- "I am giving a quote"
- —Vel K'Bentayr[src]
Vel K'Bentayr enrolled at Starfleet Academy in 2258, shortly before the destruction of Vulcan. He became part of a study group including the Vulcan T'Laan, the Andorian Shev Akria, and the Humans Grace Chen and Lucia Gonzales. (SA comic: "Issue 1")
As a medical cadet, K'Bentayr was a member of the science division. He had the tendency to narrate his feelings and actions in a literal fashion but he earned social leeway due to his efficiency in diagnosing an illness and enacting emergency medical procedures. (TOS video game: Fleet Command)
In the year 2261, T'Laan's study group participated in a competition between different institutes of higher education. During an interstellar race, they became trapped in an anomaly in the Wagner-219 system. Working with the long-lost Earth ship Slayton, they escaped. (SA comic: "Issue 3")2263, following the incident at Altamid, K'Bentayr then attended a lecture by Lieutenant commander Montgomery Scott. (TOS - Boldly Go comic: "Issue 1")