USS Ackerman chief staff:
- Captain Thelin th'Valrass (Andorian thaan): A veteran of many multi-year missions, Captain Thelin is one of the fathers of a more famous Andorian of the TOS era. He is a master tactician and was chosen as the Captain of the Ackerman due to his experience and brilliant sense of tactics and strategy. He has a snappy command style but is highly respectful of his crewmates, regardless of rank.
- First officer/CMO: Dr. Mary McCormack (Human female, Lt. Cmdr.): An Irishwoman in her early forties, Dr. McCormack is horrified by the Klingons' brutality. She is chosen as First Officer because of her good people management skills, compensating for Thelin's more militaristic approach.
- Helm: Takeyoshi Hamada (Human male, Temp. Ens.): A twenty-something smuggler turned temporary Starfleet officer after his cargo ship, the SS Innocence was ambushed by the Klingons. In an almost penal battalion sort of way, he was promised freedom if he helps Starfleet's war effort with h