Upon completing the First Complement mission at level 11 for the Romulan Republic I did not receive the initial cadre of duty officers. However, at a later point I did receive the cadre of photonic DOFFs, and the second group of three regular DOFFs.
This is the second time I've had this issue with a Romulan character.
"No need of sun to light the way, across the ages we have reigned as we endured; through the storm fronts we will ever surely pass, to stand as never ending light."
-VNV Nation, Perpetual