Chief Petty Officer Chief Petty Officer Dived Dumet
Chief Petty Officer Dived Dumet is a Cardassian national who joined Starfleet after graduating technical school on Beta Aquilae II. In his decade of service to Starfleet he has served as a computer specialist, operations officer, repair team lead, and now currently serves as the Assistant Engineer of the U.S.S. Nogura. CPO Dumet currently holds certifications in Basic Warp Design, Communications, Computer Control Systems, Engineering, Transporter Theory, Elementary Temporal Mechanics, astrophysics, and advanced warp theory.
Dived Dumet was born in 2356 on Cardassia Prime as the second child of geologist Luhar Dumet and Obsidian Order agent Lelan Dumet. As per Cardassian tradition, Dived began his education at the age of three and quickly surpassed scores set by his brother ten years earlier. This trend would continue throughout the rest of his childhood, with him besting his older sibling in every milestone. These would build an intense hatred from his older brother that still burns to this day. He would further differentiate himself from Kovan by refusing to join the Obsidian Order and instead focused on being an architect.
He would be 17 and only a year away from the Cardassian Institute of Art when his life permanently changed direction. In 2373, the Cardassian Union would join the Dominion in a move that both he and his father protested. This would make both men enemies of the Cardassian Intelligence Bureau and the duo were forced to flee the planet in a stolen Hideki class shuttle. Throughout the war, they would stay on the move in fear of being discovered by Dominion and executed as traitors. This constant travel would mean that they would be unable to stop for supplies, forcing Dived to serve as ship’s mechanic with barely any resources to speak of.
When the War ended, both men would return to Cardassia Prime in hopes of rebuilding their devastated homeworld. Unfortunately, both Dived’s mother and brother had committed heinous war crimes with which Lelan was executed for while Kovan was still on the run. This made both Dived and his father unwelcome in Cardassian society forced them to find other ways of trying to make a difference. Luhar would build a colony on an abandoned Cardassian station while Dived elected to join Starfleet.
He would run into the same problems with the Federation when his family’s crimes would prevent Starfleet Academy from taking his application. He would instead be forced to take a civilian job as a supply officer on station K-55. He would serve in this for two years before he was able to display his computer skills when he was able to save the station from a debilitating computer virus. As a thank you for his actions, the station administrator would write a letter to Starfleet Headquarters insisting that he would make a good addition to Starfleet.
The Admiralty would agree and Dived Dumet would be enrolled in technical training at the Academy facility on Beta Aquilae II.
In 2377 Dived would finally start on his path to join Starfleet when he began his technical training at Starfleet Academy’s Beta Aquilae II campus. While there, he would earn high marks and certifications in Basic Warp Design, Communications, Computer Control Systems, and Engineering. Unfortunately his success would spark mistrust among his fellow classmates, who would jump him and beat him savagely days before graduation. He would refuse to reveal the identity of his attackers and instead chose to use the incident as proof that he had to change the galaxy’s view of his people. By the time he was fully recovered, all the choice assignments had been taken and he was forced to take the dead end position as a computer specialist along the Romulan Neutral Zone. He would spend the next five years splitting his time between his duty of maintaining the station’s computer systems and studying every engineering and science manual he could get his hands on.
All this studying would pay off when he passed the certification exams for Transporter Theory and Elementary Temporal Mechanics, both of which would qualify him to transfer to Deep Space 5 as an Operations Officer. He served in this post for two years and would gain yet another pair of certifications, this time in astrophysics and advanced warp theory. All these certifications would pay off when a visiting officer’s shuttle was in need of repair and no engineer’s were available to do the job. Dived would take it upon himself to not just repair but improve the shuttle while he was off duty. His initiative and skill impressed the visiting officer, the commander of McKinley Station, that he would be offered a position under his command.
The position turned out to be leader of Repair Team Theta, one of the many teams utilized to repair and refit Starfleet vessels. Over the next three years he would lead his team in hundreds of operations ranging from repairing the Defiant class escorts to refitting the aging Excelsior Class vessels. He would have been content to spend the rest of his career here but his commander saw his potential and transferred him to the Nogura in hopes that it would further advance his career.