Ben Dixon was drawn to the military for the thrill,and the opportunity to gain fame and recognition. He became attached to the same fighter group as his lifelong friend, Max Sterling, and ace Rick Hunter. The trio became close friends, and this added to thier fighting skills together.
Ben was always dedicated and hard working. He had accumulated an impressive kill record, but it was mostly the skill of his two wingmen, Rick and Max, that kept him alive. He heroically held his ground during a Zentraedi attack led by Khyron against the SDF-1 in the Ontario Quadrant when he died.