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Austin Carver

Human Male

Character Description

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

Date Position Posting Rank
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
Ensign
2393 - 2397 Junior Counselor USS Ganymede
Lieutenant Junior Grade
2397 - 2399 Counselor Starfleet Medical, Earth
Lieutenant
2399 - 2399 Counselor Starbase 38
Lieutenant
2399 - Present Assistant Chief Counselor USS Arcturus
Lieutenant Commander

Character Summary

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.

Current Assignment

Assistant Chief Counselor
Head of Psychiatric Medicine
USS Arcturus