Sean Liam Hawk (also known as Neal Hawk or Ren Hawk) was a human male in Starfleet in the 24th century. He was born in Bradbury City on Mars, the third son of Rhyst and Camille Hawk. He was descended from early Martian settlers who had fought in the War of Martian Independence.
Hawk entered Starfleet Academy as soon as he was old enough, and excelled academically, leading his instructors to believe he had an eidetic (photographic) memory. He was also recognized for his athletic and interpersonal skills. (TNG - Section 31 novel: Rogue)
One of his close friends at the Academy was Linda Addison, with whom he shared an interest in rock climbing and 19th century American literature, and with whom he also shared a common taste in men. After graduation, they maintained regular if somewhat occasional contact.
As a cadet, Hawk fell in love with a fellow cadet named Logan, but their relationship was cut short when Logan's ship, the USS Barbados, was destroyed by a Cardassian vessel.. (TNG - Section 31 novel: Rogue)
He then transfered to San Francisco Fleet Yards, where he worked on the construction of a Sovereign-class starship which would become the USS Enterprise-E. (TNG - Slings and Arrows eBook: A Sea of Troubles)
While on shore leave on Risa in 2371, Hawk decided to explore a crystal cave. While climbing, he lost his footing and fell. He broke his leg, but was noticed by fellow Starfleet officer Ranul Keru who carried Hawk to a medic then took him to dinner. They began a romantic relationship and when the Enterprise-E launched in 2372, both joined the crew together, Hawk becoming the ship's helmsman. (TNG - Section 31 novel: Rogue)
Following a combat exersise with the USS Samson hawk was reunited with his old friend Linda Addison who was assigned to the Enterprise as chief of security, but found her behavior suspicious. Following the Samson's destruction Hawk's suspicions led him to conclude that Addison was in fact a Changeling infiltrator who killed her and hid her body on Vulcan that was later located by Lieutenant Dan Duvall.
Captain Picard named Hawk acting security chief and put him in charge of capturing the infiltrator while he attempted a diplomatic solution. Their combined effort helped trick the Changeling into escaping the ship with false intelligence about Enterprise' capabilities. (TNG - Slings and Arrows eBook: A Sea of Troubles)
Early in his career, he distinguished himself with his display of superior reflexes and as of stardate 50368.0, he had earned twenty-three separate commendations from his superiors. Hawk's talents brought him to the attention of Section 31, who tried to recruit him as an agent during the Enterprise's mission to Chiaros IV. Despite the persuasive efforts of Ambassador Aubin Tabor and Commander Cortin Zweller, Hawk declined and instead revealed their efforts to Captain Picard. (TNG - Section 31 novel: Rogue)
In 2373, during an attempted Borg takeover of the Enterprise, Hawk was attacked during an EVA maneuver by a Borg drone and injected with nanoprobes. Under control of the collective, with the designation 1701-E 587M, Hawk tried to kill Captain Picard and was shot by Lieutenant Commander Worf, which threw Hawk's body into space. Hawk was later incinerated upon descent into Earth's atmosphere. (TNG movie: First Contact; TNG short story: "A Private Victory")
In the years following Hawk's death, his partner Ranul Keru still had not fully accepted it, felling that he could have been saved. Hawk returned to him in the form of dreams to comfort his coping loved one. (DS9 - Worlds of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine novel: Trill: Unjoined, TTN novel: Taking Wing)
- Andy Mangels commented on a line in Rogue: "Whether or not Hawk's body was found is a set-up for a mini-series we had planned to write for Wildstorm Comics, which would have loosely tied into [Rogue]. They ultimately decided not to go forward with the project, but we left the question open". 
- According to Hawk's biography from Starship Creator, his name is Neal Hawk, he was born in Sunnyvale, California and his first assignment after Academy graduation was the USS Lancaster.
- According to the story Seeing Forever, his name is Ren Hawk, he grew up in Utah and his father was an archaeologist named Abram Hawk.
|USS Yorktown personnel|
|United Earth, Earth Starfleet||USS Yorktown (Daedalus-class)||Albertson • Fleming • Giannini • Krawczak • Mayweather • Mendez • Shosetsu|
|Federation, Starfleet||USS Yorktown (Constitution-class)||Amekentra • Carlos • Conroy • Decker • Espinoza • Fenig • Gaines • Gauvreau • Hax • von Holtzbrinck • Jarboe • Lawford • Number One • Pike • Randolph • Sunak • Thonen|
|USS Yorktown (Excelsior-class)||Conlon • Ledbetter • Riker|
|USS Yorktown (Zodiac-class)||Kentrav • Hawk • Zimmerman|
| USS Yorktown (NCC-1717)|
|Isaac Garrett • 0718|
|USS Enterprise-E pilots & flight control personnel|
|primary flight controllers||Branson • J. Faur • S. Hawk • K. Perim • S. Nave|
|pilots and flight controllers||K. Ayre • J. Brooks • Charles • Clarze • T'Ryssa Chen • Ku • Magner • McGowan • S. Rager • A. Scagliotti • S. Stockman • G. Weinrib|
|see also: engineering personnel • medical & counseling personnel • operations personnel • security & tactical personnel • sciences personnel • senior staff • miscellaneous • unnamed|