Brigadier Karpov

The Brigadier in the Council Room.

Brigadier Karpov is the Officer in Charge of the TSC Army, and a member of the Starship Council.  The equivalent US Army position and rank would likely be Army Chief of Staff and (four-star) General, respectively.

He is the founder of the Thunderfists, an elite special operations unit.  He hand-picked the first class of this unit, ensuring that it would begin with the best of the best.

Karpov was Harkin's partner in the Enclave.  He isn´t an expert in science, as shown by Dr. Nylus' jokes about Karpov thinking that he looks like a blue cat or has a pocket full of inventions, both clear references to Doraemon.