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Profile Overview

Dok

Ferengi Male

Character Information

Assignment

Retired

Rank

Lieutenant

Summary

Dok, like many Ferengi who join Starfleet, is not particularly attached to the culture of his people. While most Ferengi are drawn to profit as their ultimate goal in life, Dok seeks knowledge and a greater understanding of many things, though his primary field of study is biology with a practical interest in medicine. He’s prudent in that lovably Ferengi way, keeps an ultimately ‘economical’ world view, and has astute decision-making skills. As a doctor his bedside manner is usually rather comforting, he prefers to be disarming and friendly with his patients, though those that test him or ignore his prescriptions will meet a harsher persona. His behavior in that regard is always shrewdly dependent on his patient’s attitude.

History

Dok was born aboard an exotic animal trading vessel, his father the captain of a ship that flew beneath the banner of the Ferengi Trade Commission, his mother the daughter of a prospective business partner. Their marriage, and the consummation of Dok, was a part of an elaborate corporate contract which would amalgamate each partner’s individual holdings. As a result, Dok was raised in rather ideal circumstances for a Ferengi, with the opportunity to take over his father’s business if he were to show the qualities of a ‘good Ferengi’. Disappointingly, Dok was far more interested in abstract and useless concepts like scientific discovery and the cultural progression of a society that comes from things outside of material gain. It was all very boring and embarrassing for his family, but he was able to convince them that funding his venture into Starfleet as a science officer would turn a profit once he discovered something worth marketing. However, once he was finally on Earth and applying for the Academy, the deceitful Ferengi revealed that he was far more interested in pursuing a career in medicine.

Upon his admission into the Academy, the Ferengi soon found that his world view and general understanding of life was at odds with the reality he lived on Earth. People were not concerned about turning a profit, or getting a leg up over one another, instead they sought to build each other up and further themselves in life with comradery. It was quite a relief for the Ferengi, for he was never one to seek competition with others, but in his home culture it was constantly thrust upon him. His fellow cadets were not racing him, or wishing failure upon him, there was space for all of them at the top. Still, he found it easy to succeed in his classes because he learned to be scrupulous and dedicated in all things he attempted, a gift he often reflected upon whenever he thought ill of his upbringing. Had he never been forced to try so hard in order to succeed in Ferengi society, he may have never unlocked and utilized his full potential.

After graduation, on his first cruise aboard the USS Quantico, the Ferengi adapted to life aboard a Starfleet ship with ease. As a child, he learned to love travel through space and was accustomed to the spartan amounts of space afforded within a starship. The Ensign worked the Delta shift in the veterinary lab, putting his animal husbandry skills to good use and making friends with the marine mammals of the Cetaceous Ops office. There was a fondness for them he has never quite been able to explain, though he often attributes their friendship to the fact that both Cetaceans and Ferengi possess four separate cortical lobes in their brains.

While Dok adored his position aboard the USS Quantico, he was elated to be moved over to the USS Soval, with the understanding that he would be groomed for the position of Assistant Chief Medical Officer. Leaving behind his focus in veterinary practice, Dok was given the opportunity to stretch his legs in all sorts of other medical treatment after five long years as a mere vet. That’s not to say it was all rainbows and sunshine, making the transition from a junior officer to a leadership position was rather difficult for the Ferengi, primarily because of his race and appearance. Many people were skeptical of his ability to lead, or even his intentions, though none ever openly admitted it to his face. Still, Dok knew that he had to outdo the reputation set by his own people. Much like a Klingon restraining their primal and visceral emotions, Dok too learned to suppress the unsavory sides of his innate being. No one wanted a doctor with the bedside manner of a duplicitous fiend or the posture of a conniving conman, and although Dok never meant to come off in such a way, others would simply attribute those traits to him because of his physicality or tone of voice. It was a welcome exercise in fitting into Starfleet, in fully adopting the identity of a respectable officer within the Federation, though admittedly it may have left a bit of a chip on his shoulder.

Service Record

Date Position Posting Rank
2383 - 2384 Cadet Freshman Starfleet Academy, Medical Studies
2384 - 2385 Cadet Sophomore Starfleet Academy, Medical Studies
2385 - 2386 Cadet Junior Starfleet Academy, Medical Studies
2386 - 2387 Cadet Senior Starfleet Academy, Medical Studies
2387 - 2392 Medical Officer USS Quantico
Ensign
2392 - 2395 Medical Officer USS Soval
Ensign
2395 - 2399 Assistant Chief Medical Officer USS Soval
Lieutenant Junior Grade
2399 - Present Chief Medical Officer USS Kennedy
Lieutenant