Maxine Benton was a Starfleet officer from the 24th century. She eventually joined the crew of the USS Swiftfire (NCC-76125-A) in the commanding officer of the embarked fighter wing. (Star Trek: The Farthest Star)

Benton was born to a Betazoid father and Human mother in 2344. Despite her Betazoid genes she lacked their telepathic and empathic abilities. (Star Trek: The Farthest Star: "Chariots of Korvat")

By 2373, she had reached the rank of wing commander in the Starfleet Starfighter Corps. She was in command of Overcome Squadron and the 101st Fighter Wing based on the USS Andrew Fisher.(Star Trek: The Farthest Star: "Chariots of Korvat")

Due to an incident during the Battle of Korvat during the war with the Klingons Benton, along with her squadron, were transferred to Station Helios in orbit of Mars. There she took command of the 260th Fighter Wing. (Star Trek: The Farthest Star: "Chariots of Korvat")