Commander Seth Cohen
Born in 2352 on Starbase 152 to Julian and Joanna Cohen, Seth’s first visit to Earth was in 2368 as he, at the insistence of his father, joined Starfleet as a cadet. Seth’s primary interest in art and theatre were a constant source of tension between he and his father, a rift that never fully healed before the death of his father in 2370.
Following the death of his father, Seth began to take his studies more seriously. The prior two years had been spent largely under the radar, hovering near the middle of his cadet class. Partly out of a sense of guilt, and partly because he simply had no better options, Seth began to apply himself and graduated in 2372 near the top of his class, with top honors in the fields of Interspecies Ethics and Protocol and Xenolinguistics, with respectable marks in Statistical Mechanics and Robotics… and, of course, Creative Writing.
His first assignment as an ensign was on board USS Austin, a Springfield-class starship upon which he served as first a Linguistic Specialist. Cohen’s tenure on the USS Springfield earned him a Star Cross commendation when his actions on an away mission averted losing the lives of two of his crew members, including the commanding officer. After serving four years aboard the Austin, and having achieved the rank of Lieutenant, Cohen was transferred in 2376 to serve as a Diplomat’s Aide onboard the USS Sierra Vista.
Cohen’s time aboard the Vista was short-lived. He served only six months before applying for a transfer to Jupiter Station. Seen by many of his peers as a step backwards (“career suicide,” in fact), Cohen’s transfer was made largely at the request of Dr. Lewis Zimmerman, who at Jupiter Station was developing the Mark III iteration of the EMH (Emergency Medical Hologram). Cohen’s knowledge of interspecies communication and ethics were included in both the Mark III and Mark IV versions of the EMH.
Upon completion of the Mark III EMH project, Cohen returned to regular duty in 2377, this time to Deep Space 7 near the Romulan neutral zone. Serving as a Diplomatic Officer aboard DS7, Cohen furthered his studies to include Ancient Philosophies, and even moved to more scientific studies including Astrogation and Probability mechanics.
Cohen served on DS7 for six years, during which time his promotion to Lt. Commander also saw advancement to the position of Chief Diplomatic Officer. There, his team worked to foster relations with numerous civilizations applying for membership in the Federation, as well as those whose membership within the Federation was considered tense.
Assigned to the USS Nobility in 2383, Cohen saw his first command posting. Cohen served as Second Officer aboard the Nobility until 2386, when First Officer James Carlson gained his own command. Cohen served as Acting First Officer for a short time before his promotion to Commander in 2387 earned an official promotion as Executive Officer to the Nobility’s commanding officer, Captain Lauren Giebitz.
Giebitz would exit the Nobility as CO shortly after Cohen’s posting as XO, and Cohen’s relationship with the new commanding officer, Captain Gabe Nouveau, proved been rocky from the start, and his promotion to XO was not without some tension. Cohen’s pragmatic approach to engagement tactics and interspecies relations often resulted in disagreements. Thus, it was no surprise to Cohen when, in 2388 he was transferred to serve on the USS Solaria.
|Linguistic Specialist||USS Austin|
|Diplomat's Aide||USS Sierra Vista|
|Systems Engineer||Jupiter Station|
|Chief Diplomatic Officer||Deep Space 7|
|Second Officer||USS Nobility|
|Acting First Officer||USS Nobility|
|Executive Officer||USS Nobility|