Eric Connelly was a Starfleet Officer serving during the 24th century, until his death in 2374.
He was born on Earth in San Fransisco, growing up in the shadows cast by Starfleet Command's buildings. He enrolled in Starfleet Academy at the age of eighteen
After graduation from the Academy, he became a warp fighter pilot.
By 2373 he was in command of Starbase 341.
In early 2374 the starbase was deemed undefendable against encroaching Dominion lines and a task force from the Sixth Fleet was sent to evacuate it.
Connelly stayed behind, used the starbase's tractor beams to ensnare three Jem'Hadar fighters and triggered the self-destruct.
He was posthumously awarded the Starfleet Medal of Honor and promoted to Fleet Admiral.