Paul Ascray Dobins was a Federation captain who served during the time of the Battle of the First Blood. He was a friend of Willey, a fellow captain in the Eagle Alliance. Both he and Willey had a verbal exchange with Elisa Flores – with her calling them "xenophobic fucktards" after they insulted multiple alien members of Howlingmoon's crew. Between him and Willey, Paul seemed to be the less abrasive one. Treav later hit them both in the face with a baton after they had insulted his sister, Junibell.