and large space vessels. He graduated from flight school with certifications to fly shuttlecraft, fighters and star cruisers with a hull displacement of 900,000 metric tons or less. He was assigned to various vessels over the next ten years, performing his duties well in general but never being promoted beyond his initial rank of Ensign due to multiple incidents of insubordination involving encounters with the Breen and other alien races associated with them. It was noted in his record that Ensign Lightfoot seemed to have an overriding desire for avenging his parents that tended to cloud his judgment and it would be highly risky to promote him to a rank of greater responsibility and latitude until he was able overcome his feelings in this regard.
In 2409, Ensign Gordon Lightfoot was at one of the tactical helms on the bridge of the Miranda Class Cruiser “Edmund Fitzgerald” when the Borg attacked. Ensign Lightfoot performed spectacularly during the attack and due to heavy casualties found himself the ranking officer on the ship. He managed to bring the ship out of battle intact and was given commendations and a promotion to Lieutenant by Star Fleet Command.
Lieutenant Commander Lightfoot currently commands a Fleet Escort christened “Edmund Fitzgerald” after the decommissioning of the original Miranda Class ship he had commanded.
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