Malcolm Reed

Tactical and armory officer for the Enterprise

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Reed’s parents are Stuart and Mary, and he has a sister, Madeline. They appeared on-screen in the episode “Silent Enemy” while communicating with Enterprise. In addition to his parents and sister, other relatives also known are an Uncle Archie and two spinster aunts.
Reed’s great-uncle was in the British Royal Navy on Earth, but was killed in action while chief engineer of the HMS Clement (a submarine that struck a mine, a left over from an unmentioned war). Reed has a strong appreciation for his uncle, not only because of the heroics of this relative, but because they both share a common condition: aquaphobia, or the fear of drowning. He is one of the few men in his family who did not join the Royal Navy, a fact which led to some friction with his father, who is also a Royal Navy veteran. Reed is also an Eagle Scout, obtaining 28 Merit Badges, two more than his commanding officer, Jonathan Archer.
Reed is responsible for the development of or contributing to the development of procedures that are used throughout the star trek timeline. In the episode Singularity Reed develops what would be known as the Tactical Alert. Which would bring the ship to battle readiness at a moments notice. This was jokingly referred to by Commander Tucker as the “Reed Alert”. Reed initially liked the idea but then decided it was “a bit narcissistic”. The Tactical Alert would evolve into the condition “Red Alert” and “Yellow Alert” used in all other Star Trek series.

Malcolm Reed

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