Sr. Colonel Katana Leah
USS Cairo (NCC-42136)
The USS Cairo (NCC-42136) was a Federation Excelsior-class explorer in service to Starfleet in the mid to late 24th century. Cairo had an illustrious service career. In 2354, the Cairo was performing a survey of an uncharted planet along the Cardassian border, when the first officer was ambushed and killed by Cardassians. As a result, Captain Ashford made Lieutenant Commander Edward Jellico, who had served aboard the Cairo for several years, first officer. When Ashford was killed during a Cardassian attack in 2360, Jellico was made captain of the Cairo. During Captain Jellico's tenure aboard the Cairo, the starship was assigned to the Federation/Cardassian border.
In 2369, the Cairo rendezvoused with the USS Enterprise-D for Jellico to assume command while Jean-Luc Picard performed a secret mission behind Cardassian lines. Jellico was tasked with trying to negotiate with the Cardassians to stop their invasion of Minos Korva, and negotiate the release of Captain Picard from Gul Madred. When the crisis was over, Jellico transferred back to the Cairo. Following Jellico's promotion to admiral in 2370, Leslie Wong assumed command of the Cairo. A year later, the Cairo's crew worked alongside the crew of the Enterprise in searching for the missing USS Voyager.
In 2374, the Cairo was assigned to patrol the Romulan Neutral Zone, when she was engaged by Dominion forces that had entered Romulan space. The Cairo didn't survive the encounter.
USS Cairo (NCC-42136-A)
After the Dominion War, in 2378, the Galaxy Class USS Cairo NCC-42136-A was commissioned under the command of Captain Roman Valdez. In 2385, she underwent a refit and resupply on the systems. Colonel Katana Leah was then assigned command, until Leah stepped down as CO and was succeeded by Colonel M'risa. The USS Cairo was later destroyed in 2386 by a Borg attack.
USS Cairo (NCC-42136-B)
In 2386, the Defiant Class USS Cairo NCC-42136-B was commissioned under the command of Colonel M'risa. The USS Cairo-B was soon caught in danger. The crew managed to escape, except for the Commanding Officer who was killed while trying to stop its destruction.
USS Cairo (NCC-42136-C)
In 2387, the new USS Cairo NCC-42136-C, a Luna Class Starship was commissioned under the command of Colonel Katana Leah. She was assigned to Task Force 99 and Starbase 400 before transferring to Task Force 72 and Roosevelt Station as a Multi-Purpose Ship. The following year, the ship suffered a major malfunction of its propulsion systems, prompting the ship to tear itself apart.
USS Cairo (NCC-42136-D)
In October 2388, Starfleet commissioned the fifth starship to bear the name as a Sovereign Class Starship. This Cairo was again assigned to Roosevelt Station under the command of Senior Colonel Katana Leah.