Lieutenant Boma was a male Human Starfleet officer in the 23rd century. He served in the sciences division aboard the USS Enterprise in 2267 under the command of Captain James T. Kirk, during the historic five-year mission. He was one of the ship's astrophysicists.
That same year, Boma was aboard the shuttlecraft Galileo assisting in collecting data on the Murasaki Effect. Boma openly disputed Lieutenant Commander Spock's orders following the shuttle's later crash on planet Taurus II. (TOS: "The Galileo Seven")
In two Star Trek novels written by Diane Carey, Dreadnought! and Battlestations!, Boma appeared as a civilian scientist. After the events of "The Galileo Seven", Boma was dismissed from Starfleet, consequent to a court martial hearing called by Montgomery Scott on charges that Boma was openly disrespectful and insubordinate towards Spock. He then entered into a notable scientific career, which included the development of an extremely resilient alloy used in the construction of the Dreadnought-class. Ultimately, however, he got involved in unethical weapons research.
Boma appeared in the novel That Which Divides, by Dayton Ward, in which he was given the first name Samuel. As a science officer aboard the USS Huang Zhong in the year 2269, he was one of three and the highest ranking survivor of the eleven-person crew after the ship crashed into the Dolysian planetoid Gralafi. He mended fences with Spock, who held no grudge against the officer, lauding him for his exemplary actions while dispelling a Romulan takeover of the planetoid. Boma elected to remain behind on Gralafi as part of the Starfleet presence studying the Kalandan archive buried beneath the planetoid's surface.