Born in Montreal, Canada, DeSalle was unsure of what department to focus in originally and earned a high rating in engineering. Always knowing in his gut that the helm was where he belonged, he eventually set out to pursue it when Sulu took a sabbatical for more training at the Academy. When Sulu returned he realized the man was not a threat but a friend and shipmate, and an opportunity to further better himself. DeSalle sees Kirk not only as a role model, not only as a commander, but as a total inspiration... and is resolved to live up to his expectations.DeSalle is alternate Helm Officer. In the past he has served in both Security and Engineering, and when not at the helm he can be found manning the Engineering console in Scotty’s place.