Personnel File: Leva, S.
date of birth_____________________________________________________
place of birth____________________________________________________
Chief Tactical Officer, USS Eagle NCC-74329
83651 Omega 11 Juliett
16853.8 (November 08, 2339)
Henaka (Romulan Star Empire colony)
enters Starfleet Academy
six-month training assignment USS Bellevue
graduates Starfleet Academy, promoted to ENSIGN; security officer USS Endeavor
promoted to LIEUTENANT J.G.
tactical officer USS Endeavor
promoted to LIEUTENANT
security chief Deep Space Two
chief tactical officer USS Providence
awarded Citation for Conspicuous Gallantry
promoted to LIEUTENANT COMMANDER
chief tactical officer USS Eagle
So’Dan Leva was born on November 08, 2339 (SD 16912.8) on the planet Henaka, a Romulan colony near the Klingon border. So’Dan’s mother Sonara was a Romulan diplomat assigned to the Romulan embassy on Earth. While stationed there she fell in love with a young human liaison officer named Daniel Anderson. They kept their relationship a secret, fearing repercussions by the Romulan government. Sonara traveled to Henaka, the home of her parents to give birth to her illegitimate half-human, half Romulan son. It was decided that he be raised on Henaka as a Romulan.
Due to his mixed heritage So’Dan developed less prominent forehead ridges and was often considered inferior to other Romulans when growing up, however the truth of his heritage was never revealed.
When So’Dan was eleven years old he witnessed a ruthless attack by rouge Klingon forces on his home town. He watched helplessly as many of his people were killed by the Klingons, including his grandparents. He developed a deep sense of resentment towards Klingons which he was never consciously aware of.
After the attack he was put in the care of foster parents until his mother was granted permission by the Romulan government to have So’Dan join her at the embassy on Earth. So’Dan came to Earth at the age of seventeen where he eventually learned the truth about his human father. Even though in denial at first he learned to accept his heritage. However feeling betrayed by his parents he decided to leave them behind and found that joining Starfleet would be the best way to accomplish that.
He signed up to the Academy in 2357 where as the first Romulan serving Starfleet he was welcomed with mixed feelings. He had to fight both prejudiced cadets as well as overzealous faculty members. So’Dan never felt entirely comfortable with Vulcans at the Academy as many students and officers mistakenly assumed that he himself was one.
In 2359 he took part in a six-month training assignment on the frigate USS Bellevue. His superior strength and body stature made him an ideal candidate for the security department. A position that he would come to embrace in his career in Starfleet. So’Dan graduated the Academy in 2361 and was assigned as a security officer on the heavy cruiser USS Endeavor. In 2365 he was promoted to deputy tactical officer.
As one of the very few – if not the only member of Starfleet with Romulan blood coursing through his veins, So’Dan quickly realized that his career in Starfleet would be filled with challenges in times of rising tensions between the Federation and the Star Empire. In his early years in the fleet his path crossed with that of Ousanas Dar†, one of the Federation’s most famous Romulan defectors. The older man recognizing Leva’s struggles which he could easily sympathize with took it upon himself to mentor the younger Romulan even while So’Dan turned out to be a very reluctant student.
In 2367 Leva accepted a posting on the space station Deep Space Two as chief of security. It was there that he met Lieutenant Nora Laas. They became close friends, realizing that they had much in common; both of them being in conflict with their origins and out of touch with their respective birth places.
So’Dan found his posting as security chief challenging but became more interested in serving on a starship.
In 2369 he took a temporary position as the chief tactical officer of the frigate USS Providence. One year later, close to the end of his assignment the Providence was faced with two tactical superior Breen battle cruisers. The Providence was hopelessly outmatched but So’Dan engaged in a risky maneuver which resulted in Providence’s victory over the Breen. Starfleet awarded So’Dan with the Citation for Conspicuous Gallantry for his efforts and a free choice of assignment.
In 2371 So’Dan decided to join the newly commissioned USS Eagle as chief tactical officer.
Later that year he participated in an ill-fated covert mission into Romulan territory seeking to extract possible high-level defectors, an assignment which would reunite him with his self-proclaimed mentor Ousanas Dar†.
† Ousanas Dar is a character from the Dark Territory fan-fiction series by DarKush.