Not terribly motivated, he served on one and only one starship from the day he left the Space Academy until he retired. As a reward for his unswerving loyalty, he was made an ambassador and immediately exiled to Romulus.
He had pointy ears, eaten animal flesh (and enjoyed it!), and didn't play well with others --especially cranky ship's surgeons. Some felt he was the best first officer in the Fleet, even though he had the charisma of a clam and was only rarely involved in ship's management.
After the Five Year MissionEdit
After a few months of drifting from town to town with his cousin, Larry, Spock enrolled in the Kolinar program at Shi'kar Community College. No longer the smartest person in the room, Spock found he wasn't up to the challenge and dropped out.
Unwilling to accept the fact that he was not a big fish in a small pond, Spock turned to the bottle. Remembering that alcoholism was actually encouraged by Starfleet, he contacted the local recruiting office to see if his commission could reactivated.
He didn't look a bit like Matthew McConaughey ... phew...