Nurse Garland was a medical practitioner in the United States Army Air Forces in 1947, who first encountered the three Ferengi, Quark, Rom, and Nog, when they had crash landed in Roswell, New Mexico, after they had accidentally traveled back in time from the year 2372.

Garland and her fiancé, Professor Jeff Carlson, were part of the team tasked with investigating the three aliens. In that capacity, she befriended the Ferengi, at one point even being tricked into performing oo-mox to Nog. Later she attempted to defend them when she felt they were being treated too harshly. Later, Nurse Garland was tasked with assisting Air Forces' Captain Wainwright in his interrogation of the aliens, and repeatedly injected Quark with Sodium Pentathol under orders from the captain. When Wainwright, who was convinced that the Ferengi were part of an alien invasion force, threatened to harm them with a scalpel, Garland and Carlson incapacitated him, and helped the Ferengi escape.

They subsequently took them to Hangar 18, where their ship was being stored, allowing them to leave and return to their own time by recreating the time warp which transported them back in time in the first place. (DS9: "Little Green Men")

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Background information

Garland was played by Megan Gallagher.

According to the script, her first name was "Faith", which additionally noted, and was further published in the Star Trek Encyclopedia (4th ed., vol. 1, p. 299), she was servicemember in the Women's Army Corps. The Star Trek: Encyclopedia also indicated that she was stationed at Wright Field. Furthermore, the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion (p. 287) adds that her name is a homage to actress Beverly Garland.

Apocrypha

According to the novels The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume One and The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume Two, she and Jeff Carlson were married as planned after the events of "Little Green Men". By 1986, she had retired as an Army nurse. She died prior to 1996.

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