Paris, Lieutenant Thomas

Tom Paris
Robert Duncan McNeill
FULL NAME:Thomas Eugene Paris
CURRENT ASSIGNMENT:Flight Control Officer, U.S.S. Voyager NCC-74656
PREVIOUS ASSIGNMENT:Flight Control Officer, U.S.S. Exeter NCC-26531
PLACE OF BIRTH:2342, Earth
Tom is the son of Starfleet Admiral Owen Paris and Julia Paris. Tom is an exceptional shuttle pilot. When the pressures of living up to the family name resulted in tragedy, Paris enlisted with the renegade Maquis, only to be captured and imprisoned by Starfleet. Given a second chance by Captain Janeway, Paris is determined to prove his worth. Tom's interests include 20th century Earth history and automobiles, rock climbing, and holonovel programming.

In early 2371, Captain Kathryn Janeway enlisted the aid of Tom Paris, serving his sentence at the Federation Penal Settlement in New Zealand, to guide her ship through the Badlands to locate the Maquis ship commanded by Chakotay. In exchange for his help, he would be paroled. He was lost in the Badlands with U.S.S. Voyager NCC-74656, which was not heard from until 2374.

After U.S.S. Voyager was stranded in the Delta Quadrant, Captain Janeway gave Mr. Paris a field promotion to Lieutenant Junior Grade, reinstating his Starfleet rank before his discharge.

In 2375, he designed The Delta Flyer, a large warp-capable shuttle.

In mid-2375, in his eagerness to help Monean scientist Riga, he ignored the Prime Directive, disobeyed a direct order, stole the Delta Flyer and attempted to destroy a Monean oxygen processing plant. Captain Janeway demoted him to the rank of Ensign and sentenced him to 30 days in the brig. Rank of Lieutenant, junior grade was reinstated one year later.

By 2381, he had received another promotion to Lieutenant.
2359-2363 Attended Starfleet Academy. Major in astrophysics, 87th percentile.
2363 Posted to U.S.S. Exeter NCC-26531.
2368 Promoted to Lieutenant, junior grade.
2369 Caused an accident on Caldrik Prime which killed three other pilots.
2369 Admitted to falsifying records to hide fault in Caldrik Prime accident. Discharged from Starfleet. Joined the Maquis.
2369 Three weeks into first Maquis mission was captured by Starfleet. Imprisoned for treason for 18 months at the Federation Penal Settlement on New Zealand.
2371 Released from prison when he agreed to help Captain Janeway locate the Maquis.
2371 Posted to U.S.S. Voyager NCC-74656, Flight Controller. Field promotion/reinstatement to Lt. j.g.
2375 Designed and constructed The Delta Flyer, a large long-range shuttle.
2375 Disobeyed a direct order. Demoted to Ensign and sentenced 30 days in the brig.
2376 Rank of Lieutenant, junior grade reinstated.
2377 Married Lt. B'Elanna Torres, who later becomes pregnant with his child.
2377 U.S.S. Voyager returns to Alpha Quadrant through a Borg transwarp conduit, destroying the transwarp hub in the process.
2377 B'Elanna's daughter, Miral, is born as Voyager enters the Alpha Quadrant.