Rank: Lieutenant Commander
Position: Starfleet Diplomatic Representative / EOA Chairman
Born: April 2347
Henry, or Hank to his friends, is usually described as a no-nonsense type of person which suits him just fine. He comes from a long-serving family and as such was brought up in a strict household. After graduating from the Academy he has chosen to live the rest of his life in the same fashion. Outside of work he can be a little more relaxed once he feels comfortable around someone, but that has been known to take a while in some cases.
Being the second youngest of the four McAllister children, Hank spent a lot of his childhood looking up to his two older siblings. Unlike his father and older brother Anthony, who were both Marines, Hank was keen to follow his eldest brother Peter into Starfleet. Following his family tradition, which was heavily influenced by serving in the military, Hank took a wide range of extracurricular activities, from a very early age, to prepare him for that inevitable path. Upon enrolling in Starfleet Academy however he broke with tradition and instead took an early liking to the Diplomatic and Legal fields, which is where he has spent most of his time since graduating.
Despite feeling that he had disappointed his father, Hank put all his effort into his duties and served Starfleet loyally from the get go. This eventually led him to the attentions of Rear Admiral Holden who offered Hank the position of Chairman on the newly established Expanse Oversight Advisory (KS14.1: A Tiny Oversight).
Following almost five months of dealing with anything from shipping routes to negotiations for Federation protection to a pre-Warp civilisation, Hank tried to make decisions that he felt best reflected the ideals of Starfleet and the Federation. He was forced to make one particular decision that was rather less than savoury; the authorisation of a team, lead by Lt. Commander Isis Rae to hunt down the pirate Mustava, and retrieve a crew member who had been kidnapped during a conflict with the pirate's vessel over Oratt IX (KS14: Curieosity Killed The Cat).
It was essentially the first of many steps towards defending Federation interests within the Expanse at any cost, something that cost Hank a great deal on a personal level (KS15.2: Hunting Party). During some of the more tense moments of his time as Chairman of the EOA, Hank has been forced to face off against many of the captains within the Task Force. Perhaps none more so than Captain Nikolas G. Bakyr, whose old school style and sentimentality often clashed with Hank's practicality.
A few months later, a failed expedition by the U.S.S. Harbinger and U.S.S. Tokyo to divert the course of an asteroid field, which was somehow being controlled by an unknown power, rendered the station severely damaged. With Lt. Commander Rae suspended until an investigation could prove she was not at fault for the disaster, and Captain Bakyr paralysed by a spinal injury, Hank decided that he had no choice but to assume the mantel as Commanding Officer (KS19: Boy Who Cried Wolf). Unfortunately for him this proved a far more difficult task than he had realised; confounded even more so by the Court Martial of fellow EOA representative, Lieutenant Maya Takagi. Caught between what he felt was an unjustified witch hunt and the requirements of his position, Henry was relieved when command of the station was eventually returned to Captain Bakyr and he could resume his regular duties (KS21: The Scopes of Justice or Fine Jung Cannibal).
During a conversation with Lieutenant Junior Grade Kesari Lor it was revealed that Henry was given the middle name Aloysius, after the 16th century saint, because his mother was an eternal optimist (KS22: Lewis' Bond).
Father: Major Kevin McAllister (Deceased)
Mother: Francine McAllister
Brothers: Commander Peter McAllister (Retired), Marine-Captain Anthony McAllister
Sister: Lieutenant Susan McAllister-Reed