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For the mirror universe counterpart, see Malcolm Reed (mirror).

Malcolm Reed was a male human Starfleet officer, who served on the Enterprise under Captain Jonathan Archer, from the years 2151 to 2161 and later served as Captain of the USS Pioneer. He was born on the planet Earth in the country of England.

Early lifeEdit

Malcolm was attending the Evington Academy as a boy in 2136, when he heard the sounds of a fight. Malcolm investigated and discovered several older students delivering a horrendous beating to a defenseless student named Victor Renslow.

Malcolm, swinging a rake, came to Victor's defense and got the older boys to retreat. The older students, led by a boy named Leslie Morris, retaliated immediately after, savagely beating Malcolm and attempting to drown him in a school fountain.

Malcolm was saved by the fortuitous arrival on the scene of a member of the school's faculty. Despite the timely rescue, the incident scarred Malcolm with a pathological fear of drowning and large bodies of water. This phobia would remain with him well into his adult life.

In the two years that followed, Malcolm planned his revenge by befriending and tutoring several larger students and gaining their loyalty. Two years to the day after his savage beating, Malcolm and his cohorts ambushed Morris and beat him to a pulp. When Malcolm saw the fear in Morris' eyes, he realized that he had sunk to Morris' level, and was no better than he.

After this incident, Malcolm decided that if he couldn't serve on the sea, a family tradition, then he'd serve in the stars, where he hoped to find redemption. (ENT novel: Last Full Measure)


Early careerEdit

As a cadet, Reed, along with first-year cadet John Mayhill, was on a tour of the Cochrane Research Facility on Sirius IV when the reactor exploded. Twenty people, including Mayhill, were trapped in the radioactive core, and Reed watched them die of radiation poisoning from the shielded observation room. Even years afterwards, Reed would occasionally have nightmares about that day. (ENT novel: What Price Honor?)

Section 31Edit

When Reed was an ensign, he was recruited by the rogue covert intelligence agency that would be come to known by some as Section 31. Reed joined Section 31's ranks willingly, believing that serving the bureau would lead to life of adventure and excitement. He soon grew uncomfortable with Section 31's methods, and tendered his resignation to an agent named Harris. In later years, during his time on the Enterprise, Reed would learn that Harris would not let him leave the bureau's ranks so easily. (ENT episode: "Affliction")


Reed was assigned as armory officer aboard the Enterprise (NX-01) in April of 2151, under Captain Jonathan Archer.

In the second year of the Enterprise's historic exploratory mission, Reed was forced to kill Ensign Alana Hart, with whom he had a brief romantic relationship, when an alien took over her mind and body and attempted to sabotage Enterprise. (ENT novel: What Price Honor?)

During Enterprise's mission in the Delphic Expanse to find the Xindi, in 2153, Reed was disturbed by the methods that Captain Archer used (torture and threat of death) to get information out of prisoners who might have crucial information about the Xindi. Remembering the lesson he learned in his youth, he felt that they couldn't save humanity from the Xindi by sinking to their level. (ENT novel: Last Full Measure; ENT episode: "Anomaly")

By late 2156, Reed had been promoted to lieutenant commander. (ENT novel: To Brave the Storm)

Reed served on the Enterprise throughout the war with the Romulan Star Empire, until the vessel's decommissioning in the year 2160, shortly before the formation of the United Federation of Planets. (ENT episode: "These Are the Voyages...")


In 2162, Reed served as Captain T'Pol's first officer aboard the USS Endeavour, when he received a promotion to captain and was given command of the Intrepid-class USS Pioneer. Before leaving the Endeavour, Doctor Phlox gave Reed a physical examination, which revealed that the transporter had caused severe damage to Reed's reproductive organs.

In 2163, Reed oversaw efforts by Doctor Tobin Dax's team to integrate various Federation technologies aboard the ship. This effort saw the Pioneer create an unstable wormhole with its warp drive and become trapped in the atmosphere of a super-Jovian planet with a radiation belt. In response, Reed ordered his crew onto the ship's catwalk for protection, while engineers tried to repair the ship's propulsion systems. When it seemed the engineers would not be able to fix the ship before it was destroyed, Reed held a very earnest talk with his crew and informed them that he was proud of every one of them. Eventually, Reed approved a plan to contact the cloud whales and ask them for help. The cloud whales did help and the Pioneer was able to escape intact. After that incident, Reed was able to have dinner with T'Pol and Admiral Archer in the Pioneer's captain's mess. (ENT - Rise of the Federation novel: A Choice of Futures)

In 2165, while looking for the Ware main hub with a Starfleet task force, Trip Tucker disguised as temporary Chief Engineer Philip Collier argued with Malcolm that the Ware's medical technology could repair the damage the transporter had done to his reproductive system. Malcolm refused stating that he would not take advantage of a system for his own benefit which had cost too many lives of so many species throughout the quadrant. (ENT - Rise of the Federation novel: Uncertain Logic)


location assignment dates rank or rate assignment insignia rank insignia
section 31 operative ensign Earth ops ens
Enterprise (NX-01) armory officer 2151-2156 lieutenant NX01patch Earth ops lt
armory officer/second officer 2156-2160 lieutenant commander Earth ops ltcmdr
USS Endeavour first officer -2162 commander Cmd cmr 2160s
USS Pioneer commanding officer 2162- captain Cmd capt 2160s

Alternate versionsEdit

Mirror universeEdit

For Reed's mirror universe counterpart, see Malcolm Reed (mirror).

In the mirror universe, Major Malcolm Reed was the Terran commander of the MACO detachment on the ISS Enterprise, as well as armory officer.



Known members and associates of Section 31
Primary universe Caliq AzuraJulian BashirLance CartwrightColeDietzMatthew DoughertySarina DouglasFranklin DrakeEnderbyDarwyn FrielHarrisJedburghBendes KettaractKen KitsomJhun KulkarnoL'HaanPeter LawrenceEthan LockenRoberta LukeMerraErovan M'RillTinh Hoc PhuongErik PressmanMalcolm ReedTomas RoederWilliam RossConnaught RossaSakonnaLuther SloanAubin TaborMalla TancredaKestellenar th'TeshinaalCharles Tucker IIIDavid WebbVasily ZeitsevCortin Zweller 31
alternate reality Thomas HarewoodJohn HarrisonRobert AprilAlexander MarcusYuki Suluunnamed Section 31 personnel
Enterprise (NX-01) personnel
Earth Starfleet personnel AlmackJ. AndersonAnsaraJ.B. ArcherBairdL. BilaniBillyBishopK. BorovskyM. BurchBurrowsCamachoCarstairsR. ChandraColeCookCravensE. CutlerDanielsDiazDickisonDuelJ. EdwardsM. FinckeFosterA. GaetaGarverA. HartHessJ. HornHutchisonKelbyJ. KellyKimballKoJ. LeeE. LeydonF. MarcelT. MayweatherM. McCallMeirNguyenE. NovakovichD. O'NeillPerkinsPhloxPointerM. ReedA. RhodesK. RileyM. RostovK.P. RyanA. al SaedSalvatoreSantiniH. SatoStepanczykJ. TaylorT'PolTomC. Tucker IIID. WalshWilliamsZabel Seal of United Earth NX01patch
MACO contingent D. ChangA. ColeC. EbyS. GuitierrezJ. HayesM. KellyN. KemperT. KimuraD. McCammonJ. McKenzieS. MoneyM. PeruzziW. Woods Seal of United Earth MACO
Endeavour personnel
United Earth, Earth Starfleet Endeavour (NX-class) GoldserS. ReynardSheaE. StilesWinchester Seal of United Earth United Earth Starfleet emblem
Federation, Starfleet USS Endeavour (Columbia-class) AbnettB. AlonzoB. BragenM. ChiangCurryE. CutlerP. JanleyT. KimuraI. LegattS. MoneyP. OrtegaPhloxM. ReedA. ch'RevashM. RomaineH. SatoTeskaT'PolB. ValmarZircher Ufp-emblem Starfleet Command logo
USS Endeavour (Icarus-class) Shannon USS Endeavor
(alternate reality)
USS Endeavour (Constitution-class) BernsteinBradsh'DastisarH. EstradaFaranR. GarrettB. GriffinHalseA. KhatamiS. KlisiewiczK. LaMartinaJ. La SalaA. LeoneB. MalmatM. McCormackP. McGibbonB.g. MogMullerNaulsNeelakantaNelsonP. NortonM. RiceRoderickth'ShendilethSikalK. StanoStegbauerThorsenT'PesZhao Sunnamed USS Endeavour (NCC-1895) personnel
USS Endeavour (Nebula-class) J. AmasovC. BarnesN. Kyprios
Pioneer personnel
Federation Starfleet Y. AchratiBergmannChenP. CollierT. DaxC. DetzelB. GrevJ. GuzmanKanoKarthikeyanE. KemalS. A. KirkKonicekT. LiaoT. MayweatherK. MishimaP. MorrowK. NdiayeA. OsunwokeH. PolanskiM. ReedR. SanguptaA. SheehanR. TallaricoA. TatopolousV. WilliamsS. Yuan Ufp-emblem United Earth Starfleet Emblem
Intrepid personnel
SS Intrepid (Intrepid-class prototype) C. RamirezM. Reed (alternate timeline) Intrepid (NX-07, NX-class) R. BrazziA. ByelevH. CroftJ. LambertG. LarssenG. ToussaintZ. al-QatabiY.Kawazana Seal of United Earth United Earth Starfleet emblem
USS Intrepid (NCC-1631, Constitution-class) GarthSpiak USS Intrepid II (Constitution-class) SetekSehlkSi'jskSobekSuvukT'KihaT'LeiarT'Noy Ufp-emblem Starfleet Command logo
USS Intrepid II (Oberth-class) AthertonClaytonChangDiverDuchampsL. McCoyF. MercierRichardsSpockN. Uhura
USS Intrepid (NCC-38907, Excelsior-class) D. DieghanS. RozhenkoJ. TavaresTobias USS Intrepid (NCC-74600, Intrepid-class prototype) W. EmickJ. HayekD. KaplanT. RileyV. Stadi















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