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For the mirror universe counterpart, see David Hawk (mirror).

Fleet Captain David Hawk was the Commanding Officer of the starship Atlas and was the Commanding Officer of Task Force Gamma as part of the 31st Fleet. Hawk is played by Kevin Sorbo. (Star Trek: Artemis)


Hawk was born on August 3, 2342 in Boise, Idaho, on planet Earth, the son of a retired Starfleet Commander, Jeremy Hawk and his wife, Rebbecca. He was raised like a normal boy stuck in a small town. Growing up, Hawk kept to his tight-knit friends. His father was a career officer in Starfleet and wasn't able to take his family with him underway. David never had to move from town to town. He had the same friends from Kindergarten until graduating High School. Without his father around, David's mother became a single mother, doing the best she could. Thanks to his friends, he got interested in Tactical Exercises and creative writing.

During his junior year in high school, many of his classmates were talking about being accepted into Starfleet Academy. David didn't apply, but after graduation, at 17, David became restless and decided to get out into space and see the universe and enlisted in Starfleet. Being in Starfleet is a Hawk family tradition dating back to David's great-great grandfather, Thomas Hawk, who served on the Enterprise(NX-01) as an engineering officer. At 19, while enlisted in Starfleet, David's mother died. After that, Hawk shut himself off from family until he was almost 30 years old. He got closer to his family after his cousin, Lieutenant Sean Hawk died while serving onboard the USS Enterprise-E in 2373. After hearing the news of his cousin's death, David was promoted to Lt. Commander and became the executive officer onboard the USS Magellan (NCC-3069). Currently, he has repaired the damage with his father and has enjoyed getting to know his family again.


In 2366, David met Carol and the two went through a whirlwind romance. The two were married later in the year and had their first child, a son named Connor Stephan Hawk in 2368. After the death of his cousin in 2373, David focused in on his work and it was about this time that his marriage to Carol began falling apart. In 2376, the two bore another son, this one named David Jacob Hawk Jr. Eventually, even two children weren't enough to hold them together and they divorced. She currently has full custody of Connor and David Jr.

Strengths & WeaknessesEdit

David's strengths lie in security and tactics, leaving the science and medical field vulnerable. He doesn't shy away from this and rather surrounds himself with specialists in those fields. He can be quick to pick a course of action that may not be the best, and hasn't always controlled his temper.


Like all Starfleet Officers, Hawk wanted a command of his own. Now that he's achieved that in Gamma Force, he has his eyes set on the Admiralty. Beyond that, he wants to protect his crew while still taking care of the missions assigned to the USS Atlas by Starfleet Command.

Hobbies & InterestsEdit

David enjoys writing and is currently working on his Auto-Biography. He likes to spend some time in the Holodeck and sit back with a good holo-novel.

Service jacketEdit

Yellow (Early TNG) Crewman recruit Enlisted in Starfleet and sent to Recruit Training Command in 2359
Crewman apprentice Promoted after graduating RTC and assigned to Firecontrolman School in 2359
Crewman, USS Hermes Promoted after graduating from Firecontrolman School, assigned to Hermes as a Phaser Firecontrolman in 2360
Petty officer third class, USS Hermes Promoted to 3rd Class Petty Officer in 2361
Petty officer second class, USS Hermes Promoted to 2nd Class Petty Officer after receiving his acceptance letter to Starfleet Academy in 2362
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Cadet Honorably Discharged from Starfleet and accepted into Starfleet Academy as a Security Cadet in 2363
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Began his second year at Starfleet Academy in 2364
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Began his third year at Starfleet Academy in 2365
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Began his fourth year at Starfleet Academy in 2366
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Ensign, USS Adelphi Graduated from Starfleet Academy in 2367 with a degree in Security and Tactics, assigned to Adelphi as a Weapons Officer
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Lieutenant junior grade, USS Adelphi Promoted in 2369, still Weapons Officer
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Lieutenant, USS Adelphi Promoted and re-assigned as the Chief of Security for Adelphi in 2371
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Lieutenant commander, USS Magellan Promoted and re-assigned to Magellan as the Chief of Security in 2375
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First officer - Lieutenant commander, USS Magellan Promoted to Magellan Executive Officer by Captain B.G. Robinson in 2378 when Hunter Dunbar left the ship
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First officer - Commander, USS Magellan Promoted and stayed on as XO for Magellan in 2379
Commanding officer - Commander, USS Artemis Re-assigned to Artemis as the Commanding Officer in 2383
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Commanding officer - Captain, USS Artemis Promoted to Captain in 2385
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Commanding officer - Fleet captain, USS Artemis Honorarily promoted to Fleet Captain and given command of Task Force Gamma in 2385
Commanding officer - Fleet captain, USS Atlas After the destruction of the Akira-class Artemis in early 2386, Hawk was given command of a Sovereign-class USS Atlas after he and his senior officers returned from a mission in early 2387

Background informationEdit

  • In the Artemis play-by-email series, Kevin Sorbo won the role of the Captain. Other actors that were in the running included: Dean Cain, Brian O'Halloran and Jason Lee.

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