Ben Burns

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USS Columbia
Ben Burns
Position Security Officer
Rank Ensign
Species Human
Gender Male
DOB 237308.18
Age 27
Birthplace Pennsylvania, Earth
Writer ID C239601BB0

Ben Burns was serving as a Security Officer aboard the USS Columbia until 239605.15.


  • Height: 160cm (5'3)
  • Weight: 52kg (115lbs)
  • Hair: Dark Blonde
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Build: Short, Slim, Athletic


  • Introvert
  • Pessimist
  • Predictable
  • Loyal
  • Gawky
  • Tends to be nervous
  • Has an affinity for animals


  • Temporal Mechanics
  • Weapons Manufacture
  • Weapons Operations
  • Weapons Technology
  • Battle Tactics
  • History
  • Running
  • Programming


Ben’s first friend, and superior officer, on the Columbia.


It all started in central Pennsylvania for Ben. He wanted to be a part of starfleet since he first saw Archer’s speech about the federation in history class in elementary school. It was his dream to captain a ship and be the best officer there ever was. After his high school graduation, he applied to Starfleet Academy. When he was asked about what he wanted to study/ what post he wanted to have, he realized that he hadn’t thought it through that far. He asked for a few days to think about it, thanks to the grace and leniency that starfleet had for him. He read through many of ship’s records. Especially the battles. He was fascinated by temporal mechanics as well. The more and more he thought about it, he realized that the amount of enjoyment he got out of reading about the fighting done by Starfleet, he wanted to do Security. With a little bit of dabbling in Temporal Mechanics and Tactical. He returned to the academy and picked his field. He did well in all his classes. But, that would all change during his final. He became cocky due to his outstanding performance in class and blew off studying for his final exam. That had him stuck on problems for a very long time. He passed, but not with flying colors. It was more like he passed waving a white flag. His final scarred him to make him nervous about everything. But, who knows where his skills will take him.


  • Parents: Jen & Carl Burns
  • Siblings: None
  • Spouse: None
  • Children: None

Service History

Service History
Insignia Rank Dates Posting Assignment
Cadet First Class 239602.19 Graduated Starfleet Academy Tactical Officer
Ensign 239602.19 - Current USS Columbia Security Officer

Awards & Service Ribbons

For award descriptions, see: Awards and Service Ribbons

Awards and Service Ribbons
Award Name Date/Assignment Citation
Service Ribbon Name Date/Assignment Citation
Awards ServiceRibbons Graduate.jpg
Starfleet Academy Graduate Ribbon 2396 (239602.19)
Starfleet Academy
Awarded to those who have graduated from Starfleet Academy.

SIM Archive

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Theo Whittaker
Executive Ofc.
Pholin Duyzer
Asst. Chief Ops
Jona ch'Ranni
Asst. Chief Tactical
James Colquhoun
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Security Ofc.
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Security Ofc.
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Engineering Ofc.
Ryan Horn
Chief Medical Ofc.
Anath G'Renn
Karen Stendhal
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