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Benjamin Finney was a human Starfleet officer and instructor who served during the 23rd century.


In the late 2240s and early 2250s, Lieutenant Finney was serving as an instructor at Starfleet Academy. At the time he was the youngest officer to ever serve as an instructor and often felt isolated from his colleagues. When James T. Kirk entered the Academy in 2250, Finney and Kirk soon became good friends, and Finney even named his daughter, Jamie Finney, after Kirk.

However, that friendship was severely strained in early 2251, when Finney and Kirk was assigned to a training mission aboard the USS Republic. When Kirk relieved Finney of duty when he was monitoring the ship's impulse engines, Kirk discovered that Finney had left the atomic matter piles open. Kirk closed the piles and reported the incident to Captain Rollin Bannock. Bannock reprimanded Finney and made sure he was added to the bottom of the promotions list. (TOS - My Brother's Keeper novel: Republic; TOS episode: "Court Martial")

In mid-2267, as a records officer on USS Enterprise, Finney saw his chance to have his revenge on James T. Kirk. After an ion storm, he went into hiding, leading the crew of the Enterprise to believe that he was dead. Finney tampered with the computer records of the Enterprise, and when Kirk gave a sworn statement, the Enterprise computers contradicted his statement and Kirk was forced to stand in front of a court martial board. Finney sabotaged the Enterprise shortly before he was exposed in an attempt to kill a number of high ranking officers. Kirk repaired the damage, and the bridge crew was able to save the Enterprise. All the charges against Kirk were then dropped.

Afterwards Finney was himself charged for his actions following the storm. Samuel Cogley, who had defended Kirk in his court martial, took on Finney as a client, and was confident that he could get Finney acquitted. (TOS episode: "Court Martial")


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