|Born||2889, 2900 (between)|
|Role||Steve "Old Man" Colton, Lt Cdr SQ42|
|Citizenship Status||UEE Citizen|
|Unit||5th Fleet, 87th Battle Group|
|Years of Service||? - Present|
Steve Colton, nickname: "Old Man" is a member of the UEE Navy. Assigned to 5th Fleet, he serves as flight instructor, holding the rank of Lieutenant Commander onboard the UEES Stanton. His nickname "Old Man" has his origin in his first mission. While the entire crew of his ship was wiped out, Colton survived. He appears in Squadron 42, played by Mark Hamill.
"To those who know him, Old Man is an institution of the UEE Navy. Throughout his career, he's flown every kind of ship, on every kind of mission. He has seen it all and it makes him an incredible teacher to up-and-coming pilots. Unfortunately, he is not a people-person. He doesn't as much teach as 'hammer into shape.' By all accounts Old Man should be much higher in the chain of command, but his bluntness and refusal to soften or censor his criticism have rubbed enough people the wrong way to stymie what could have been a promising career. Underneath it all though, Old Man is a believer in the Navy and what it stands for. To that end, he's actually quite selfless and perfectly content devoting himself to something that's bigger than he is. Old Man also has a very clear notion of right and wrong. He believes in justice: while the system may be unreliable, the idea is right and something that Humanity must aspire toward."
- CitizenCon 2948 Panel: What a Bunch of Characters
- Squadron 42: The Morrow Tour (LIVE Version) (Squadron 42: Preview) from 2015-10-10. Accessed 2016-11-05.
- Mark Hamill Interview with PC Gamer, from 2015-11-19, accessed 2016-10-16
- Answer the Call
- Imdb - Squadron 42