Tactical Lieutenant Tyson Kobayashi was a tactical officer on the New Commonwealth Defender Ship Helaman. He was the active tactical duty officer during the Battle of Terrastar. He was a native of the planet Gideon and grew up in the Sanctuary Province. He joined the New Commonwealth Space Fleet upon completion of his customary religious Mission on behalf of the Bountiful Church of the Saints, which he served on the moon Alma. [Worlds Apart Book 12: Earth]