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Alex Benson

Human Male

Character Information

Rank & Address

Commander Benson


Commanding Officer
USS Cantabras


Alexander Jeremiah Benson

April 18, 2353

Scottsdale, Arizona, Sol III


A disgraced, former JAG lawyer reinstated by Starfleet to command the USS Cantabras and its ragtag crew. He seeks to find peaceful resolutions, but makes no qualms about doing things the hard way.


Alex stands at an unimpressive 5’7″, 180 lbs with brown hair and green eyes. He will typically dress casually, preferring to only appear in uniform when needed. And while in uniform he rarely wears his duty jacket. Alex finds the constricting nature of both the uniform and corresponding duty jacket bothersome.


What Alex lacks in stature, he makes up for in attitude. He has a very cut and dry approach to situations, which he used to great effect in the court room. Despite his legal training, Alex doesn’t like to argue. Instead, his diplomatic nature emerges and he seeks resolution and compromise. During command situations, however, this diplomatic nature takes a back seat.

Outside of command, Alex enjoys playing the violin and working with his hands. This often leads to him tinkering with mechanical devices/vehicles.


Early Life

Being the middle child was always advantageous for Alex. Between reprimanding his older sister, and babying his younger brother, he often escaped parental punishment. As a child, Alex was very quiet. Not one to cause trouble, he preferred the “go along to get along”. This caused great concern among parents and administrators. After seeing no decline in self-esteem, it was decided he would grow out of it. Upon entering high school, Alex realized his exceptional arbitration skills. Noticing this, the school counselor asked for his help to start a peer-counseling group. This caused him to gain popularity rather quickly. With popularity, unfortunately, comes jealousy. Alex was attacked both mentally and physically, on several occasions, by a group of classmates led by a Betazoid. One favored method was to tie him up and repeatedly inflict mental and physical pain.

Shortly after graduating high school, there was a strong pull towards Starfleet. Alex wasted no time in signing up, anxious to see the world. Focusing most of his attention on diplomacy and law gave him little time for a social life. After graduating from the Academy he was assigned to the Bismarck, an Intrepid-class starship.

Starfleet Service

USS Bismarck

A few months after being assigned to the Bismarck, tragedy struck Alex’s life. During a shore leave, he decided to visit his sister at Science Research Colony 388. Shortly after his arrival, she and his brother-in-law died of an unknown virus. In a final moment together, she asked Alex to take care of her five-year-old daughter April. Rising the command structure quickly, Alex became the second officer aboard the Bismarck.

Deridous IV

His command skills caught the attention of Starfleet Command and he was reassigned as the executive officer of a Federation colony, located on Deridous IV. Following the death of his current commanding officer, Captain Donaldson, Alex assumed the position of commanding officer. Shortly after, Deridous IV became geologically unstable and natural disasters began to occur, ultimately destroying the planet. Starfleet then decided to reassign Alex to the JAG Corps.

JAG Corps/USS Aurelius

He was then assigned by the Corps the task of finding (and bringing to justice) the rogue ship USS Aurelius. After being rescued by the crew of the Aurelius he decided to join them. He took the temporary assignment of Diplomatic Officer while he figured out the truth. During his service, he discovered a conspiracy in Starfleet Command to remove Commander Hawquyne 56 from command. Alex, in a bold act to prevent this, filed charges with the JAG courts. His actions ultimately failed and he was charged with Dereliction of Duty and Conduct Unbecoming of an Officer. This resulted in him being disbarred, stripped of rank and privilege, and sent to a prison colony. He was released after a five-year prison sentence. After, Alex returned to civilian life as a mechanic.

USS Cantabras

Alex was once again (begrudgingly) called into service by Starfleet. He was placed in command of USS Cantabras to lead a “brute squad”, a group of officers called in to handle tenuous situations for Starfleet.

Service Record

Date Position Posting Rank
2371 - 2372 Cadet Starfleet Academy
Cadet Freshman Grade
2372 - 2373 Cadet Starfleet Academy
Cadet Sophomore Grade
2373 - 2374 Cadet Starfleet Academy
Cadet Junior Grade
2374 - 2375 Cadet Starfleet Academy
Cadet Senior Grade
2374 - 2375 Law Student Starfleet Judge Advocate General Corps
2375 - 2376 Law Student Starfleet Judge Advocate General Corps
2376 - 2377 Law Student Starfleet Judge Advocate General Corps
2376 - 2377 Law Student Starfleet Judge Advocate General Corps
2377 - 2378 Chief Diplomatic Officer/JAG USS Bismarck
Lieutenant Junior Grade
2378 - 2380 Chief Diplomatic Officer/JAG/2nd Officer USS Bismarck
2380 - 2383 Executive Officer Deridous IV
2383 - 2384 Executive Officer Deridous IV
Lieutenant Commander
2384 Commanding Officer Deridous IV
2384 Judge Advocate General Lawyer Starfleet Judge Advocate General Corps
2384 - 2385 Chief Diplomatic Officer USS Aurelius
2385 - 2390 Prisoner Federation Penal Colony #6423-91
2390 - 2401 Civilian N/A
2401 - Present Commanding Officer USS Cantabras