Commander Harris Leeds, MD

Name: Harris Rodney Leeds, MD

Species: Human

Gender: Male

Age: 42

Date of Birth: 10 March 2338

Place of Birth: London, United Kingdom, Earth

Position: Chief Medical Officer, USS Swiftsure

Rank: Commander

General Appearance: Average build, slightly balding, appears older than actual age

Distinguishing Marks: Numerous scars on back from torture at hands of Cardassians

Height: 5’ 8”

Weight: 162 Pounds

Skin Tone: Caucasian

Hair Color: Black

Eye Color: Brown

Marital Status: Single

Family: William Leeds, MD (Father) – Physician; Laura Leeds (Mother) – Deceased; Henry Leeds (Brother) – Painter; Veronica (Sister) – Fashion Model

Personality Characteristics:

Likes: Studying the “Human Condition”,  Practicing Medicine

Dislikes: Cruelty, Negative attitudes, defeatism

Strengths: Strong Willpower, Excellent bedside manner

Limitations: Hippocratic Oath, will not harm others unless defending self, has reoccurring nightmares about his captivity during the Dominion War

Skills: Biology, Pathology, Etiology

Ambitions: Enjoy life one day at a time

Quirks: Warped sense of humor (find humor in things others do not.)     

Hobbies/Interests: Avid Golfer, Connoisseur of Malted beverages

Languages spoken: Federation Standard English, French, some Gaelic

Education:

Primary: Completed Grade School in 2356 with Highest Honors

Medical School: Graduated in 2360 with Honors

Starfleet Academy: Graduated in 2364 with Honors 

Service Record:

2364: Graduates from Starfleet Academy and receives commission as Ensign. Assigned to USS Repulse as Medical Officer 

2368:  Promotion to Lieutenant Junior Grade

2370:  Promoted to Lieutenant

2371:  Appointed as Assistant Chief Medical Officer, USS Repulse

2375:  Taken Prisoner by Cardassians after the Repulse is destroyed at the 2nd Battle of Chin’toka

2375:  Liberated after the Battle for Cardassia

2376:  Assigned to the USS Swiftsure as Chief Medical Officer

2379: Promoted to Lieutenant Commander and then Commander.

Personal History:

            Harris is the youngest son of the prominent London physician William Leeds.  Harry, to his friends, never doubted that he would follow in his father’s footsteps and become a physician also.  As such Harris spent most of his time in grade school studying in the library.  His classmates thought of him as something of a recluse until he graduated as Valedictorian.
            His grades were more than enough to earn him a position at an esteemed Medical College in London.  Harris studied hard but found the course work much tougher than he expected.  So once again he became a hermit and spent his waking hours in the college’s library studying.  Though his hard work he graduated in the top ten percent of his class. 
            Upon completion of Medical School Harris was bored with London and decided that he wanted to see something of the Universe.  While walking through Piccadilly Circus one day he happened upon a recruiting poster for Starfleet and decided to apply.  Once again Harris found himself in school as four years of Starfleet Academy began.  He found the going easier than medical school and a bit of a refresher. 
            His graduation from the Academy netted him a commission as an Ensign and a posting to the Excelsior Class USS Repulse.  Things went smoothly for Harris and he became known as one of the better ship board doctors.  The crew came to respect him quickly and Harris had many friends. 
            The Dominion War changed many things and Harris was no different than many others.  The Repulse saw heavy action and Harris watched as many of his shipmates were killed or forever maimed.  Then came the nightmare that was the 2nd Battle of Chin’toka.  The Breen paralyzed the Repulse with their crippling weapons and as the Repulse lay helpless the Dominion Forces pounded her out of existence. 
            Harris was pushed into an escape pod and avoided going “down with the ship”.  However his escape pod was captured by a Cardassian warship and Harris became a Prisoner of War.  The Cardassians were ruthless and tortured him to within inches of his life.  It was a dark period of his life that he has yet to come to grips with.   Fortunately for Harris the end of the war was near and the Battle for Cardassia saw his liberation. 
            Upon repatriation Harris was assigned to the USS Swiftsure as its Chief Medical Officer.  He has slowly rebuilt himself, but covers his emotional scars with a strong whimsical front.  He suffers from nightmares that make him relive his captivity and has not been able to bring himself to discuss them.

Awards:

            Dominion War Service Medal

            Prisoner of War Medal

            “Beginnings” Mission Ribbon

            “Brother Vs. Brother” Mission Ribbon

            “Gilligan’s Colony” Mission Ribbon

            “Just the Artifacts Ma’am” Mission Ribbon

            “Strange Bedfellows” Mission Ribbon

              1 Post of the Month Ribbon

              18 Month Service Ribbon

              50 Post Ribbon

            McCoy Cluster

            Captain’s Star

            Cross of Distinction x 2

            Act of Distinction

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