Bera chim Gleer was the Federation Councillor from Tellar in the late 2370s and early 2380s. (TNG novel: A Time to Heal) A tempermental individual, his fiery disposition often led him to take extreme positions, and he often found himself both personally and professionally at odds with his political rivals; nonetheless, Gleer was one of the most powerful members of the Council. Gleer was also infamous in the Federation government for his incredibly long addresses to the Council, which would often run for hours at a time. (DS9 novel: Trill: Unjoined; ST novel: Articles of the Federation)
In 2372, Councillor Gleer had a series of infamous debates on the Council floor with Councillor T'Latrek of Vulcan over the issue of the acceptable levels of security that could be implemented to prevent infiltration by the shape-shifting Founders of the Dominion. (ST novel: Articles of the Federation)
Councillor Gleer opposed the Federation occupation of Tezwa, and in August of 2379, he threatened Federation President Min Zife that he would co-sponsor legislation with Councillors Cort Enaren of Betazed and Kellerasana zh'Faila of Andor that would withdraw Federation resources from that world and redirect it to the Betazed rebuilding effort; President Zife talked them out of drafting such legislation. (TNG novel: A Time to Heal)
In 2380, Gleer opposed Federation President Nanietta Bacco's nomination of Councillor Krim Aldos of the Republic of Bajor to the Federation Security Council; he was defeated in debate by T'Latrek and Krim, though he later used his influence on the Council to attempt to defeat the passage of a bill renewing humanitarian aide to the Cardassian Union in vengeance upon the Bacco Administration. Nonetheless, he remained a loyal Federation citizen and a popular representative of the Tellarite people. (ST novel: Articles of the Federation)
After President Kellessar zh'Tarash was elected in 2385, Gleer became her Federation Security Advisor, a position he still held as of January 2387. In this capacity, he oversaw the entire Federation Intelligence Community, including Starfleet Intelligence, the Federation Security Agency, and the Federation Reconnaissance Office. (TNG novel: Collateral Damage)
- Bera chim Gleer first appeared in A Time to Heal, though his first chronological appearance was in Trill: Unjoined.
|Federation Councillor From Tellar
c. 2372– present