|Posting:||Battlestar Hermes (BS-58)|
|Rank:||(promoted to Captain)|
|Personal Weapons Systems|
|Primary Projectile Weapons:||Standard issue pistol and rifle|
|Chronological & Political Information|
|Era(s):||Fall of the Twelve Colonies|
|Affiliations:||Union of the Twelve Colonies|
Chloe was born on Gemenon and is the daughter of Richard Burmeister, a priest in the local town in which she grew up in. Her mother, Charlotte Burmeister, helped run the local temple but was otherwise a typical Gemonese housewife. A major influence in her early life was Caleb Dytto who was best friends with her father since they were children. Chloe came to see Dytto as an uncle and was treated by the entire Burmeister family as one of their own.
During her early teens the Burmeister family went through some tough times and Chloe felt it more than anyone. Without anyone's knowledge she began self harming as a way of relieving the pressure that was building up inside her from having to hear her parents fighting almost constantly. During a visit by Dytto and his wife when Chloe was fifteen she began bleeding from her arms at the dinner table. It was then that her parents discovered what she had been doing and got her the help she needed.
Richard Burmeister was initially disappointed that his daughter didn't want to commit herself to the work of the Gods but accepted her decision to join the Colonial Fleet under Dytto's sponsorship. At the Academy she showed excellent aptitude and discovered she was a natural tactician. To her surprise when she graduated from the Academy she found her first posting was to the Battlestar Hermes, the same ship that Caleb Dytto was serving on. Caleb was a little weary of this given his personal affiliation with her but his concerns were dismissed because Chloe was not legally a member of his family.
Not long after coming aboard the Hermes Chloe found that she was falling in love with a fellow officer, Lt. Joshua Albert. This broke two majot taboos in her life at that point; firstly she was prohibited from the relationship by military protocol which dictated that no two crewmembers of the same ship may engage in a romantic relationship. Secondly, as a Gemonese woman, she was expected to have her parent's blessing. With these obstacles in the way she chose not to disclose the realtionship to anyone and the two kept it secret.
When the colonies fell Burmeister's world was turned upside down. The battle above Picon was her first experience of combat and it terrified her. The final straw that broke the camel's back came when Joshua was during a Cylon attack. A part of Chloe died that day and she would never truly regain.
The Perfect WeaponEdit
Commander Bowman had noticed the change that had taken place in the young woman in the days that followed although he would never understand why until much later. He noted on many occasions that she had evolved into a perfect weapon for the times that lay ahead of the Hermes. On the surafce she had become cold, calculating and almost devoid of emotion as she went about her duties.
Underneath however she was a mess of emotion. She buried herself in work to keep her mind active so as not to start thinking about her predicament. When she did stop however it became too much for her and she soon resorted back to self harming in her bunk. When Bowman promoted her to Captain a little voice inside her told her that she was going to fail him and everyone else.