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Pádraig Bréanainn Daniels (also known as Thomas McClure) was a human male Starfleet officer of Irish descent who served as tactical officer and chief of security aboard the USS Enterprise-E under Captain Jean-Luc Picard from 2372 to 2376.


At the Division of Planetary Operations[]

In early-2371, Daniels was assigned as a security officer to the Division of Planetary Operations based in the city of Lisbon on Earth.

Following an eighteen-month deployment, in 2372 he took a two-week leave to wed his fiancee Siobhan Bryn on his homeworld. When he returned to duty he was reassigned to Starfleet Security because of his past as a demolitions expert in the wake of the bombing of the Antwerp Conference.

Lieutenant Daniels was part of a team checking Federation installations for possible Dominion explosives. He and his team were transported by the USS Enterprise-E from Deep Space 9 to Starbase 375. During the voyage, Lieutenant commander Data enlisted Daniels's help in his mission to regain his ability to produce art, something he was unable to do since the installation of his emotion chip. The two of them spent several hour together in the art center of the Enterprise painting, and developed a good rapport.

At Starbase 375, Daniels helped uncover a conspiracy led by Captain Ishmael Snowden, in support of the attempted coup by Admiral James Leyton. As the Enterprise had an opening for a security chief, after Linda Addison's replacement by a Changeling infiltrator, Captain Picard offered Daniels the position. (TNG eBook: The Oppressor's Wrong)

Serving on the Enterprise[]

In the months following, he performed his duties admirably and integrated well into the crew, but tended to socialize more with the "lower deck" officers then the senior staff. This was changed however, when he accompanied First officer William Riker and Chief engineer Geordi La Forge on a mission to apperhand a Maquis cell that was reciving equipment from the Klingon Empire.

The three departed on their five day journey in the shuttlecraft Anaximenes, and Daniels got to know his fellow officers while playing poker with them. Eventually, they managed to locate the Maquis, but both parties were forced to land on a moon in the Selva system when they were ambushed by Cardassian fighters. The Starfleet officers managed to escape the Cardassians with the Maquis, but failed to capture them or their cargo. (TNG eBook: A Weary Life)

In 2373 Daniels was part of the defense against invading Borg on the USS Enterprise-E after the Battle of Sector 001. (TNG movie & novelization: First Contact)

In 2374, Daniels and his wife, Siobhan Bryn, had a child, and Daniels took a six-month paternity leave from the Enterprise. In his absence, his duties were covered by several officers, including Rowan, Rhea McAdams, and Baeta Leyoro. (TNG eBook: The Oppressor's Wrong; TNG novels: A Time for War, A Time for Peace, The Q Continuum, Immortal Coil)

In 2375 Daniels was on the Enterprise-E during the mission to the Briar Patch and during the battle against the Son'a. (ST movie: Insurrection)

After the end of the Dominion War in late 2375, Daniels resigned his commission to rejoin his family on the Canopus Planet. He was replaced as security chief by Lieutenant Christine Vale. Daniels warned Vale that the "D-guys" - those crewmembers who had served together on the Enterprise-D - formed a kind of clique which was difficult to break into. (TNG novel: A Time for War, A Time for Peace)

Starfleet service record[]

location assignment dates rank or rate assignment insignia rank insignia
Division of Planetary Operations security officer 2371-2372 lieutenant Assignment badge. Collar insignia.
Starfleet Security explosives expert 2372
USS Enterprise-E chief of security / tactical officer 2372-2374
Collar insignia.
Paternity leave 2374
USS Enterprise-E chief of security / tactical officer 2374-2376



Preceded by:
Althea Huff
Chief of security and tactical officer of the USS Enterprise-E
Succeeded by:
Preceded by:
Baeta Leyoro
Chief of security and tactical officer of the USS Enterprise-E
Succeeded by:
Christine Vale
Division of Planetary Operations personnel
UFP emblem P. DanielsG. Deet'SaigaM. PaquinnSahvishaT. UzzleT. chim Var Emblem of Starfleet Command
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E) senior staff
commanding officers: M. BatesonJ.L. PicardW.T. RikerData first officers: W.T. RikerDataWorf second officers: G. BushDataM. KadohataG. La Forge UFP emblem image. Seal of the Federation Starfleet.
watch officers EvanHeyesLynleyHavers chief medical officers: B. CrusherStevenson ship's counselors: D. TroiT'LanaHegol D.
chief engineers: M. ScottG. La Forge operations managers: DataM. KadohataR. Dygan flight controllers: S. HawkS. NaveJ. Faur
security chiefs: L. AddisonP. DanielsRowanB. LeyoroR. McAdamsC. ValeS. NaveL. BattagliaZ. LeybenzonJ. ChoudhuryA. Šmrhová
see also: engineering personnelmedical & counseling personneloperations personnelpilots & flight control personnelsecurity & tactical personnelsciences personnelmiscellaneousunnamed
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E) security & tactical personnel
chiefs: L. AddisonP. DanielsRowanR. McAdamsB. LeyoroC. ValeS. NaveL. BattagliaZ. LeybenzonJ. ChoudhuryA. Šmrhová UFP emblem image. Seal of the Federation Starfleet
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see also: engineering personnelmedical & counseling personneloperations personnelpilots & flight control personnelsciences personnelsenior staffmiscellaneousunnamed


The character went unnamed in his first appearance in Star Trek: First Contact and was given the name Thomas McClure in the First Contact expansion of the Star Trek Customizable Card Game. He was given the surname Daniels in Star Trek: Insurrection and the first name Padraig in The Oppressor's Wrong.


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