U.S.S. Excalibur Command Crew

Captain Jack BrigganBRIGGAN, Jack
  • Serial Number: SC-667-341
  • Rank: Captain
  • Assignment: Commanding Officer
  • Vessel: U.S.S. Excalibur (Tiberius Class NCC-1991)
  • Division: Galaxy Exploration Command
  • Assignment Start Date: 45152.8
  • Race: Human (Alpha Centauran)
  • Date of Birth: 13419.0
  • Place of Birth: New Athens, Al Rigil (Alpha Centauri IV)
  • Graduated Academy: 36038.4

History:

Jack Briggan was raised in a rural community on Alpha Centauri IV. He was the second of seven children and seemed likely to become a farmer like his father and older brother. It was on a school trip that Jack got his first taste of space travel and he was in love. Studying hard to improve his grades, Jack applied and was accepted to Starfleet Academy.

Starfleet Record:

Jack's Starfleet career very nearly ended before it began when he contracted Rigellian Fever during his first year. He received treatment in time and was able to continue his studies. Jack focused his studies on the Command branch knowing it was the fastest way to get on a starship. His performance at the Academy didn't give any indication of command ability, in fact Jack seemed more interested in his female classmates than his studies earning him a reputation as a ladies man. After graduation Jack performed well enough, but not exceptionally on his first assignment: routine planetary surveys aboard the Miranda Class USS Troy. It was not until his second tour aboard the Ambassador Class Explorer vessel USS Drake that Jack began to excel. Out on the frontier Ensign Briggan was in his element. He began to assume leadership roles and earned quick promotions. His performance continued to improve through his tour on the Constellation Class USS Perseus and he was soon promoted to full Commander and assigned as First Officer on board the USS Hood, replacing Will Riker (who had just accepted the XO position on the Enterprise). After four years on the Hood, Jack was transferred to the USS Excalibur to server as her Executive Officer.

Update:

When Captain McCabe was removed from active duty due to his actions during an encounter with the Romulans, Jack was given temporary command of the Excalibur. His actions in fending off an attack on the Pallas XIV Peace Conference earned him a promotion to Captain and he was formally given command of the USS Excalibur on stardate 45825.5. Jack served as commander of the Excalibur for nearly three years earning several awards including the Andorian Battlestar and Starfleet Medal of Valor (for his actions at Pallas XIV), a second Medal of Valor, and the Prantares Ribbon (1st Class). Captain Briggan's Starfleet career ended when he was hit with anear fatal disruptor blast. The injury aggravated the neural damage caused by his bout with Rigellian Fever at the Academy. He was transferred to Starfleet headquarters for medical reasons, his condition rendering him unfit for space duty, on stardate 48???. Soon after Jack resigned from Starfleet and returned to Alpha Centauri IV to pursue his other love, archaeology.

Commander Seth GarothSETH
  • Serial Number: SC-430-9140
  • Rank: Commander
  • Assignment: Executive Officer
  • Vessel: U.S.S. Excalibur (Tiberius Class NCC-1991)
  • Division: Galaxy Exploration Command
  • Assignment Start Date: 46100.1
  • Race: Vulcan
  • Date of Birth: 11390.9
  • Place of Birth: T'khasi Colony
  • Graduated Academy: 33314.6 (Honors)

History:

Seth is the only child of Sutekh (a Vulcan historian) and his wife T'Jaan. Seth is named after the legendary warbird of the old Vulcan War god Khossar. His father's studies took the family all over the Federation and Seth's education in Vulcan ways was neglected. Because of this, Seth never mastered traditional Vulcan emotional control. His lack of training caused him to be a pariah among other Vulcans who could easily recognize his lack of control. Uncomfortable among his own people, Seth chose to join Starfleet rather than go to school on Vulcan.

Starfleet Record:

While studying at Starfleet Academy, Seth was diagnosed as having a rare but treatable neurological disorder. Since the disorder was hereditary, Starfleet medical personnel checked Seth's father's medical records, but were unable to find any. A detailed genetic scan revealed that Seth was half Romulan, his father was a spy for the Empire (a fact not known to Seth or his mother). 'Sutekh' fled back to Romulan space before Starfleet security forces could catch him. Sutekh's true identity as a spy was deemed classified information, thus Seth's dual heritage is only known to himself and a few high-ranking officers in Starfleet Intelligence. Seth was allowed to continue his studies and he eventually graduated from the Academy with Honors. Initially unsure of Seth's loyalty, his first assignment was to a survey ship, the Miranda Class USS Ranger (someone with Seth's high grades would have gotten a better assignment). Though his performance rating on this tour was Outstanding, he was again given a low-risk assignment, this time planet-bound at the Melano Colony. Seth discovered that the colony commander was spying for the Cardassians and confronted him. In the ensuing struggle Seth's Vulcan strength gave him the upper hand and the commander was accidentally killed. Seth faced a court martial but was exonerated when proof of the commander's spying was established. His loyalty to the Federation now proven Seth's next assignment was aboard the Excelsior Class USS Alamo. Seth's love affair with Lt. Sheila Douglas (one of the Alamo's nurses) ended tragically when she was killed in a shuttle accident. Seth's performance on the Alamo earned him a promotion and an assignment to the Nebula Class USS Merrimac serving on the front lines in the Cardassian War. During an away mission Seth and his team were captured and spent three months in a POW camp before participating in an escape led by future Excalibur Chief Engineer Wilkerson. Seth's next assignment was aboard the USS Melbourne, where he fell in love with the ship's counselor. This relationship also ended tragically when she was killed along with most of the rest of the Melbourne's crew at Wolf 359. After recovering from injuries he sustained at Wolf 359 Seth was assigned as First Officer on the Renaissance Class USS Aries. After serving on the Aries for a year, Seth was set to become the First Officer on the USS Okinawa and was one of the few to survive that ship's destruction at the hand's of the Kzinti. Rescued by the Excalibur, Seth was offered a position on that vessel and became Captain Briggan's Executive Officer.

Update:

Seth served as first officer until his disappearance on an away mission on stardate 46971.3. On that stardate the Excalibur encountered the enigmatic Gary Seven. Several of Seven's colleagues had gone rogue and were attempting to alter history. Unable to pursue them himself, Seven sent members of the Excalibur's command crew into the past. Seth was sent to ancient Vulcan to stop the rogue from preventing the Romulan exodus from Vulcan. Seth was trapped in the past and soon became friends with the Vulcan S'Task, who had once been Surak's greatest student but was now leading the movement against Surak that would lead to the Romulan separation. Seth chose to accompany S'Task and the others in the long journey to what would eventually become the Romulan homeworld and was in command of one of the colony ships. During the journey Seth's vessel was damaged and was thought lost by the rest of the colony fleet. In fact the ship was rescued by the Preservers. The members of that powerful and mysterious race transplanted the colonists, including Seth, to an artificial Ringworld. Seth and the others established a home on one of the enormous island continents of the artificial world. Seth eventually married one of his fellow colonists. As they grew older, Seth and his wife left the colony to explore the Ringworld. They eventually stumbled across an unusual plant that could restore physical health. Though they were both over 150 years old, Seth and his wife were as healthy as they had been in their youth. With a supply of the plant they spent many more years exploring before they discovered that the control mechanisms of the Ringworld were failing. They discovered the world's control center and attempted to repair the systems, but to do so would result in them both being exposed to lethal doses of radiation. Before he could react, Seth's wife enveloped him in a Preserver stasis field and sacrificed herself to save the Ringworld. Seth remained frozen in the stasis field for millennia before he was freed, by the crew of the Excalibur! By their reckoning he had been gone less than a year, but to him it had been several lifetimes. After some therapy to readjust to life in Starfleet, Seth resumed his role as First Officer. When Captain Briggan was removed from command for medical reasons, Seth received a brevet promotion to Captain and commanded the Excalibur until her return to spacedock for the refit back to Ambassador Class status a few months later. Afterward, Seth's promotion was made permanent and he was given command of one of the new Defiant Class ships and led her on several successful special operations missions during the war with the Dominion.

Lt. Commander Dar Jak GrelGREL, Dar Jak
  • Serial Number: SP-809-616
  • Rank: Lieutenant Commander
  • Assignment: Operations Manager
  • Vessel: U.S.S. Excalibur (Tiberius Class NCC-1991)
  • Division: Galaxy Exploration Command
  • Assignment Start Date: 46510.3
  • Race: Trill (joined)
  • Date of Birth: 17156.8
  • Place of Birth: USS Arizona
  • Graduated Academy: 39021.3 (Honors)

History:

Dar Jak, and his twin brother Jar Dak, were born on the USS Arizona where there mother was a science officer. Both twins enrolled in the Symbiont Initiates program in the hopes of becoming joined. Once his first tour after completing Starfleet Academy (with honors) was finished Dar Jak was chosen to be joined with the 250 year-old Grel symbiont (he is the seventh Grel host). Jar Dak would also be selected for joining and is now host to the Gaan symbiont. The fact that there are two joined Trills in the family is considered a great honor.

Starfleet Record:

After being joined Dar Jak served aboard the Ambassador Class USS Citadel. The only blemish on his otherwise outstanding performance on this tour was the accidental death of a civilian during an away mission, a death which still weighs on Grel's conscience. After his tour on the Citadel was finished Grel was transferred to the Excalibur where he assumed the post of Operations Manager.

Update:

Grel remained aboard the Excalibur at Ops until the ship's refit back to Ambassador Class. During his tour he participated in many important missions. His performance earned him several commendations as well as two Medals of Valor, the Prantares Ribbon (1st Class), and the Silver Palm (with clusters). After his tour on the Excalibur was complete, Grel was promoted to Commander and is serving as the First Officer aboard the USS Pulsar.

Lt. Commander M'KorrlM'KORRL
  • Serial Number: SE-185-258
  • Rank: Lieutenant Commander
  • Assignment: Chief Engineering Officer
  • Vessel: U.S.S. Excalibur (Tiberius Class NCC-1991)
  • Division: Galaxy Exploration Command
  • Assignment Start Date: 47101.6
  • Race: Caitian
  • Date of Birth: 16803.1
  • Place of Birth: Starbase 224
  • Graduated Academy: 38426.6 (Honors)

History:

M'Korrl was born and raised on Starbase 224 where his parents, both Starfleet officers, were assigned. He formed a strong friendship with three other children on the base, a Tellarite named Gurnn and two human girls: Raven Durant and Elizabeth Farraday. Together they referred to themselves as the "224some" (pronounced two-two-foursome) and they remain close friends to this day (Raven is now a Federation official on Earth and the others are in Starfleet). The four of them shared many adventures on, and off, the station. As teenagers, M'Korrl and Raven snuck onto a Rigellian trade vessel docked at the Starbase. They were found, but were allowed to work for passage. This was M'Korrl's first real exposure to engineering and maintenance and he loved it. After a couple of years working their way around the Federation Raven and M'Korrl returned to Starbase 224 where M'Korrl applied to the Academy and was accepted into the school of Engineering.

Starfleet Record:

M'Korrl graduated from the Academy with honors and his first assignment was on the Ambassador Class USS Agincourt. While on leave visiting his parents at Starbase 224 the base was attacked by Cardassians. M'Korrl and his parents were taken captive along with other survivors of the attack. They were separated and M'Korrl wound up in the same POW camp as Sheldon Wilkerson and Seth and participated in Wilkerson's successful escape from the camp. After a four year stint on board an Academy teaching vessel M'Korrl was assigned as Chief Engineer of the Oberth Class USS Van Gelder. When Sheldon Wilkerson was transferred to Spacedock he recommended M'Korrl to replace him as Chief Engineer on the Excalibur.

Update:

On the Excalibur M'Korrl became good friends with the ship's Ops mnager Dar Jak Grel. During his tour on the Excalibur he earned several commendations, the Starfleet Medal of Valor, the Prantares Ribbon, and the Silver Palm (with clusters). M'Korrl remained as Chief Engineer of the Excalibur until her refit back to Ambassador Class. Afterwards he was transferred to the Nebula Class USS Endeavor and served with honor during the Dominion War.

Lieutenant Khorin BhakalBHAKAL, Khorin
  • Serial Number: ST-513-729
  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Assignment: Tactical Officer
  • Vessel: U.S.S. Excalibur (Tiberius Class NCC-1991)
  • Division: Galaxy Exploration Command
  • Assignment Start Date: 47749.5
  • Race: Bajoran
  • Date of Birth: 16242.8
  • Place of Birth: Ka-maar Province, Bajor
  • Graduated Academy: 37392.4 (Honors)

History:

Khorin was born on the same day the Cardassians formally annexed Bajor. Her mother, Khorin Janna, was killed when she was six. It was suspected that she was a member of the Kohn-ma terrorist cell. When she was eight her father bribed a Ferengi merchant captain to smuggle her away from Bajor. She would never see her father again. She spent several years working menial jobs on Ferengi ships, pretending to be a boy because of the Ferengi's view of females, before she fled at age 15. She managed to make her way to Federation space as a refugee and applied for citizenship. After becoming a Federation citizen she immediately applied to Starfleet Academy.

Starfleet Record:

While on her cadet cruise aboard the USS Intrepid she learned something of what had happened to her father. The Intrepid was helping relocate Bajoran refugees and among them was Khorin's aunt. After her father had gotten her off Bajor, the Cardassians raided the Khorin home. Her whole family, including her father, was arrested and the house was burned to the ground. Her aunt had been badly burned in the fire and blamed Khorin. After graduating with honors Khorin served as security on a small colony before being transferred to the USS Atlantis. After serving three years there she was assigned to tactical on board the USS Ulysses. Her excellent performance there earned her the position of Chief Tactical Officer on board the Excalibur, replacing the departing Lt. Erica Murphy.

Update:

Khorin served aboard the Excalibur until the ship' return to Spacedock. She was promoted to Lieutenant Commander and now serves as the Operations Officer aboard the USS Tien-an-men.

Lieutenant J.G. Francois GarneauGARNEAU, François
  • Serial Number: SC-625-9821
  • Rank: Lieutenant (Junior Grade)
  • Assignment: Flight Control Officer
  • Vessel: U.S.S. Excalibur (Tiberius Class NCC-1991)
  • Division: Galaxy Exploration Command
  • Assignment Start Date: 47250.9
  • Race: Human
  • Date of Birth: 21676.9
  • Place of Birth: Ambassador Class USS Horatio
  • Graduated Academy: 44782.9 (Honors)

History:

François Garneau's father, Jean Garneau, was first officer on the Ambassador Class USS Horatio. Jean married the Horatio's counselor (who was half-Betazoid) and they transferred to Starbase 11 after the birth of their son, François. They raised François on the Starbase and when he was old enough he applied to and was accepted into Starfleet Academy.

Starfleet Record:

Having been stuck on the Starbase most of his life, watching the ship's come and go and longing to be on them, Garneau chose the command branch, figuring it to be the quickest way onto a starship. During his second year he and the group of cadets he was with on a field trip were caught in a cave-in. The officer's leading the trip were injured and radioactivity in the cave threatened the away team. Garneau took command and was able to lead the team out of the caverns. He was awarded the Star Cross for Meritorious Service for his actions. He graduated the Academy with honors and served his first tour in Military Operations Command aboard the USS Izar. With no active conflicts on at the time the tour was a dull one. His next tour would give him all the excitement he could handle, Flight Control Officer on the USS Excalibur.

Update:

Though his tour on the Excalibur lasted less than a year, in that time his actions earned him the Karagite Order of Heroism, the Starfleet Medal of Valor, and the Silver Palm (with clusters). After the Excalibur's re-commissioning as an Ambassador Class Garneau was promoted to full Lieutenant and was assigned as Flight Control Officer on the USS Phoenix.

Lieutenant Erica MurphyMURPHY, Erica
  • Serial Number: ST-612-200
  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Assignment: Tactical Officer
  • Vessel: U.S.S. Excalibur (Tiberius Class NCC-1991)
  • Division: Galaxy Exploration Command
  • Assignment Start Date: 46510.3
  • Race: Human
  • Date of Birth: 16491.3
  • Place of Birth: Winnipeg, Manitoba Sector, Earth (Sol III)
  • Graduated Academy: 39370.1 (Honors)

History:

Erica is the only child of Joseph and Annette Murphy, both officials in Earthgov. Though she had no siblings, Erica was close to her cousin Timothy. Because of her parents' positions Erica was exposed to Starfleet throughout her life, often accompanying her parents on diplomatic assignments. Her parents connections, and some of her own, made it easy for her to enter Starfleet Academy.

Starfleet Record:

During Erica's first year she and several other cadets were lost and presumed killed when their shuttlecraft was damaged in the Gamma Hydra sector. In reality the shuttle drifted into the Neutral Zone and the surviving cadets were found by the Romulans. The cadets were held for nearly a year before Starfleet Special Forces were able to raid the prison camp they were being held at. Erica was the only cadet to make it out alive. To avoid a major incident both the Federation and Romulans covered up the whole matter. The camp commander was punished severely and Starfleet classified the incident. As far as anyone was concerned the shuttle had crashed and Cadet Erica Murphy was the only survivor. Erica returned to her studies at the Academy, but her experience had hardened her. She transferred from the command branch to security/tactical. She graduated with honors, having served her final cadet cruise on board the USS Thomas Paine under Captain Rixx during part of the Cardassian War. After graduation Erica hoped to remain in Military Operations Command but instead found herself assigned to the Miranda Class USS Idaho doing routine planetary surveys. The boredom, and later the loss of her cousin Tim during the war, severely affected her performance and she next found herself planet side, handling security on the Federation colony on Trelundir VIII. It began to look like she might not get back into space at all, but her luck changed. Ensign Murphy helped a senior Starfleet official out of a particularly embarrassing situation and he used his influence to get her assigned to the Ambassador Class USS Zhukov. Once back in space Erica's performance improved dramatically. She was swiftly promoted to lieutenant and when her tour on the Zhukov was up she was assigned as Tactical Officer on the Excalibur.

Update:

Erica was the longest serving Tactical Officer on the Excalibur during Captain Briggan's command. She earned several commendations and was awarded the Starfleet Medal of Valor and the Prantares Ribbon (1st Class). At one point during her tour Lt. Murphy was recruited by Starfleet Intelligence, along with Commander Seth, for a covert mission into Romluan space. During this mission Erica encountered the Romulan who had been in command of the camp she was imprisoned in as a cadet. He was in exile but was scheming to get back in the good graces of the Romulan military. Erica and Seth stopped his plan and she killed him, gaining an measure of vengeance for her fellow cadets. After her tour of duty on the Excalibur was finished Erica was again approached by Starfleet Intelligence. Her assignments since then remain classified, but are suspected to involve the Romulans.

Lt. Commander Sheldon R. WilkersonWILKERSON, Sheldon E.
  • Serial Number: SE-7489-755
  • Rank: Lieutenant Commander
  • Assignment: Chief Engineering Officer
  • Vessel: U.S.S. Excalibur (Tiberius Class NCC-1991)
  • Division: Galaxy Exploration Command
  • Assignment Start Date: 45025.4
  • Race: Human
  • Date of Birth: 09971.3
  • Place of Birth: Kingston, Ontario Sector, Earth (Sol III)
  • Graduated Academy: 31703.9

History:

Sheldon Wilkerson is the fourth of five children born to Alexander and Melinda Wilkerson, both Science Officers. As a child of Starfleet officer Sheldon spent most of his childhood on the various ships and starbases his parents were assigned to. At one point when he was thirteen, Sheldon was instrumental in exposing a Romulan spy plot on Starbase 313. Though his parents wanted him to become a scientist like themselves, Sheldon falsified some of his entry papers to Starfleet Academy to ensure he was assigned to Engineering as a specialty.

Starfleet Record:

While at the Academy, Cadet Wilkerson again thwarted a Romulan spy, earning him the first of several commendations. Wilkerson's first assignment, aboard the Constellation Class USS Polaris, ended abruptly when the entire crew except Sheldon vanished during an encounter with an unknown alien craft. The mystery of the Polaris would not be solved until several years later. Sheldon met his wife, Christine, while serving aboard the USS Royal Centauri. They are still together and have two children, Colm and Samantha. While serving aboard the USS Cochrane, Wilkerson was part of a landing party taken prisoner during the Cardassian War. He spent two months in a POW camp before leading an escape. He and several other Starfleet prisoners, including Seth, were able to return safely to Federation controlled space.

Update:

Wilkerson began his tour on the Exclibur when she was just finishing warp trials after being refit as a Tiberius Class. He served under Commander William Riker on the Romulan blockade during the Klingon Civil War. During his tour of duty on the Excalibur he performed well beyond the call of duty receiving the Starfleet Medal of Valor three times, the Prantares Ribbon (1st Class) and several commendations. On stardate 47105.3 Lieutenant Commander Wilkerson received a promotion to Commander and was assigned to Earth Station McKinley Fleet Yards, where he would later serve as project leader during the Excalibur's refit back to Ambassador Class designation.

Lieutenant ThairgonTHAIRGON
  • Serial Number: SC-507-465
  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Assignment: Tactical Officer
  • Vessel: U.S.S. Excalibur (Tiberius Class NCC-1991)
  • Division: Galaxy Exploration Command
  • Assignment Start Date: 45027.6
  • Race: Andorian
  • Date of Birth: 14793.2
  • Place of Birth: City of Tarkesh, Andor
  • Graduated Academy: 36784.3 (Honors)

History:

Thairgon was born to a middle class family on Andor. Rather than be stuck on his homeworld all his life, the Andorian dedicated himself to earning admission to Starfleet Academy. His aggressive determination paid off and he entered the Academy, specializing in Command. Thairgon's determination continued to serve him well and he graduated from the Academy with Honors.

Starfleet Record:

It was after graduation that Thairgon's aggressive nature began to hurt him. While it had helped him overcome all of the obstacles in his way at the Academy, Thairgon's aggressiveness only seemed to aggravate his commanding officers. Thairgon went from assignment to assignment, never advancing in rank or position. Eventually he was assigned as Flight Control Officer aboard the Excalibur.

Update:

Excalibur's Captain, Robert McCabe, recognized Thairgon's aggressiveness and encouraged the Andorian to channel that energy more productively. When the Excalibur's Tactical Officer was killed in battle with the parasitic alien invaders, McCabe gave Thairgon a field promotion to Lieutenant and assigned him temporarily as the new Tactical Officer. Thairgon excelled in his new role. Soon the promotion was made permanent and he was assigned a Chief Tactical Officer on the USS Okinawa. That tour was short-lived, the Okinawa was destroyed in battle with the Kzinti, and Thairgon returned to the Excalibur, permanently assuming the role of Tactical Officer until stardate 46525.4 when he was assigned as Tactical Officer to the USS Remora.

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