Assigned to help establish humanities first colonies on Vulcan and Romulous. Developed a deep friendship with Colonel Buttersworth, convincing the Colonel to become a replicant upon his death. Also developed romantic feelings for the colonies' zoologist, Bridgette Brodeur, and left to explore distant worlds when she married. Many years later, after her husband's death, he "returned" by remotely piloting humanoid avatars. Upon her death Bridgette agreed to become a replicant, a decision her children from her first marriage, fought. She and Howard married, and together the two of them studied the universe's plants and animals.