"George" was an alias used by a a retired Starfleet officer. "George" had once served under a Starfleet captain who had "a very flexible view of the Prime Directive" and "not much patience for politics and rhetoric".
In 2372, "George" was aboard the Victoria Adams to witness a cometary deluge on the planet KDZ-E25F when the ship was attacked by the Klingons. "George" was one of the passengers to be evacuated down to the planet, where Julian Bashir later encountered him. Before being rescued by the USS Defiant, "George" helped Bashir to establish contact with the Xirri. (DS9 - Day of Honor novel: Armageddon Sky)
- The novel hinted that "George" was Hikaru Sulu.