|Calvin "Cal" Hudson (2370)|
|Affiliation:||Maquis (formerly Federation Starfleet)|
|Spouse(s):||Gretchen Hudson (deceased)|
|Played by:||Bernie Casey|
Commander Calvin "Cal" Hudson was Starfleet's first attaché to the Federation colonies in the Demilitarized Zone. Hudson and Benjamin Sisko were close personal friends, having graduated from Starfleet Academy together. Hudson also knew Curzon Dax, who was apparently privy to personal information concerning the officer. He was married to Gretchen Hudson, who died in the late 2360s.
Hudson was like his friend Benjamin Sisko in many ways; he was an experienced officer and an able leader who seemed to inspire trust in those he worked with. Hudson, however, was leading a double life; although assigned by Starfleet as the attaché to the planets in the Demilitarized Zone, he was an influential leader of the Maquis. After years of seeing the suffering and abuse of the colonists by the Cardassians, he joined the Maquis. He used his Starfleet position to secure intelligence and supplies for the Maquis.
In 2370, Sisko uncovered Hudson's deception while investigating the destructive implosion of the Bok'Nor and a recent kidnapping of Gul Dukat. At first, Calvin wanted his friend's covert assistance by allowing the rebel force to use DS9 as a repair station for their ships, expressing that it would have been nice to work closely once again; Commander Sisko refused and parted ways. Subsequently, Hudson led an attack wing of Maquis ships against three Starfleet runabouts, managing to hold his own and finally escape. (DS9: "The Maquis, Part I", "The Maquis, Part II")