Clive Tillman
Major Clive Tillman
Ed Harris
Ed Harris as Clive Tillman
Alias: N/A
Age: 40
Features: Hair and Eyes. Arms, too.
Colony: Canceron
Rank: Major
Department: Tactical
Position: Executive Officer

"The nation that will insist upon drawing a broad line of demarcation between the fighting man and the thinking man is liable to find its fighting done by fools and its thinking by cowards."
-Sir William Butler, 1889


Tillman spent the first part of career in the Marines, first enlisted, than as an officer, where they did their best to try and kill him from the air and space. In the words of the Executive Officer: "Coordinating aerial and orbital bombardments isn't exactly safe. Its kinda like having both sides trying to kill you at the same time, you know? See the bitch is that your side can say 'Oops' and just kinda pretend it was the other guys when they frak up and plant a 230mm KE round into your foxhole at Mach 23. It pegs your Fun Meter every time you hear some snot-nosed kid on the other end of the line with a cracking voice." Eventually he got tired of the life in the mud and decided to set sail for more vacuum-packed 'pastures'. He lateraled out to the Navy at 29 for Tactical Officer positions on Frigates. It turned out they liked him and bounced him around those for four years before kicking him over to the Battlestar Aegean under Admiral Monica Strye. Developing a good working relationship with the Admiral, he was eventually told to GTFO and make room for someone else to learn as much as he did from her. With conflicted feelings about leaving, Tillman applied for the TACCO position (as a Captain) on the newest Battlestar and managed to beat out a bunch of Majors for the slot thanks to a good record and a glowing recommendation from the Admiral. After the death of Colonel Alec Sarkis, Tillman was promoted to the Executive Officer position. He currently holds the billet of XO and Tactical Officer / Senior Watch.

"The laws of successful war in one generation will insure defeat in another."
-Hiram US Grant

Immediate Family


Taken from his application:
"…I might be lacking in what the Navy looks for in their pride and joy, but their pride and joy seem to do better at political gatherings these days so I don’t have much want to emulate those qualities. If you catch my drift. See, I’ve got three teenage daughters – one of whom is pregnant, a wife with two bum knees, and retired parents that love to tell me about their alcoholic neighbors. My sisters are a whole different sort of insanity. I’m not glowing or shiny. I won’t make Commander because my family just isn’t into the political scene anymore than I am but I’m a lifer and my family knows that. But hey, that’s a good thing…"

"You should avoid becoming dependent on any single weapon, or anything else really. Keep your options open and remain flexible. Too much dependence on any one thing is just as bad as not depending on anything. Never imitate others or rely too heavily of their advice. What works well for one may be disastrous for another. Use weapons that are most comfortable for you and feel good in your hands. … Remain practical as you ponder these things."
-Miyamoto Musashi, The Book of Five Rings

Service Jacket

"Action will delineate and define you."
-Thomas Jefferson

Enlisted at 20:
Left at rank of Lance Corporal. MOS: Rifleman
Alpha Platoon, Dog Company, 6th Battalion, 419th Marine Infantry Division

Recommended to OCS: 22
Left CMC as LTJG. MOS: Combat Controller
3rd Battalion HQ, 96th Marine Armored Division

Lateral to Colonial Navy: 29
Tactical Officer. Promoted to LT. Two Years.
CF-1163 "Theatron" - Colonial Flak Frigate

Tactical Officer. Three Years.
CLS-329 "Hairetos" - Marine Landing Ship

Battlegroup Tactical Officer. Promoted to Captain. Five Years.
BS-104 "Aegean" - Mercury Class Battlestar


Physical Features

"Be an example to your men, in your duty and in private life. Never spare yourself, and let the troops see that you don't in your endurance of fatigue and privation. Always be tactful and well-mannered and teach your subordinates to do the same. Avoid excessive sharpness or harshness of voice, which usually indicates the man who has shortcomings of his own to hide."
-Field Marshall Erwin Rommel

Standing just over six feet, Tillman is a squared structure of a man with broad shoulders and a lean frame. Balding slowly, his dark blonde hair is still kept trimmed very close to his head. He looks a bit older than he his nearly forty years, though, with an angled jaw and deep-set blue-green eyes. Crows feet at the edges of those eyes speak to a man with a good number of years squinting into the sun. A few wrinkles can be seen on his forehead as well as a couple on his cheeks.

Tillman is dressed in a Colonial officer's uniform. The medium blue jacket is tucked into matching trousers, with a black, brass-buckled belt around the waist. A softer, darker blue fabric decorates the shoulders. The black buttons are off-center, running up the right hand side of the tunic. The left breast sports a single button-down pocket. On his left sleeve is the black, gold and white Battlestar Cerberus patch. The pins on his collar show a rank of Major.


"Nature never deceives us; it is we who deceive ourselves."
-Jean Jacques Rousseau


"Keep open and friendly relations with everyone you work with and you will be much more effective. Keep in mind that there are sometimes contentious, power-hungry manipulators who look for any little mistake, even from the new, untrained workers, to make fun of, because doing so makes them feel more secure. In combat, these types of people will betray their own men and take credit for the deeds of others. Avoid them."
-Daidoji Yuzan, The Code of the Warrior

Michael_icon.jpg Traitor. Copy. Fake. Treasonous Motherfrakker. …Gods, I hope not.

Recent Logs


"It is not the critic who counts, not the one who points out how the strong man stumbled or how the doer of deeds might have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred with sweat and dust and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, if he wins, knows the triumph of high achievement; and who, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."
-"The Man in the Arena"
President Theodore Roosevelt, Paris Sorbonne

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