After the death of her commanding Officer, Laren Mehta, she won an unaugmented Trial of Position for the rank of Star Captain. Xera later attained the rank of Star Colonel, and command of the Aerospace assets of the Steel Wolves.
In course of their campaigns she had to deal with Fetladral's dishonorable ways. After uncovering ample evidence of Fetladral's intention of not honoring the outcome of his trial against Kerensky, Xera ousted him from the Steel Wolves, becoming Galaxy Commander and commander of the remnants of the Steel Wolves.
Early in her career as Star Commander and Star Captain during the Achernar campaign she was known to fly an Visigoth.