|RANK:||Starfleet Enlisted -- Chief Petty Officer|
|:||Firewall - Engineering|
|HOME:||Toronto, Canada, Earth|
|INTERESTS:||A avid cross country skier and backpacker, Derek also enjoys camping and practicing his aim at the range with 21st century firearms.|
|FAMILY HISTORY:||His ex-wife Marina lives in San Francisco; they had two sons, Martin and Clayton.|
-Diploma, Queen's Park Secondary School
-Basic Crewman Qualification, Starfleet Reserve Training Division
-Hull Technician Qualification, Starfleet Academy
-Basic Leadership Training, Starfleet Reserve Training Division
-Advanced Hull Technician Qualification, Starfleet Engineering
-Advanced Leadership Training, Starfleet Reserve Training Division
-Damage Control Technician Qualification, Starfleet Academy
-Advanced Damage Control Technician Qualification, Starfleet Engineering
-Intermediate Leadership Training, Starfleet Academy
-General Duty Officer Qualification, Starfleet Academy
CPO1 Derek Black was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. He enrolled in Starfleet as a Hull Technician at the age of 18. Upon completion of Basic Crewman Training in San Francisco's Starfleet Reserve Training Division, he was posted to USS MARGAREE.
After his Hull-Tech training at Starfleet Academy, he was posted to USS PRESERVER as a Crewman and then USS SAGUENAY as an Able Crewman. His promotion to Master Crewman resulted in his return to San Francisco for Basic Leadership training, where he remained upon completion with a posting in Starfleet Reserve Training Division as an instructor.
After his promotion to Petty Officer Second Class and Advanced Leadership training he was posted to USS QWILLERAN, where he remained until a return to Starfleet Academy as a hull repair instructor. After his promotion to Petty Officer First Class he was posted to USS HORATIO as the Senior Hull Technician at the age of 30.
He was promoted to Chief Petty Officer Second Class and posted back to Starfleet Reserve Training Division as the Standards Chief, then as Senior Instructor. After four years he was posted to USS JACK WHYTE as the Chief Hull Technician. He was promoted to Chief Petty Officer First Class and posted to Starfleet Academy's Damage Control School as the Divisional Chief Petty Officer.
On his 38th Birthday, CPO1 Black was selected for Coxswain and posted to USS ROBINSON. Four years later, he was transfered to USS PROVIDENCE.
Returning to Starfleet Academy afterwards, Black stayed on Earth instructing future damage control specialists. After the losses of the Dominion War and plunging recruitment numbers due to the changing directives of Starfleet, Derek was re-mustered to active service and requested to report onboard USS FIREWALL to help bolster their understaffed Engineering Department.
|SPECIALTIES:||Because of his birthday, alot of his friends refer to him as "Chief Cupid". In reference to this nickname, Derek is often assigned as the entertainment director on the ships and stations he serves on.|
Character Created - December 25, 2008
Character Assigned to Star Trek: Project Origin - December 26, 2008
Character Removed from Star Trek: Project Origin - January 19, 2009
Character Assigned to Star Trek: Project Origin - January 20, 2009
Character Removed from Star Trek: Project Origin - April 23, 2009
Character Deletion - June 25, 2009
Character Undelete - March 8, 2010
Character Assigned to USS Providence - March 12, 2010
Character Removed from USS Providence - March 5, 2011
Character Deletion - May 7, 2011
Character Undelete - February 1, 2013
Character Undelete - April 1, 2013
Character Assigned to USS Firewall - April 5, 2013
Character Removed from USS Firewall - February 9, 2014