In 2269, Huff and Ensign Bish Davoff volunteered to join the rescue party led by Lieutenant Bill Hixon to save Captain James Kirk on the rogue planetoid Anomaly. After landing their shuttle next to Kirk's shuttle, Huff and Davoff provided cover fire so that Hixon could run between the shuttles amid extremely hazardous, predatory wildlife.
During an excursion to test water samples, Huff located a worn animal trail between their shuttles and a river in the jungle. While he narrowly avoided being eaten by a carnivorous flowering vine plant, thanks to his friend Hevelin, Huff was later shot in the neck with an arrow fired by one of the planet's inhabitants. He later died while receiving care aboard the shuttlecraft. (TOS novel: Planet of Judgment)
- When the landing party was phaser stunned during Huff's surgery, Kirk recalled that Huff was an ensign.