Captain Harvey Geisler
Name Harvey Elmer Geisler
Position Commanding Officer
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03 Aug 2021 @ 8:43pm
|Hair Color||Light Brown / Sandy Blond|
|Physical Description||Harvey is of medium build, and works out regularly. He credits his time spent aboard the USS Delaware as the cause of his well-kept body since he had to regularly deal with patients both aboard the ship and down on the ground as a battlefield medic for squads in combat.|
Personality & Traits
|General Overview||Harvey is, by far, a rather anti-social person, as coming from years in research labs, and ignorance from his family. You mention anything about medicine, however, he would talk your ears off in hours. Harvey is known for keeping matters pretty uptight, but he has been known to be a bit lax when need be. After Alison’s death, he wouldn’t let anyone get close to him, no matter who they were. He has relaxed a little bit since coming aboard the Black Hawk, thanks to several members of the crew.
With the discovery of the Finnean probe, Harvey finds himself paranoid and unwilling to trust those he did before.
|Ambitions||To honor his crew and to aptly perform his duties; to rediscover what Harvey lost in the Dominion War (himself).|
|Hobbies & Interests||Diseases, Works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Medicine, Classical Music, all the popular medical journals|
|Personal History||Born Harvey Elmer Geisler on 24 March 2347 to parents James and Maggie Geisler of Earth. Harvey was the last of three children; the eldest being his sister, Samantha, 14, and then his brother Ivan, 12. Both James and Maggie were heavily involved in medicine; James worked several private firms in Research Departments while Maggie was an Emergency Room Nurse at Denver Medical Center. Their careers meant that they spent as little time at home as possible, meaning that they spent very little time with their children.
Samantha and Ivan found ways to get along fine without their parents—and without Harvey. Having lived at home for most of their lives, the teenagers often left young Harvey alone while they went to parties, got drunk, and got in trouble. Most of Harvey’s parental time came solely when Mom or Dad brought Samantha or Ivan or both home from various encounters with the law. Utimately, neither of the eldest children learned from their mistakes, forcing James and Maggie to allow their admittance to a correctional facility.
Determined to not let Harvey cause as much grief as Samantha or Ivan, James and Maggie began to take him to their workplace daycare center. Naturally, little Harvey used some lessons learned from Sam and Ivan. He could often be spotted out of the daycare center and hovering near James and Maggie. Their efforts to keep him in daycare were in vain as he continuously escaped, not just to be with Mom and Dad, but to watch what they were doing.
Over the years, Harvey’s interest in science and medicine grew to the point that he was hired by his father’s favorite firm, BioDynamic Pharmaceuticals, at age 15. For several years he worked on various projects, but found that the lifestyle just didn’t suit him. After thinking it over for several weeks, and on impulse, he went down the street to the Starfleet Recruitment Office, and applied for the Academy. He spent a year dabbling in different majors, both in advanced science and frontier medicine. Finally, he settled on a double major in Research Medicine and Battlefield Medicine.
In 2370, Harvey was assigned to the Excelsior-class USS Logos to assist with a system-wide quarantine in the Lypha system due to a widespread outbreak of Edlund’s Syndrome. He was influential in finding a cure for the syndrome. He was sent back to Starbase 211 a few months later as a team leader in part of a new branch in the Medicinal Research Department.
In 2372, he married Lieutenant (JG) Alison Michaels, a fellow researcher in his department. Shortly thereafter, the Dominion War began. Starbase 211 was soon overrun by Cardassian and Dominion forces. Fortunately, Starfleet sent an evacuation force as well as several Marine transports to defend the base until it was cleared. Harvey and Alison both were still aboard the starbase when the Dominion fleet arrived. The attack was swift and deadly, but they managed to board one of the retreating Marine transports carrying almost an entire division’s worth of wounded. The fleet fell back to Betazed where every blue-collared Starfleet officer or enlisted person was put to task with triage. Reports began to come in with news of the advancing Dominion fleet towards Betazed. The wounded began to be evacuated without their surgeons.
Harvey and Alison were still on Betazed as the Dominion Fleet arrived and overran the planet. At the time, they were in different triage centers. Alison’s center was taken out in the initial attack, and her body was never recovered. Harvey’s entire medical unit was captured and put to work in Cardassian triage center to take care of wounded Federation civilians and Cardassian soldiers. After five months of imprisonment, and finally learning about Alison’s fate, Harvey decided to take a page out his older siblings’ playbook. With some stolen firearms, he single-handedly led five doctors and eleven civilians to a Cardassian occupied landing pad and stole a cargo shuttle. With a change of luck, a couple of the civilians were able to falsify enough orders to get them near the Federation border and across to safety.
Harvey was immediately put back into service aboard the Marine Transport USS Delaware as Chief Medical Officer. He saw combat for the next couple years and to the end of the war. Due to the huge personnel shortage that the entire Starfleet suffered throughout the war, Harvey was transferred to the Saber-class USS Angelica to serve as Executive Officer at the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He was bounced back and forth through various ships for CMO and XO stints for the duration of the war.
Once the war was over and Starfleet began rebuilding, Harvey returned to medicine. He served on the Benjamin Franklin and the Logos, two ships instrumental in supplying aid to Cardassian refugees and rebuilding border planets.
Tired of the frequent running, Harvey transferred back to Starbase 211 for a short tenure as Chief Medical Officer. Eventually, he returned to his native skills as a researcher, taking over the Medicinal Studies & Research Department he helped to build at the start of the war. For four years, he developed cures, new medical practices and wrote countless papers. But the sight of Betazed out his quarters’ window became too much to bear. He had no intention of resigning, but Harvey had had enough of researching and anything that reminded himself of Alison. He petitioned the Command Academy Adjucant and completed his Command training he had begun in the war. Harvey was then transferred to the USS Schuster as Executive Officer. There he served for two years, quietly and thoroughly maintaining the ship’s crew while the ship explored the borders of the Alpha Quadrant. His final mission aboard took the ship deep into a nebula that nearly destroyed the ship through a chance encounter with the Tholians. Injured, Harvey took a medical leave of absence from Starfleet to recover and reevaluate his life.
With nothing to do and no way to deal with the pain any more, Harvey set foot on Betazed for the first time since his imprisonment. He visited the site where Alison was last seen and where a newly built hospital stood. After a few weeks of research, he discovered that Alison had been vaporized in the attack, never having suffered. Harvey paid his respects to a monument erected after the war and elected to remain on Betazed for the duration of his leave.
Coming off his leave in mid-2387, a promotion came from Starfleet to position of Commanding Officer of the USS Black Hawk, which brought Harvey to a welcome, though very unfamiliar, change of pace.
Harvey assumed command of the USS Black Hawk in December of 2387, bound for the Gamma Quadrant as a part of Task Force 9. His first mission was to retrieve an out-of-contact Research Team in the Altair system. During the eventful retrieval, the Black Hawk encountered the Golden Stars for the first time. With permission from TF9 Command, Harvey led the Black Hawk deeper into the Gamma Quadrant to uncover more information. He was promoted to Captain during this search.
In April 2388, the Black Hawk was boarded by a group known as The Syndicate, an organization seeking to discredit and destroy the Golden Stars. Harvey was immediately captured but soon engineered his own escape and soon after the full defense of his vessel. A few days later, the Black Hawk located the origin of the Golden Stars and confronted and defeated The Syndicate at the same time. The Black Hawk relocated the survivors of the Golden Stars to a remote system and returned to TF9 Patrolled Space.
By this time, The Consortium had already completed The Event. None the wiser, Harvey accepted a mission to confront the USS O'Carroll and capture Commodore Zachary O'Connell. In his attempt to do so, Harvey learned the truth. Consortium agents aboard the Black Hawk revealed themselves. One of them shot Harvey in an attempt to keep him silent. Fortunately, the crew of the Black Hawk were quick to apprehend the agents and restore the proper command structure to the ship. Afterwards, Harvey began to quietly date the ship's medical officer, Lt. Cmdr. Jayla Kij.
That romance was short lived as Harvey desired to rediscover the parts of himself that he'd lost over the years, beginning when Alison was killed. During the mission in the Hadyn Nebula, Harvey entered into a relationship with the ship's investigations officer, Lieutenant Joey Corwin.
Before long, Harvey got his chance to fire back at the Consortium, leading a charge at Deep Space 11. While they were successful in overthrowing the Consortium, the cost was revealed to be too high as the Black Hawk was forced to crash land on the surface of New Bajor. Harvey was assigned to help with processing all Starfleet personnel and assets at Deep Space 11, and permitted shore leave once that was done.
In November 2388, nearly one year after he assumed his first command, Harvey was summoned back to duty aboard the new USS Black Hawk-A and charged to unravel a mystery that could spell danger for the Federation. His first mission took the Black Hawk to Finnea Prime where they were ordered to restore a balance of power and sanity to the planet, which had destabilized when the Consortium, acting as the Federation, withdrew Starfleet elements from the system. Following the mission, Harvey and Joey were wed aboard Deep Space 15. Just before the wedding, they learned that Joey was pregnant. Later medical examinations revealed that they would be having twins, one boy and one girl. Due to the parameters of the mission, Harvey remained focused on the mission at hand, often delaying preparing for the childrens' arrival in favor of researching raw intelligence or theorizing about the Great Conflict they were learning about. For several months, the mission consumed Harvey, culminating in an attempted takeover of the Black Hawk on March 29, 2389 by a parasitic species known as the Dolmoqour. Over the course of a day, Harvey was forced to evade both capture and death at the hands of infected crew members, including his pregnant wife. Harvey escaped the Black Hawk aboard the Runabout Mississippi in order to launch the probe to reset the time loop, and was injured in the process. With the aid of the Guardians, Harvey returned to the Black Hawk with technology to free his crew from the parasites. During this, he was forced to fire upon his own wife, and managed to free her too in the process. His action had an unexpected side effect, launching his wife into premature labor.
Throughout the rest of 2389, Harvey worked with the Guardians and Starfleet in order to bring about changes to the quality of life to the Convergence Zone. Harvey then returned with the Black Hawk to Gamma Command orbiting New Bajor where the ship was docked and entered a massive refit. He and Joey took leave to Earth for a few weeks, and returned soon thereafter to supervise the refit. During this time, Harvey also assisted Admiral Zachary O'Connell with some tasks at Gamma Command.
On January 6, 2390, the Black Hawk was cleared for departure, and Captain Geisler again led the ship back out into the unknown.
|Service Record||Starfleet Academy 2365-2368
Medical Research School
Combat Medicine Learning Annex
2368-2369: USS Logos, Medicinal Assistant/Nurse
2370: Starbase 211, Assistant Director, Medicinal Studies & Research
2372: Imprisoned on Betazed during Dominion War (five months)
2373: Returned to Active Duty
2373: USS Delaware, Chief Medical Officer
2374-2375: USS Saber, Chief Medical Officer (three months)
2375-2376: USS Santa Maria, Chief Medical Officer (eleven months)
2376: USS Andrews, Executive Officer (five months)
2376: USS T’Pol, Executive Officer (five months)
2377-2379: USS Benjamin Franklin, Chief Medical Officer
2379-2380: USS Logos, Chief Medical Officer
2380: Starbase 211, Chief Medical Officer
2381-2384: Starbase 211, Director of Medicinal Studies & Research
2385-2386: USS Schuster, Executive Officer
2387: Leave of Absence
2387: USS Black Hawk, Master and Commander
2388: Promoted to Captain
2388: USS Black Hawk-A, Master and Commander
|Significant Other||LTJG Alison Michaels Geisler (deceased)
Lt. Commander Joey Corwin Geisler
|Children||Alison & Jameson (twins), newborn|
Harvey first met Lt. JG Alison Michaels as she was transferred to Starbase 211 near Betazed. She was the second-in-command of the Research Department aboard (Harvey was the Director), yet Harvey soon saw more in her than any other officer. If Alison were able to comment on the matter, she would say otherwise (and Harvey would reluctantly agree). It was Alison who first cracked Harvey's shell and turned him into a likable person, finally marrying him.
Soon after, the Dominion War broke out and fighting reached Betazed. Starbase 211 was overrun and Starfleet forces retreated to Betazed. Harvey landed on one side of the planet, and Alison the other. Weeks past without hearing from her, which was to be expected as the Dominion had taken over the planet. Harvey went on a search to find that Alison's landing site and hospital had been razed by the Dominon. Alison had been vaporized instantly, never knowing what hit her or feeling pain.
Harvey managed to escape Betazed, but was never the same. He walled himself off to everyone and everything and surrendered himself to the uniform. Since then, he has never allowed anyone to get close.
C. Mackenzie Kos
C. Mackenzie Kos was the Black Hawk's third Executive Officer under Harvey's command. She is credited for being the first to start "warming the ice" to get Harvey to snap out of his decade-long funk and begin to open up to the crew. While serving with Harvey, she began to develop feelings for him. Unfortunate circumstances caused Mac to develop some severe mental trauma, forcing her to take an extended medical leave of absence.
Before she left, Mac confessed her feelings to Harvey. As Harvey was seeing Jayla at the time, he did not return his feelings.
Harvey first noticed something about Jayla Kij the moment he met her. While he was stressed about the Black Hawk after it was boarded and feeling contemplative after being shot by a Consortium agent, Jayla was the first person to come to his side. Only a couple months after they met, their relationship became physical. Their relationship never amounted to more than that. A month after it began, both Harvey and Jayla mutually agreed to end it to allow Harvey to continue rediscovering himself. Harvey vowed to remain single until he was ready once again for a relationship.
Mila has become more than Harvey's yeoman; she is his confidant. Though their friendship is just beginning, Harvey has trusted her more than anyone on board the ship.
Joey Corwin Geisler
Lieutenant Joelle Corwin was transferred to the USS Black Hawk during the Consortium Crisis, shortly before the ship's voyage to the Hadyn Nebula. By luck, an opportunity presented itself to her. She has made it a mission to help Harvey Geisler break out of his shell, and has done so in a variety of ways (and enlisting the aid of some of the crew in the process). While preparing for the mission in the Hadyn Nebula, Harvey and Joey found themselves romantically interested in each other. On the eve of battling the USS Cochrane and the USS Chimera, both agreed to start dating. Their relationship evolved over the next couple of weeks and they were soon living together.
Following The Consortium Crisis, Harvey and Joey soon found themselves engaged and expecting twins. On November 12, 2388, Harvey and Joey were married on Deep Space 15. Their twins, Jameson and Alison, were born at the climax of their mission inside the Finnean Convergence Zone on March 29, 2389.
|Quarters||Deck 9, Room 09|06|
|Data Access||Level 10|
|Security Clearance||Alpha Two|
|Duty Shift||Alpha | Bridge|