Lieutenant Commander Matt Carlson
|| Nebraska, USA
|| bringmeaslab (at) yahoo (dot) com
|| Active Player
Lieutenant Commander Matt Carlson has been a Sixth Fleet player from 2011 to the present. He works at a bookstore, has a wonderful girlfriend, and spends most of his free time reading.
Matt joined Tango Fleet in 2001. After graduating from Tango Fleet Academy as an enlisted crewmember, he
played on the USS Lancelot as Petty Officer Bejal Tarin, the captain's yeoman. For a few months, he also played Corporal Feared-by-Pirates, a Kzinti marine assigned to the USS Casey. Matt continued to play on the Lancelot through 2002, earning the rate of Senior Chief Petty Officer. He also worked on the staff of Comlink, the Tango Fleet Newsletter. He took a brief hiatus from simming before returning to the USS Lancelot in 2003, playing Lieutenant Tarin as the ship's Chief Intelligence Officer. He discontinued simming in Tango Fleet later that year, due to the shenanigans of a certain infamous former Commander-in-Chief.
In January of 2011, Matt rejoined Sixth Fleet to participate in the relaunch of the USS Lancelot. He reprised the role of Lieutenant Bejal Tarin, and, a few months later, added the character of Lieutenant Gared Wir on Starbase 418, which became Outpost Sierra VI later that year. In April of 2012, he was awarded the Order of Meritorious Service by Commander-in-Chief Brett Gann, an unexpected (and probably undeserved) recognition he felt honored to receive.
Commendations and Ribbons
- Order of Meritorious Service, USS Lancelot (2012)
- Meritorious Unit Citation (x2), USS Lancelot (2011, 2012)
- Medal of Honor (x3), Outpost Sierra VI (2012, 2012), USS Lancelot (2012)
- Citation of Valour, USS Lancelot (circa 2001)
- Conspicuous Service Cross, USS Lancelot (2012)
- Conspicuous Merit Cross, USS Lancelot (2011)
- Cross of Distinction, USS Lancelot (circa 2001)
- Honor of Excellence, USS Lancelot (circa 2001)
- Legion of Honor, Comlink Newsletter (circa 2001)
- Long Service Medal, USS Lancelot (2012)
- General Service Medal, USS Lancelot (2012)