Kathryn Janeway was born on star-date 05382.51 (May 20th 2328) in Bloomington, Indiana to Gretchen Janeway and Vice Admiral Edward Janeway. Her first posting on a starfleet vessel was aboard the U.S.S Al-Batani where she served as the science officer during the Arias expedition. She became the first Federation captain to successfully travel across the Delta Quadrant encountering new planets and civilizations over the course of seven years. While there, she and her crew also survived numerous encounters with the Borg. When voyager retured home in 2378, she was promoted to the rank of Vice admiral.