Name: Kaylen Shepard
Position: Chief CONN (Navigator) Officer
Sexual orientation: Heterosexual
Bio (Short Version):
Kaylen was born on Tevron VII in 2368. Born into a Starfleet family it was no surprise that he continued the family tradition.
During his time at the Academy he quickly discovered he had a natural talent for flying and fell in love with it, choosing to become a pilot. Upon graduating from the Academy he was assigned to the U.S.S. Arkwright as a junior conn officer.
Kaylen is well aware of his talent as a pilot but does not always brag about it, although he is prone to odd flair of arrogance like most pilots. However his...confidence as a pilot has caused him to take several risks during his career, most of them getting him noticed by command for one reason or another resulting in him being deemed a risk taker.
The most significant proof of this occurred during his time aboard the Arkwright, a Galaxy Class starship. During a routine patrol during mission the Arkwright was ambushed by several cloaked Romulan Warbirds, with its weapons disabled in the opening attack the Arkwright's only choice was to flee. With few paths open to him the Captain decided to take the ship into a nearby asteroid field, however it was too far away to reach at impulse. In an attempt to save the ship, Kaylen attempted something that had never been done before...to enter the field at Warp.
Despite the risk the Captain allowed Shepard to attempt the dangerous manoeuvre and somehow the young pilot managed to pull it off (and is currently the only pilot known to do this) It should be noted that despite proud of the accomplishment Shepard has been quoted as saying "I wouldn't want to try it again." Due to his efforts Kaylen was promoted to Lieutenant Commander and made chief Conn officer of the Arkwright, where he served for three years until transferring to the newly commissioned U.S.S. Amsterdam.