For the mirror universe counterpart, see Leland T. Lynch (mirror).
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Lieutenant Commander Leland T. Lynch was one of four officers to serve as chief engineer on the USS Enterprise-D in 2364.


He supervised a realignment of the ship's dilithium crystals, an emergency procedure which he had to perform manually when a shuttle carrying Counselor Deanna Troi crashed on the planet Vagra II.

Lynch had the strange habit of announcing his full name when answering or making a com call. Captain Jean-Luc Picard demonstrated annoyance at this. (TNG episode: "Skin of Evil")

He left the Enterprise at the end of 2364. His replacement, Geordi La Forge, did not consider him to be a very good engineer.

By 2375, he had been promoted to commander and was serving as second in command of the Starfleet Corps of Engineers under Captain Montgomery Scott. Scott would often leave Lynch in de facto command of the S.C.E. while he left Headquarters for extended periods of time. Lynch took over the S.C.E. in August 2375 (Stardate 52612.6) when Scott went on inactive duty, but only on a temporary basis.

Lynch was regarded as a capable administrator by La Forge, but Scott would once sarcastically refer to him as "perfect for the job as a Klingon was for writing juicy romance novels", and Scott was often called upon in an advisory capacity to assist Lynch in making personnel decisions. By March 2376, Lynch had decided to resign as Corps liaison; he was replaced once again by Scott a month later. (SCE eBook: The Future Begins)



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