||Commandant, Starfleet Academy
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|Other Physical Attributes:
||Wiry physique, often wears a mustache or goatee.
Although born in inner Mongolia, Wu would spend his formative years
further south, closer to the Gobi Desert. The only son of relativly
poor farmers, their situation would only grow worse as the land they
worked slowly turned into desert.
At an early age, Wu dreamed of the ocean. He read stories of ships on
the sea, and deterimed at a very young age that he would serve in the
Navy. Eventually, he became most enamored with the submarine service,
and focused his attention there. Despite the fact he had never seen
the ocean (or any other major body of water, for that matter), Wu was
posative his future lay in on or under the ocean.
By the age of fifteen, Wu had planned his escape. A veracious reader,
Wu had picked up as much reading as he could on the world he planned
to enter, and in the eager anticipation only a teenager could have,
memorized everything he could get his hands on. With years of
planning, Wu gathered what he thought he needed, and ran away from
After some months hopping from city to city, and acquiring the false
documents he needed, he enlisted in the Navy. For some time, the
documents held up. In fact, he was nearly half way through basic
training when a bad case of the flu put him in the base infirmary.
Medical tests showed his documents were false, since Wu had only
managed to guess his blood type.
Despite being near the top of his class, Wu was summarilly removed
from training and discharged from the Navy. Thanks to some wrangling
by the senior training officer, Wu did not get discharged
dishonourably, thanks in no small part to his solid performance on
course. The same officer recommended he return when he was older, and
with a more complete education.
Undeterred, Wu would try to apply for the merchant navy, although he
was quickly rejected after they cross referenced his application and
found the reason he was discharged before. Dejected, Wu would
eventually be forced home by a combination of lack of money and
Now fairly behind in school, Wu redoubled his efforts and intensity,
this time into education. The process was made more difficult by his
father's ailing health, but Wu often worked through the day and
studied at night. His hard work would pay off, graduating high school
with distinction and being offered a scholarship to university.
Unfortunatly, between having to pay for the room and board, as well as
his increased importance at the farm, Wu decided that he could not
afford to attend. In the end, the local village and neighbors managed
to scrape together the funds to send him, as well as a promise to
assist his parents on the farm while he was away.
Wu settled into university life quickly, maintaining a high GPA while
becoming a solid varsity athelte. In just over three years, he
graduated with an honors degree in history. With his education in
hand, and his dream not forgotten, Wu again applied for the Navy -
this time, as an officer.
The fantasies he had as a boy did not dissapoint, and Wu rose quickly
in the service. He specialized in surface and sub-surface warfare, and
before long, attained his long-desired 'dolphins' as a submariner.
Rising up the ranks, he would be a weapons and operations officer,
before attending command school and promotion to Lieutenant Commander.
Assigned as an Executive Officer, he would serve in that position for
some time, waiting for a submarine command slot to open. Using up a
considerable store of favours, he managed to avoid a stint on shore,
and got assigned two back to back sea tours. Near the end of the
second, he recieved word that he had gotten assigned his command.
Unfortunatly, he would never assume that command. Less than a month
before he was due to depart for his new assignment, a training
accident lead to the loss of his right leg. Amputated just below the
knee, his limited mobility would leave him unable to serve as an
active line officer on ships.
Taking his medical discharge, Wu returned to school, attaining his
Masters in Business Administration. After some time, the business
world had left a sour taste in his mouth, and Wu looked at ways of
returning to the military. Although restricted from sea duty, he
managed to return to uniform as a paperpusher in logistics and supply.
Wu performed decently well at the job, but it too slowly weared on
him. Things changed, however, after the Xindi attack. Seconded to
Operations again, Wu was re-energized. He worked closely with global
operations as well as Starfleet. Promoted to Commander, he eventually
switched his commission to Starfleet and continued to work in
Earth History, horseback riding and archery. Enjoys chinese food and
xx Aug 215x - Transfers into Starfleet.
27 Feb 2157 - Promoted to Acting Captain
28 Feb 2157 - Assigned as Commandant, Starfleet Academy
17 Jun 2157 - Captain Michael Thompson Memorial Award (1st Quarter, 2007)