As the SDF-1's Chief Communications Officer, Claudia Grant bears a great many responsibilities aboard the SDF-1. In addition to facilitating the interaction between the some 15,000 crewmembers aboard the battlefortress, it's Claudia's responsibility to coordinate the various departments that keep operations running smoothly throughout the immense ship.
Most of Claudia's interaction is with her fellow bridge crewmates. Her relaxed, confident manner is in contrast with her friend Lisa Hayes, the SDF-1's no-nonsense, by-the-book executive officer. She gets along well with Captain Gloval, who appreciates her professionalism if not her saucy attitude. The subordinate operations controllers Kim, Sammy, and Vanessa look up to her as a big sister, and it is a role that Claudia relishes. In addition, she has a strong bond with her younger brother Vince, who is among the Robotech engineers stationed aboard SDF-1.
Claudia is a veteran officer, having joined the military following the SDF-1's arrival. Her first duty station was at an air base in Wyoming, and it was there that she first met Roy Fokker. Their relationship was a tumultuous one that would be rekindled when the two were stationed on Macross Island. But by the beginning of the First Robotech War, Roy and Claudia were very close and dedicated to each other.
Following Roy's tragic death from injuries suffered in combat, Claudia looks after her friends even more. She becomes a close confidant not only to Lisa but also to Rick as the war continues. Claudia offers constant encouragement to her friend Lisa as her relationship with Rick deepens in the course of the series. But with the loss of her lover, Claudia becomes one of the most poignant characters in the Robotech saga.
Episode 1 - "Boobytrap"