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Crewman Garvey was a security and tactical officer serving aboard the USS Enterprise-D in the 2360s and early 2370s.

Service history[]


Garvey, alternate timeline

Crewman Garvey in an alternate timeline

In an alternate timeline created when the USS Enterprise-C traveled forward in time, Garvey served on the Enterprise-D. He was on duty, guarding the bridge, when Guinan visited the command center. Later he served as guard in the transporter room and witnessed the kiss between Tasha Yar and Richard Castillo. (TNG: "Yesterday's Enterprise")

In 2366, Garvey accompanied Lieutenant Worf and another security officer to the quarters of Captain Picard, after Data located an unknown energy source there and Picard did not respond to Commander Riker's call. They found a surprised Captain in his quarters, not knowing that he was a doppelganger. (TNG: "Allegiance")

Together with a female companion, Garvey attended the concert in Ten Forward in the evening when ambassador Sarek and his wife Perrin were aboard the ship. (TNG: "Sarek")

Garvey passed Geordi La Forge and Reginald Barclay in a corridor. (TNG: "Hollow Pursuits")

He was part of the security team which accompanied Dr. Crusher into the shuttlebay to stop the Zalkonian "John Doe". He witnessed the killing of Lieutenant Worf and also the revival by "John". (TNG: "Transfigurations")


Garvey was part of the first security team which tried to stop Lieutenant Commander Data but was imprisoned by a force field Data placed to reach the transporter room. (TNG: "Brothers")

He passed Counselor Troi and Lieutenant Worf in a corridor in 2367. (TNG: "Clues")

He took part in a security meeting in the observation lounge with Worf, Kellogg, and Bailey. (TNG: "The Drumhead")

He was walking past Data in a corridor when the Android boarded the turbolift used by Dr. Crusher and Odan. (TNG: "The Host")

Garvey was part of the forensic team in cargo bay 4 the same year and was present when a brainwashed Geordi La Forge tried to assassinate Governor Vagh. (TNG: "The Mind's Eye")

He attended the concert of the woodwind quintet in Ten Forward and was after the concert talking to one of the musicians in Ten Forward. (TNG: "In Theory")

He replaced security chief Worf at the tactical console, when Worf guarded Chancellor Gowron to the transporter room. Later, he was among the crewmembers who honored Worf, when he left the ship, standing in a row on his way to the transporter room. (TNG: "Redemption")


Field trip boy 1, 2368

Garvey's son

Garvey was part of the away team which rescued Commander Riker, Doctor Crusher, Data, and the colonists on Melona IV after the Crystalline Entity destroyed the surface of the planet. (TNG: "Silicon Avatar")

In 2368, under the influence of the Ktarian game, brought by Commander Riker on board the ship, Garvey was ordered to find Wesley Crusher. He acknowledged the Captain's order to apprehend Crusher on deck 6, section 25 but only found his phaser, firing on a force field. (TNG: "The Game")

Garvey was present in the cargo bay when Berlinghoff Rasmussen prepared to leave the 24th century with his time-pod but was arrested because of his crimes. (TNG: "A Matter Of Time")

Garvey and his son attended a field trip with their teacher Miss Kyle where they visited the biolab aboard the ship. (TNG: "New Ground")

He manned the tactical station on the bridge while the Enterprise-D investigated the destruction of the SS Vico in a black cluster. (TNG: "Hero Worship")

The same year Garvey was part of the security team which secured the corridor between Ten Forward and a cargo bay. Together with two other security officers he watched the by the Ux-Mal possessed Deanna Troi, Miles O'Brien, and Data bringing their hostages Worf, Captain Picard, and Keiko O'Brien into the turbolift. (TNG: "Power Play")

Garvey served as guard for the Ferengi Par Lenor and Qol who were confined to their quarters when ambassador Briam visited the two. (TNG: "The Perfect Mate")

He also served as guard for the Borg Hugh at the detention cell. (TNG: "I Borg")

He served at the tactical station on the bridge, when Worf joined the away team and beamed down to the surface of Devidia II. (TNG: "Time's Arrow")


Garvey hologram, 2369

A holographic duplicate of Garvey

Garvey accompanied Lieutenant Worf and Ensign Kellogg to guard the quarters of Ambassador Ves Alkar and witnessed the death of the ambassador. (TNG: "Man Of The People")

He replaced the security chief again, moments before the Enterprise-D was caught in the Dyson sphere. (TNG: "Relics")

In 2369, he served as tactical officer on the bridge and was present when Orn Lote contacted the Enterprise-D. (TNG: "True Q")

He was one of the crewmembers who were beamed aboard the Tyrus VIIA station to coordinate the efforts of the Tyrans. (TNG: "The Quality of Life")

He served at the tactical station on the bridge when the Enterprise-D under the command of Captain Edward Jellico met with the Cardassian Gul Lemec at the Federation-Cardassian border. (TNG: "Chain Of Command, Part I")

A holographic duplicate of Garvey was created by Professor James Moriarty the same year to create a false reality for Captain Picard and Lieutenant Commander Data. (TNG: "Ship In A Bottle")

Garvey manned an aft station on the bridge when the Enterprise-D went into the Kaleb sector to meet a Corvallen freighter. He replaced Worf at the tactical station when the Klingon was ordered to escort DeSeve to the bridge. (TNG: "Face Of The Enemy")

Garvey was part of the first away team, including Commander Riker and Lieutenant Worf, which beamed down to an unnamed planet where Data and the rogue Borg Crosis escaped. (TNG: "Descent")


Walter Pierce arrested

Garvey and Kellogg arresting Walter Pierce.

He served as guard for Data in the observation lounge after the android attacked Counselor Deanna Troi in a turbolift. (TNG: "Phantasms")

In Counselor Troi's hallucinations caused by a telepathic echo, Crewman Garvey and Ensign Kellogg answered a security call from Troi and visited her quarters where they arrested Walter Pierce. (TNG: "Eye of the Beholder")

Garvey was part of the security team which accompanied Lieutenant Worf to the surface of Dorvan V in 2370. Later he was ordered to prepare the forced evacuation of the Native Americans due to a treaty with the Cardassians, but found himself in the fight between the Cardassians and the Indian Natives shortly thereafter. (TNG: "Journey's End")

Together with Lieutenant Sandra Rhodes he guarded Jason Vigo during his time on the Enterprise-D including Ten Forward and his quarters. (TNG: "Bloodlines")


Garvey served aboard the Enterprise-D during its meeting with the Nexus and the crash landing on Veridian III. (Star Trek Generations)

Background information[]

Garvey was played by regular background actor Joe Baumann who received no credit for his appearances. His line "On our way." in the fifth season episode "The Game" was provided by an unknown voice actor.

Garvey's name was not mentioned on screen but is from the script of the episode "Bloodlines", which describes him as a Security officer, a male N.D., named Garvey. The call sheet for the episode list the character as Garvey (scene 26) - (J. Bauman). According to the Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion, 1st ed., p. 294, episode writer Nick Sagan named the character after baseball player Steve Garvey.