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Mary Beth Sterling was a female Human in Starfleet in the 24th century. As of 2381, she held the rank of captain, and was commanding officer of the USS Courage. In the aftermath of the Borg Invasion of 2381, Sterling redirected the Courage to planet Ingraham B, in defiance of orders, and consulted with Captain Jean-Luc Picard regarding the resettlement of that world. (TNG novel: Losing the Peace)