Kevin Briggs was a male Human who lived during the 25th century. He served in Starfleet as a security officer on the USS Vengeance and held the rank of lieutenant junior grade as of 2410.
Kevin tended to be a bit headstrong and impulsive, as evidenced when he would sometimes suggest attacking enemies head on instead of first formulating a plan. He also was very willing to volunteer for missions if his commanding officer requested extra personnel.
Kevin had learned how to scatter biosigns with a tricorder from friends who had defected to the Maquis. During his time at Starfleet Academy, he considered defecting as well when the girl he had feelings for joined them. His desire to not disappoint his parents prevented him, however.
Service on the USS Leviathan
At some point, Kevin joined the crew of the USS Leviathan.
On 28 January 2409 (83164.0), he was part of a security team sent to clear engineering from a Klingon boarding party. The team successfully drove away the invaders, but the ship's security chief, Mercedes McMary, was killed in the process. Kevin told Vance L'eher afterward that they needed to press on and help other areas of the ship that were still dealing with Klingons.
On 3 February (83180.5), he volunteered to join an away mission to the SS Azura, a civilian freighter that was in distress. He did not shy away from fighting the numerous Orion pirates that had boarded the freighter, even going so far as to punch one of them. He later helped Julia Cromwell escort the Azura survivors to sickbay.
On 7 February (83189.1), Kevin joined another away team, this time as a security escort for Ambassador Sokketh to the monastery on P'Jem. Once there, the ambassador revealed himself to actually be an Undine impostor, and Kevin and the rest of the away team had to fight for their lives. After the Undine fled, Kevin and his superiors, Jason Fredricks and Tala Jones, had to face off with a group of Klingon officers. Though they captured one of the Klingons, they treated him with hospitality, and Kevin escorted him to guest quarters.
Kevin joined an away mission to Kassae IV on 25 February (83234.7), once again serving as a security detail. He did not see much action on this particular mission, but was nearly crushed by a crate thrown by a Gorn captain. The Gorn transported away before Kevin and the rest of the away team could attack him. Kevin was quite disturbed by a Vulcan corpse that had been mutilated by the Gorn.
Later in 2409, he and Walt Bozeman accompanied Th'vol Olethla and Hannah Freeman to Drozana Station's maintenance levels, where they served as a simple security escort. When Dylyp Azeli, Lucas Wells, Elisa Flores, and Th'vol went through a Devidian portal to rescue Jason Fredricks and Tala Jones, he, Hannah, Bozeman, and Kardok stayed behind to wait for their return.
When the others did not return immediately (he thought they would since they had traveled through time), he began to grow restless. Kardok tried to assure him that they knew very little about how the portal worked, and they had no way to determine when exactly their people would return. Kardok became annoyed when Kevin and the others did not sit patiently, but Kevin believed sitting quietly was foolish and continued by saying, "I thought you Klingons were warriors, not Vulcans." Both Kardok and Hannah heard something at the same time, and they rose to their feet, alarmed. Kevin asked what they heard, but Kardok simply said, "They've arrived."
Background and trivia
- Kevin was originally written into "Researcher Rescue" with a minor role as a security officer accompanying the away team to Kassae IV. His role in the story was later expanded, and he was even later added to "Stranded in Space" and "Diplomatic Orders". He is now among the list of "secondary" characters for Star Trek: Federation Legacy.
- Like many characters with minor roles, he was originally referred to as "Briggs", with no first name.
- Chronologically, his first appearance is "The Price of Liberty", but he did not appear in that chapter until a 2020 revision. The same goes for "Stranded in Space", in which he first appeared in a 2016 revision, and "Diplomatic Orders", in which he was added in a revision from 2014 or 2015. Thus, his true first appearance is in "Researcher Rescue", which was published in 2013.
Notes and references
- Star Trek: Federation Legacy – "Stranded in Space" (Act I)
- Star Trek: Federation Legacy – "The Price of Liberty" (Act II), Kevin makes his debut.
- Star Trek: Federation Legacy – "Under the Cover of Night" (Act II)
- Star Trek: Federation Legacy – "The Lost City of Paradise" (Act I)
- Star Trek: Federation Legacy – "Stranded in Space" (Act II)
- Star Trek: Federation Legacy – "Stranded in Space" (Act III)
- Star Trek: Federation Legacy – "Diplomatic Orders" (Act III)
- Star Trek: Federation Legacy – "Researcher Rescue" (Act III)
- Star Trek: Federation Legacy – "Everything Old Is New"
|v - e - ?||USS Vengeance|
|Senior officers||Jason Fredricks • Tala Jones • Ernie Hauser • Dylyp Azeli • Julian Bashir • Lenerea Mendel • Elisa Flores • Lucas Wells • Vance L'eher|
|Junior officers||Phan Quang Chí • Jessik Cameo • Jessik Zaji • Kevin Briggs|
|Other personnel||Unnamed personnel|
|v - e - ?||USS Leviathan|
|Senior officers||Masc Taggart^ • Jason Fredricks • Ernie Hauser • Jhael Onika† • Vance L'eher • Lucas Wells • Henry Fuller† • Marvin Pierce† • Koja Nara† • Mars Lionel† • Mercedes McMary† • Travis Murray† • Julia Cromwell • Tala Jones • Phil Schrader† • Elisa Flores • Dylyp Azeli • Lenerea Mendel • Jarek Davis^ • Th'vol Olethla|
|Junior officers||Hannah Freeman • Kevin Briggs • Jim O'Donnell† • Leo Anderson • Will Darrow • Thom Leiden† • Don Leffler† • Walt Bozeman • Délia Molnár† • Jessik Zaji • T'mar • Qadir • Jessik Cameo|
|Enlisted||Charlie Morgan • Nathan • John Palmer† • Rendek† • Jonah Willis|
|Specialists||Blaise Moreau^ • Vincent Petráš^|
|Civilians/Pets||Crusoe • Hercules|
|Other personnel||Laarkan† • Weller|
|Rooms||Transporter Room 1 • Guest Cabin 5 • Science Lab 6|
|v - e - ?||United Federation of Planets|
|Colony administrators||Willa Post|
|Ambassadors||Jiro Sugihara • Sokketh† • Spock?|
|Researchers||Ghee P'Trell • Amar Singh^|
|Vulcans||T'Pela • Savin • Saalar • Solak|
|Humans||Keith Wells • Michael Jones • Martha Jones • Robert Jones† • Mr. Jones • Jason Fredricks' grandfather† • Remus Wells • Veronica Wells • Maria Fredricks • Mack • Amanda Wells • Sidney Wells • Cassidy • Micha Hauser • Gerry Collins • David Hauser† • Benjamin Wells • Ayesha L'eher|
|Other civilians||B-4 • Crusoe • Danna Brott† • Thoros Azeli • Nessha Azeli • Ziphla Azeli • Nara Mendel • Loran Ziratt|
|Government||Federation Council • Federation Medical Council|
|Facilities||New Zealand Penal Settlement|
|Schools||Chaparral High School • Silver State Charter School • Tycho City Secondary School • Leran Manev School of Linguistics|
|Starships||SS Azura† • SS Rome • VS T'Pau|