Ro, Lieutenant Laren

Ro Laren
Michelle Forbes
PREVIOUS ASSIGNMENT:Flight Control Officer, U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D
PLACE OF BIRTH:17 Jan 2340, Bajor
Ro Laren was born during the Cardassian occupation of Bajor to Ro Talia and Ro Gale. She spent most of her childhood in refugee camps. She was forced to watch while her father was tortured to death by the Cardassians when she was seven years old. She later admitted that at the time she was ashamed by her father begging for mercy, and that she was ashamed to be Bajoran. She later left the camps and won a sponsorship into Starfleet Academy. Her troubled childhood caused her to grow up angry and alone. She had problems making friends until she met Guinan on board the Enterprise.

Bajoran custom dictates that the family name comes first and the given name last; Ro is her family name.

In 2362, Ro was posted to the U.S.S. Wellington NCC-28473. When eight away team members were killed on Garon II, Ro was court-martialed for disobeying orders. She was subsequently imprisoned on Jaros II.

In 2368, Admiral Kennelly released Ro Laren from prison and assigned her to the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D to help investigate the attack of a Federation Colony by Bajoran terrorists. Ro helped Captain Picard to uncover a conspiracy created by the Cardassians, who used Admiral Kennelly to discover the location of the Bajoran refugees. Ro Laren's rank of Ensign was reinstated by Starfleet and Captain Picard requested she become a member of the Enterprise crew, where she normally served as flight controller.

In 2379, Ro transferred to the Starfleet Security Advanced Tactical Training program. She was subsequently promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.

In 2370, she was assigned to infiltrate the Maquis. Sympathizing with their cause against the Cardassians, Ro aborted the operation, resigned her Starfleet commision and joined the Maquis. Her one regret was that she let down Captain Picard.
2358-2362 Attended Starfleet Academy
2362 Posted to U.S.S. Wellington NCC-28473
2364 Court-martialed when she disobeyed orders and 8 members of a U.S.S. Wellington away team were killed on Garon II. Imprisoned on Jaros II.
2368 Posted to U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D to aid in apprehending Bajoran terrorists who attacked a Federation outpost. It was found to be Cardassians.
2368 Reinstated to rank of Ensign, assigned to U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D at request of Capt. Jean-Luc Picard
2369-2370 Starfleet Security Advanced Tactical Training program. Promoted to Lieutenant.
2370 Re-posted to U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D to infiltrate the Maquis. Ro aborted the operation, resigned her commision and joined the Maquis.