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For the alternate reality counterpart, see Olivia Benson (alternate reality).
For the primary universe counterpart, see Olivia Benson.
For the mirror universe counterpart, see Olivia Benson (mirror).
For the alternate mirror universe counterpart, see Olivia Benson (AMU).

Olivia "Liv" Benson is a female Human who is a Detective in the Starfleet Criminal Investigative Service from the alternate reality influenced by Nero. Olivia is often referred to as "Liv" by Typhuss instead of Olivia. (Star Trek: Defiant)

Early lifeEdit

Olivia Benson was born on January 13th, 2233 on Earth to Serena Benson. She was the product of the 2233 rape of Serena Benson by a food salesman named Joseph Hollister. At the time of the rape, Serena had been working in the cafeteria of Columbia University. Serena died from injuries sustained in a fall when she was drunk in 2259, which left Olivia deeply saddened. She originally worked in the Manhattan SVU before being recruited into Starfleet. (Star Trek: Defiant)

Starfleet Academy (2255-2259)Edit

Olivia cadet

Olivia Benson as a cadet in 2259

As a top-performing Academy student, Olivia was invited to participate in Advanced Tactical Training at Starfleet Command College. In summer 2255, after six months of training, Cadet Benson was elected captain of Team Delta for the final round of ATT testing, facing off against Team Gamma, led by Cadet Sulu. Team Delta achieved the highest score in the First Contact mission final. In 2259 Olivia graduated from Starfleet Academy. (Star Trek: Defiant)

Starfleet Criminal Investigative Service and the DefiantEdit

In 2259, Olivia Benson joined the Starfleet Criminal Investigative Service. Olivia was assigned to the USS Defiant, commanded by her friend Typhuss James Halliwell. Olivia was the chief of security and tactical officer aboard the Defiant. (Star Trek: Defiant)

Starfleet service recordEdit

location assignment dates rank or rate assignment insignia rank insignia
Starfleet Academy student officer 2255-2259 cadet Starfleet badge 2250s alt cadet collar
USS Defiant chief of security,
tactical officer
2259 lieutenant 2250s alt ops badge 2250s alt ops lt
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