Lieutenant Commander Richard Sheldon

Name Richard Sheldon

Position Chief Medical Officer

Rank Lieutenant Commander

Character Information

Gender Male
Species Human
Age 35

Physical Appearance

Height 6'0
Weight 175 lbs
Hair Color Brown / Greying
Eye Color Blue
Physical Description Although not the most imposing of people, Richard does like to keep himself fit and healthy. The mantra of 'practice what you preach' is always in the back of his mind as a doctor.
His hair has started to grey, despite only being in his mid-thirties, but he is taking this in his stride.


Spouse None
Children None
Father Alexander Sheldon
Mother Kerry Sheldon
Brother(s) None
Sister(s) None
Other Family None

Personality & Traits

General Overview "A fine officer and a fine man". That is how his previous CO once described him as being. Nothing is ever too much trouble for Richard, and he is always happy to help anyone.

Richard sees himself as a physician first and a Starfleet officer second.
Strengths & Weaknesses + An excellent Doctor with a wealth of knowledge on most Federation species physiology and psychology.

+ He can speak several Federation standard languages without the need for a universal translator.

- Can sometimes rush into a medical emergency situation with little regard for his own safety.
Ambitions At the moment, Richard is happy to be fulfilling his life-long ambition of serving on a Federation starship as a doctor.

He would like to progress in his career, but is in no rush for this to happen.
Hobbies & Interests Richard enjoys catching up on the latest medical journals and alien species psychology reports.

Although this could be seen as an extension of his work, he truly enjoys reading medical material.

Personal History Personal History to follow.
Service Record 2358 - 2362: Starfleet Academy

2362 - 2365: USS Markham
Ensign: Medical Officer

2365 - 2368: USS Rastall
Lieutenant JG: Assistant Chief Medical Officer

2368 - 2373: USS McMurray
Lieutenant: Chief Medical Officer

2373 - 2373: USS Albion*
Lt Commander: Chief Medical Officer

*Dr. Sheldon never actually joined the Albion crew as he was court-martialed and lost his medical license due to malpractice and conduct unbecoming of an officer shortly before he was scheduled to report to the ship.