After the Federation starship USS New York NCC-2614 returned to Earth from her 10 year mission of exploration, Captain Christopher Michael had a meeting with Admiral Rogers. Admiral Rogers was very pleased with the excellent performance of Captain Michaels and the crew of the New York. Admiral Rogers said "Captain Michaels, I hereby promote you to the rank of Commodore and you retain command of the USS New York." Michaels said "Thank you, sir!" and Admiral Rogers and Michaels shook hands. Christopher Michaels got promoted to commodore and retained command of the USS New York.