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For questions involving the Star Trek: Discovery character Michael Burnham. Always use in conjunction with [star-trek] and [star-trek-discovery].

Michael Burnham was a female 23rd century Human Starfleet officer raised on Vulcan, by Ambassador Sarek and Amanda Grayson.

As a commander, she served as the first officer aboard the USS Shenzhou in 2256, under Captain Philippa Georgiou, with whom she had served since 2249. (DIS: "The Vulcan Hello") In 2256, she was stripped of rank and sentenced to life imprisonment for mutiny, but she gained a second chance when she was assigned to the USS Discovery. (DIS: "Battle at the Binary Stars", "Context Is for Kings")