Austin Carver was born on Earth’s North American continent in New York City on July 10, 2367. He was always an athletic child and he had a happy, quiet childhood. As all Earth children were, however, he was shaped by the Borg attack in 2373 and the Breen attack in 2375. The destruction of Mars occurred in 2385 within his last few months of high school, and this crisis was what drove him to join Starfleet, knowing that he wanted to help people.
After taking placement exams and discussing his future with career counselors, Carver selected a major in psychology and biology, rationalizing that at the end of his tenure at the academy he would be qualified either to continue into medical school or to enter the fleet directly as a science officer. As he progressed through this track, though, he realized that counseling was going to be a better fit for him than either of those other options.
Upon his graduation as an Ensign, Carver entered the four-year psychiatry program at Starfleet Medical Academy, after which he became a fully qualified ship’s counselor and psychiatrist. During medical school, Carver gained additional qualifications in kinesiology as he became more interested in exercise-based psychological treatments. His first posting as a junior lieutenant was as a counselor on the exploratory vessel Ganymede, which was assigned to the Delta Quadrant. He enjoyed working with a very diverse crew and being part of the exploration of one of the furthest frontiers, especially when it came to first contacts, and successfully completed his medical residency while onboard.
After four years, though, he began to become more and more stressed without live communication with his family, so he requested a transfer back to the Alpha Quadrant. This was granted, and in 2397, he returned to Starfleet Medical as a counselor and psychiatrist, but he quickly realized that the grass is always greener when it comes to postings and began to miss shore duty. While he was able to reconnect with his former Academy roommate, Luca Sheppard, otherwise he felt that he really needed to be back out in space. He accepted a transitional posting to Starbase 38, before eventually joining the Arcturus in mid-2399 as Assistant Chief Counselor.
Character Service Record
|2385 - 2386||Student Officer||Starfleet Academy||
Cadet Freshman Grade
|2386 - 2387||Student Officer||Starfleet Academy||
Cadet Sophomore Grade
|2387 - 2388||Student Officer||Starfleet Academy||
Cadet Junior Grade
|2388 - 2389||Student Officer||Starfleet Academy||
Cadet Senior Grade
|2389 - 2393||Psychiatry Student||Starfleet Medical Academy||
|2393 - 2397||Junior Counselor||USS Ganymede||
Lieutenant Junior Grade
|2397 - 2399||Counselor||Starfleet Medical, Earth||
|2399 - 2399||Counselor||Starbase 38||
|2399 - Present||Assistant Chief Counselor||USS Arcturus||
Carver is gregarious and outgoing, with a personality that instantly puts other people at ease. He is in phenomenally good shape and likes to use physical exercise as a counseling technique, especially sports.