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|Assignment(s):||Chief Engineering Officer|
|Mother:||Margaret Frances McAllister|
|Father:||Liam Norman Smithfield|
|Relatives:||1 neice, 2 nephews|
Early life and careerEdit
The Farragut missionsEdit
Michelle is a technically savvy Engineering officer who loves to tinker with the ship and is continually improving its efficiency (she secretly considers the vessel to be her “baby”)! “Mike” as she is called, has high aptitudes for mathematics, mechanical engineering, and warp propulsion.
Though she is very serious about her work, the losses she has experienced have given her strength of spirit and belief in a greater meaning in life. She is a yoga master, has a tremendous love of music and art, and wants to learn to play the piano someday when she has time. She has a dry sense of humor and a touch of sarcasm especially when under pressure.
Family and personal lifeEdit
The daughter Liam Norman Smithfield and Margaret Frances McAllister-Smithfield. Her father was a Professor of Theological Science at Oxford University. Her mother was committed to a mental institution when she was only twelve. Her one sibling, an older sister has three children, two boys and a girl, whom Mike believes will be the nearest thing to motherhood she will ever experience.
She was married briefly in her mid twenties, but her husband, Ian, was killed in an incident by Klingons.
She gets along well with men and seldom gets into power struggles with male officers. John Carter, whom she has known since his days at Starfleet Academy, is like a younger brother to her, so the new relationship with Jack as her commanding officer is a bit of a challenge for both of them in the beginning. She and the first officer, CDR Robert Tacket have an obvious history that is more than platonic which is alluded to in the pilot episode and it’s apparent that he has a special knack for pushing her go-nuts button on occasion. Her respect for both Carter and Tacket are profound as long as they stay out of her engine room.
- "Now that we've stabilized our orbit, what can I do for you Commander?"
- — Smithfield to Commander Tacket - ("For Want of a Nail")
- 2227: Michelle Smithfield is born
- 22xx: Marries Ian
- 2256: Assigned to USS Defiant (NCC-1764)
- 2266: Assigned to USS Farragut (NCC-1647) as Chief Engineer