Carmen Gomez in the 2380s
|Full name:||Carmen Marie Gomez|
|Hair color:||Dark Blonde|
|Birthplace:||New York City, New York, Earth|
|Born:||October 23rd, 2351|
|Previous Assignment:||USS Vulture|
Lieutenant Carmen Gomez is a female Human who lives in the 24th century serving the Federation, Starfleet and was a junior engineer serving aboard the USS Valiant since 2383. In the 2370s through the early 2380s, she was the chief engineer aboard the USS Vulture. (Star Trek: Valiant)
Gomez was born in the city of New Orleans on Earth on the 23rd of October 2351.
During her time at the Academy she became friends with Joanna Withrome.
In early 2374, Gomez was assigned to the Defiant-class USS Vulture, under Captain Victor Mandrake. and participated in Operation Return during the Dominion War. During the course of the battle, the Vulture took a direct hit, causing an explosion in engineering, which resulted in the death of the ship's chief engineer. Captain Mandrake promoted the junior engineer Ensign Carmen Gomez to a field promotion of Lieutenant and made her the ship's new chief engineer. After the battle, Starfleet Command upheld the promotion.
In 2375, before the end of the war, the Vulture disappeared. Starfleet considered the ship and crew causalities of war. It was later discovered that the Tealuians had something to do with the starship's disappearance.
In 2380, the Vulture reappeared in the Great Barrier Rift, located at the edge of the Oralian sector. Mandrake and the crew made contact with Captain Benjamin Kelsoe and the USS Pioneer. Mandrake and his crew then tried to takeover the Pioneer. With help from Gomez, who was friends with Joanna Withrome, the Pioneer's chief engineer, Kelsoe and his crew were able to thwart Mandrake's coup.
Court martial inquiry
Gomez, along with the majority of the Vulture crew were brought up on charges of mutiny. At Gomez's Article 32 hearing, Joanna Withrome, Captain Benjamin Kelsoe, and some of her old instructors from the Academy spoke on her behalf. In the end the board of inquiry against Gomez was dropped, but she was demoted in rank to Lieutenant Junior Grade.
In 2383, Lieutenant Gomez was apart of the construction team assigned to build the USS Valiant, and was there when the ship went on her shakedown cruise under the command of Lieutenant Colonel William Tyson she was asked by Colonel Tyson to remain on board the ship as chief engineer she accepted the position and services the ship and her crew to this day.