|RANK:||Starfleet -- Commander|
|ASSIGNMENT:||Chief of Security/Chief Tactical|
|INTERESTS:||Growing up in San Francisco, Carmen fell in love with the ocean. She particularly enjoyed activities such as surfing and sailing.|
Carmen was born on Angosia III. Her grandfather had packed up his family and left Earth years before with a group of other families, hoping to start a trading business. Their transport broke down and the group of families found themselves on Angosia III. Instead of trying to continue on, they put down roots in a small village outside of the main city and decided to live amongst the Angosians.
When Carmen was a small child, a war broke out on Angosia III between the Angosian's and the Tarsians. Her father enlisted in the military to help protect his family in the war. He was killed in battle just months before the peace agreement was signed. Shortly after the war ended, Carmen and her mother moved back to Earth to be nearer to the rest of the family.
Growing up on Earth was hard for young Carmen. The stress of the war and the loss of her husband had taken a toll on Carmen's mother, who began to suffer from depressive episodes. Her mothers condition made it hard to be the primary caregiver to Carmen, and her maternal grandmother stepped up to raise her. As Carmen grew older and started to rebel, her home life became more unstable.
Majored in Security with a minor in Communications. Sucessfully completed the following courses:
Electronics Operations: Phaser Cannons
Electronics Operations: Security Systems
Gunner: Phaser Cannon
Federation Martial Arts: (Anbo-Jytsu)
Small weapons combat
Survival: All climate and water survival
Tactics: Small Units
Shortly after graduation from high school, Carmen joined Spacefleet, hoping to find stability and adventure that she craved. While at the Academy, she met and fell in love with a strapping young cadet named Robert Sandiago. They were in the same field of security. They got married shortly before graduating in order to get an assignment together. They were assigned to the USS Reliant. After serving for 3 years aboard the Reliant as an Assistant Security Officer, Lt.jg Sandiago was transfered to the USS Farragut along with her husband, where she was promoted to Chief Security.
Their assignment and marriage was a happy one, until they were assigned to a particularly difficult Away Team mission. The USS Farragut had responded to a planet that required assistance with a civil war that had broken out. A group of rebels has succeeded from the main government and were conducting terrorism missions. The Farragut was there to oversee the surrender of the Rebels and apprehension of the rebel leaders. Before the surrender, then LtCmdr Sandiago found the reason for the uprising was due to the current government trying to force young children into the military in preparation to fight a war that the rebels didn't agree with fighting. After talking to the leader of the rebels, she learned the reason the Rebels were giving up and loosing everything was due to a lack of weapons and supplies. Feeling strongly about the Rebel's cause, LtCmdr Sandiago stole weapons from the Farragut's armory, smuggled them to the Rebel camp and falsified the records to cover up her actions.
One of her subordinates noted the discrepency in the reports and turned them over to the Commander of the Farragut. She was charged with theft of Starfleet property,falsifying official records and conduct unbecoming and officer. After a court-martial, her rank was reduced to Ensign and she was sentenced to 7 years in a Federation Penal Colony. After a year at the Penal Colony, her and her husband separated and shortly thereafter divorced. She served 4 years of the sentence and was released early for good behavior.
Since her release she has served honorably and is trying to salvage her career,even being awarded the Purple Heart of Gallant for saving several lives during a terrorist attack on Outpost 221. That attack has haunted her in the years since as she suffered life threatening injuries and a crewmember working with her to try and save the station was killed. Since the attack, Carmen is much less inclined to take extrodinary risks, both personally and professionally, unless the situation absolutely calls for it.
-ASSIGNED- USS MELBOURN (Cadet Cruise)
-ASSIGNED- USS RELIANT -ASEC
-ASSIGNED- USS FARRAGUT- ASEC/CSEC
**BREAK IN SERVICE RECORD: REFER TO ENTRY 1221-A FOR FURTHER INFORMATION**
-ASSIGNED- OUTPOST 221 -ASEC
-ASSIGNED- USS PHOENIX -ASEC
-ASSIGNED- USS PANTHEON-ASEC
-ASSIGNED- USS ODYSSEY- CSEC
Purple Heart of Gallant
Character Created - June 24, 2005
Character Assigned to Outpost 221 - June 24, 2005
Medal Given on Outpost 221 - August 15, 2005
Character Resignation from Outpost 221 - November 23, 2005
Character Undelete - November 13, 2006
Character Undelete - July 29, 2007
Character Assigned to USS Phoenix - August 1, 2007
Character Resignation from USS Phoenix - February 6, 2008
Character Deletion - April 9, 2008
Character Undelete - August 4, 2009
Character Undelete - August 4, 2009
Character Assigned to Star Trek: Andromeda - August 10, 2009
Promotion on Star Trek: Andromeda - March 2, 2010 - Lieutenant from Lieutenant Junior Grade
Promotion on Star Trek: Andromeda - July 28, 2010 - Lieutenant from Lieutenant
Promotion on Star Trek: Andromeda - March 29, 2011 - Lieutenant Commander from Lieutenant
Promotion on Star Trek: Andromeda - July 19, 2011 - Commander from Lieutenant Commander
Character Transfer - September 15, 2014