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01/18/2020 @ 4:25pm

Captain Jamie Perth

Name Jamie Perth

Position Chief Medical Officer

Rank Captain


Character Information

Gender Male
Colony Virgon
Age 27

Physical Appearance

Physical Description Light complexion. Appears young for his age. Lean physique from his affinity towards water sports. Almost always clean-shaven. Often seen in his preferred scrub top whilst at the workplace, and dresses appropriately for both formal and social occasions.

Family

Spouse Cameron Vickers
Other Family Father: Daniel Perth
Mother: Lynette Spencer

Personality & Traits

General Overview Mild-mannered, somewhat quiet and unassuming. Introvert characteristics, yet sociable enough when the situation requires. Confident in his line of work, of which he takes seriously. Can be both open-minded and opinionated, depending on the specific matter being discussed. Like many from Virgon, Jamie is not religious and strongly supports secular governance. He looks down on what he perceives as backwards and harmfully dogmatic mentalities often seen from certain other colonies, particularly Gemenon and Sagittaron.

Originally a reservist, Jamie's association with the Colonial Fleet began during his days as a young medical student. Due to lesser service requirements compared to that of full-time personnel, Jamie generally conducts himself in a more civilian manner, although that isn't to say he is completely ignorant of military protocol and procedure. Because of this, some have judged him to lack 'genuine devotion' to the Fleet, but most senior officers have been happy to disregard inconsequential differences in exchange for a highly valued, specialist skillset of his calibre.

Jamie speaks with a regional Virgon accent similar to that of RL Australian.
Hobbies & Interests Jamie is an avid water sportsman, particularly swimming and surfing. He also enjoys mountain biking and long hikes, and occasionally goes for runs. He loves a good party, but appreciates his own quiet time, often spent on leisurely reading or working towards ongoing educational requirements mandated by his line of work.

Personal History Jamie Perth was born in Glenvale Harbour, Virgon, a coastal city that was of approximately 200,000 residents, nestled amongst the foothills of Mount Conara, 200 kilometres southeast of Boskirk. He was brought up in a middle-class family where his mother was a school teacher, and his father an electrician. He enjoyed a fairly happy childhood and performed well throughout his school years both academically and socially, despite being one of the quieter students.

Jamie had been enrolled into school almost a year earlier than most children his age. His mother pushed him hard when it came to academics, especially during his early adolescent years, which came into conflict with his athletic pursuits. Having been a notable member of the school's swim team, he faced significant pressure from his coaches to keep up, whilst enduring locker room harassment and bullying from team mates hoping to outperform him. The pressure forced him to quit just as he was being considered to compete at the international level, suddenly freeing him from the need to satisfy his school's appetite for medals and trophies.

Tragedy struck when his mother became unwell and was diagnosed with metastatic osteosarcoma, several days after Jamie's fifteenth birthday. Despite surgical resection and adjuvant chemoradiotherapy, she succumbed to her illness a little over two years after the initial diagnosis. Both he and his father suffered a prolonged period of grief, relying on each other for support as they slowly regained the resilience to move on.

All the time spent in and out of hospital with his mother piqued Jamie's interest in the health sciences. His passion in steering his own path towards a health-related career caught the attention of one of his science teachers, whose sister was a paramedic. Arrangements were subsequently made for Jamie to spend a day as an observer with the local ambulance service, which bolstered his determination to one day work in a similar profession himself. He had toyed with the idea of paramedical school, but with decent grades and some encouragement, went off to study medicine instead.

Jamie graduated high school at the tender age of 17, and moved onto a five-year medical degree program at a Caprica University. In order to assist with tuition, textbooks and living away from home, Jamie applied for sponsorship from the Colonial Fleet and joined as a reservist. Alongside his studies, he spent approximately one to two months per year training and serving with the Fleet, giving him a chance to work and travel abroad to other colonies. This arrangement was maintained after the completion of his degree.

After medical school, Jamie returned to Virgon and embarked on a further five years to train in his chosen specialty of emergency medicine at various hospitals across the colony. It was during this time when he became involved with the regional ambulance aeromedical service, where skills learned were easily transferrable to his role as a reservist medical officer. Although the vast majority of his professional work remained in the civilian hospital setting, Jamie enjoyed the opportunity to provide clinical services to the Colonial Fleet on a part-time basis, mostly the transport of critically-ill patients between ground hospitals, orbiting stations and nearby vessels. Other roles included instructing medical cadets and occasional administrative responsibilities. His involvement with the Fleet provided him with the advantage of applying a certain military mindset to his work, improving his leadership skills and self-confidence. He became proficient in close quarters marksmanship, a wide range of Fleet operational protocols and procedures, and became familiar with the nuances of battlefield medicine.

It was during one of his transport jobs on Picon when he first met Corporal Cameron Vickers, a Colonial Marine. Their relationship started off collegial, but became increasingly serious especially whilst Jamie was off-service. Due to the fact that the much of Jamie's time was spent as a civilian not under military code, and that both answered to separate chains of command, their relationship was not strictly a secret.

Despite not having completed his specialist training with the highest of distinctions, Jamie was the youngest of his graduating cohort of emergency physicians. He quickly stepped up into his new role as a fully-fledged specialist, and returned home to work at the Royal Glenvale Hospital as a toxicology fellow whilst continuing his affiliation with the Fleet Reserves.

At the time of The Fall, Jamie had been in the middle of transporting a patient from Virgon Orbital Station to a hospital on the planet's surface, just breaking through atmospheric entry. This masked their detection from Cylon raiders. Upon realising the nuclear destruction engulfing everything around them, and then receiving a wireless message of a potential safe rendezvous point, Jamie and his accompanying pilot made the decision to spool the FTL drive for a mid-flight jump and escaped into the vast space of the Cyrannus System.
Service Record Staff Specialist
Emergency Medicine
Royal Glenvale Hospital

Medical Officer
Retrieval Consultant
Colonial Fleet Reserves