Nicknamed Wizard by the first captain he served with, Rex has always lived up to the name. Having worn many different hats during his professional and unprofessional career, Wizard has done it all. Security, Communications, Systems Administration, and Computer Slicing are a few of his official and unofficial duties.
The latter has earned him plenty of discipline marks on his record, which he strangely hasn't tried to edit as far as NRI can tell. His relatively lax attitude and dry sense of humor also have made him a bit of a problem for his previous commanding officers, and they've all found a reason to transfer him off their ship as soon as possible.
While he tends to rub some people the wrong way, his good-natured name calling ingratiates him to the sort of people that enjoy that sort of interaction. Captain Quelle, with an eye for talent, has seen enough from the oft-transferred officer to know he’s found a diamond in the rough. Not only is he a jack of all trades sort of officer that Quelle can utilize in multiple settings and tasks, when Wizard is at the flight control console he works miracles. It is not unheard of for ships to have a communications officer for each squadron, and then an overall controller above them. Wizard has the uncanny skills to manage controlling all of Renegade Wing’s squadrons without any delay or degradation in communication, allowing Quelle to utilize the extra space for other vital combat operations.
These skills are the reason the brawl Wizard was included in with Dragon during his first day onboard the Vigilant was overlooked, where chairs and other things in the environment were utilized as weapons. This is the incident responsible for Iggy installing a magnetic floor at the SSD so chairs and other items could no longer be used as weapons in his establishment. The two brawlers became fast friends afterward, further cementing Wizard’s place among the Vigilant crew.