Admiral Phelan Ward
The USS Sentinel (NCC-79884) is a Sovereign Class starship commissioned in 2373.
NCC-79884 entered service just before the end of the Dominion War. Under the command of Captain Phelan Ward, she visited Deep Space 9 while en-route to the front lines. The Sentinel listed a surplus graviton stabilizer on its manifest. Nog, acting on behalf of Chief O'Brien who needed the stabilizer for the USS Defiant, secured the unit in a complicated trade that brought a phaser emitter from the USS Musashi.
During the last months of the Dominion War, the USS Sentinel proved to be a warrior, earning several awards for herself and her crew during the Battle of Cardassia. After being promoted to Admiral and Alpha Division CO in the Fourth Fleet the USS Sentinel remained under his direct command.
In 2387 Admiral Ward retired from Starfleet. The USS Sentinel was decommissioned and placed in the reserve fleet.