After the Federation starship USS New York NCC-2614 returned from her successful mission to destroy Emperor Zurg's fortress, Commodore Christopher Michaels met with Admiral Rogers on Earth. Admiral Rogers commended Commodore Michaels for his bravery and heroism in the mission to destroy Zurg's fortress. Admiral Rogers then said "Commodore Michaels, you are hereby promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral and you are allowed to retain command of the USS New York!" Michaels said "Thank you, sir!" and he and Admiral Rogers shook hands. Christopher Michaels got promoted to Rear Admiral and retained command of the USS New York!