Captain Autumn Darby-Holmes

Autumn is relatively short in height, and lithe in build. Her long blond hair tends to flow in free, loose curls, laying softly onto her shoulders. When on duty, she tends to keep it pulled back into a neat pony tail, and out of the way of what she is doing. She carries herself with a casual air, even while on duty, and is known to smile frequently. Autumn is a generally happy woman, who smiles frequently while on and off duty. Her command style (like her bedside manner) is generally very relaxed, and she prefers to converse with most of her senior staff on a first name basis versus rank and last name.

History

Autumn grew up literally in the shadow of Earth, having been born and raised in Tycho City, on Luna. She considers her young life to have been full of joy but ultimately uneventful. From a young age she showed a proclivity for wanting to help people. And she knew the best way to do that would be to join Starfleet. 

She did well in school, graduating a full 2 years early with the intent of getting admitted to Starfleet Academy. It took her 2 attempts, so ultimately she joined at the age most others do.

From 2367-2371 she took her pre-med as well as her Officer Training courses. The increased coursework offered her little time to herself, and less time to spend with friends. She did meet a few peers who she remains in contact with to this day.

In 2371 she was commissioned as an Ensign, and requested the rest of her doctorate program be aboard a hospital ship. The request was granted, posting her aboard the USS Nightingale, an Olympic class vessel. It was aboard this ship she would meet her future spouse, James Holmes. Her continuing education went well until the outbreak of the Dominion War 3 years into her tour. While this was a chaotic time for the ship, she held herself well, exhibiting a high level of grace under pressure. She was promoted to Lt(jg) at the close of the war in 2375.

As the war closed, she was posted to her first actual posting. In 2376 she accepted the role of Medical Officer aboard the USS Liliuokalani, a Galaxy class ship. This ship was mostly tasked with patrolling the Alpha Quadrant, and Autumn did well in the posting. In the 4 years aboard the ship, she was promoted to Lt, and took on the role of Assistant Chief Medical Officer. In 2379, she finally married James, who she’d been dating since her Academy days.

In 2380, she was asked to take a 3 year residency on Starbase One as a general medicine practitioner. She took the opportunity, as her husband was stationed in Strategic Operations aboard the starbase, and a few years with him nearby sounded good.

In 2383 she was promoted to LtCdr and assigned to the USS Zodiac as Chief Medical Officer. Her husband was the XO of the vessel, but the two were able to navigate that space decently well without causing any issues. In 2385 her daughter Gwendolyn was born. In 2387, the Hobus Incident occurred and the Zodiac was tasked with patrolling the neutral zone to assist any Romulan refugees that they could. In 2388, Autumn was promoted to Executive Officer, as James was given his own command. She accepted for a year before a more interesting opportunity came.

The USS Solstice, a small Nova class, needed a new executive. They were going to be heading into the Delta Quadrant to relieve a science ship assigned to the Round Table Area of Operations. The Solstice was on station for approximately a week, before the Borg tore through the Round Table, obliterating and assimilating anything in their path. The Solstice escaped…barely. Hurling themselves back through the wormhole they spent the better part of a year limping back to the Raeya sector, and then undergoing repairs. In 2391, the Solstice took a milk run mission doing stellar cartography mapping mission.

In 2397, Autumn was given her own command, the USS Ganymede, a Luna class ship. From the outset, the mission was to enter the Barzan wormhole, and begin assessing the Gradin Belt once again, while attempting to make contact with the Delta Quadrant species after so long in silence.

Service Record

Start End Rank Role Assignment
23672371
Cadet Senior Grade
CadetStarfleet Academy
23712375
Ensign
Post-Med StudentStarfleet Medical Attachment - USS Nightingale
23762380
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Medical OfficerUSS Liliuokalani
23802383
Lieutenant
General Medicine ResidentStarbase One
23832389
Lieutenant Commander
Chief Medical OfficerUSS Zodiac
23892396
Commander
Executive OfficerUSS Solstice
2397
Captain
Commanding OfficerUSS Ganymede