Name: Hikaru Walter Sulu Age: Twenty-one (born April 20th, 2237) Sex: Male Race: Human Rank: Lieutenant Position: Helmsman aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise (year 2258-present)
Hikaru Sulu was born to George Sulu and Yoshiko Hatoyama in San Francisco, California (United States of America) in 2237. At a young age, Sulu was always fascinated by space and the many secrets behind it. His love for it grew even more when he toured the first warp capable vessel in Starfleet, the Enterprise (NX-01) and he decided that he wanted to fly a ship someday. He'd spent his childhood learning to fly on hover vehicles and in no time he was flying aircrafts before he was even a teenager. These skills were put to good use when he finally attended Starfleet Academy. He had no trouble making friends and his peers looked to him for advice on how to improve their piloting skills. When the original helmsman of the U.S.S. Enterprise, Lt. McKenna, was unable to pilot the ship due to a case of lungworms, Sulu was first in line to take over as the helmsman. Of course, he hadn't expected the crazy adventure that came along with his newly assigned duties. His diligence and expertise piloting during the attack on the Romulan mining ship, the Narada, led to him eventually becoming an official helmsman of the Enterprise under the command of Captain James T. Kirk.