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Entered Starfleet Academy in, 2371
Ensign, (field promoted during Dominion war)
a first-year Starfleet cadet, Nog occupies a special place in history as
the first Ferengi ever to enter
the Academy, and to date he has shouldered that potentially awkward stigma well. Reportedly, Nog credits
his remarkably open multi-culturalism to his friendship with Jake Sisko, son of the commander of his longtime
home at Deep Space Nine and Nog's own sponsor as a non-Federation applicant. However, Nog has also
worked hard to mature beyond his former panicky reaction to a crisis, his occasional bout of Ferengi
racism, his petty criminal record and his disdain for scholarship. His earlier school record was mediocre to
poor, but that stemmed in part from his longtime illiteracy and his father's early reluctance to allow his
attending the "hew-man" school taught by a woman, a threat repeated when the visiting Grand Nagus was
aghast. In the end, he and Jake Sisko were Keiko O'Brien's last two pupils when she was forced to close
the DS9 school.
from a spat or two, especially involving dating when their cultures clashed
as young teens, Nog prided
himself on his and Jake's cross-cultural friendship and their survival of their fathers' initial opposition to the
other. Sisko especially took a dim view of his influence on Jake with the traditional Ferengi view of women,
and first met both Nog and his Uncle Quark after the boy was caught stealing with a Markalian thief from
DS9's damaged assay office. The two boys met out of mutual loneliness and eventually did everything
together, from joint science projects to girl-watching, playing cards and dom-jot, and avoiding Constable
Odo's rounds. Baseball, though, was not a passion he shared with the human.
his father, Nog is good with his hands and worked for years for his Uncle
Quark's bar and casino on
DS9. Although he was saddened and angered by Quark's longtime humiliation of Rom, the teen was happy
to see his father's rise to assertiveness by the time of his Academy admission. In fact, when pushed by his
would-be sponsor Sisko, Nog admitted his application stemmed from his vow not to repeat his father's
mistake of not pursuing his aptitudes, trying instead to be a "good Ferengi" in business without really having
the lobes for it. It was he who kept his messy father's quarters cleaned up as well.
marked his native rite of reaching adulthood in 2371, on the day before
SD 48521.5, and selected Sisko
as his role model and purchased apprenticeship mentor in order to be sponsored for Starfleet, offering him his
life savings per Ferengi tradition and leaving it anyway when it's not required. He passed all four days of tests
to make the Starfleet Academy Preparatory Program that year -- despite his uncle's sabotage of one test,
uncovered and reported by his father.
Nog reported that he arrived for his first academy term in 2371 after an
accidental time-travel trip back
to Earth's 1947 (Rosswell), thanks to a sabotaged ship repaid to Quark by his Cousin Gaila and a
contraband kemacite cargo load. After Nog's traditional Ferengi sale of personal possessions on DS9 to
finance his future, O'Brien and Bashir gave him a guidebook to Earth, from which he noticed that Gabriel Bell
looks a lot like Sisko; his knowledge of Earth and its history helped win the trapped Ferengi their escape and
a trip back to their correct time.
enjoys Trixian bubble juice and fresh tube grubs, often beaming in to Sisko's
restaurant in New Orleans
to enjoy them.
2373, Nog returned to Deep Space 9 on a starfleet Academy cadet field-study
assignment, while there
he was roomed with his friend Jake Sisko. When the Dominion took control over the station, Nog was
stationed on the Defiant under command by Sisko, thus giving him more action, and battle than he bargained
for. Due to the amount and type of missions he and the rest of the Defiant crew had to go through,
he was given the honor of becoming a field promoted Ensign, just before the recapturing of the station....