- For other uses, see Strong.
In late 2335 or early 2336, Strong, along with fellow Barker officers Commander Samir al-Halak and Lieutenant Thex, undertook a covert mission to planet Ryn III at the behest of Starfleet Intelligence to investigate infiltration by the Orion Syndicate, and any possible business connections they had with the Cardassian Union. However, the Syndicate paid Strong to betray this mission, and the team was forced to leave the planet. They were pursued and fired upon by a Syndicate ship, resulting in the death of Thex and the loss of their [[shuttle]. Strong and Halak managed to escape the craft in their environment suits, in hopes of a rescue. When Halak realized Strong's betrayal and made the accusal, Strong, out of guilt, committed suicide by unsealing his suit helmet. Halak kept Strong's betrayal and suicide secret. (TLE novel: Well of Souls)