Marc James Kidd
Place of Origin: Warwick, New York, United States Of America, Earth
Played by: Ford
Marc is an imposing man mainly due to his height. However, he is a very gentle man. He is thin and keeps himself fit. Marc keeps a beard neat and trim on his face. Very often it appears that there is something else behind his eyes. His personality has been known to be intense.
A very intense individual, Marc does know how to have a good time. Marc has fallen into the trap that many fall into. He has seen and done too much. Due to this he is rather nonchalant about a lot of situations. He can seem to be uncaring. In fact this is a facade he cares too much about the ever changing nature of the universe. While on duty he is ultra professional, bending his professionalism to fit the command style of his superiors. While off duty he is a social butterfly known to let his hair down.
Marc was born in the year 2116 on a dairy farm in Warwick, New York, United States, Earth. He was the son of a Dairy farmer father and his mother was a home maker. Marc’s Dad wanted him to take over the farm, but Marc’s interests lay elsewhere. Like his grandfather before him Marc was interested in Law Enforcement. Marc is an only child, and as such his parents doted on him. It wasn’t until his senior year of High School that Marc would have to fend for himself.
Marc’s general schooling went by basically uneventful. He experienced all that a normal boy experienced, the same trials and tribulations. He graduated High School in the middle of his class, and he joked that was because he discovered girls. Marc enlisted in Starfleet Academy as soon as he graduated. This was against his parent’s wishes but it was something that Marc felt he had to do, he felt it was his duty to do so.
The next four years saw Marc training at Starfleet Academy. He majored in weapons engineering and criminal justice. The more that Marc studied at the Academy the more that he became enamored with space exploration. He made a promise to himself that if he was ever to get a command of his own he would explore as much space as his orders would allow.
Upon graduation Marc was assigned to the Discovery NX-04 as the Brig Officer with the rank of Ensign. While aboard the Discovery Marc spent most of his duty alone in the Brig. However, this time was not wasted on him. He used it to study forensic science. Marc was interested in particular in profiling, the why criminals did what they did.
In 2142 Marc was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Junior Grade. The promotion came as a decoration for meritorious service. He was also granted a new duty station, no longer banished to the Brig Marc was now the Discovery’s Junior Armory Officer. Marc continued to work aboard the Discovery and although he loved the exploration that the ship did. He missed the investigation, the detection, he missed criminology. However, there did not seem to be much use for it on this ship.
Marc continued on the Discovery as a Weapons Officer and in early 2146 Marc finally was given a chance to show everyone what he could do. A Klingon vessel had come into their sector and was looking for a fight. Marc was able to reprogram a torpedo to find the Klingon vessel. Without this minor upgrade to the torpedoes the Discovery would have been lost. Marc is promoted to the rank of Lieutenant for his efforts.
Shortly after the incident with the Klingons Starfleet transferred Marc back to Earth. In late 2146 he found himself on the Security Detail at the Andorian Embassy on Earth. Unlike most humans Marc found the Adorians to be fairly likable. They seemed to be a species who liked it when people pulled their weight of sorts. Marc admired their honor and dignity. Not much exciting happened here however, he did get chances to excersize those forensic skills. It seemed that a fair number of crimes occurred in and around the embassy. Marc enjoyed solving them all.
2151 saw Marc promoted to Lieutenant Commander and reassigned as the Chief Security Officer aboard the newly commissioned NX-09 Avenger. The position was not what Marc had expected as there was not much to investigate. So he spent his days safeguarding the vessel from enemies. What he did learn from his time on the Avenger was how to command. How to organize people by their strengths. It was here that he discovered his desire to command a starship.
In 2155 he was promoted to Commander for saving the lives of the Captain and XO of the Avenger. One year later would see Marc transferred to the NX-05 Atlantis where he would serve under Captain Thasehr Ch'kyvath as their Executive Officer. The Captain liked Marc and the two of them developed a mentor/student relationship rather quickly. Marc could see that he was being groomed for command and in 2161 Rear Admiral Declan Ford contacted Marc and offered him the command of Artemis. Marc leapt at the chance not just to command be for the special mission that the Artemis would be assigned. This was indeed a dream come true for Marc Kidd, now he hoped that he did not squander it.
StarFleet Service History
2161 - Present
Commanding Officer NX-14 Artemis
2156 - 2161
Executive Officer NX-05 Atlantis
- 2161 Promoted to Captain
2151 - 2156
Security Officer NX-09 Avenger
- 2155 Promoted to Commander
2146 - 2151
Security Officer Andorian Embassy Earth
- 2151 Promoted to Lieutenant Commander
2143 - 2146
Weapons Officer NX-04 Discovery
-Promoted to Lieutenant 2146
2140 - 2143
Weapons Officer NX-04 Discovery
-Promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade 2142
2138 - 2140
Brig Officer NX-04 Discovery
2134 - 2138
- Graduated with rank of Ensign in 2138