Ernie Michael Hauser was a male Human who lived during the 24th and 25th centuries. He served in Starfleet as flight control officer of the USS Vengeance and held the rank of lieutenant as of 2410.
Prior to the Vengeance, Ernie served as flight control officer of the USS Leviathan. He initially served as an astrometrics scientist, but the death of the Leviathan's previous flight control officer forced him to take on the new role.
Ernie worked with his parents at their restaurant during his childhood, and even had the unique opportunity of naming it; he chose Pike's Kitchen, in honor of his hero, Captain Christopher Pike. Even at the young age of 12, he had aspirations to join Starfleet, stating that "Someday, I'll fly to every one of those twinkling stars."
Service on the USS Leviathan
Ernie and fellow graduates Hannah Freeman, Jason Fredricks, Vance L'eher, and Jhael Onika boarded a shuttlecraft that took them to their first assignment, the USS Leviathan. During the flight, Jhael cited some of the Leviathan's statistics, including its maximum warp velocity as Warp 5.2; Ernie corrected him, stating that the Leviathan could now reach Warp 7 after its recent refit.
He served as an astrometrics scientist for roughly eight months until 28 January 2409 (83164.0), when the Leviathan came under attack by the IKS Chot, which had used a civilian distress call as bait to lure a Federation ship to them. During the attack, Marvolo Piers, the Leviathan's flight control officer, was killed. Ernie later reported to the bridge along with other "replacement" officers, and he took over for Piers.
Later that day (83165.2), the Borg attacked Vega IX. Ernie accompanied Jason and Tala Jones to the surface of the planet to evacuate its inhabitants. In order to do so, they had to bring down a network of transport inhibitors set up by the Borg.
Ernie was promoted to the rank of lieutenant junior grade on stardate 83468.7. Franklin Drake had read Jason's report of Ernie's level-headedness in dealing with the pirates who had attacked the Leviathan in the Drozana system, and believed Ernie to have "innate" commanding abilities. He did warn Ernie, however, that he would have a "head full of grey" by the time he was 30 years old if he continued to always be hard on himself.
Ernie's parents initially wanted him to work at their restaurant with them on Luna. Ernie, however, was more interested in becoming a Starfleet officer than working in a kitchen. His parents later encouraged him to try new things, seeing that their son had strong ambitions beyond their own.
Background and trivia
- Ernie was named and modeled after a generic duty officer from Star Trek Online (he shares this distinction with Sofia Wenner). CaptFredricks decided to use him in Star Trek: Federation Legacy while writing "Khitomer Crisis" in 2012.
- Ernie is one of only four characters to appear in every chapter of Federation Legacy so far (the others being Jason Fredricks, Lucas Wells and Tala Jones). This includes the two chapters in Volume 0.
- With his birthday being 1 December 2385, he is the eldest primary character in Federation Legacy.
Notes and references
|v - e - ?||USS Vengeance|
|Senior officers||Jason Fredricks • Tala Jones • Ernie Hauser • Dylyp Azeli • Julian Bashir • Lenerea Mendel • Elisa Flores • Lucas Wells • Vance L'eher|
|Junior officers||Phan Quang Chí • Jessik Cameo • Jessik Zaji • Kevin Briggs|
|Other personnel||Unnamed personnel|
|v - e - ?||USS Leviathan|
|Senior officers||Masc Taggart^ • Jason Fredricks • Ernie Hauser • Jhael Onika† • Vance L'eher • Lucas Wells • Henry Fuller† • Marvin Pierce† • Koja Nara† • Mars Lionel† • Mercedes McMary† • Travis Murray† • Julia Cromwell • Tala Jones • Phil Schrader† • Elisa Flores • Dylyp Azeli • Lenerea Mendel • Jarek Davis^ • Th'vol Olethla|
|Junior officers||Hannah Freeman • Kevin Briggs • Jim O'Donnell† • Leo Anderson • Will Darrow • Thom Leiden† • Don Leffler† • Walt Bozeman • Délia Molnár† • Jessik Zaji • T'mar • Qadir • Jessik Cameo|
|Enlisted||Charlie Morgan • Nathan • John Palmer† • Rendek† • Jonah Willis|
|Specialists||Blaise Moreau^ • Vincent Petráš†|
|Civilians/Pets||Crusoe • Hercules|
|Other personnel||Laarkan† • Weller|
|Rooms||Transporter Room 1 • Guest Cabin 5 • Science Lab 6|
|v - e - ?||Starfleet Academy, Class of 2408|
|Summa cum laude||Tala Jones|
|Magna cum laude||Dylyp Azeli • Jason Fredricks (valedictorian) • Lucas Wells|
|Cum laude||Ernie Hauser|
|Others||Leo Anderson • Elisa Flores • Hannah Freeman • Daniel Harvey • Vance L'eher • Lenerea Mendel • Norrg'k • Jhael Onika† • Jeff Philips • Serov • T'Vrell • Raltha Trebor • Sofia Wenner • Zarva|