In June 2365, Bell was assigned as commanding officer of the Galaxy-class vessel, USS Dauntless, followings its launch from the Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards. While the initial missions on the Dauntless were fairly run-of-the-mill, an engagement with several Romulan warbirds in a disputed area of the Alpha Quadrant led to the Dauntless's first unit citation.
During Bell's command of the Dauntless, the ship earned the nickname "The Seeing Eye", as its assignment to various scouting and reconnaissance duties. Bell retired from the service in 2372, when the Dauntless was undergoing major systems upgrades, and Robert Wright replaced him. (TNG video game: Bridge Commander)