Barnett, Admiral Richard
(Played by Tyler Perry)
Human male Starfleet flag officer in the Nero-derived alternate universe who presides over the Starfleet Academy Board in 2258 that is charged with investigating cadet James T. Kirk on ethics vioaltions: namely, the alleged tampering with the academy’s Kobayashi Maru “no-win” exam scenario. Barnett's focus shifts suddenly, however, when word of attack on Vulcan mid-hearing sends the entire fleet and cadet crew into emergency response mode. Only days later, Barnett is the one to award Kirk an extraordinary direct promotion to captain, and Pike’s successor as commander of the new U.S.S. Enterprise, thanks to Kirk’s defeat of Nero in his deadly attack on Earth.