|Rank:||Lieutenant -> Captain|
|Date of birth:||2648|
|Affiliation:||Union of Border Worlds|
|First Appeared:||Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom|
Velina Sosa is a fictional character in the computer game series Wing Commander. She is a communications officer aborad the BWS Intrepid and her first appearance is in the computer game Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom. Velina Sosa is played by actress Holly Gagnier.
In the fictional Wing Commander universe, Lieutenant Velina Sosa was the communications officer aboard the BWS Intrepid during the conflict between the Terran Confederation and the Union of Border Worlds in 2673. Sosa was only 25 years old at the time of the conflict, but she already held masters degrees in theoretical mathematics and linguistics from Oxford. Sosa was working on getting a doctorate on theoretical numbers and phase shift inducers until she was recruited by Admiral Vance Richards.
In the computer game Wing Commander IV, Velina Sosa was an expert on codes and communications, and had been assigned to the BWS Intrepid to decipher the information that Captain William Eisen brought with him when he defected from the Confederation. She also took part in a dangerous mission to infiltrate a Confederation communication station to gather more information (resulting in the loss of Winston "Vagabond" Chang), and helped find the location of the Black Lance's secret operations base in Axius.
Sosa had something of a crush on Christopher Blair, having heard about him on the news, and watched every episode of Heroes of the Confederation. She made a pass at Blair while they were on the TCS Princeton, but was turned down because of the age difference between the two. During the Confederation/Border Worlds conflict, Sosa was the target of one Troy "Catscratch" Carter. Carter and Sosa had several moments together aboard the BWS Intrepid. After the conflict was over, Sosa was promoted to Captain and was assigned as a Border Worlds liaison officer to Confederation forces on the frontier.