Having shared threatening and unusual experiences with the crew of the USS Phoenix-X, the crew of the Xena was aware of the Phoenix-X`s involvement with Section 31. (Star Trek: Phoenix-X: "The Tiloniam System", "The Links' Traitor", "The Tilonian System", "Crash Bandicoots", "Experimentalism", "Fight, Part III")
Its tactical capabilities were not much better than the average Galaxy-class ship, although its medical facilities were quite advanced.
After hearing of Captain Jean-Luc Picard's trip into the future, in 2370, and the description of a future Enterprise-D from an alternate 2395, Admiral Theseus commissioned a similar ship-type as the Xena. Unfortunately, increased warp capability was never achieved as hoped. ("The Tilonian System")
- commanding officer (CO)
- first officer/executive officer (XO)
- chief medical officer (CMO)