Ben was one of the few military members to remain on seaQuest after she was recommissioned. He has a dry sense of humor, and was often found making jokes at the wrong time. He was always looking for a quick way to make money, whether it be several hundred pairs of long-johns, or Kreiglite.
Early on we found out that Ben had gone to school with Robert Bridger, Nathan's son. He was also briefly married to Lt. Comm. Hitchcock. They got along well enough and one could consider them to be friends. Lucas often times hung out with Krieg as Krieg himself was much like a teenager. Ben did have a serious side, though it showed vary rarely. He could always be counted on in a tight situation. He was one of the first members of the crew to have contact with the Aliens. After seaQuest disappeared in 2022 Ben left the navy and eventually became a revolutionary.