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For the mirror universe counterpart, see Karen Howe (mirror).

Lieutenant commander Karen Howe is the tactical officer, security chief and second officer of the Federation starship USS Remington. (Star Trek: Remington: "Inceptum")


Early lifeEdit

Karen Howe was born in 2349 on Mars to civilian parents. Despite not having any members of Starfleet in her family tree, she decided to enter Starfleet Academy when she finished high school.

Academy lifeEdit

Starfleet CommandEdit

When Howe graduated from the Academy, she was assigned to Starfleet Security and stationed at Starfleet Command as part of heightened security due to the Dominion threat. Soon after her promotion to lieutenant junior grade, she requested a transfer to another assignment and found herself on a transport to Deep Space Nine, only months before the war began.

Deep Space NineEdit

Howe's time on board DS9 was short, but long enough for her to gain a promotion to lieutenant and deputy security chief on the station. She, along with the rest of the Starfleet complement of the station, was forced to evacuate after the Dominion took the station. Five months later, she participated in Operation Return and returned to her previous post. However, a short time after the operation, the captain of the USS Meyers, who happened to be a past friend of her father's, requested that she take a position on board his vessel. Howe accepted.

USS MeyersEdit

Throughout the rest of the Dominion War, Lieutenant Howe served on board the Meyers, seeing several major battles, including Starfleet's humiliating defeat at the Battle of Betazed. Howe even served along her future commanding officer, Richard Boswell, when both the Meyers and the USS Lexington, of which Boswell was first officer, took part in one of the main charges of the First Battle of Chin'toka.

USS RemingtonEdit

After serving on the Meyers for nine years, Howe was promoted to lieutenant commander and offered the position of tactical officer on board the newly-commissioned USS Remington. In addition to her primary duties as tactical officer, Howe also became the security chief and the second officer. As second officer, she was the interim first officer until Commander Trevak, the Romulan first officer, came on board.

Service jacketEdit

Previous assignmentsEdit

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First-year cadet 2367-2371 Starfleet Academy
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Second-year cadet
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Third-year cadet
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Fourth-year cadet
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Ensign 2371-2373 Security officer Starfleet Command
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Lieutenant junior grade 2373-2374
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Lieutenant 2374 Deputy security chief Deep Space Nine
2374-2376 USS Meyers
2376-2378 Security chief, relief tactical officer
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Lieutenant commander 2378-2383
2383 First officer, chief tactical officer, security chief USS Remington
2383- Chief tactical officer, security chief

Awards and commendationsEdit

Extended Service Citation Extended Service Citation 2375
Career Service Citation Career Service Citation 2379
Citation of Exceptional Service Citation of Exceptional Service 2383
Bridge Officer Certification Bridge Officer Certification 2376
Command Officer Certification Command Officer Certification 2380
Operation Return Medal Operation Return Medal 2374
Battle of Betazed Medal Battle of Betazed Medal 2374
First Battle of Chin'toka Medal First Battle of Chin'toka Medal 2374
Dominion War Victory Medal Dominion War Victory Medal 2374

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First officer, USS Remington Succeeded by:
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Second officer, USS Remington Succeeded by:
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Security chief, USS Remington Succeeded by:
Officers of the starship USS Remington (NX-86753)
NX-86753: Boswell Howe | Trevak Donahugh Caine Pagad Dalar Howe Daltrey | Tavli


Through the use of photomanipulation, Lieutenant Commander Howe is "played" by Anna Silk.

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