Profile Overview

Harris Zim

Capellan Male

Character Information

Rank & Address

Master Chief Petty Officer Zim


Captain's Yeoman
USS Carlsbad


Harris Zim


Capella IV


Harris is one of very few Capellans in Starfleet. In the immidiate he would like to learn all he can while rising through the ranks and help his people advance. In the long term he would like to become an instructor at Starfleet Academy. He rather enjoys molding the minds of young officers.


Height 6’10”

Weight 230 lbs

Hair Color Salt & Pepper

Eye Color Blue

Physical Description Harris is a tall lumbering kind of a man. His face betrays all of his emotion, when he is happy his entire face smiles, and when he is angered the opposite is also true. He is imposing with a strong physique. He keeps a salt and pepper goatee in the french style. He has also been known to be a big cuddly teddy bear. He has a tattoo of his homeworld on his right bicep. Harris has thick wavy hair that is salt and pepper in color. It was originally black.


At first glance Harris seems to be your typical Capellan. Respecting combat before all else, however, that is the image he likes to project especially to those serving under his command. His time with Starfleet has taught him to respect loyalty, and friendship, and how those traits could be beneficial as well. When off duty he is relaxed, enjoying his drink and card games. He is exceptionally proud of his heritage and will speak about Capellan life to anyone who is willing to listen. He prefers to show his culture through song and stories rather than just speaking. When his loyalty and trust is earned he defends those that have earned it fiercely. He typically leads from the front lines. It has been said about Harris that those serving under his command may not like him, but they would do anything for him.
Strengths, Weaknesses

+ Leads By Example
+ Approachable
+ Extremely Loyal

– Stubborn
– Impulsive
– Pushes too hard

Hobbies, Interests, Likes, and Dislikes

Hearing and telling tales, Sparring, Chess, Poker, Discussing famous battles to see if he would do things differently than the commanders of the battles.
Languages Known

Federation Standard, Capellan, Vulcan

Defining Quotes and/or Character Beliefs

“A good plan today, violently executed, is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.”
-General George S Patton US Army-


Harris was born on Capella IV in the Earth year of 2370. His father was a sought after Biologist and his mother a Botanist/farmer and housewife. He was the second of four and as such got the brunt of his parent’s ire when they were angry. Harris’ older sister is an artist and is sought after by many suitors. His younger brother was the warrior that his dad always wanted where Harris was average in the ways of combat. Harris’ younger sister is the apple of her father’s eye, and her mother’s ideal Capellan woman. Fierce, talented, smart, and lethal what more could a mother ask for.

So Harris took a relaxed approach to his life, the way he saw it if he had to be the wrong one, might as well have a reason to be wrong. His parents made sure that he attended school and was trained in the ways of combat. It was here that his fascination with the Capellan culture actually sparked. He learned that your family is not just you parents and siblings etc. It is your whole tribe and in that thought his entire outlook reversed. Harris Zim became a model Capellan, albeit more of a leader than a fighter.

Most of Harris’ family wanted him to join the CDF, as his leadership qualities would take him far. However, he felt that Capellans needed to take a larger place in the galaxy. Harris felt that everything that made a Capellan should be shared with the world so in 2388 he enlisted in Starfleet. Harris decided to enlist as he felt that he was better suited for enlisted life and did not want to attend the Academy. To his surprise his father came around and supported the idea of joining Starfleet.

In September of 2388 Harris arrived on Earth to begin Basic Training. His bunkmate was a Bolian named Xerxes and they got along famously. They spent many night exchanging stories. This is what Harris craved the knowledge of other beings. Capellan culture was very isolationist.

Due to his training on the home world Harris was sent to Starfleet A and C school for advanced weapons and tactical training. During the next two years Harris would come to specialize in hand to hand combat, and find that he has a head for strategy and leadership. In January of 2391 Harris is given the rank of Crewman and appointed as a Tactician aboard the USS Tudor.

Upon arrival aboard the Tudor Harris met a man named Eric Watson who was the CSTO. Eric would come to mentor the young enlisted. Eric taught Zim to temper the Capellan anger with a dash of humility and solitude. Eric and Harris became the closest of friends to the point that Harris was the best man at Eric’s wedding.

In September of 2391 Zim received his first real promotion, for valorous service to the USS Tudor. He was given the rank of Petty Officer 3rd Class. To this day he has not forgotten that first promotion. He was also given a new position aboard the ship, that of Master at Arms. Harris’ time aboard the Tudor would become some of the most memorable as he received accolade after accolade. In 2395 he was granted the rank of Petty Officer 2nd Class and continued his service aboard the Tudor until 2396.

In 2396 tensions were beginning to flair all over Federation space. The Capellan was a sought after tactician as it was known to be the specialty of his people. Harris was transferred to the USS Sutherland to serve as Tactical Specialist and Weapons Specialist. In 2399 he would receive yet another promotion for valorous service, this time to the rank of Petty Officer 1st Class.

In 2398 Harris took shore leave on his home world. While there he met Jeanne Johnson the woman who would become his wife. The two fell in love right away and dated despite the distance for three years. In June of 2401 they were married on Capella IV in a traditional ceremony. Their first child Rose Beth would be born in 2406.

In 2401 at the request of Captain Timothy Jenkins of the USS Churchill Harris was granted the rank of Chief Petty Officer and transferred to the Churchill for service as Jenkin’s’ Yeoman. It seems that Starfleet had seen the leadership qualities in Zim and wanted to train him for command. The position of Yeoman would be best suited for this. During his time on the Sutherland he exhibited a good head for leadership, and a lead by example mentality. He believed that a person should be broken down and then built back up in the image of the fleet.

Service Record

Date Position Posting Rank
2388 Crewman Recruit Starfleet Basic Training
Crewman Recruit
2389 - 2390 Crewman Apprentice Starfleet A School for Master At Arms
Crewman Apprentice
2390 - 2391 Crewman Apprentice Starfleet C School for Starship Tactics
Crewman Apprentice
2391 Tactical Technician USS Tudor
2391 - 2393 Master At Arms USS Tudor
Petty Officer 3rd Class
2393 - 2395 Weapons Specialist USS Sutherland
Petty Officer 2nd Class
2395 - 2397 Weapons Specialist USS Sutherland
Petty Officer 1st Class
2397 - 2399 Chief of The Boat USS Pioneer
Chief Petty Officer
2399 - 2401 Chief of The Boat USS Pioneer
Senior Chief Petty Officer
2401 - Present Captain's Yeoman USS Carlsbadt
Master Chief Petty Officer