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Biography[edit | edit source]
He was a cadet at Starfleet Academy from 2351 to 2354, a friend to Ray Williams. When Mackenzie Calhoun, amongst other new cadets, arrived to the academy, Kemper picked him out to be picked on. He soon learned that Calhoun wasn't just any cadet. (NF novel: Stone and Anvil)
By 2380, he had risen to the rank of Commodore and been given command of the USS Dauntless. When the USS Excalibur apparently went rogue and attacked New Thallon, his ship was assigned to hunt them down, under supervision of Admiral Edward Jellico. His single-minded approach to following Starfleet's orders to destroy the Excalibur on sight was only averted when Admiral Jellico recognized that they were blinking SOS with their running lights, thus allowing him to invoke the Starfleet Charter and override Kemper's orders. (NF novel: Blind Man's Bluff)