Susan Ivanova, born in Russia, was the second-in-command officer of the enormous space station known as Babylon 5.
In her early years, Susan's life was far from easy. As a child, her mother was driven to insanity, resulting in her death. An event that would result in bitter resentment twords those whom were supposed to take care of her mother. And. Memory that would come back to haunt her years later.
Susan Ivanova was the younger sister to a brother whom served Earthforce. The primary military of Earth. However, a war broke out with a species known as the Minbari nearly annihilating the human race, and with it her Brother shortly before the war's end. Though devastated by this loss, Susan would join with Earthforce in honor of her brother at the age of 19.
As a soldier, Susan would rise through the ranks rapidly. At 31, she would command a cruiser, eventually leading to her most defining position as the XO of Babylon 5. During her posting, she would negotiate peace between implacable enemies, serve under two commanders, and partake in two major wars, making her a highly decorated soldier before she would leave the station nearly five years later.