Rear Admiral Brand was a 24th century Starfleet officer, the superintendent of Starfleet Academy in 2368. In that year, she presided over a board of inquiry into the death of a cadet named Joshua Albert.
In 2370, Brand and Doctor Beverly Crusher discussed her son Wesley's deteriorating grades and attitude at Starfleet Academy. She warned that if he was not careful, he might wash out in the next term. (TNG: "Journey's End")
Admiral Brand was played by actress Jacqueline Brookes. She was one of the first characters shown wearing the two-pip rear admiral insignia on the uniform collar. Most other flag officers in the TNG era wore the three-pip vice admiral insignia.
Some script notations that didn't make it on the air and references of her appearances in Marvel Comics' Star Trek: Starfleet Academy monthly series and other novels establish her name as Andrea Brand, although this name was not used in the episode dialogue, graphics or later versions of the shooting script. The Star Trek Customizable Card Game gives her first name as Andrea as well.