Admiral Michelle J. Howard VCNO

Michelle J. Howard

Michelle J. Howard was Human Starfleet Officer serving in Starfleet during the 24th century.

Early LifeEdit

Howard was born to Nick Howard, a retired Starfleet Senior Chief and his wife Phillipa in 2318 in Riverside County, California.

Starfleet AcademyEdit

She enrolled in Starfleet Academy in 2336

While there she had an entry-level Engineering course with Gedna Tachion.

Starfleet OfficerEdit

Upon graduating from the Academy, Howard was assigned to the fleet tender USS Hunley as an Engineering Officer.

She later served aboard the USS Lexington and was awarded the Starfleet Cross for Distinguished Service and promoted to Lieutenant when she led a damage control team in a risky EVA maneuver during an attack by the an-Jirok in 2348.

In 2350 she transferred to the USS Hood as Chief Engineer.

By 2354 she held the rank of Lieutenant Commander and was serving as Chief Engineer and Second Officer of the supply vessel USS Flint.

In 2359 she accepted the assignment to Starfleet Academy as an instructor at the Engineering School, as well as course coordinator for the advanced Engineering Officer of the Watch curriculum. 

While stationed at the academy she transferred to the Command track, and in 2362 was posted to the USS Tortuga as Executive Officer.

In 2365 she participated in the Officer Exchange Program and serving five weeks aboard the IKS Qechvam, a Klingon repair ship.  While aboard she aquired the first information for Starfleet on the Negh'var class

She was promoted to Commander shortly thereafter.

In August of 2366, she assumed command of the USS Rushmore.  Unfortunately, the ship was undergoing a plasma relay upgrade at the San Fransisco Fleet Yards, keeping it from participating in the Battle of Wolf 359.  Instead, she used the vessels shuttles to participate in search and rescue efforts.

By 2374 she was a Rear Admiral, coordinating tender and supply vessels along the frontlines of the Dominion War.

In 2378 she was promoted to Assistant Head of Starfleet Operations and held the rank of Admiral.

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