|Born:||8 November 2341, Farius Prime|
|Father:||James Garren (deceased)|
|Siblings:||Richard Garren (adopted brother)|
Early life and careerEdit
Family and personal lifeEdit
Lieutenant commander Garren and his adoptive brother grew up on the lawless world of Farius Prime. Both were taken in by James Garren, a minor enforcer for one of the crime lords after their parents had been murdered by the Orion Syndicate. In later years, their adoptive father was also killed, and after both boys spent some time in forced labor aboard an Orion ship, they finally escaped to the Federation.
Joe Garren had been a candidate for the Chief of Security slot on the USS Intrepid, a post he lost to S'Ceris. Formerly a Merchant Service customs officer, he enlisted with Starfleet during the Dominion War, much to his brother's disgust.
A once close relationship with his adopted brother became strained after Joe enlisted with Starfleet. They spoke little since, though remained in touch.