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Profile Overview

Robert Callahan

Human Male

Character Information

Rank & Address

Lieutenant Junior Grade Callahan


Investigations Officer
Starbase Bravo


Robert Percival Callahan




Robert Callahan is considered a highly promising young officer. His supervisors have commended him in the past for his keen mind and sense of duty, but he has been noted for having something of a short temper, not suffering fools gladly, and being very much a product of modern Starfleet’s hawkish defensiveness. A survivor of the Attack on Mars in his childhood, the experience drove him into Starfleet service and to train as a security officer. His career has been entirely aboard starbases so far, with duties focused on community safety and criminal investigations.


Tall and wiry, Callahan is built more like a swimmer than some of his broader colleagues in the security department. The drawl of his vowels identifies him as a native of Mars, and he tends to speak in a fairly detached and wry manner, soft-spoken yet rarely struggling to be heard or seen. There is a sharpness to his features that he has only grown into, with deep-set dark eyes a soft chocolate in colour, high cheekbones, and a strong jawline. He does not keep his hair particularly short, taking the time to meticulously style it either neatly or so artfully mussed it must be deliberate. All of this build to a demeanour of a young man who at least believes himself good-looking and working to make the most of it, despite a certain aloofness.


Early Life

Born in 2374, the first eleven years of Robert Callahan’s life were spent in Mariner City, a biodome settlement on Mars. His mother was a Starfleet engineer at the Utopia Planitia Shipyards, and he and his siblings enjoyed a comfortable, happy upbringing in the heart of Federation space. He was an active child, more interested in sports than his schooling, which was something of a source of tension between him and his parents.

But in 2385 was the Attack on Mars. Because he was in school at the time, Robert and his siblings were among the earliest evacuated in Starfleet’s initial response. From the window of a shuttle entering orbit, he watched as the planet’s atmosphere ignited and Utopia Planitia Shipyards collapsed under the fire of the synth attack. Out of what he would later describe as shock, Robert recorded the experience on his PADD and shared the footage. This made him one of the faces of the atrocity for a time, particularly when it was learnt that neither of his parents survived the attack.

He and his siblings were taken in by an uncle on Archer IV, unsurprisingly changed by the experience. Robert became more serious, and counsellors identified his sudden focus on his studies as an effort to achieve a sense of control over his life after the senseless tragedy. While professional help assisted him in processing what he had been through, it did not deter him from his new ambition: to join Starfleet.

Starfleet Career

Hard work secured him not just acceptance at the Academy, but a place at the prestigious San Francisco campus. There he threw himself not just into his studies, but the Academy life, captaining the Parrises Squares team in his senior year. He graduated high in his class with joint honours in Criminal Justice and Psychology, trained as a security officer. He had particularly thrived under the modern Starfleet ethos of protection and safety, clashing with older instructors who tried to reinforce the old ideals he deemed naive. Blind acceptance of others had led the Federation to create a form of life that went on to slaughter thousands, and in his eyes, the galaxy was a dangerous place to be guarded against.

Callahan’s first assignment was at Starbase 211, near the border with the Cardassian Union. With shipments between the Federation and Union often under attack, and the breakdown of the Union’s border control, there was plenty to keep a security officer busy. Illicit cargo, smuggling operations, and possible enemy threats were all considerations in managing incoming traffic, but there was another responsibility that had not occurred to Callahan from his detached position of Academy training. Those who lived and made their livelihoods in the region needed protecting, and this was best done by building close bonds with the civilians aboard. Despite all of Callahan’s cynicism and pain, he was overall driven by a desire to keep people safe.

Starbase Bravo

In 2398, he became eligible for advancement to lieutenant junior grade, and was a year later offered a posting on a starship. Instead, he requested assignment to another starbase, finding he valued work which let him lay down roots and directly impact people’s lives. He was posted to Starbase Bravo, which proved a safer and less volatile location than SB211. After a year of building bonds with the staff and inhabitants of the promenade and commercial docks, he was assigned as an Investigations Officer to handle criminal investigations, largely focused on the civilian sections of the base.

Service Record

Date Position Posting Rank
2392 - 2393 Officer Candidate Starfleet Academy, San Francisco
Cadet Freshman Grade
2393 - 2394 Officer Candidate Starfleet Academy, San Francisco
Cadet Sophomore Grade
2394 - 2395 Officer Candidate Starfleet Academy, San Francisco
Cadet Junior Grade
2395 - 2396 Officer Candidate Starfleet Academy, San Francisco
Cadet Senior Grade
2396 - 2398 Security Officer Starbase 211
2398 - 2399 Security Officer Starbase 211
Lieutenant Junior Grade
2399 - 2400 Security Officer Starbase Bravo
Lieutenant Junior Grade
2400 - Present Investigations Officer Starbase Bravo
Lieutenant Junior Grade