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In the 2140s decade, Harris attained the rank of captain within Starfleet Security and eventually became the liaison officer to Starfleet Intelligence. Since SI was a fairly new organization at this time, it relied heavily on Security for its assets. Harris built around himself a group of trusted collegues and and occasional operatives. One such officer was Ensign Malcolm Reed. Since Harris's division operated in an administrative grey area, he was able to conduct missions and operations that weren't authorised by Starfleet, but Harris believed necessary for the security of Earth.
Eventually, his superiors started to question his activities, so in December 2149 Harris left Starfleet with several members of his cabal following in the months after. In October 2150, Harris and his allies were recruited by an anonymous source into a newly created covert organization that later bacame known as Section 31. (ENT novel: Patterns of Interference)
After years out of contact with Reed, Harris again contacted him in 2154. This time, Harris demanded that Reed stall an investigation into the abduction of Doctor Phlox, who Harris had kidnapped in order to help the Klingons cure the Qu'Vat virus. Reed reluctantly complied with Harris's directive, but Captain Jonathan Archer discovered the deception and forced Reed to put him in contact with Harris. Harris had in fact been working with Klingon Admiral Krell the entire time because Harris thought it would benefit Earth by stabilizing the Klingon Empire. After the Enterprise foiled Harris and Krell's plans, Harris again contacted Reed, but Reed refused to listen to him. (ENT episodes: "Divergence", "Affliction")
However, a month later, Harris would supply Reed with information about the baby that Terra Prime had created from the DNA of T'Pol and Charles Tucker III. Harris only supplied this information with Reed's promise that he would again follow Harris's orders. Later, Reed again asked Harris for help in penetrating the Mars detection grid to reach Terra Prime's base. (ENT episodes: "Demons", "Terra Prime")
In 2164, he still worked for the agency and kept regular contact with Tucker. In that year, Harris dispatched him to Sauria in an attempt to find out what was really happening with the plague that started to spread on the planet months earlier, and to neutralize any future threats to the Federation. (ENT - Rise of the Federation novel: Tower of Babel)
After Section 31 was exposed to the public in early 2166, Harris and his core agents made a run for it on a private ship to avoid capture. They intercepted Tucker's scout ship returning from Sauria and beamed him and his companion Devna aboard their ship. Harris admitted to Tucker that he compromised the Section by making too many mistakes too close together and, in order for the organization to survive it had to be reduced in size and lay low. To achive this, the agents overloaded the ship's reactor and commited suicide. (ENT - Rise of the Federation novel: Patterns of Interference)
|Known members and associates of Section 31|
|Primary universe||Olivia Akomo • Caliq Azura • Julian Bashir • Lance Cartwright • Cole • Control • Dietz • Matthew Dougherty • Sarina Douglas • Franklin Drake • Enderby • Darwyn Friel • Matthew Harris • Jedburgh • Karim • Bendes Kettaract • Ken Kitsom • Ko Ji-hoon • Jhun Kulkarno • L'Haan • Peter Lawrence • Lee • Ethan Locken • Roberta Luke • Merra • Erovan M'Rill • Olim Parra • Tinh Hoc Phuong • Erik Pressman • Ramirez • Parvati Rao • Malcolm Reed • Tomas Roeder • William Ross • Connaught Rossa • Sakonna • Luther Sloan • Eric Stillwell • Aubin Tabor • Malla Tancreda • Kestellenar th'Teshinaal • Charles Tucker III • David Webb • Marcus Williams • Vasily Zeitsev • Cortin Zweller||31|
|Kelvin timeline||Thomas Harewood • John Harrison • Robert April • Alexander Marcus • Yuki Sulu • unnamed Section 31 personnel|