|Position|| Lieutenant commander
Jaza Najem was a male Bajoran in the 24th century. He was a former member (a scientific officer) of the Bajoran Militia, where he held the rank of Captain. He joined Starfleet in 2376 after his homeworld of Bajor joined the United Federation of Planets. By 2380 he was a Lieutenant Commander.
His father was Jaza Chakrys. His wife, Sumari, and his children died during the Occupation. The death of Sumari, in particular, haunted him given that she died from a Cardassian disruptor blast he believed to have been meant for him.
He was a follower of the Bajoran religion, though for a time his faith deserted him as the Occupation of Bajor piled horror upon horror onto his consciousness--a faith later regained after he escaped from the destruction of an infirmary without a scratch despite catastrophic damage all around him.
By the year 2379, Jaza was assigned as Science officer on the USS Titan under Captain William T. Riker on that vessel's exploratory mission of the unexplored Gum Nebula. A deeply spiritual man, Jaza had a unique perspective of his duties as science officer that fully embraced spiritual and metaphysical views and beliefs as well as quantifiable scientific fact and logic; to him, both were equally important and complementary disciplines necessary for a full understanding of the universe.