Lankford was a Human woman, a member of Starfleet in the 2370s. She held the rank of Ensign and served aboard Deep Space 9 and the USS Defiant. Lankford served aboard the Defiant during its historic exploration mission in the Gamma Quadrant in 2376 and was a relief helm officer.
Starfleet career Edit
During the encounter with the Cheka and the Yrythny, Lankford uploaded the star charts obtained from the Cheka into the navigational database of the Defiant. (DS9 novel: This Gray Spirit)
Several weeks later, Lankford was piloting the Defiant when it encountered a D'Naali starship and a Nyazen starship. (DS9 novel: Cathedral)
Lankford also piloted the Defiant on its journey home and was at the conn when the ship encountered Weyoun's starship. (DS9 novel: Lesser Evil)
In early 2377, Ezri Dax offered to have Lankford take Benjamin Sisko back to Bajor in a runabout, although he declined the offer. (DS9 novel: Fearful Symmetry)
Personal life Edit
Several weeks into the Gamma Quadrant mission, Lankford participated in a poker game with Julian Bashir, Nog, Sam Bowers, Prynn Tenmei, Jeannette Chao, Cassini and Gordimer. (DS9 novel: This Gray Spirit)