(Played by Bob Gunton)

Highly decorated Starfleet officer and starship commander whose wife and children were killed in the infamous Cardassian massacrew of some 100 Federation settlers on unarmed Setlik III. Following the Federation-Cardassian truce, Maxwell suspected treaty violatins by Cardassia and launched an illegal offensive on the former enemies — until Chief Miles O'Brien, his onetime junior officer on the USS Rutledge at Setlik, persuaded him to stand down, averting a new war. Even so, Maxwell's suspicions were proven true by Picard's crew, and would be handled by other means to come.