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Master Chief Petty Officer Harris Zim

Name Harris Zim

Position Chief of the Boat

Rank Master Chief Petty Officer

Character Information

Gender Male
Species Capellan
Age 60

Physical Appearance

Height 6'3"
Weight 190 lbs
Hair Color Salt and Pepper (Originally Black)
Eye Color Blue
Physical Description Harris is a tall lumbering kind of a man. His face betrays all of his emotion, when he is happy his entire face smiles, and when he is angered the opposite is also true. He is imposing with a strong physique. He keeps a salt and pepper goatee in the french style. He has also been known to be a big cuddly teddy bear. He has a tattoo of his homeworld on his right bicep. Harris has thick wavy hair that is salt and pepper in color. It was originally black.


Spouse Jeanne Zim (nee Johnson)
Children Rose Beth Zim (b. 2371) - Age 24 Starfleet Ensign assigned to the USS Pioneer Science Department
James Ransom Zim (b. 2379) - Age 16 Resides on Capella IV with his mother
Father Claar Zim (Biologist)
Mother Joyce Zim (Botanist)
Brother(s) Roy Zim (younger) - Colonel Capellan Defense Force
Sister(s) Beth Zim (Older) - Painter resides on Capella IV
Kate Zim (younger) - Botanist resides on Capella IV

Personality & Traits

General Overview At first glance Harris seems to be your typical Capellan. Respecting combat before all else, however, that is the image he likes to project especially to those serving under his command. His time with Starfleet has taught him to respect loyalty, and friendship. When off duty he is relaxed, enjoying his drink and card games. He is exceptionally proud of his heritage and will speak about Capellan life to anyone who is willing to listen. He prefers to show his culture through song and stories rather than just speaking. When his loyalty and trust is earned he defends those that have earned it fiercely. He typically leads from the front lines. It has been said about Harris that those serving under his command may not like him, but they would do anything for him.
Strengths & Weaknesses + Leads By Example
+ Approachable
+ Extremely Loyal

- Stubborn
- Impulsive
- Pushes too hard
Ambitions Harris has achieved one of his major lifelong ambitions, and that was to become a Chief of the Boat. The only other ambition he has is to possible become an instructor at Starfleet Basic Training. He rather enjoys molding the minds of young enlisted.
Hobbies & Interests Hearing and telling tales, Sparring, Chess, Strategema, Poker, Taking command of famous battles in the holodeck and seeing if he can change the outcome.

Medical Record

Personal History Harris was born on Capella IV in the Earth year of 2335. 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 2353 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 2353 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 2356 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 2356 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 2360 he was granted the rank of Petty Officer 2nd Class and continued his service aboard the Tudor until 2361.

In 2361 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 2364 he would receive yet another promotion for valorous service, this time to the rank of Petty Officer 1st Class.

In 2363 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 2366 they were married on Capella IV in a traditional ceremony. Their first child Rose Beth would be born in 2371.

In 2368 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 2373. With the outbreak of the Dominion War he was sent to the front lines, which is the best place for a Capellan. He was assigned to the USS Defiant as a Combat Tactics Specialist. He would serve the entirety of the Dominion War aboard this vessel. Zim cherishes this time as the best in his career.

In 2376 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 2384 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 2390 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. Harris received a promotion to the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer for his hard work and meritorious service.

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 2395 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 Captain John Barstow for service as Chief of the Boat USS Merlin. Zim knew that the crew of the Merlin had no idea what they were in store for.
Service Record September 2353 - Sworn in Rank Crewman Recruit
September 2353 - December 2353 - Starfleet Basic Training (9 weeks)
December 2353 - Promoted to Crewman Apprentice
January 2354 - January 2355 - Starfleet A School for Master At Arms
January 2355 - January 2356 - Starfleet C School for Starship Tactics
January 2356 - Promoted to Crewman Appointed as Tactician USS Tudor
July 2356 - Promoted to Petty Officer 3rd Class
July 2356 - May 2360 - Master At Arms USS Tudor
May 2360 - Promoted to Petty Officer 2nd Class
August 2361 - Transfer to the USS Sutherland as Weapons Specialist
October 2364 - Promoted Petty Officer 1st Class
April 2368 - Promoted to Chief Petty Officer and transferred to the USS Churchill to serve as Captain's Yeoman. Command training began
January 2373 - Transfer to USS Defiant as Combat Tactics Specialist
May 2376 - Transfer to Starfleet Basic Training to teach
July 2379 - Promoted to Senior Chief Petty Officer
September 2384 - Transferred to USS Crane Captain's Yeoman
November 2390 - Promoted to Master Chief Petty Officer
2395 - Transferred to USS Merlin Chief of the Boat