McCoy, Admiral Leonard

Leonard McCoy, 2293
DeForest Kelley
FULL NAME:Dr. Leonard H. McCoy
CURRENT ASSIGNMENT:Medical Facilites Inspector, Starfleet Medical
PREVIOUS ASSIGNMENT:Chief Medical Officer, U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-A
PLACE OF BIRTH:2227, Earth
Nicknamed 'Bones' by his longtime friend and commander, Captain James T. Kirk, McCoy replaced Mark Piper as chief medical officer in 2266 on one of the ship's five-year missions but clearly became the most renowned. By that first year he had already won the commendations of Legion of Honor, awards of valor, and was decorated by Starfleet Surgeons.

His temperament was sometimes argumentative, a cynic's outer crustiness masking deep caring beneath the surface. His "old South" roots led to the old-time physician manner of doctoring, with a Southern accent that was most apparent when under stress. He distrusts transporter technology and travels by shuttlecraft whenever possible.

McCoy was married once and later divorced, a relationship never discussed except for his one daughter, Joanna, who later graduated from nursing school. In the era before ship's counselors, McCoy played his role as psychologist expertly to the hilt — especially for the ship's two senior officers. As such an emotional watchdog he was not afraid to take on his captain, but it was his running battle of wits with Spock which became legendary. Spock showed his true feelings, though, as when inviting McCoy down to Vulcan for his "wedding" and in storing his katra with him before a known suicidal saving of their ship before the Genesis detonation.
2245-2249 Attended University of Mississippi
2249-2253 Attended Medical School
2266 Assigned to U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701, Chief Medical Officer, rank Lt. Commander
2270 Retired to private medical practice
2272 Reinstated, rank of Commander; Assigned to U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 refit, Capt. Will Decker
2277 Assigned to Starfleet Medical, cadet training
2285 Participated in rescue of Project Genesis development team from Khan who had taken control of the U.S.S. Reliant
2286 Inquiry dismisses charges related to theft of U.S.S. Enterprise in 2285
2286 Assigned to U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-A, Chief Medical Officer
2293 Scheduled for retirement; called to service for Khitomer peace mission, rescued from Rura Penthe
2364 As retired admiral, gave inspection tour of new Galaxy-class U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D