When the senior officers were killed in a battle with the Cardassian battle cruiser near El-Gatark, Parton, who was an engineer, worked on trying to repair the starship's damaged engines. Parton later worked under Nog when he joined the ship's crew.
Parton later assisted Nog in attempting to solve the Valiant's inability to reach high warp. After Nog took the safeties off the plasma intercooler, the flux moderator and the pressurant control system, Parton agreed with Nog's changes, stating, "after spending seven months plodding along at warp 3.2, I'm willing to try anything," despite concerns addressed by Karen Farris.
|Members of Red Squad|
|Tim Watters • Karen Farris • Riley Shepard • Dorian Collins • Parton|
|USS Valiant personnel|