Starbase Commander Hayes was the leading officer aboard the Human Starbase orbital space platform around Earth in the Sol planetary system during the time of the Second War, and was one of The Captain's first allies in his rebellion against the Hierarchy of Battle Thralls. Hayes was transferred there 10 years after the Ur-Quan Hierarchy erected the slave shield around Earth.
During the Ur-Quan Slave War, Hayes had served on board several Alliance ships, including a Shofixti Scout (as an observer) and an Earthling Cruiser, flying several combat and deep-space patrol missions along the Coreward Front. He is one of the survivors of the legendary battle at Draco, where the Ilwrath and Earthlings clashed. Hayes was chosen by the Hierarchy to lead the third shift of Humans to serve aboard the Earth Starbase. During his time there, the Doctrinal Conflict began, and Hayes found himself working in emergency conditions to keep the crew of the Starbase alive after resupply shipments stopped and the Starbase's life support systems began to fail. It was at this time that The Captain's crew from Unzervalt contacted him, learned of the Alliance's defeat and offered their help in restocking the Starbase and beginning a New Alliance of Free Stars to rebel against the Ur-Quan. Though his first priority after the war was maintaining the survival of the Human race, the increasing weakness of Ur-Quan oversight combined with the appearance of the new technology of The Flagship and the leadership of The Captain gave Hayes hope, and he joined with The Captain to begin the Second War.
Commander Hayes was not only a military man, he was also an intellectual and knew a good bit of information about most alien races, recent history, the art of war, and current events. He studied at the Star Control Academy where he was exposed to Chenjesu scholarship in the field of galactic history. His knowledge was of great assistance to The Captain, as was his willingness to have his crew provide facilities for The Flagship and the fleet of New Alliance.