Adam James Talsmin was born
on Earth in the "breadbasket" of the former United States of
America. A.J. grew up on his parent's farm along with his two older brothers
Patrick and Jeffrey. On the farm, he worked on repairing farming machinery
and other nicknacks around the house. When he turned eighteen, the dream
of space travel struck him as an ideal place to be. He wanted to go out
and explore strange new worlds, and meet people of new civilizations.
What better place to do this then Starfleet? He sent an application to
Starfleet Academy, but was rejected do to a few of the minimum criteria.
Instead, he enlisted normally.
his stint as an instructor, he was transferred to the USS Maine, an Akira
class vessel assigned to patrol the outskirts of the Alpha Quadrant. On
the Maine, A.J. was chief mechanic onboard, responsible for the repair
and maitnance of over forty different small spacecraft ranging from small
shuttles to scout vessels. Onboard the Maine, A.J. was promoted to Chief
Petty Officer, and received a commendation for excellent service. After
two tours onboard the Maine, A.J. was called upon to enter Starfleet Academy
again to become an officer. A.J. enjoyed his life as a non-enlistedman
too much and refused. Due to the need for officers, Starfleet was nearly
demanding that he either become an officer, or resort to a teaching facility.
Starfleet felt at the operational life of thirty, an enlistedman ought
to become an officer, or his knowledge was too valuable to be on a solitary
vessel, and he should be teaching classes. Effectively, the *Ronin* is
A.J.'s last tour onboard a Federation vessel before he plans to retire
back to the farm.