|Born:||mid- to late-2330s|
|Stationed:||USS Lakota (NCC-42768)|
|Relatives:||Gretchen Benteen (aunt); Michael Owens (cousin)|
In 2372, Benteen served as Vice Admiral James Leyton's adjutant. She was part of Leyton's conspiracy to take over the Federation and was promoted to captain and given command of the USS Lakota. Benteen attempted to stop the USS Defiant from reaching Earth. However, when she was ordered to use quantum torpedoes to destroy the Defiant Benteen refused and stop down the Lakota, letting the Defiant continue its journey to Earth. (DS9: "Homefront", "Paradise Lost")
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Benteen was Michael Owens' cousin and the two were close friends from childhood. Michael was one of the few persons to stand by her in the aftermath of the Leyton conspiracy.
Benteen showed selfless dedication and bravery during the conflict and was credited with saving the starbase from destruction by the Dominion. Following the war Benteen was giving the rank of lieutenant commander and permanently reinstated. ("Crossing Over")
Following Leyton's attempted coup Benteen was sentenced to seven years at the Federation rehabilitation colony on Dalarian Prime.
In the Pendragon timeline, Benteen remained loyal to Leyton throughout the Federation Civil War. In the final battle of the war Benteen turned against Leyton and beamed to his flagship to try and convince him not to launch a massive attack against Earth and wipe out a large portion of the population. Benteen shot Leyton when he attempted to set off his ship's self destruct. (Star Trek: Pendragon)