(Played by Anthony Zerbe)

Hard-edged male Starfleet vice admiral who, in 2375, entered an alliance with the Son’a in order to help research the youthening effects of processed metaphasic particles from the rings of a planet in an anomalous region dubbed the “Briar Patch.” Dougherty had Federation Council approval for the project, even though it meant relocating the planet’s apparently peaceful and under-developed Ba’ku natives to avoid the lethal effects of harvesting. Ru’afo had little patience for Dougherty’s protocol, and when exposed by the Enterprise he killed Dougherty when the admiral tried to halt and atone for his actions.