STAR FLEET PERSONNEL COMMAND FILE
|Position:||Chief Tactical Officer|
|Assignment:||USS Intrepid, CA-1708|
|Played By:||Kyle DeWitt|
|Height:||157 cm (5 ft. 2 in.)||Weight:||61.2 kg (135 lb.)|
|Hairstyle:||Tied Back into a ponytail|
|Voice:||Commanding, yet soft|
|Affiliation:||United Federation of Planets|
|Birthplace:||United States, Earth|
|Status of Parents:||Both alive. Joe still owns his own attorney business while Katie continues as a nurse.|
|Siblings:||David Sheppard (33)|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
|Cadet||Star Fleet Academy||20708.16||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|
|Tactical Officer||USS Franklin, GEC-9003||20804.25 – 20901.24||Lieutenant Junior Grade|
|Tactical Officer||USS Franklin, GEC-9003||20901.24 – 21405.12||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|
|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|
|Service Medals Awarded|
|Star Fleet Academy Graduate Ribbon||1|
|Outstanding Unit Citation||1|
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