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Commander Sean "Shack" Byrnes

Name Sean "Shack" Patrick Byrnes

Position Chief Security/Tactical Officer

Second Position Second Officer

Rank Commander

Character Information

Gender Male
Species Human
Age 30

Physical Appearance

Height 5'10"
Weight 196
Hair Color light brown/blonde
Eye Color blue
Physical Description Byrnes is physically fit, with the body of an athlete and a strength trainer, the years of clambering around for engineering duties building on what he had already kept healthy.


Spouse N/A
Children N/A

Personality & Traits

General Overview Byrnes is an Irish-American who enjoys using his 'casual' persona to disarm people. His sense of humor is offbeat, and often times filled with sarcasm. Sean likes to get a rise out of people through teasing and humor. He is a brilliant engineer and pilot, and an outstanding Security officer. He is a man of dignity, pride and vitality.
Strengths & Weaknesses Being who he is, Sean can be impetuous, energetic, and tends to throw himself into activities with all his heart. He is a clear, incisive thinker and can carry plans to their conclusion. As a teen/young man he spent time deep sea diving off the California coast during an ocean reclamation project. Bold and fearless, this thrill-seeker kept right on going. His skills at working in a hostile environment, with no gravity, dependant on artificial life support, eventually led to a career in Orbital Engineering for Starfleet, building starships at Utopia Planetia. During his tenure at Utopia, Byrnes went back to the Academy for Security training, showing he was just as skilled and adept at that career choice as he was as an engineer. As a cadet, and then later as an officer, Byrnes earned a reputation as a trouble-shooter who would take on challenges most other engineers thought were impossible.

When it comes to Sean's humor and sarcasm, it tends to come out stronger when he is put in uncomfortable situations. The flippancy and wisecracks start rolling out before he realizes it, and the sarcasm gets thicker by the minute, until he finds his comfort zone. A one-time girlfriend told Sean that he was a 'popping out' type of personality, and everyone around him always has fun when he is there. This must have been true because all of his friends constantly sought to get him into awkward situations just to hear what he had to say, or the expressions on his face while trying to remain cool.

After 6 years in the Academy, and 5 years active duty, Sean has overcome many of his traits when put in awkward situations, but the wisecracks and sarcasm remain a constant. He is always on the hunt for the next big adventure. Whether it's deep-sea diving, constructing starships in orbit, piloting ships, or interspecies dating, Sean is good to go.
Hobbies & Interests Sean is a musician and singer, able to play 20 instruments with skill. Guitars, bass, and drums are his favorites, especially for rock music. His voice has great range, and he can hit both high notes as well as screamo moments.

Beyond this hobby, Byrnes likes to do a variety of things to occupy his time, from hiking, to scuba diving, and all kinds of things in-between.

Letters of Commendation

Letters of Reprimand


Engineering Certification after passing the Engineering course at Starfleet Academy. Has improved through on the job training while at Utopia Planetia.

Level 3 Security access and training, after completing the Security course at the academy, and time aboard ships and facilities has provided some experience

Resource and power allocation, taught by the academy and his time in service.

Tactical/communications officer for bridge duty.


Physics, chemistry, and any applicable scientific disciplines used for Engineering and Security.


Small arms training, level 3.

Personal explosives training level 3.


Mainly a brawler with some mixed martial arts training due to the hand-to-hand courses at the academy. Not an expert in martial arts, but adequate when boxing and brawling. Since coming aboard Eclipse Shack has trained in the holodecks and with Security personnel to improve his melee and hand-to-hand skills. The months of hardcore training have improved his skills in these areas.