Captain Gilaad Ben Zoma

Name: Gilaad Ben Zoma
Rank: Captain
Position: Commanding Officer USS Planck

Starfleet History
2333: Serving as Security Chief USS Stargazer
2333: Promoted to Commander and named First Officer
2376: Reassigned to USS Hedderjin
2379: Reassigned to USS Planck

Personal History
Ben Zoma was serving as the USS Stargazer's chief of security in 2333 when ship's captain Daithan Ruhalter was killed, and first officer Stephen Leach was put into a coma in battle with the Nuyyad. Ship's second officer and good friend of Ben Zoma, Commander Jean-Luc Picard assumed command of the Stargazer and elevated Ben Zoma to the position of first officer. Ben Zoma served loyally as Picard's first officer for over 20 years until being promoted to captain. Gilaad Ben Zoma had a younger brother, Levi, who was born within 10 years of Gilaad. As of 2333, Levi ran a research colony on Bejarus III and had a couple of kids.

In late 2373, in the early days of the Dominion War, Ben Zoma was undercover as part of an anthropological study of the people of the planet Illarh, when the planet was taken by the Jem'Hadar. Ben Zoma, who was surgically altered to appear as a native, distracted the Vorta commander, Sejeel, with the tale of a "dream" that Ben Zoma claimed to have had about the defeat of the Jem'Hadar. Ben Zoma's distraction worked, and the USS Enterprise-E managed to take out the Dominion's shield generator, and retake the world from the Dominion. Following the war, Ben Zoma assumed command of the USS Hedderjin. In 2379 Ben Zoma transferred to the newly commissioned Planck in order to explore the Delta Quadrant as part of Project Full Circle.

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