The First officer of the USS Constitution, an Orion female named Lara, overrode her commanding officer's (Captain Julie Sopher) authority. The order resulted in the destruction of one of the ship's shuttlecraft as well as the loss of the two crew members on board it. The captain did not agree and removed her as first officer immediately after the loss of the shuttlecraft. A later investigation revealed Commander Lara acted appropriately and most likely saved the Constitution. While exonerated of wrongdoing after the investigation the incident left a "black mark" on her record.