Lt. Commander James McGovern

Name: James E McGovern
Department: Security/ Tactical

Race: Human
Place of Birth: Flagstaff, Arizona
Home Planet: Earth

Rank: Promoted to Lt. Commander
Postion: Chief of Security at Outpost 112
Major Area of Study: Security, Combat Tactical Theory, Temporal Mechanics
Minor Area of Study: Diplomacy, Political Science


Age: 33
Height: 6’.0”
Weight: 201 lbs
Hair length: bald
Hair-color: dark brown
Eye color: hazel
Complexion: sun beach tan
Physical Description: voluntarily bald with a goat tee, Average build - Athletic. A this 4-inch long scar on the left cheek


James would graduate the Academy in early 2373, as a young Ensign, he was assigned to the U.S.S. Venture. Shortly after is when he found out that U.S.S. Revolution, his father’s ship, had failed to report back to Star Fleet from patrolling the Cardassian border, and was now considered ‘missing in action’. Distraught at the idea that he is now the only child of his family, (lost his mother and sister during childbirth at age seven) that he was questioning his post in Star Fleet. A few months later, the Dominion war began, and his time to avenge his father had come. During the final push into Chin’toka he was assigned ground troops to take a key facility on the planet and ended up fighting for his life in a trap set by the Jem’Haddar. His detachment was totally wiped out and he was left for dead. He was found by Tom Baringer and was transported him back to the Venture. McGovern took some time to recover from his wounds and his broken pride.

After the war, he took time off his post to recover from the horrors of war and went away to the New Tagus colony in Eta Tagus star system to be with his Grandparents, and fell in love with a Bajoran Botanist named Jo Niala. James seriously considered laying down roots and resigning from Star Fleet, but a natural disaster in 2385 forced to colonies to flee. Jo Niala was killed from the 2385 tremors and again he was alone with no one to turn to. James would recover from his loss, and rejoined Star Fleet. He was promoted to Lt Commander with his leadership on the colonies evacuation from the Tagus system. Admiral Jellico would re-assign McGovern to Outpost 112 under the command of Captain Carlin, at the request of Admiral Reter. The Admiral placed him there with the idea that he would his eyes and ears on the Outpost, and to investigate Commander Kali t'Leiya.

Notes of Interest

McGovern served on the U.S.S Venture, and as Security of the Eta Tagus System, McGovern has earned the Star Fleet Medal of Honor for his efforts in the evacuation of New Tagus. He also earned 2 Star Fleet Purple Hearts; when he was wounded in the Battle of Chin’toka and the Battle of Cardassia, and the Star Fleet Cross for saving the Captain’s life in the Battle of Cardassia, when a boarding party captured the captain and was about to be executed on the spot when McGovern jumped in front to take the shot. He has been cited for 3 reprimands for disobeying orders of a superior officer and one citation to be demoted to Ensign, but was cleared of the charge and his record expunged. When asked about the incident he does not want to speak about it.

Hobbies: A mean Paresis squares player, a loves a good holo-novel, Basket Weaving.

Personal Traits: James was a strong Academy student with high scores. His
ability to find a solution is outstanding, but he always second-guesses himself
and wonders if he is doing the right thing. Well mannered but when asked about personal issues he is easily angered. He is determined but ridged and hates to be the butt of a joke. He also hates to be placed on the spot and defy the loyalties of his superiors.

Family: Mother died delivering his baby sister during childbirth when he was 7 years old, father is missing since the Dominion War, and his father was a first officer on board the U.S.S. Revolution, the ship was, and still is believed lost with all hands.