|Affiliation:||Starfleet Marine Corps|
Cullen Areniego was the commanding officer of Hotel Company (SOC), Second Battalion, Fifth Marine Regiment, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. The 80-trooper company was stationed on the USS Lexington as the security force. (Star Trek: Lexington (fan film series))
- The character was named after the eldest son of Mr. Bonice's good friend & co-worker whom he met while stationed in the Republic of Korea. The real Cullen was seven (7) at the time the novella was released.
- His first appearance was in the Lexington novella "Night of the Feast".
- A Marine commander did appear in "Fool's Paradise" but was not mentioned by name.