At that time, he appeared to be in his 60s. He had thinning, gray hair and wore a mustache. His office was located in the Federation's capital city, and he displayed a star chart behind his desk. (TOS comic: "By Order of the Empire")
Service history[edit | edit source]
In the mid 2260s, when the Perithees Alliance's Ambassador Sork was kidnapped while visiting the USS Enterprise, Voysey and James T. Kirk agreed that only the Romulan Empire would benefit from such an abduction. Voysey sent the Enterprise to Tekton, the nearest Romulan-controlled planet, in hopes of recovering Sork. (TOS comic: "The Perithees Alliance")
After the Enterprise disabled a flying saucer near the Beton star system and recovered a stolen Federation G-50X rocket plane, Voysey briefed Kirk on similar unexplained thefts of Earth vehicles that had gone on for centuries. In particular, Voysey cited a B-36 Peacemaker in 1972 and a strategic hovercraft in 1984. He then assigned the Enterprise to investigate. (TOS comic: "The Collector")
When the Enterprise initiated first contact with Plixes, Plixean doubles assumed the identities of Kirk and Spock. Unaware of the duplicity, Voysey approved a request from "Kirk" to personally address the Federation Council and granted clearance for "Kirk" and "Spock" to enter the Federation Council Chambers. (TOS comic: "To Rule the Universe")
After a Klingon battlecruiser destroyed a Starfleet surveyor, a frustrated Voysey confided privately with a fellow admiral that it might take a total war with the Klingon Empire to resolve their differences. He decided at least to strengthen strategic defense alliances, and subsequently dispatched the Enterprise on a diplomatic mission to the planet Lothor in hopes of establishing a military outpost there. (TOS comic: "By Order of the Empire")
Background[edit | edit source]
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- Voysey was the first Star Trek character created in licensed publications to make four appearances (1971-1973). In "To Rule the Universe", he was also the first to be identified as Starfleet's highest-ranking officer.
- Voysey was identified as "supreme commander" long before canon established the titles of Commander-in-Chief of the Federation Starfleet and Commanding Officer, Starfleet Command. His ability to grant Kirk & Spock access to the Federation Council Chambers and his office being located in the Federation's "capital", rather than at "headquarters", suggests that he was the C&C.
- He wore red in "The Perithees Alliance", with four rank stripes in "By Order of the Empire". He wore green with captain's stripes in "The Collector" and likely wore green in "To Rule the Universe".