Star Trek Expanded Universe

Dr. Lawrence Potter, MD, was a human Starfleet officer who served during the 24th century. From 2370 onwards, he was the counselor aboard the USS Repulse. (Star Trek: The Nomad Frontier)

Early Life[]

Dr. Potter was born in Kelly City, on Mars, in 2315.

Early Career[]

Lawrence Potter obtained a degree in psychology from Oxford University in 2343. Before entering Starfleet, he spent several years as a criminal profiler with the Federation Bureau of Investigation, achieving the rank of special agent. During his time there, he was decorated several times for his efforts in tracking violent offenders, including serial killers. After several years, however, the stress of his job began to wear on him, and he decided to join Starfleet and become a counselor. Because of his experience and the fact that he would not be a line officer, he did not have to attend the Academy, but instead received a direct commission. (ST: TNF "Archangel")

Starfleet Career[]

As of 2370, Potter had been in Starfleet for over fifteen years. In his time, he had seen various assignments. That year, he was assigned as the head counselor aboard the USS Repulse. (ST: TNF "Baptism of Fire")

Despite his rank and standing, Potter does not consider himself to be regular officer, and thus eschews visiting the bridge or advising the captain, unless his advice is solicited. He spends much of his time in his office, or in Ten Forward, and is always to drop whatever he is doing to help a member of the crew.


Potter has counseled every member of the crew at one time or another, with the exception of Captain James Farrell. Farrell, and many of the older officers aboard, tend to view Potter with some skepticism, believing that it is inappropriate for an officer to spend time crying about his feelings. With those notable exceptions, Potter is well liked by the remainder of the crew.

Personal Life[]

Not much about his personal life is known. He spends the majority of his time immersed in his job, and it is a source of endless speculation among the crew as to exactly what he spends his personal time doing.

Summary of Service[]

Dates of Rank[]

Insignia Rank Date Notes
Lieutenant Commander 2370 (Stardate 47561.3) Counselor, USS Repulse


Date Rank(s) Unit Class Notes
2370 (Stardate 47561.3) LCDR USS Repulse Nebula Class.jpg Counselor