June 2229: Recieved Commission to Leonis Imperial Navy; Completed Combat Support and Combat Casualty Care training.
January 2230 - May 2235: Assigned to mobile field medical hospitals in the Oran Providence in support of Leonis military and ICJPK operations.
May 2235 - November 2236: Assigned to mobile field medical units within the Leonis Protectorate at the onset of the cylon war.
November 2236: Seconded for service in the Colonial Forces, Taskforce: Manticore. Assigned to the BSG Athena.
September 2237: Transferred to serve with the VX-1, Timber Wolves, aboard the Dauntless.
Ethnically Sagittaran, Tove Lind was born in the Leonis Protectorate, and grew up in one of the many middle class working areas that developed around the tyllium mines. She worked as a freighter pilot, before attending university where she obtained her nursing degree. Immediately after graduation, she received a commission to the Leonis Imperial Navy. She served her entire tenure following commissioning in the Oran Province supporting Leonis military and ICJPK efforts to quell the civil war there. She continued to serve in their in their mobile field hospitals until she received a seconding to the Colonial Forces. She served aboard the Athena from November 2236 until she was reassigned to the Timber Wolves in September 2237.
Tove Lind might pay lip service to the idea of the ideal of a unified Sagittaron at peace, but truth be told, in her secret heart? The woman has absolutely no idea what that even means, or any clear ability to visualize such a thing. As many Sagittarons of her generation, she was born into a time of social and cultural division, and has known nothing else since. She will say, that she was lucky enough to have been brought up in the Leonis Protectorate, where, while the native Sagittarons might have struggled with their colonial masters, her parents never failed to find work and shelter enough there to make a decent living for themselves, for their eldest daughter, and for Anja, their second child. Her father's work as a machinist, and her mother's as a freighter pilot kept them clothed and fed, but both girls began working as soon as they were legally allowed to bring in what they could to supplement the family's needs. What the Linds did not use for themselves, they shared within their community, the miners, factory workers and laborers who often lived clustered together around the industrial areas of the protectorate.
Perhaps it was this hard-scrabble upbringing that pushed Tove to want something more for herself than simple subsistence living, and she worked hard at her studies, garnering enough success to win a place at university. She would not attend immediately, however, instead turning to her mother to assist her in finding work that would allow her to save enough funds to attend. She worked hard, using the funds that she had originally saved for her first year of school, to find her training as a civilian freighter pilot, accepting a position at the same mining company which employed her mother for nearly three years, while saving for her education. Those savings, coupled with a pair of academic and merit based scholarships, allowed her to finally accept that deferred enrollment, at which point she elected to become, not a doctor, but a nurse. Not entirely for lack of desire. She simply could not manage, even with what she had managed to save, the cost of the education. And there was no shame in selecting the nursing profession. Indeed, many of the local clinics, those favoured by the miners and factory workers with which she had experience had only nurses on regular staff, with doctors rotating in as available. It was these skilled and hardy souls that most of the people she knew trusted and respected. A move across town, a chance to settle and remove herself from the distractions of home, and Tove dove into her studies. She completed her degree in three years, having taken no summers off and with the blessings of her family, immediately applied for a commission with the Leonese Imperial Navy. She would spend the next five years working at a series of field medical hospitals in the Oran Province during the protracted civil war that devastated the area from 2230 until the beginning of the cylon war in 2235. What time she did not spend at her duties, she filled with studies of the history, not only of Sagittaron and Leonis, including work on trying to learn the dying native language of the colony, but also the histories of the other ten.
It was in these field hospitals that Tove acquired her egalitarian spirit. Although these units were in word and action sustained by the Leonis Imperial Navy, because the medical personnel were also pulled from the ranks of the Foreign Legion, the medical staff were people from all stripes and walks of life, and from any number of colonies, all looking to make one unified thing out of many disparate pieces. This insight into the basic humanity of, the inherent connectedness of people otherwise divided by nation or ideology, would server her well, not only in her time in the service to leonis, but later, when she found herself a part of the unified Colonial Forces.
When the cylon war came to the colonies, in many ways, this was no great change in the nurse’s life. Because war, as they say, war never changes. Only the faces of the enemies do. But the need for skilled hands? The need to save lives and mend broken bodies? Those things remain the same. And so would she. Until the Articles of Unification, and the creation of the Colonial Forces. Finally, after eight years of faithful service, Tove found herself seconded for duty in aboard the Battlestar Athena, as part of Operation Manticore. She would serve faithfully there, in whatever shipboard or field they required of her, until she was requested for transfer to the Timber Wolves, to serve upon the Dauntless.
Slim and delicate, clocking in at barely 5'1" in her bare feet, there is, nevertheless a vibrancy of spirit to the woman, giving her the air of a tiny dynamo. Brown auburn hair frames her face is a nearly perfectly straight cascade, her hazel eyes particularly vibrant, with bands of gold, brown and green. A full, sensual mouth, coupled with high cheekbones and a puckish nose dusted with freckles give her an elfin air. Lind is dressed in a pair of light blue hospital scrubs. The clothing is loose enough to provide ease of movement, with a crisp white shirt underneath. A pair of soft-soled athletic shoes cover her feet. She wears no rank pins or designations of any kind. Her only adornment is a simple gold band on her left ring finger.
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2237-12-04 - Ready Player One
Tove and Cate run into each other at the exchange arcade.
2237-11-21 - Smoke Break
Some medical types discuss drug theft, exploring the island, and height-related challenges during a lull in sickbay.
Cate, Tove, Sunny
2237-10-06 - The Scrape And Dent Model
Following her rescue from the surface, Cate gets patched up in sickbay.
2237-09-15 - Just Old Cake
Fun times in the infirmary. The cake is not up to the usual standards.
Gage, Sarita, Tove, Colin, Aidan
2237-09-14 - Patience And Patients
Just your typical day, when there are Wolves running the infirmary.
Jacob, Nora, Sarita, Tove, Aidan
2237-09-11 - Commonalities
Tove and Cate meet in the Infirmary after the marine's training exercises.
2237-09-10 - Cue Ball, Corner Pocket
Cate and Jacob attempt a game of pool. Tove crashes the party.
Cate, Jacob, Tove