Rear Admiral Astor-Cross
|Title:||Chief of Starfleet Medical|
Alynn grew up as the youngest of three children to Neves and Lora Astor. She lived with her parents and her two older brothers Alder and Orthen. They weren't very well off, actually her parents were the very trusted, most senior staff of an elite family living in the Lake El-Nar area of Betazed. The children attended school, but were made to work for the family when school work was done. Alder and Orthen eventually left the area to attend school at the university. Once her brothers left Alynn was left to herself. Being a working class in an affluent area she had very few friends and those that she had were also working class, so therefore they didn't have the time to spend with her outside of school.
Alynn became a very shy young child. Her only friends most of the time were books, anything she could get her hands on she would read, be they holofiction, hard bound books...anything. Usually to the detriment of her studies and her duties. Once she was old enough her parents informed her that it was time for her to go to school at the university as well. She was told that the family they worked for would pay for her schooling only if she went into the medical field and remained away from Lake El-Nar area after she was done. Her parents told her that she had to accept or she would be sent to work for another family and would never have this opportunity again. So, she did. However this act by her parents only fueled her feelings of being not wanted and fed her shyness even more.
Her only fear, is large crowds, and she didn't find this out until she went to school. The thoughts and emotions of too many people assault her senses, causing headaches and sometimes even overwhelm her so much that she passes out. She was not taught how to suppress the thoughts of many, but is slowly working on it and is better at it than she was, but she still has issues at night when she sleeps. The dreams and nightmares of others come to her when she sleeps, making it difficult for her to sleep some nights.
In order to fulfill her obligation to study medicine Alynn went to the academy to complete her medical degree. She was a bit afraid of telling her parents of this decision, but knew she had to. They surprised her considerably by being proud of her and happy for her and are eager to see where her career takes her. Her brother Alder and Orthen are not happy with this decision at all and have basically cut off all communications with her, which breaks her heart. She has not been back to Betazed at all since her graduation.
While serving on the USS Astraeus she completed all her medical schooling and obtained her license to practice medicine as a full medical doctor. She rose to the position of Chief Medical Officer during that time. After the destruction of the Astraeus she was assigned to USS Defiant . She held the Chief Medical Officer position on the USS Gallant as well as the USS Triton before being stationed aboard DeepSpace 9, also in the CMO position. Upon her promotion to Captain she was given the position of Chief of Starfleet Medical, currently holding the rank of Branch Admiral.
In June 2410, Alynn Astor became engaged to Adam Cross
On July 14, 2414, Alynn Astor and Adam Cross are married in a private ceremony on Risa.
On October 28, 2429, Alynn and Adam adopted a Betazoid/Human orphan named Charlotte Astor-Cross at the age of 2.
- Dec 2395 Inducted and assigned to USS Astraeus as Medical Officer.
- Jan 2397 Promoted to Lieutenant, Junior Grade.
- Nov 2397 TDY DS9 upon destruction of USS Astraeus
- June 2399 Promoted to Lieutenant
- Aug 2403 Promoted to Lieutenant Commander
- Aug 2403 Assigned to USS Gallant as Chief Medical Officer
- Aug 2404 Assigned to USS Triton as Chief Medical Officer
- Dec 2408 Assigned to Deep Space 9 as Chief Medical Officer
- June 2410 Promoted to Commander
- Nov 2417 Promoted to Captain
- Nov 2417 Appointed Chief of Starfleet Medical
- April 2424 Promoted to Commodore
- Dec 2424 Promoted to Branch Admiral
- Dec 2430 Promoted to Rear Admiral
|Row 1||Legion of Merit||Space Medal||SF Unit Commendation Ribbon (*)|
|Row 2|| Milky Way Exploration Ribbon
(with Gamma device)
|Exploration Service Ribbon||Installation Service Ribbon|
|Row 3||Career Service Ribbon||Freedom War Ribbon||Third Tzenkethi War Ribbon|
Medical Equipment Certification
Medical Triage Certification
Staff Corps Officer
Letter of Distinction