Admiral Brand was assigned to her position in 2365, some time near the initial discovery of the Borg. From nearly her first days in her position, she proposed expanding the Academy's emphasis on combat and tactics in response to their threat. (TNG novel: A Time to Harvest)
In 2370, Brand and Dr. Beverly Crusher discussed her son Wesley Crusher's deteriorating grades and attitude at the Academy. The following year, she wrote a series of introductory notes to Captain Jean-Luc Picard's personal journal when it was prepared for publication. (TNG episode: "Journey's End", ST reference: Make It So: Leadership Lessons from Star Trek: The Next Generation)
In 2372, the Academy's elite Red Squad was implicated in Admiral James Leyton's attempted military coup of the Federation. Brand, believing that Red Squad's training must have been ethically flawed and choosing to take full responsibility, decided to take a sabbatical from her duties. (SA comic: "Passages")
Admiral Brand's first name is from the script to "The First Duty," though it did not appear in dialogue in the filmed episode. It has since been used in the Star Trek Customizable Card Game and other sources.
- Star Trek: The Next Generation
- Star Trek: Starfleet Academy