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Benjamin "Lafayette" Sisko 
New Orleans 
Starfleet Academy, 2350-54 
Commanding Officer DS9 "Bajoran Emissary"  
Commanding Officer 
Active duty

***Starfleet Biographical File

Following the tragedy of his wife's death fighting the Borg at Wolf 359, Sisko entered a dark period for 3 years
at Utopia Planetia and very nearly resigned from Starfleet rather than take the Deep Space Nine assignment -
until an encounter with the Bajoran' "Prophet" aliens and the discovery of their wormhole jump-started his
healing and set him on an ongoing journey in that role, energizing his life once again. Moreover, his one-time
ambitions to make admiral as soon as possible have yielded to his realization that he's more suited to making
decisions work than just making them a prime reason for his success as a "builder" at DS9 and for Bajoran-
UFP relations, along with defending against external threats such as the Dominion, the Maquis, and foreign powers.

Sisko is very much proud of his New Orleans upbringing, where his father was a gourmet chef and insisted the
family dine together to try out his new dishes. Sisko had worked summers in his father's restaurant, simply
called Sisko's where he had a job by age 15. Along with his brothers he has a sister who lives in Portland, Ore.
the boys had to pick vegetables in their family garden as youngsters. He had a crush on one Effie Beaumont,
but later dated Zoey Phillips for three years.

During his academy years Sisko was captain of the wrestling team in 2351, and served his sophomore field
study at Starbase 137. One cadet Sisko knew at SFA was Laporin, a Benzenite. A fellow Academy graduate
was Cal Hudson, who shared his love of baseball and ambition to make captain by 30 and admiral by 40;
they remained close until the Maquis crisis of 2370 split their loyalties. Another friend is now the captain of the
U.S.S. Venture; another is the Tholian ambassador at DS9.

As a "raw cadet" he also met Curzon Dax, a joined Trill and Federation official who became his mentor through
many years and assignments; when the two first met on Pelios Station, a woman named Anastasia was
somehow involved. A perpetual womanizer, Curzon joined him as a first-rate carouser at least until Sisko's
late 20s, well after Jake's birth. Curzon had attended his wedding and wild bachelor party as well. They toured
the Cliffs of Bole together, often visited Risa, and he once bet he and Hudson's dom-jot play against two
Zakdorn at Pelios Station.

Sisko met his future wife Jennifer on Earth immediately at Gilgo Beach after his Academy graduation in 2354,
and they soon grew serious about marriage.They once shared a trip to the Mazurka Festival on New Berlin with
the Hudsons; ironically, Gretchen Hudson died within the first year of Sisko's stint on DS9. After Jake's birth
the men recalled their best family trip ever was camping on Itamish III.

Sisko and Curzon served some months on the U.S.S. Livingston. He was a veteran of the last UFP-Tzenkethi
War during his tenure as lieutenant and lieutenant commander under Capt. Leyton on the U.S.S. Okinawa.
Leyton promoted him in rank to become his first officer,and helped nurture his career beyond a basic interest in
engineering and ship design.

Sisko's next assignment, on the Saratoga, came to an abrupt end at Wolf 359, his wife was killed
amid their cabin's debris during the invasion of Federation Space by the Borg on Stardate 44001.4, when the
U.S.S Saratoga (along with 39 other Federation vessels) was destroyed in early 2367, during what now is
referred to as the Battle at Wolf 359(A reunion with Jennifer was bittersweet when the short-lived encounter
occurred in the mirror universe after he was forced to replace his counterpart, the assassinated leader of the
Terran Rebellion, in talking her out of working on a deadly project for the Alliance there. This doppelganger also
lured Jake over a year later to coerce Sisko in helping build that universe's Defiant for the rebels.)

Sisko does have a temper and is usually unswervable when his mind is made up. He carries a small scar on
his lower lip from the impact of a ring where Curzon decked him after he took on an Argosian lieutenant. As a
junior officer on VIP escort, he once slugged a visiting ambassador for sexually harassing a female ensign.
When perturbed in surprise he often utters an odd yipping sound.

He initially butted heads with Kira and Odo, including a case where she went over his head to Starfleet, but he
grew to value their opinions and abilities as time passed. Sisko has stood by Kira during her battles with the
Bajoran Provisional Government and been aware of her discomfort at his dual role as her religion's "Emissary."
Likewise, he has defended Odo's performance from past criticism by Starfleet regulars, and refused to desert
him more than once.

It is certainly with Dax that Sisko has the most history. He still calls her Curzon's "old man" nickname and
continues their friendship as one of many years, despite Dax's new outward form - a rare break for Trills who
usually are barred from such reassociation. He and Dax lost touch after Jennifer's death early in 2367; Curzon
slowly slid into death and Dax was joined to Jadzia later that year. He hated to see her go to be with the
Meridians,but unlike Curzon he knew she'd thought it through. He never thought he'd get used to the "new Dax"
but he threatened to turn Trill society upside-down by revealing the Joran scandal after the long quest with
Bashir to save Jadzia's life. After taking the risk of embodying the murderous Joran for Dax's zhian'tara, he
counseled her not to let Curzon manipulate her again in Odo's form. In return, Dax may have a latent attraction
to him, since under the effects of Lwaxana Troi's Zanthi fever she can't keep away from him.

Sisko has long shared his love of baseball with Jake, aided by a holo-program he brought to DS9. Early on he
is wary of losing personal time with him to the demands of work, and at first banned his friendship with the
Ferengi boy Nog until he got to know him better. The landmarks of Jake's aging often leave him confused or
anxious, as when he first dated. He knew Jake was writing, though he'd try to hide it, but Sisko was not ready
to let him become a matchmaker and was miffed that his private life was so well known before he even met
Kasidy Yates. Still he and the freighter captain did hit it off - especially when she revealed her brother plays
baseball in a Cestus III colony revival league. Sisko later risked shooting a then-allied Klingon ship to rescue
her freighter shortly before the alliance breakup.

His love of baseball includes a holo-program of famous stars, including his hero Buck Bokai, and a baseball
kept on display on his desk in his office; when playing, he's a right-handed pitcher. He also keeps up with
soccer, but he has no bluff in poker and is outclassed by O'Brien and Bashir in darts. He does play 2-D and
3-D chess, often with Dax. Befitting the crossroads culture of his command, he's been reading up on the
Ferengi Rules of Acquisition as of his third year on the station, and hosted a Gratitude Dinner during the
same-named Bajoran festival in 2371.

Sisko maintains a healthy recreational life, led by his inherited love of cooking, especially Cajun, and
occasionally prepares a hands-on meal for the staff; an old recipes for Creole shrimp is how he finally got to
know Jake's onetime girlfriend Marta, his poetry and dom-jot talents. He also cooks Hungarian food when in
a good mood. His usual drink on duty is coffee - more specifically the Klingon variety, raktajino  especially f
irst thing in the morning; even Dukat knows about it. Kira could set her watch by it during his first year.