Assistant chief engineer
Lieutenant Joseph "Joe" Carey was a 24th century Human Starfleet officer and assistant chief engineer on board USS Voyager during its seven-year journey through the Delta Quadrant. He had a wife and two sons.
In 2378, Carey was part of an away team that visited the planet Uxal, which was irradiated with antimatter radiation, searching for fragments from the Friendship 1 probe. The Uxali leader Verin took the Voyager away team hostage, demanding that Captain Janeway should relocate his people to another planet. Janeway first suggested, though – as a sign of good will – that Verin should return one of the hostages in exchange for food and medical supplies. Verin agreed to this exchange and told Carey to set up his transport enhancers, so he could be beamed back to Voyager. However, seconds before Carey's transport, Verin shot him with a disrupter rifle. Carey was beamed back to Voyager but arrived in sickbay dead, having been shot through the heart. After his death, it was discovered he had been building a "ship in a bottle" model of Voyager. The miniature was mostly completed, with only one nacelle left unfinished.