Cari L. Thomas was a Starfleet officer in the 24th century. She was a captain in the years 2363-2365.
In 2354, she was listed as a Starfleet Operational Support Services officer on a directory placard at Starbase 32, Maxia sector. Her office was located in room #45244. (TNG: "Violations", directory)
In 2364, she was the commander of the USS Puget Sound. In that year, the ship was on a survey mission of Sector 450/32450. During the mission, she received an order that modified the survey mission from an admiral at Starfleet Mission Operations. The captain was requested to send acknowledgement of her receipt of the order through subspace com net security mode 045, code 100 alpha. (TNG: "Conspiracy", okudagram)
In 2365, she was listed as the commander of the USS Farouk El-Baz on a Starship Deploy Status chart in the Starbase 173 courtroom. At the time, this ship was patrolling the Neutral Zone. (TNG: "The Measure Of A Man", okudagram)
In 2368, she was listed as a Engineering Group officer on the second version of the dedication plaque of the USS Enterprise-D. (TNG: "Silicon Avatar", dedication plaque)
She was named after assistant scenic artist Cari Thomas.