***Access Granted-Personnel Section-BGEN Rhona Caitir
Last Name: Rhona
First Name: Caitir
Middle Initial: L
I was born on Salva II. My mother was an exo-botanist, and my father was a Starfleet officer. We were forced to move to Marva IV after Salva II was turned over to the Cardassians as a result of the Federation-Cardassian Treaty. Life was tough in what was basically a frontier settlement, and I learned early on that the only person I could truly rely on was myself.
Not long after my family arrived on Marva IV, my mother died of Levodian Flu. It was an easily treatable disease,but without the proper medical facilities, all we could do was watch her die. As a result of this needless death, my father resigned his Starfleet commission, blaming the Federation bureaucrats and the political process for my mother's death. He made no secret of his feelings, and eventually he was recruited by the Maquis. He remained an active member until his death. He died, along with many others, when the Maquis settlement on Solosos III was attacked with a biogenic weapon by the USS Defiant, under the command of CAPT Sisko.
Following his death, largely through the efforts of a former commander and good friend I was adopted by a Bajoran family, and raised as one of their own.In the years that followed, I realized that in spite of everything, Starfleet was the way for me to go. It was a way for me to better myself, and to possibly make a difference.
Over the course of my career, I came to the sad realization that the Starfleet I was serving was no longer the Starfleet I had enlisted in. Rife with corruption, blind to the dangers facing the Federation from all sides, it was but a shadow of its former self. After 24 years in Starfleet, I resigned to accept a commission in the Bajoran Militia.
Academic History and Distinctions: I am a graduate of the Starfleet Academy Preparatory Program and Starfleet Academy-Beta Aquilae II with a degree in Probability Mechanics.
I am also a graduate of the Advanced Tactical Training course,Starfleet Command School and the Bridge Officer Examination.
My initial post-Academy assignment was as an Assistant Tactical Officer aboard USS Bonchune (NCC-70915). Following that, I served as Flag Lieutenant to Commander, Starbase 227. My Department Head assignments include duty as Tactical Officer in USS Exeter (NCC-26531) and USS Spector (NCC-63549). I served as Executive Officer in USS Cheyenne (NCC-75699), and then commanded USS Renegade (NCC-63102), Farspace Station Earhart, and USS Jenolan (NCC-92010-A).
My shore assignments include: Instructor and Tactical Officer Course Coordinator at Starfleet Academy-Psi Upsilon III,Chief of Staff to Commander, Starfleet Tactical; Operations Placement Officer at Starfleet Personnel; Planner in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Operations for Tactics and Strategy; and Guest Lecturer in Tactics and Operations at the Bajoran Military Academy.
My awards include the Starfleet Extended Tour Ribbon, Starfleet Medal of Commendation, and the Cochrane Medal of Excellence(Tactics)
BGEN Rhona is a dedicated, highly experienced officer. She has served with distinction in both Starfleet and the Militia. However, there are issues that are a cause for concern. The first is her... adversarial relationship with those in authority over her, particularly the civilian government. This was a major factor in her decision to leave Starfleet.
The second troublesome trait she displays is her propensity to 'throw the book away' and do things as she sees fit. When asked about this at one point, her response was "The regulations were developed by someone planetside without the faintest idea how things are in the real universe".
In short, BGEN Rhona is the type of officer we want and need in wartime. Away from the front however, the best that can be hoped for is that she doesn't create too much havoc.
/s/ Li Tekal
Bajoran Central Command, Medical division