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Chief Petty Officer Harris Zim

Name Harris Zim

Position Chief of the Boat

Second Position Master-at-Arms

Rank Chief Petty Officer


Character Information

Gender Male
Species Capellan
Age 60

History

Personal History Harris was born on Capella IV in the Earth year of 2370. His father was a sought after Biologist and his mother a Botanist/farmer and housewife. He was the second of four and as such got the brunt of his parent’s ire when they were angry. Harris' older sister is an artist and is sought after by many suitors. His younger brother was the warrior that his dad always wanted where Harris was average in the ways of combat. Harris' younger sister is the apple of her father's eye, and her mother's ideal Capellan woman. Fierce, talented, smart, and lethal what more could a mother ask for.

So Harris took a relaxed approach to his life, the way he saw it if he had to be the wrong one, might as well have a reason to be wrong. His parents made sure that he attended school and was trained in the ways of combat. It was here that his fascination with the Capellan culture actually sparked. He learned that your family is not just you parents and siblings etc. It is your whole tribe and in that thought his entire outlook reversed. Harris Zim became a model Capellan, albeit more of a leader than a fighter.

Most of Harris' family wanted him to join the CDF, as his leadership qualities would take him far. However, he felt that Capellans needed to take a larger place in the galaxy. Harris felt that everything that made a Capellan should be shared with the world so in 2388 he enlisted in Starfleet. Harris decided to enlist as he felt that he was better suited for enlisted life and did not want to attend the Academy. To his surprise his father came around and supported the idea of joining Starfleet.

In September of 2388 Harris arrived on Earth to begin Basic Training. His bunkmate was a Bolian named Xerxes and they got along famously. They spent many night exchanging stories. This is what Harris craved the knowledge of other beings. Capellan culture was very isolationist.

Due to his training on the home world Harris was sent to Starfleet A and C school for advanced weapons and tactical training. During the next two years Harris would come to specialize in hand to hand combat, and find that he has a head for strategy and leadership. In January of 2391 Harris is given the rank of Crewman and appointed as a Tactician aboard the USS Tudor.

Upon arrival aboard the Tudor Harris met a man named Eric Watson who was the CSTO. Eric would come to mentor the young enlisted. Eric taught Zim to temper the Capellan anger with a dash of humility and solitude. Eric and Harris became the closest of friends to the point that Harris was the best man at Eric's wedding.

In September of 2391 Zim received his first real promotion, for valorous service to the USS Tudor. He was given the rank of Petty Officer 3rd Class. To this day he has not forgotten that first promotion. He was also given a new position aboard the ship, that of Master at Arms. Harris’ time aboard the Tudor would become some of the most memorable as he received accolade after accolade. In 2395 he was granted the rank of Petty Officer 2nd Class and continued his service aboard the Tudor until 2396.

In 2396 tensions were beginning to flair all over Federation space. The Capellan was a sought after tactician as it was known to be the specialty of his people. Harris was transferred to the USS Sutherland to serve as Tactical Specialist and Weapons Specialist. In 2399 he would receive yet another promotion for valorous service, this time to the rank of Petty Officer 1st Class.

In 2398 Harris took shore leave on his home world. While there he met Jeanne Johnson the woman who would become his wife. The two fell in love right away and dated despite the distance for three years. In June of 2401 they were married on Capella IV in a traditional ceremony. Their first child Rose Beth would be born in 2406.

In 2403 at the request of Captain Timothy Jenkins of the USS Churchill Harris was granted the rank of Chief Petty Officer and transferred to the Churchill for service as Jenkin’s’ Yeoman. It seems that Starfleet had seen the leadership qualities in Zim and wanted to train him for command. The position of Yeoman would be best suited for this. During his time on the Sutherland he exhibited a good head for leadership, and a lead by example mentality. He believed that a person should be broken down and then built back up in the image of the fleet.

Fate would step in for Harris in 2408. With the outbreak of the Klingon War he was sent to the front lines, which is the best place for a Capellan. He was assigned to the USS Tomahawk as a Combat Tactics Specialist. He would serve the entirety of the Klingon War aboard this vessel. Zim cherishes this time as the best in his career.

In 2411 at the behest of his wife Zim returns to Earth to teach at Basic Training. He quickly gets a reputation there as a no nonsense drill instructor. However, his recruits would die to serve under his command. Three years later Harris would have two great things occur in his life. The first would be that his wife gave birth to their daughter and the second was his promotion to Senior Chief Petty Officer. This promotion was long overdue and granted for his service during the war.

In 2419 Zim wanted to return to the stars but his wife wanted a husband. She was sick of raising the kids by herself while he gallivanted all over the galaxy. The two were divorced when Harris went behind her back and requested a transfer. He was sent to the Prometheus Class USS Crane to serve as Yeoman to Captain Joshua Coslar.

In 2425 a large scientific conference was to take place. The conference which was occurring between Romulan and Federation scientists was being held aboard the Crane. Harris acted as the Captain’s personal assistant. Due to his leadership and planning the event went off without a hitch.

The Capellan was well on his way to achieving his goal of spreading the Capellan culture however his mist difficult challenge was yet to come. In 2429 his orders came through and it was the orders that he had been dreaming of. There on the PADD he was ordered to report to Fleet Admiral Luzol Targaryen for service as Chief of the Boat aboard Starfleet One. Zim knew that the crew of Starfleet One had no idea what they were in store for.
Service Record September 2388 - Sworn in Rank Crewman Recruit
September 2388 - December 2388 - Starfleet Basic Training (9 weeks)
December 2388 - Promoted to Crewman Apprentice
January 2389 - January 2390 - Starfleet A School for Master At Arms
January 2390 - January 2391 - Starfleet C School for Starship Tactics
January 2391 - Promoted to Crewman Appointed as Tactician USS Tudor
July 2391 - Promoted to Petty Officer 3rd Class
July 2391 - May 2395 - Master At Arms USS Tudor
May 2395 - Promoted to Petty Officer 2nd Class
August 2396 - Transfer to the USS Sutherland as Weapons Specialist
October 2399 - Promoted Petty Officer 1st Class
April 2404 - Promoted to Chief Petty Officer and transferred to the USS Churchill to serve as Captain's Yeoman. Command training began
January 2408 - Transfer to USS Tomahawk as Combat Tactics Specialist
May 2411 - Transfer to Starfleet Basic Training to teach
July 2414 - Promoted to Senior Chief Petty Officer
September 2419 - Transferred to USS Crane Captain's Yeoman
2429 - Transferred to Starfleet One Chief of the Boat