ORIGINS: Sam Shepherd

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LCDR Sam Shepherd- Navigation/Second Officer, USS Constellation

Lieutenant Commander (O-4)

  • This character was retired SD 2260.280.

Personal Data
Full Name: 	Samuel Shepherd
Surname: 	Shepherd
Given Name: 	Samuel
Nickname: 	Sam
Current Rank: 	Lieutenant Commander (O-4;
Current Billet: NAV/2O, USS CONSTELLATION NCC-1017
Species: 	Homo sapiens sapiens (Terran Human)
Gender/Sex: 	Male/XY
Age: 		31 Terran Years 
DOB: 		19 May 2229
POB: 		Phoenix, Arizona, Earth
Parents: 	William Shepherd (DOB: 2191)- Captain, USS Miranda, Starfleet; 
		Amanda Hawkins (DOB: 2188)- Nurse

Siblings: 	Michael “Mikey" Shepherd (DOB: 2217)- Starfleet (SCI, SB 11) 
		Jessica (DOB: 2229)- Federation Diplomatic Corps, 
			Junior Ambassador to Robert Fox
Spouse: N/A

A. Physical Description
HT: 		5'5" 
WT: 		165 lbs (75kg)
EY: 		Hazel
HR: 		Brown
SK: 		Light Tan; 
Blood Type: 	O-
Vision: 	O: +.05, S: +.025 (effectively 20/20)
Religion: 	Mormon
Citizenship: 	Earth; United Federation of Planets
Languages: 	Terran Standard (native speaker)

II. Educational Background
A. Academic Institutions Attended
-- Star Fleet Academy {Graduated *cum laude*}
(Bachelor of Science, Managment)
B. Service Schools Attended
-- Star Fleet Space Warfare Officers School
-- Star Fleet Command School

C. Qualifications (MOS/MOCs)
-- MOC: Navigation/Astrogation Officer
-- MOC: Damage Control Procedures
-- MOC: Command Officer

D. Star Fleet Academy Record
Academic Major: 	Management

Professional Major: 	Navigational Operations
Class Rank: 		32/340;
Reprimands: 		2
			- Involved in near fatal accident while out partying
			- Class Prank on Academy Commandant
Commendations: 		3
Athletics: 		Baseball

III. Biographical Notes

A. Chronology (tabular form)
0: 		Born on Earth
0-18: 		Lived with mother and grandparents on Earth; attended Arizona 
			Public Schools and Graduated from Phoenix Christian 
			High School.
18: 		Entered Starfleet Academy
18-21: 		Attended Starfleet Academy.
21: 		Cadet Cruise aboard USS Dallas ; passed with Honors. Commissioned 
			into Starfleet as Ensign (0-1)
21-27:		Active Duty in Starfleet
27-28: 		Entered Command Officer's School; graduated With Distinction.
28-Present: 	Active duty in Starfleet.

B. Background Summary
Sam is a man of honor and respect. However he does tend to open his mouth at 
times and give a glib or sarcastic response which has been known to upset 
certain people namely his mother.

His childhood, was average and he spent most of his time at the Starfleet 
Cultural Center in Downtown Phoenix..

The first real traumatic moment of his life did not occur until he was 
already serving in the fleet: his father was captain of the USS MIRANDA this 
was where he remembered a distrust of Romulans.

Despite his distaste of Romulans there was an incident while Sam was the 
senior navigational officer onboard the U.S.S. Miranda when a Romulan scout 
ship breached the border and crashed on the planet of Cochise III. The Captain 
& First officer wanted to blow the ship from orbit.

Shepherd was able to convince the Captain (his father) and First Officer with 
the help of the chief medical officer that despite the incident it would 
improve relations with the Romulans should they assist any survivors who 
crashed on the Federation Planet.

He was successful in saving what turned out to be the Romulan Ambassador the 

It proved  Shepherd was ready to handle more responsibilities and assigned 
him as Chief Helm Officer of the U.S.S. HORIZON at the request of her Captain.

IV. Official Star Fleet Record(Help me here)

A. Promotion History:
2247: Entered 1st Year, Starfleet Academy
2248: Entered 2nd Year, Starfleet Academy
2249: Entered 3rd Year, Starfleet Academy
2250: Entered 4th Year, Starfleet Academy
2251: Assigned as Ensign (O-1)
2253: Promoted to Lieutenant, JG (O-2)
2255: Promoted to Lieutenant (O-3)
2260: Promoted to Lieutenant Commander (O-4)

B. Service History
March 2249: 	Assigned to USS DALLAS NCC-0485 for Cadet Cruise
May 2249: 	Completed Cadet Cruise, Returned to Earth
May 2251: 	Assigned as Helmsman, USS MIRANDA
July 2253: 	Promoted to Lieutenant (0-2); Reassigned as Chief Helm, 
August 2255:	 Transferred to USS ARCHER Promoted to Lieutenant (0-3) as 
			Second Officer 
February 2256:	 Transferred to STARBASE 13 as Diplomatic Liaison to Federation 
			Ambassador Eric McKnight. 
July 2256:	 Transferred to U.S.S. Sioux as Chief Helm Officer under Captain 
			Elizabeth Romero.
October 2259:	 Assigned Command School
May 2260:	 Graduated from Command School; promoted to Lieutenant Commander 
			(O-4); Reassigned as NAV/2O, USS CONSTELLATION

C. Medals and Commendations
Starfleet Commendation Award x2
T’Pol Medal of Diplomacy
Bronze Star
Combat Action Award

V. Skills Profile
Sam Shepherd’s skills seem to lie in the area of navigation and helm. A Naturally 
gifted pilot. While in the academy young Shepherd as able to get flying lessons 
of 2 ancient military craft such as the F-14 Tomcat and the helicopter known as 
the Huey. 

VI. Recent Fitness Reports
Sam Shepherd is physically fit in terms with his regimen for his favorite pastime 
which is the archaic form of Baseball.

Doctor Diane Cruz



VII. Psychological Profile
Sam Shepherd may be a sarcastic and cynical individual but that is just a tip 
of the iceberg this man is capable of. He is extremely gifted and understands 
the nature of diplomacy and command and is a very competent officer. He has a 
unique insight due to his childhood adventures to the Cultural Center in his 
hometown back on Earth. He is well grounded and should be an ideal candidate 
for command of his own ship.

There was an incident however earlier in his career where he prevented the 
Captain & First Officer of a ship he served on from annlihating crashed 
survivors of a Romulan Delegation on the way to earth. Despite his initial 
dislike of them he overcame that to lead a rescue mission.

-- LCDR Amanda Haynes
Staff Psychologist, USS HORIZON

VIII. Current Recreational Interests
Sam is a avid baseball player. He learned the game on earth and has since among 
his most prized possession a baseball bat once owned by the legendary Joe DiMaggio.