Ralessa joined the Andorian Home Guard at the age of 17, wishing to serve her people, but not necessarily to join Starfleet, as she has no overwhelming desire to do much other than protect her people, and start a family. She served mostly in “close-in” postings. The Home Guard being the equivalent of a police force, she found her work/life balance to be reasonably easy to maintain, and was able to start a family during her posting.
In 2398, at the behest of her superiors, she was asked to consider a posting on a Starfleet vessel that would be going on an extended deep-space assignment. The Admiral in command of the vessel had sent out a call to all of the Federation’s non-human races for various senior staff positions, as she’d wanted her crew to be as much a melting pot as possible, representing one of the core ideals of the Federation. Ralessa met with Admiral Tondro, and asking the woman an hour’s worth of detailed questions, accepted the position. She has served with distinction since the ship was commissioned and she assigned.
Character Service Record
|2377 - 2398||Home Security Specialist||Andorian Home Guard||
|- Present||Chief Security/Tactical Officer||USS Lili'uokalani||
Ralessa has spent most of her career with the Andorian Home Guard as a security specialist. She was specifically chosen by Admiral Tondro as the Chief of Security and Tactical of the USS Lili'uokalani due to recommendations by the Andorian Home Guard Command. She has served aboard the ship since its commissioning with distinction. Ralessa's large family (3 mates and 2 children) lives aboard the vessel with her.