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Profile Overview

Dawn Levy

Human Cisgender Woman


Character Information

Rank & Address

Captain Levy


Captain of Diplomacy
Second Executive Officer
Deep Space 19


Dawn Christine Levy

14th February 2326

Terra Nova


Dawn Christine Levy MD (née Armstrong) is a highly respected officer who holds two positions on Deep Space Nineteen and the Alcor Sector. She serves as the station’s Chief Diplomatic Officer and Second Executive Officer. Before joining the diplomatic corps, Levy worked as a counsellor, a role that equipped her with invaluable skills in communication and conflict resolution.

Levy has been at the forefront of the political efforts to address the humanitarian crisis along the Federation-Free Romulan State border in the Alcor Sector. Through her tireless efforts, she has been instrumental in helping to alleviate the suffering of displaced civilians and restore stability to the region. Her years of experience in diplomacy have made her a trusted advisor to many crew members, who frequently seek her counsel on various issues.

In addition to her work on the Romulan border, Levy has also built relationships with other key players in the Alcor Sector. She has developed a strong partnership with the civilian government on Kovar, a planet of strategic importance to the Federation. Levy’s diplomatic skills have helped to forge a mutually beneficial relationship that has strengthened ties between the Federation and Kovar. Moreover, Levy has been making inroads with the Synths from Coppelius, a task that requires exceptional sensitivity and tact. Her efforts have been met with some success, as she has helped to establish a dialogue between the Synths and the Federation. Her work in this area has the potential to bring about a breakthrough that could have far-reaching implications for the entire sector.


Even though Levy is in her mid-seventies, she is an incredibly energetic woman. She has a contagious zest for life, and she always seems to be on the move. Whether she’s out and about running errands, socializing with friends, or pursuing her hobbies, Levy’s energy and enthusiasm never wavers. Her positive attitude and active lifestyle testify to the fact that age is just a number and that staying vibrant and engaged at any stage of life is possible. She attributes a lot of her energy to the satisfaction she gets from her work, which keeps her young and fit. That said, Levy has embraced what she calls her ‘years of wisdom’ and refuses to engage in changing her hair colour. She is proud of her silver locks and is known for her customary hairstyle, which hasn’t changed for many years (a neat pixie bob with bangs).

However, Levy has had several surgeries over the last decade, including the replacement of several artificial organs, including her heart, lungs and hip.


Thoughtful, devoted, caring, and mother-to-all are just a few expressions that describe what Levy is like. She is someone who is always happy to help someone else, even if she doesn’t know who they are. Levy always appears to be smiling, and it is rare to see her not doing this. A sociable person, she is known to be a great hostess for any function and is well-versed in many cultures and customs to ensure a smooth event.

The one side of Levy that she keeps private is her family. Her husband, Darryl, died on board the USS Holt in 2399. He was travelling from Cestus III back to Deep Space 19 when a naturally occurring soliton wave destroyed the ship. They were extremely close; he was her rock and confidant. He knew how to make her laugh and would often take her dancing once a week. She finds talking about his death difficult, and this, in the last few years, has caused a rift between her and her son, who resides with his family in Kovar. She is a grandmother to three but will find excuses not to be reminded of Darryl’s loss by not visiting her family. This is something she knows she must deal with in her own time.

Furthermore, she is a close friend and advisor to Admiral Jaret and Captain McCord. The three of them are known to share meals.


Political Information

  • Affiliation: Starfleet, United Federation of Planets


  • Mother: Violet Armstrong, Teacher (deceased)
  • Father: Adam Armstrong, Teacher (deceased)
  • Husband: Darryl Levy, Starfleet Commander (deceased)
  • Son: Scott Levy, Chief of Staff, Kovar Colonial Governor
  • Daughter-in-law: Beth Levy, Press Secretary, Kovar Colonial Governor
  • Grandson: Adam Levy


Early Life

Dawn Levy grew up in Napa, California, where her parents, both teachers, instilled in her a love for learning and exploration. Inspired by the cosmos, she journeyed to Starfleet Academy, carrying a deep reverence for knowledge, a passion for exploration, and a steadfast commitment to unity and understanding that would shape her destiny among the stars.

Starfleet Career

Starfleet Academy

Dawn Armstrong was an exceptional student at Starfleet Academy, excelling in her core curriculum and specialising in psychiatry. She actively participated in simulations and research projects exploring the psychological effects of extended space travel on diverse species. Her groundbreaking work laid the foundation for future studies on crew morale, mental health, and the dynamics of multicultural crews. Dawn’s keen observational skills and empathetic nature made her a successful counsellor (and later a diplomat) with a passion for understanding the psychological challenges faced by space travellers.

While at the Academy, she met her future husband, Darryl Levy. After graduating in 2348, they had a short engagement before marrying in a small ceremony at her parents’ home in Napa Valley.

USS Fearless (NCC-14598)

During her time aboard the USS Fearless, Levy gained invaluable hands-on experience in the day-to-day operations of a starship. She started her time as a counsellor-in-training, and after completing her three-year training, she was promoted to Assistant Chief Counselor. Levy easily navigated the complexities of crew dynamics and the emotional toll of deep space exploration. Her superiors noticed that her approachable demeanour and genuine concern for the well-being of her fellow crew members fostered a supportive environment where individuals felt empowered to address their concerns openly. Due to her helpful nature, she became a popular member of the crew. Even though she was still a lieutenant junior grade, she volunteered to join as many away missions as possible as she didn’t want to spend her early years in Starfleet confined to a counsellor’s office.

USS Yamaguchi (NCC-26510)

Levy’s career soared to new heights in 2360 when she was appointed Chief Counsellor on the USS Yamaguchi. She had transferred to the ship in 2356 to become its Assistant Chief Counsellor; however, her superior later decided to step away from Starfleet for personal reasons. As someone who, in four years, had established herself as a devoted crew member, as a seasoned officer and now as a remarkable leader, her commanding officer was happy to promote Levy to full lieutenant and department head. With her exceptional empathy and stability, Levy guided the crew through the trials and triumphs of space exploration. Her unwavering resilience in the face of adversity was a shining example to all, and her ability to adapt to any situation was nothing short of exceptional. On many occasions, her captain and other superiors sought her counsel on various issues, especially those that involved diplomatic efforts they were leading.  As such, during her tenure on the Yamaguchi, she established herself as a beacon of hope and strength to her colleagues, earning them deep respect and admiration. Unsurprisingly, after seven years of service, she was ready to take on the challenges elsewhere. Darryl, her husband, had got in touch to share he was being posted to a brand new class of explorers: the USS Galaxy. He wanted her to join him on the ship to finally be together. After almost eighteen years apart, Dawn was excited to see if she could be with him. 

USS Galaxy (NCC-70637)

Joining the crew of the prototype of the Galaxy-class, Dawn’s role as its chief counsellor was one she absolutely enjoyed. Throughout her service aboard the USS Galaxy, Levy’s counselling skills were tested in the demanding environment of a Galaxy-class starship. As she grappled with the emotional complexities of crew members facing the unknown, Levy’s unwavering commitment to their well-being was a pillar of strength amidst the vastness of space.

While on the Galaxy and surrounded by many families, she and Darryl decided they wanted to make their own. In 2368, she became pregnant with their son, Scott. Dawn struggled to juggle her career and parenthood, and by the time Scott was four, she and Darryl had decided to separate. Dawn has always seen this part of her career as the lowest point and is one area she truly regrets. 

USS Odyssey (NCC-72503)

The transition to the USS Odyssey in 2371 marked a pivotal moment in Levy’s career, propelling her into the realm of interstellar diplomacy and strategic negotiation. The Odyssey’s captain, Luke Duncan, had been a trusted colleague since serving together on the USS Galaxy, where he held the first officer position. Their camaraderie and mutual respect laid the foundation for a seamless collaboration aboard the Odyssey.

In 2375, the ship was thrust onto the frontlines of the Dominion War, tasked with defending the Federation against the relentless onslaught of the Dominion forces. The Odyssey distinguished itself in battle, playing a pivotal role in repelling Dominion incursions and safeguarding critical Federation assets. During the harrowing defence of Earth against the Breen attack, Levy took the helm and flew the ship while it fought off the unwelcome raiders. 

Amidst the chaos of war, the crew of the Odyssey faced a new and unexpected challenge when the ship was ensnared by a temporal anomaly—a mysterious temporal node that defied conventional understanding. Forced to navigate the complexities of temporal physics and extragalactic alliances, Levy’s diplomatic acumen proved invaluable as Captain Duncan sought to forge partnerships with alien ships trapped within the same temporal vortex. Levy’s tireless efforts in diplomacy and coalition-building were instrumental in securing the cooperation of diverse alien factions, each with their own agendas and motivations. Together, they forged a fragile alliance, pooling their resources and knowledge in a desperate bid for survival within the confines of the temporal node. As four years passed within the temporal anomaly, the crew of the Odyssey faced trials and tribulations beyond measure, their resolve tested by the relentless passage of time. 

When they finally emerged from the temporal node, they discovered that what had felt like an eternity trapped within had amounted to mere months in the realm of real-time. This time away from her husband and son made Levy realise how foolish she had been to let them go. When news reached them that the war against Dominion had ended, the crew of the Odyssey returned to a galaxy forever changed by the crucible of conflict. Levy reached out to her husband and son and started to rebuild what she had lost. Over the next few years her and her son had reconciled and matters with Darryl started to return to how they were when they first met at the Academy.

Deep Space 19

In 2381, Levy’s career took a decisive turn with her promotion to commander and subsequent assignment to Deep Space 19. Her former commanding officer and friend, Luke Duncan (now an admiral) needed a new chief counsellor. Feeling that she needed the stability of a permanent home, Levy agreed to his request to join him on DS-19. There she was able to bring Scott with her and over time, she was able to repair her marriage to Darryl too. Levy would build her life on the station. 

When the station needed a new Chief Diplomatic Officer in 2386, Duncan offered it to Levy, who accepted it on the spot. As Chief Diplomatic Officer, she confidently embraced her newfound responsibilities, forging alliances and resolving conflicts with diplomacy and tact. Her ability to navigate the intricacies of interspecies relations earned her the admiration of diplomats and colleagues alike, positioning her as a trusted mediator in the volatile landscape of deep space politics.

Her work over the next decade and a half would become crucible in dealing with nearby neighbours, especially the Romulans. Sadly though, in 2399, Darryl would die while on board the USS Holt. His death affected Dawn significantly and she found it difficult to speak to her son who had his own family living on Kovar (the planet that DS-19 orbited).

In 2401, she was promoted to Captain by Rear Admiral Jaret Taila. The two women had known each other since their time serving together on the Galaxy and Odyssey, and with Taila’s help Dawn started to return to her normal self since Darryl’s death. Levy would go on to lend a hand with the Federation’s efforts in smoothing relations with the Romulan Free State. Her work in mid-2401 on a joint mining effort was a huge olive branch for the Federation and Free State.

Service Record

Date Position Posting Rank
2345 - 2346 Cadet First Year Starfleet Academy
Cadet Freshman Grade
2346 - 2347 Cadet Second Year Starfleet Academy
Cadet Sophomore Grade
2347 - 2348 Cadet Third Year Starfleet Medical Academy
Cadet Junior Grade
2348 - 2349 Cadet Fourth Year Starfleet Medical Academy
Cadet Senior Grade
2349 - 2352 Counsellor-in-Training USS Fearless
2352 - 2356 Assistant Chief Counsellor USS Fearless
Lieutenant Junior Grade
2356 - 2360 Assistant Chief Counsellor USS Yamaguchi
Lieutenant Junior Grade
2360 - 2367 Chief Counsellor USS Yamaguchi
2367 - 2368 Chief Counsellor USS Galaxy
2368 - 2371 Chief Counsellor USS Galaxy
Lieutenant Commander
2371 - 2381 Chief Counsellor USS Odyssey
Lieutenant Commander
2381 - 2386 Chief Counsellor Deep Space 19
2386 - 2390 Chief Diplomatic Officer Deep Space 19
2390 - 2400 Chief Diplomatic Officer
Second Executive Officer
Deep Space 19
2400 - Present Captain of Diplomacy
Second Executive Officer
Deep Space 19