|David "Dave" Rice|
|Born:||December 19, 2317|
|Children:||Allison (daughter) Grace (daughter) Ellen (daughter)|
David Rice was a Starfleet officer who served during the mid and late 24th century. He was considered to be among the best engineers in all of Starfleet. From 2370 onward, he served aboard the USS Repulse. (Star Trek: The Nomad Frontier)
Dave Rice was born in Norman, Oklahoma on December 19, 2317
In the 2360s, Dave served as chief engineer aboard the USS Yorktown. It was aboard this vessel that he first met his future commanding officer, James Farrell. Dave survived the destruction of the Yorktown at the Battle of Wolf 359. He received a Bronze Star for valor during the battle.
Dave had been pondering retirement when he agreed to join the crew of the crew of the USS Repulse as a favor to her new CO, Captain James Farrell. Farrell wanted Dave's wealth of experience to help even out an otherwise largely inexperienced crew. As a result, Dave serves as the ship's Second Officer.
Dave is an extremely relaxed chief engineer. He lives by the philosophy that "you can do it fast, or you can do it right". As a result, he tends to exaggerate the amount of time he needs to perform even simple tasks. Most of the time, he prefers to take naps in his office and leave the real work to his engineering staff, his reasoning being that he has done his time crawling around in Jeffries' Tubes and doing grunt work, and that it is his time to sit back and "get fat". He believes that this has the added bonus of teaching his engineers to think for themselves rather than rely on their superiors to always tell them what to do.
In 2344, Dave married Nancy, his wife. Together they produced three daughters: Allison, Grace and Ellen. Although he spent time on Earth when the children were younger, he then headed back out into space. He often wonders if his choice to spend his life in Starfleet rather than with his family makes him a bad father and husband. Despite this, he maintains frequent contact with his family. Aboard the Repulse, he maintains casual relationships with the majority of the crew, going so far as to insist that everybody, regardless of rank, refer to him simply as "Dave". This has led to an uneasy working relationship with the ship's First Officer Lieutenant Commander Elizabeth Grant. His closest friend aboard is Captain Farrell, and the two can often be found drinking together, either in Dave's office or in the Captain's ready room. His hobbies include staring at beautiful women and reading technical manuals.
- "You can do it fast or you can do it right." (repeated line)
- "Excuses are like assholes - everybody's got one." (TNF "Baptism of Fire")
Summary of ServiceEdit
Dates of RankEdit
|Ensign||2344 (Stardate 21884.5)||Assigned to Starfleet Corps of Engineers|
|Lieutenant Commander||2361 (Stardate 37344.1)||Chief Engineer, USS Yorktown|
|Lieutenant Commander||2367 (Stardate 44215.8)||Chief Engineer, USS Courageous|
|Lieutenant Commander||2370 (Stardate 47433.6)||Chief Engineer, USS Repulse|
Decorations and AwardsEdit
- Bronze Star, awarded in 2340, second award in 2367
- Extended Service Citation, awarded in 2342
- Career Service Citation, awarded in 2346
- Bridge Officer Certification, awarded in 2347
- Command Officer Certification, awarded in 2349
- Citation of Exceptional Service, awarded in 2350
- Legion of Merit, awarded in 2352
- Cardassian War Medal, awarded in 2362
- Battle of Wolf 359 Medal, awarded in 2367
|2365 (Stardate 37344.1)||LCDR||USS Yorktown||Chief Engineer.|
|2367 (Stardate 44215.8)||LCDR||USS Courageous||Chief Engineer|
|2370 (Stardate 47433.6)||LCDR||USS Repulse||Chief Engineer|