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Lieutenant Reagan O'Neil

Name Reagan Eve O'Neil M.D., Ph.D.

Position Chief Counselor

Rank Lieutenant


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Last Post

Sun Nov 5th, 2017 @ 8:41am

Character Information

Gender Female
Species Human
Age 36
Date of Birth May 1, 2357
Place of Birth Unknown, Earth

Physical Appearance

Height 5'9"
Weight 145 lbs.
Hair Color Hazel
Eye Color Strawberry Blonde
Physical Description Reagan is tall and slender, but not at all athletic, and prefers to watch what she eats rather than engage in regular physical exercise. She’ll occasionally swim to clear her head, but her pale complexion reflects a preference for indoor activities over those outdoors.


Spouse None
Children None
Father Raymond O’Neil, Civilian Cargo Hauler (deceased)
Mother Natalia O’Neil, Civilian Cargo Hauler (deceased)
Brother(s) None
Sister(s) None
Other Family None

Personality & Traits

General Overview Growing up, Reagan learned “doing” was prized far more than “talking.” Consequently, at times, she is quite reserved, preferring to simply observe and speak when spoken to. With friends, or when speaking of her work, however, she can be much more outgoing and speaks with far more candor than people expect. She uses sarcasm and humor to put people at ease, and is cool under pressure.
Strengths & Weaknesses Reagan is a skilled diagnostician and practitioner who has the experience, in and out of the fleet, to excel in whatever medical or counseling position she is called to serve. She is not the type to rest on her laurels, however, and makes it a priority to stay informed of the latest research. O’Neil is not easily intimidated, but doesn’t like to throw her weight around, unless she thinks it will get her what she needs for her patients. She will pursue what is best for those she works with, no matter the consequence. Prior to resigning her commission, she was well-regarded as a supervisor and is respected by experienced and inexperienced clinicians alike. Many of them still respect her, but wonder if she is burned out.
Over the years, O’Neil’s contempt for the bureaucracy of Starfleet has grown, though she still believes strongly in its ideals and principles. She is a team player, but considers herself a healer first and foremost, and has been known to be somewhat vocal and irreverent when it comes to what she considers to be the ridiculous rules and regulations surrounding Starfleet and its treatment of mental health professionals.
Ambitions Having grown up in a family where she didn’t feel as though she quite fit in, Reagan’s greatest desire is to find a man to share her life with and to have children. However, she is equally passionate about her career and understands the two desires aren’t very compatible. She was proud of her rank and position, primarily because with it came greater power to help alleviate suffering, but as long as she is free to make a difference and permitted her independence, she is happy.
Hobbies & Interests O’Neil enjoys intellectual pursuits over physical ones, including reading and conducting her own research. Her guilty pleasure is watching twenty-first century North American soap operas.

Personal History Reagan’s life, or rather, what she knows of her life, began at age four. She was adopted by Raymond and Natalia O’Neil of London, England after she was reportedly abandoned by her birth parents in a park on a winter day. Reagan has no real memory of her life before age four, only a vague recollection of losing her teddy bear when she was taken into the custody of social services. However, the story’s been told so many times, it feels as real and as vivid as an actual memory.

Natalia and Raymond were civilian cargo haulers who frequently did business for Starfleet. They were full of love, and content to just scrape by. They doted on Reagan and always provided for her needs, but devalued material possessions and higher learning, believing after a certain point, education and possessions were simply a way for people to look down upon others.

Growing up with free-spirits like Raymond and Natalia was a dream come true for a curious and outgoing girl like Reagan. They encouraged her to explore their world freely, and as she matured, she learned the cargo trade with ease. Although her parents had their own disagreements with Starfleet and its hierarchal nature, they found her curiosity about Starfleet endearing, and so they introduced her to the personnel they interacted with at most every opportunity. Reagan was particularly drawn to the healers she interacted with, in part because of her curiosity about the nature and purpose of the medical supplies her parents transported.

On those rare occasions when they were called upon to ferry people here and there, Reagan was often praised for being easy to talk to, despite the cramped conditions. As a young child, Reagan thought nothing of it, convinced she would follow in her parents’ footsteps. In school, she did well, but was always afraid to excel too well, out of fear of becoming the dreaded “elitist” her parents always railed against.

Reagan’s internal struggles came to a head when she announced she wanted to pursue a career in Starfleet. Though her parents refused to turn their backs on her, the resentment was always there. After several nasty arguments, her parents asked Reagan not to bring it up again, and thus, it became the “elephant” in the room between them. From that point on, her parents were cordial, but always not quite warm with her.

Feeling she had nothing to lose at that point, Reagan threw herself into her studies. She wasn’t the most outgoing of students, but she did develop a close circle of friends, and managed to excel in her classes. No longer frowned upon for excelling beyond her beginnings, Reagan allowed her interest in medicine to flourish. A professor took note of her natural curiosity about people and what drove them to be who they were (in part based on O’Neil’s research on adopted children), and suggested she pursue a career in mental health.

O’Neil agreed to consider it, but fully intended to become a General Practitioner. By the time she entered Starfleet Medical, the Dominion War was in full swing, and cadets were inundated with stories of personnel returning in desperate need of proper mental health care. Deciding she simply wanted to serve where she could be of most use, Reagan decided to pursue degrees in medicine and Trauma Psychiatry. Medicine seemed the perfect complement to her training in mental health. Having always been concerned about how the legal system treated the traumatized and the mentally ill, she then pursued a Ph.D. in Forensic Psychiatry.

Her first posting, the USS Stargazer, turned out to be a memorable one. There, she met and befriended then acting Chief Medical Officer, Laverne Gray. Though O’Neil was too young to have served in the Dominion War directly, the two bonded over their efforts to treat the physical and psychological wounds from the conflict. O’Neil knew Gray was still reeling from her own experiences, and Reagan became a close friend and confidante.

Reagan remained on the Stargazer with Gray for the next year, eventually earning the rank of Lieutenant Junior Grade. Shortly after Gray was transferred to the USS Indigo, however, and O’Neil received devastating news: her adoptive parents had been murdered after being caught in the middle of what apparently was a dispute between Starfleet and some pirates, who claimed O’Neil’s parents as collateral damage for being at the wrong place at the wrong time.

Grief-stricken, Reagan decided she needed a break from working with trauma survivors directly. Reagan needed time to regroup and figure out her next move. As more details of the murders came to light – including the fact Starfleet knew the area her parents were asked to travel was known disputed territory for pirates who didn’t care who got hurt- Reagan developed disgust for Starfleet that she eventually couldn’t ignore. She ultimately resigned her commission and elected to make her living as a civilian.

Although Reagan knew she would never completely forgive Starfleet for what she saw as a betrayal, she knew it would dishonor her parents’ memories not to follow her passion as a healer. When she learned the civilian ship SS Essex was looking for a doctor, she decided to apply, hoping to put some of her demons behind her.

Reagan served two years on the SS Essex as a doctor and unofficial ship’s counselor. She is proud of her service as a civilian because she learned how to survive without the latest technology and she was able to help others she wouldn’t have gotten to help due to politics and red tape. However, the profit driven lifestyle of the civilian world had its own dark side, and as she healed from her grief, she realized in or out of Starfleet, life is full of gray areas. Her request to have her commission reinstated was granted, to some people’s consternation, and she was asked to serve as a representative of Starfleet Medical, travelling to various ships and bases, assisting medical and counseling staff as needed and ensuring the crews’ needs were properly represented to the brass as a whole.

Reagan’s first assignment was with Langley Station as its Chief Counselor/Starfleet Medical Representative. Given the station’s focus on healthcare and its proximity to the Hromi Cluster Orbital Hospital, not to mention the diplomatic concerns, the Starfleet Medical brass believed Reagan’s skills and experience to be a perfect fit.

Reagan served Langley Station for six years, earning a reputation for being a skilled and respected medical and psychological specialist, particularly for those impacted by trauma. During her time at Langley, she had several opportunities to provide her expertise to Starfleet’s law enforcement community as a forensic psychiatrist and victim advocate. A colleague encouraged her to apply for a position aboard the USS Artemis, a vessel whose sole purpose was to carry out criminal investigations within the Federation. Eager to continue her work with the law enforcement community, O’Neil was pleased to be accepted as the Artemis’ Chief Counselor.
Service Record 2375 – 2379: Starfleet Academy
2379 -2382: Starfleet Medical Academy (Dual specialties in General Medicine and Trauma Psychiatry)
2382 – 2384: Starfleet Medical (Ph.D. in Forensic Psychiatry)
2384- 2385: Medical Officer/Psychiatrist, USS Stargazer
March, 2385 – September 2385: Medical Officer/Psychiatrist, USS Stargazer
September 2385: Resigned commission
September 2385 – 2387: Doctor, S.S. Essex
2387 - 2393: Chief Counselor, Langley Station
Present: Chief Counselor, USS Artemis

USS Artemis ID

USS Artemis Security Code OR Gamma 5706
Clearance Level 6

USS Artemis Logistics

Office Location Deck 7
Living Quarters Deck 5
MVAM Section Alpha