|Tavek on his home planet|
His father Sorv served briefly on the USS Kelvin as a petty officer in the early 2230s but later he would join Starfleet engineering core and would greatly affect development of future starships. Tavek’s Father would teach him much about Starfleet and with all the knowledge Tavek learned he found entering Starfleet the “logical thing to do”.
By 2266, he had reached the rank of Lieutenant and was the navigator on the USS Intrepid. He was assigned as then Commander Serek's shuttle pilot to take him to the USS Excalibur to his next assignment, they were found unconscious by the Excalibur and Tevek was sent to a star base for reassignment as both officers avoid the Intrepid's fate.. (Star Trek: The Intrepid Adventures)