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Benjamin Maxwell is a Human male serving in Starfleet during the 24th century.


In the 2360s he was Captain of the USS Rutledge during the Federation-Cardassian War. His wife Maria Huxley and his son and daughter were killed by the Cardassians in the Setlik III Massacre. (TNG episode: "The Wounded", DS9 novelization: Emissary)

By 2367, he was captain of the USS Phoenix. In that year, he began attacking Cardassian targets, believing they were arming for another war. Miles O'Brien later convinced him to stand down. (TNG episode: "The Wounded")

Maxwell was court martialed and imprisoned after the incident. (DS9 - Gateways novel: Demons of Air and Darkness)

By 2386, Maxwell was working as a maintenance engineer on the private space station Robert Hooke. (DS9 novel: Force and Motion)

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