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Nechama Rabin was a female Human of Israeli descent in the 23rd century. She served as a Starfleet officer in her early adulthood, and as of 2247, was commanding officer of the USS Farragut, holding the rank of captain. Circa 2230, Rabin had a son, David, who as a teenager also lived aboard the Farragut. (TOS novel: Vulcan's Forge)

According to the novel, Nechama Rabin was "[one of] the first women to command [a] starship." Given that the Star Trek: Enterprise TV show depicted female starship commanders as far back as the mid-22nd century (including Columbia (NX-02) captain Erika Hernandez), this reference is somewhat problematic, unless one retcons it as referring to female captains serving after the founding of the Federation (Hernandez being a pre-UFP Starfleet captain).
In addition, the novel seems to imply that, at the time it takes place, Rabin had only been a single parent a short time, and had not been raising David during most of her shipboard career. Though no mention is made of David's father, it may be supposed he was David's primary caregiver, and recently deceased.

In 2247, Rabin and her son were invited guests for a coming-of-age ceremony on Vulcan. That ceremony was disrupted by a Vulcan dissident named Sered and his supporters, who took Rabin hostage, among others. She was later able to escape due to the actions of her son and a young Vulcan named Spock. Later, at David's suggestion, Captain Rabin offered to sponsor Spock's application to Starfleet Academy.

By the 2290s, Rabin had retired from Starfleet and was living on Earth in Israel, serving as a member of the Knesset. (TOS novel: Vulcan's Forge)


USS Farragut personnel
USS Farragut (NCC-1647) AkankeAyersK. BogleA. ChenowythCraneA. DrakeGaltGarrovickGilhooleyHasegawaT. KeginHellundKellyKeyesJ.T. KirkKonerkoV. LeighMcKoneG. MitchellF. MorganD. MorwoodOjibwePavanoPiniellaPoquetteN. RabinSmileyL.H. StylesTolanVosbergYuunnamed personnel UFP emblem image. Starfleet emblem. Farragut assignment insignia.
USS Farragut (NCC-1729) BogleP. EllisJ. GustavusPhillipsR. LeeD. Rodrieguez
after being renamed USS Centurion: G. AldusJ. ApiusC. CaecusM. SecondusL. SejanusJ. SicaniaM. Volcinius
USS Farragut (NCC-2582) W. Ross
USS Farragut
(Kelvin timeline)
J.T. KirkS. GarrovickN. Uhura Emblem of the United Federation of Planets. USS Enterprise assignment insignia.