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Commander Edward M. La Forge was a Starfleet scientist, specializing in xenology and exobiology. He was married to fellow Starfleet officer Captain Silva La Forge, with whom he had two children, Geordi and Ariana. (TNG episode: "The Next Phase")
Following his wife's loss, La Forge took a year's leave from Starfleet on Earth. He returned to active duty in 2371, accepting the position as head of the xenobiology department aboard the USS Zee-Magnees. (TNG - Slings and Arrows eBook: The Insolence of Office)