Sheppard, Jennifer

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Jennifer Sheppard
Jennifer Sheppard (1).png
Career Occupation
Chief Tactical Officer
USS Intrepid, CA-1708
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander
Biographical Attributes
Played By:
Kyle DeWitt
157 cm (5 ft. 2 in.)
61.2 kg (135 lb.)
Eye Color:
Hair Color:
Tied Back into a ponytail
Fairly tanned
Commanding, yet soft
United Federation of Planets
United States, Earth
Familial Relationships
Joe Sheppard
Katie Sheppard
Status of Parents:
Both alive. Joe still owns his own attorney business while Katie continues as a nurse.
David Sheppard (33)
Marital Status:

Personal History

Born into an ordinary family, it was never far fetched for Jennifer to be competitive with her older brother. When David set his eyes on the Academy, Jennifer felt obligated to do so as well. She also had the personal requirement to excel further than him, without anyone knowing.

Unfortunately, a curve-ball was woven into her family life. With her competitive spirit, fueling her need to beat David, Jennifer drifted away from her brother. Eventually, the two reached a point where neither could speak to the other. Being of age her parents didn't approve of the sibling silent treatment, but elected to stay out of the argument as they knew that the bond would mend with time.

Entering the Academy opened up new opportunities, but they'd all been disregarded by the new Cadet. Blinded by a rage to beat her brother Jennifer jumped straight into her studies. While the other students enjoyed their four years, Jennifer pushed herself hard with each passing day. While this was good for her skills, it significantly hurt her social abilities. At graduation she was promoted directly to Ensign, a significant achievement. Even as she sensed the wave of jealousy, Jennifer reported in to her assignment.

Taking her position on the Franklin, Jennifer realized what it was like in the "real world". Not being assigned a glamorous position she grew more competitive. Unfortunately her lack of social skills led to her failure. Eventually she was transferred off ship to Space Station Sierra 18.

It was here she worked under Lieutenant Commander Dietrich Kaiser. While she openly rejected being on the station, Jennifer slowly broke out of her shell. As Kaiser received promotion to command level she expected to take over, as she was a senior Lieutenant. However, this didn't come to fruit as an old communications officer returned and assumed the position of Chief Tactical Officer.

Frustrated, Jennifer felt herself knock down a couple of notches. In the aftermath of the crew's first Krynar encounter she remained with her shipmates as they received the Intrepid. Due promotions were handed out and as she saw Lieutenant Burke appearing unsure of herself Jennifer expected a change in the Tactical Department. Despite the lack of change, Sheppard unofficially took charge due to all the Sickbay visits which led to the Chief Tactical Officer going into maternity leave.

Back in the Sol System, Jennifer was in line for promotion. However, she was over looked thank to the newest crewmember. With no liking to Kyle DeWitt she was surprised when he approached her with an intriguing proposal. There was an opening in Strategic Operations and Jennifer was more than qualified. It wasn't the advancement she wanted by any means. However, Jennifer realized it would be in her best interests. With that in mind she approached Commander DeWitt and accepted the position.

Serving in the new position was okay, but Jennifer continued to look for her own way to get promoted. With Commander DeWitt moving up to Strategic Operations Director, she was overlooked once again. The new arrival was a complete outsider. Kristen Chesit had not served with anyone from the Intrepid, or the former Sierra, and it was a bite that stung. On a diplomatic mission to Tellar, Chesit collapsed during the battle that ensued and Jennifer jumped in and took over the tactical console. With the attitude problem she showed on the Bridge, Jennifer was unofficially given command of Tactical while she reported to DeWitt.

Following the return to Earth, the promotion was made official and the Intrepid finally had a permanent Chief Tactical Officer. There wasn't any time to celebrate as a Federation attack force, which Intrepid was a part of, was heading into the Krynar's home system. Even as the battle supposedly destroyed all known Krynar, Jennifer was given her hollow pip and promoted to Lieutenant Commander.

Personality Profile

Academy Major(s): Strategic Operations & Starship Weaponary
Academy Minor(s): Tactical
Hobbies and Pastimes: Overcoming her brother's achievement.
Short-Term Goals: Beat her brother.
Long-Term Goals: After beating David, repair the sibling bond.
Personality: Cold and secluded.
Sense of Humor: No sense of humor.
Phobias: Failure
Likes: Overcoming her own set goals.
Dislikes: Being beaten by anyone.
Pet Peeves or Gripes: Being overlooked for something she deserved.
Bad Habits or Vices: While she is concentrating, she tunes everyone out and risks losing crucial information.
Achievements: Graduating as an Ensign
Disappointments: Being turned down for promotion to CTO.
Illnesses: None
Strengths: Relying on her own abilities.
Weaknesses: Failing to take help when it is offered.
Fears: That David will never be surpassed by her.
Prejudices: Anyone who takes her brother's side.
Off Duty Clothing Tastes: While off duty wears flirty outfits despite her lack of social skills.
Distinguishing Features: Nothing. Doesn't stand out.
Pets: None
Friends: Never taken the opportunity to have a friend.

Personal Paradigm Shifts

Most Painful Experience: Realizing what it was really like out in the universe.
Best Time: Graduating as an Ensign.
Most Crucial Experience: The Battle of Sierra 18.
Role Model: Herself

Career History

Position Assignment Date(s) Event
Cadet Star Fleet Academy 20708.16 Star Fleet Academy Graduate Ribbon Star Fleet Academy Graduate Ribbon
Tactical Officer USS Franklin, GEC-9003 20708.16 Assigned
Tactical Officer USS Franklin, GEC-9003 20708.16 – 20804.25 Ensign Ensign
Tactical Officer USS Franklin, GEC-9003 20804.25 – 20901.24 Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
Tactical Officer USS Franklin, GEC-9003 20901.24 – 21405.12 Lieutenant Lieutenant
Tactical Officer Space Station Sierra 18, SS-18 21005.03 Transferred
Tactical Officer USS Intrepid, CA-1708 21201.01 Transferred
Tactical Officer USS Intrepid, CA-1708 21201.01 Outstanding Unit Citation Outstanding Unit Citation
Strategic Operations Officer USS Intrepid, CA-1708 21210.09 Reassigned
Chief Tactical Officer USS Intrepid, CA-1708 21402.02 Promoted
Chief Tactical Officer USS Intrepid, CA-1708 21405.12 Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
Medals Tally:
Service Medals Awarded
Image Description Qty.
Star Fleet Academy Graduate Ribbon Star Fleet Academy Graduate Ribbon 1
Outstanding Unit Citation Outstanding Unit Citation 1

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