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. He was transferred there 10 years after the Ur-Quan Hierarchy erected the slave shield around Earth.
During the First War, Hayes had served on board several Alliance ships, including a Shofixti Scout and an Earthling Cruiser. He is one of the survivors of the legendary battle at Draco, where the Ilwrath and Earthlings clashed.
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, having studied history with Chenjesu scholars at the Star Control Academy. His knowledge was of great assistance to The Captain, as was his willingness to have his crew provide facilities for the Vindicator and the fleet of New Alliance.