Charles Vance was a 32nd century Federation citizen, a male Human in Starfleet service in the 3180s decade. Fleet Admiral Vance served as Starfleet's commander in chief aboard the Federation Headquarters space station. (DSC episode: "Die Trying")
By the year 3189, Vance had reached the flag officer rank of fleet admiral and gained the position of commanding officer aboard Federation Headquarters. His security chief was Lieutenant Audrey Willa.
When the time-displaced 23rd century starship USS Discovery reported for duty, Willa accompanied Admiral Vance for the introductions. While Captain Saru remained with Vance, Willa chaperoned Commander Michael Burnham during a mission to recover seeds from the USS Tikhov-M, to synthesise a cure for ailing Kili refugees. Vance also briefly spoke with Adira Tal about a previous host, Senna Tal. Adira relayed that Senna was contrite to return late but had wanted to see snow on Earth.
Discovery completed a 3-weeks refit. Saru was invited to a mission briefing by Fleet Admiral Vance. He was dismayed after Burnham completed an unsanctioned mission but acknowledged she and Commander Philippa Georgiou had uncovered valuable intelligence. (DSC episode: "Scavengers")
|Federation Headquarters personnel|
|Eli • Kovich • Teemo • C. Vance • A. Willa •|
- DSC episode: "Die Trying"
- DSC episode: "Scavengers"
- DSC episode: "Unification III"
- DSC episode: "The Sanctuary"
- DSC episode: "Terra Firma"
- DSC episode: "Su'Kal"
- DSC episode: "There Is A Tide..."
- DSC episode: "That Hope Is You, Part 2"