|Position||Lieutenant junior grade|
S'Tal was promoted to Lieutenant, junior grade in 2383. Barrett had developed romantic feelings for S'Tal, who initially rebuffed his advances, later admitting that he is a friend, then finally beginning a relationship with him. After Barrett's loss in action while on a mission to recover a tetrahedron key on the Orion home world, S'Tal went into what for Vulcan's would be mourning, though she described it as simply "waiting" for Barrett's return. Due to the mental bond Vulcan's form with their partners, S'Tal occasionally suffered disturbing nightmares during Barrett's incarceration, and was one of the only people to believe he was still alive. When he did return though, she could sense he was not himself, but her warnings were too late. As Excelsior went into battle, she did not report for duty, instead maintained a bedside vigil as Barrett recovered from surgery to remove him from Siroc's control. Once he reported for duty, she did as well, taking Ops during the final battle with the Grey hybrid. By the time of Corey Aster's marriage to Ro Nevin, S'Tal had been promoted to Lt. Commander, and permanently assigned as Chief Operations Officer.