Sergeant N. Kemper was a MACO soldier assigned to Enterprise NX-01 during its mission in the Delphic Expanse in 2153.

Early lifeEdit

Kemper lived in Duluth, Minnesota until junior high school. Prior to his assignment to Enterprise, he was stationed outside Atlanta, Georgia. (ENT: "The Xindi")

In the final draft script of "The Xindi", Kemper (and three MACO men with him) was described as "accustomed to a more formal, chivalrous atmosphere" than that aboard Enterprise, prior to joining the ship.


Kemper was slow to adjust to life in space, visiting Doctor Phlox nearly every morning after first joining the crew. As one of his first assignments on Enterprise, Kemper participated in the rescue of Captain Archer, Commander Tucker, and the Xindi Kessick from a trellium-mining colony. Shortly afterwards, Kemper was a member of a MACO team which accompanied Archer to investigate a derelict Osaarian merchant ship they encountered in the Orassin distortion field. (ENT: "The Xindi", "Anomaly")

The next year, Kemper was part of the boarding party led by Major Hayes to a Xindi-Reptilian warship to rescue Ensign Hoshi Sato. During the action, Kemper was wounded, but was expected to make a full recovery upon treatment by Dr. Phlox. (ENT: "Countdown")

Kemper was played by Nathan Anderson, who is also from Duluth, Minnesota.
In the script of "The Xindi", Kemper was said to have come from Canton, Ohio, rather than Duluth, Minnesota.
In the novels Last Full Measure and The Good That Men Do, Kemper's first name is "Nelson". The latter of those books also depicts Kemper attending the signing of the treaty for the Coalition of Planets, having left MACO service to have a daughter with a MACO corporal named Selma Guitierrez. The Star Trek Customizable Card Game gives his name as Nelson Kemper, as well.

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