Dominique Jackson was a cadet in the same class as Amaya and Nikki, but at the time was assigned to the CH-47. An exceptionally gifted student, she rose to the top of the class and was a favorite among her professors, which naturally set her up as a rival to several other students, many of whom would go on to become her fellow smartship captains. This rivalry remains to this day, but Dominique considers herself somewhat above it. This aloof attitude only serves to fuel the jealousy however. Especially with Nikki Kitai of the the CH-7.
Johnson is an accountant, actuary and office statistician the SNAT and serves as the personal assistant to Col. Grendel. He is exceptionally gifted at number crunching and can generally calculate the statistically probably results of a given source of action with computer-like speed, a talent that makes him invaluable to Hellcats management. As a government contractor, he is technically a civilian and has no formal rank, however as Grendel’s personal assistant, he effectively wields a great deal of power at Starbase Gamma.
Grendel is the son of the most decorated hero in the history of the Confederation. Long neglected and considered a disappointment by his legendary father, Grendel set out to prove himself by becoming a hero in his own right, first with the Meowing Commandos and later with the CH-13. Grendel is the consumate soldier, as serious and hard on his fellow Hellcats as his father was on him. He is currently a Colonel in the Transuniversal Intergalactic Tranquility Squadron and the right hand of Admiral Kitty. Unlike most felinoids, who have the species designation felinoid sapien catus, Grendel is felinoid panthera leo, making him somewhat larger and more imposing than most felinoids.
Marko Cain was a cadet in the same class as Amaya Solace and Nikki Kitai. For a time he dated Katt Tuesday and shared a rivalry with Tybalt Prince who also vied for their affections. He is something of a mischievous bad boy with a large ego, but upon graduating managed to be given the command of a Binary Tactical Cosmic Hellcats unit, the CH-42, along side is best friend, Chip Matthews.
Nicolette Kitai served as a cadet amongst the legendary CH-13 along with Amaya and Chaste. While generally considered to be a less than effective soldier, she, along with the other cadets, was instrumental in the defeat of legendary space pirate Gorthon Z’Rxnrz. When Amaya was given her own command, the Squadron decided not to transfer Nikki along with Chaste and Amaya to the CH-9 because they considered her lesbian crush on Amaya to be a liability. Instead she was transferred to the CH-7, which she eventually became captain of, primarily through the mysterious deaths of her crewmates until she was the ranking officer. Because of her constant misfortune, other members of the Squadron often derisively refer to her as “Shipwrecks.”
Tybalt Prince served as a cadet amongst the legendary CH-13 along with Amaya and Chaste. A stickler for the rules, he garnered something of a reputation as a teachers pet and a stick in the mud. These assessments were fair. Tybalt went on to graduate at the top of his class and was quickly promoted through the ranks due to his exemplary service and was eventually given command of his own smartship, the FSS-CH1. Col. Grendel continues to respect Tybalt’s organization, dedication and adherence to policy and as such has allowed him to maintain a crew of rookies, just out of the academy in the hopes that he can turn them into perfect soldiers. The rookies, for their part have lost some respect for Tybalt after seeing the behavior of other crews, most specifically the CH-9.