He is 6' tall, auburn hair, blue
eyes, with a stocky build similar to his late father. He is
33 years old and the only son of Harriman Nelson and his
wife, Captain Karen Davis Nelson.
Sean is a graduate of the U.S.
Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD and, like his father before
him, was the first in the class academically. Unlike his
father, he was also a gifted athlete, excelling in swimming
and track. He has taken many awards in both sports and has
been Lee Crane's biggest supporter in Crane's fitness
program for the crew of the boats and the Institute family as
In addition, like his father, he
has been given the designation 'genius' in many types of
testing and is a member of Mensa. His parents strove to
keep his academic life as normal as possible. He spent his
school years in the 'gifted' track but without much of the
fanfare that could have accompanied his abilities. As a
result, he grew up in a healthy, family oriented environment
and his easy going and relaxed personality reflect that.
He has a doctorate in Marine
Electronics, a path he chose to study from an early age. He
was often seen, as a child, taking radios, speakers,
monitors, and other electronic equipment apart, and to the
distinct amusement of his parents, putting them back
together again correctly.
His chosen path of service was
the Submarine Service, something that pleased and flattered
his father to no end. To his father’s chagrin though, he
trained as an agent with ONI. He also sought, and received,
a pilot's license, enabling him to fly the flying
submersibles of the Nelson. In addition, he is a
Dive Officer, like his parents before him.
His status is active Naval
Reserve. He is the Captain of the SSRN Nelson, and
his status at the Institute is the head of Ship's Stores.