|Posting:||Battlestar Athena (BS-66)|
|Position:||Viper Pilot (Squad Leader)|
|Personal Weapons Systems|
|Primary Projectile Weapons:||Standard issue pistol and rifle|
|Chronological & Political Information|
|Era(s):||Fall of the Twelve Colonies|
Captain Simone Merrick is a character in Wes Imlay's 'Battlestar Victorious' series. She first appears in Chapter One of Volume Three, and is the leader of Viper Squadron Three on the battlestar Athena.
Simone Merrick was born on the colony of Aquaria twenty seven years BTF. Her interest in Vipers began early in life when she visited the Vipernae Avionics Corporation where her father worked as a design engineer for the next generation of Vipers.
Her first posting, as an Ensign, was on the battlestar Zarya in which she was present when the Fifteenth Fleet attacked the main base of the Sagitarron Liberation Army. She was promoted to Lieutenant (j.g.) for her actions during the engagement and transferred to the battlestar Hermes. Two years later she would be promoted to a full Lieutenant and assigned to the battlestar Victorious. When the Cylons attacked Rear Admiral Scott Tolan made the decision to reactivate the battlestars Athena and Ares. The air groups for these two battlestars were culled from the pilots on the Victorious, Helios, and Sphinx. Merrick was selected for service on the Athena as a squadron commander, and given the rank of Captain.In the Battle of Ochoa Merrick would lose practically all of her squadron during the battle, in order replace the losses the majority of the new pilots that had been training on the escort battlestar Maytoria were assigned to the Athena to form a new squadron for her to command.