Major Liu was an aide to Fleet Admiral Tran Vu in 429 IE. Rear Admiral Burke believed, due to his skulking demeanor, that he had transferred to Tran’s service from the intelligence-focused Cybercommand. Curiously, despite wearing a Navy uniform, he bore the rank of “Major,” which existed only in the Marines and Border Guard. The Naval equivalent should have been lieutenant commander while the Cybercommand rank was O-4.
Liu accompanied Agent Rostov to question Douglas Best regarding seven warheads that went missing from Marilyn. Later, he diverted Force Admiral Quentin Austin from Bellingshausen Island, Navy headquarters, to Antarctica to discuss saving the admiral’s career in the wake of the failed attempt to retake Amargosa.