|Stationed:||USS Pendragon (NCC-85000)|
Col was born on Valo II in 2350, part of a generation of Bajorans born after their parents fled the Cardassian Occupation of Bajor, and who never saw their people's homeworld until after the Cardassian withdrawal in 2369.
Ensign Col's first assignment was as a warp systems specialist aboard the USS Venture. Though he was critical of the Federation's isolationist policies, especially when they meant leaving Bajor to internal factionism, he remained a loyal officer.
In 2377, he transferred to Project Restoration under the direction of Chief Miles O'Brien. Several months into his assignment, Col helped track and take down a saboteur out to destroy the project. In the aftermath, he was promoted to lieutenant junior grade and transferred to the security division.
Col joined the security department on the USS Pendragon during her stop at Bajor in early 2379, serving under Lieutenant Ben Riniker. After Riniker's transfer to the Avalon in 2382, Captain Sinclair promoted him to full lieutenant, and Col took over as the Pendragon's Security Chief. (PDN: "Exile", "Tabula Rasa", et. al)