Height: Six Feet Five Inches
Birth Place: Little Rock, Arkansas
Ship Class: Sovereign
Ship Name: USS Dark Knight
Specialties: Tactics, Diplomacy, and Daring
Favorite Music: Classical music: 21-Century bands such as Something Corporate and Collective Soul.
Bio: Art Garfunkel was the son of Allison and Paul Garfunkel. Born in 2384, he was raised on Earth by his mother mostly. As a boy, Art dreamed of becoming a Starfleet Captain and of piloting his own vessel. Though never around, his father, captain of the USS Sanguine , tought him the ways of Starfleet, and inspired him with tales of conflict and peace, but most of all, glory.
Through high school, Art never really found a need for a girlfriend, he figured having one would only tie him down and keep him from achieving his goals... During his second year at Starfleet Academy, Art's father fought valiantly in the defense of Deep Space 12 against a massive Borg attack. During the course of the battle his ship took major damage to the warp reactor, causing a severe breach. Before the core could be ejected, a Borg diamond struck a critical hit on the already crippled ship. Instantly, ship decks C-E were decompressed, killing a majority of the ship's crew and rendering the core ejection commands unresponsive.
Helping his mother cope with their loss gave him newfound strength and courage he never knew he had had. With new inspiration, he completed the Academy with his class, and was said to be an "Admiral in training". He vowed that he would carry on his father's legacy to the edge of the galaxy and beyond.
Fresh out of the Academy, Art had his wits put the test against the newest Borg incursion along the neutral zone. Serving aboard the Science vessel USS Despair, he served as acting captain for two hours during the massive battle. Though not a direct part of the action, Art relayed vital sensor data to the fleet about the Borg ships that they were engaged with, showing flaws in targeting systems and open windows of opportunity that other ships could not detect.
The newly promoted Lieutenant sought a transfer to the Firefly fleet under direct command of Fleet Admiral Baumer. His request was approved and he moved his expertise to the USS Dark Knight, where he currently serves as the Day shift Tactical Officer. Soon after showing exceptional workmanship and dedication to the overall fleet, the Lieutenant was promoted to Lt. Commander, and serves as the Dark Knight's commanding officer. Later, Lt. Commander Garfunkel was promoted to Commander, and advanced forward in the Corps. ranks as well. Expanding on his CQC tactics, Garfunkel begins taking holodeck lessons for bladed combat, more accurately, the ancient art of sword fighting. He learns to wield a blade as an extension of his own body and becomes adept in the art.....
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