Joseph McCormic is a veteran fighter ace from the Second Sabor War. He has been responsible for finding the best fliers out of the academy and recruiting them for the Project Morpheus thought-controlled Phantom fighters, which are the most advanced in the fleet.
Once Lt. Commander McCormic gets his new recruits, he puts them through a grueling training program to bust the new recruits down.
He then re-teaches them everything they thought they knew about conventional space flight in order for them to relearn how to fly the Phantom and become fighter pilots than they dreamed they could be. Lt. Commander McCormic has a wife, Linda, and son, Blake.