|Position||Strategic Operations Officer|
Commander Lia Rouiancet currently serves as strategic operations officer aboard the USS Thor. Until recently, she was operations officer on the USS Veritas, following a transfer she requested away from the hospital ship USS Yousafzai. Lia has had a storied service history, which began with two stints at Starfleet Academy.
Lia entered Starfleet Academy for the first time in the late 2360s, and although she was young (16 at entrance), she coped admirably with the curriculum and culture. She specialized in operations, with the specialties of not-quite-engineering starship operations and not-quite-science xenolinguistics. After her graduation in 2372, she was posted as a young operations officer to the Miranda class USS Caliban. The Caliban was made a part of the Sixth Fleet when the Dominion War broke out the following year, and both Lia and the ship survived many battles and skirmishes. However, the Caliban was often on the front line, and Lia often felt powerless when it came to ground-based deployments and rescues. She volunteered for field medic training and, in 2374, when it looked as though the War would continue for some time, she returned to Starfleet Academy in order to pursue a degree in medicine.
The Dominion War ended in 2375, but Lia continued with her second degree. She graduated in 2377 and was posted as a medical officer to the Galaxy class USS Amaterasu. She served as a medical officer for more than a decade on a handful of ships, and was promoted to chief medical officer on the hospital ship USS Yousafzai in 2392. She served in that post for three years, but eventually found the position overly taxing and requested a transfer elsewhere. She then served on the USS Veritas as a medical officer for another three years before requesting a transfer out of the department entirely from her captain, Roshanara Rahman. She served briefly as the operations officer on the Veritas before accepting a promotion to strategic operations officer aboard the Vesta class USS Thor.
Lia sat the bridge officer's exam on the Veritas, prior to her transfer to operations, and she was promoted to full commander in 2398, aboard the Thor.