Sergeant First Class Stefcia Kucharska was a soldier serving in the Brazierian Army, specially as a member of the elite Szokzoldiners. Born at the tail end of the Locust War in 16 B.E., in a Stranded camp in central Brazeria. After the end of the war, surviving Brazerian soldiers and politicians returned to their homeland with one goal in mind: the reunification of their homeland. To do so, they began conquering various Stranded settlements, whether through coercion or threat of force. Her village was one of the last to be conquered in 20 A.E., and though her parents resented the Brazerian government for abandoning them to the COG's Hammer of Dawn and the Locust, Kucharska embraced the order the new government provided, with supplies entering their village more frequently as supply lines were established. When she came of age, she enlisted in the Brazerian Army against her parent's wishes. She proved herself a competent soldier and, in 36 A.E., was offered the chance to join the reformed Szokzoldiners shock trooper unit.